Meet Our Supporters

Investing in the future of #OKGNtech

Core Funders

As a not-for-profit, Accelerate Okanagan relies on funding from the provincial and federal government to continue providing impactful programming to our growing tech community. These supporters have gone out of their way to ensure our structured programs are constantly innovating to support the Okanagan’s growing tech sector.

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NRC-IRAP helps innovative small and medium-sized Canadian businesses grow through innovation. Delivered by a network of over 210 professionals located in more than 100 communities across Canada, NRC-IRAP supports the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in innovative or technology-driven activities.

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Innovate BC helps foster innovation in B.C. so that British Columbians in all regions of the province can benefit from a thriving, sustainable, and inclusive innovation economy. They accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs.

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Economic development benefits communities, industries and people in regions across B.C. Find funding, tools, resources, best practices and services to support your community’s economic goals.

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Canada’s Regional Development Agencies work closely with businesses and innovators to fuel economic growth that creates more well-paying middle-class jobs for Canadians. Canada’s RDAs are a key part of advancing and diversifying our regional economies and helping communities thrive.

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Become A Partner

Support a growing community of entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Industry Access

Big Things Are Happening

The industry is thriving with nearly 700 tech companies and a workforce of 12,000 —increasing at 15% year-over-year. Help to support that growth by providing the tech sector direct access to your organization’s expertise.
Connectivity & Activity

Community Growth At Record Speed

Accelerate Okanagan’s programs give you genuine connections to entrepreneurs and industry leaders through custom engagements; including access to quarterly business reviews, workshops, events and office hours.
Better Together

Invest In The Future of Okanagan Tech

How do you want to support the Okanagan tech community? Let’s work together to identify your organization’s strategic initiatives so that we can align and create collaborative engagements that help forward your mission.

Partners & Patrons

Our partners and patrons are experts in their fields and highly engaged supporters of the Okanagan tech community. They are giving not only dollars but their time. They participate in the journey of entrepreneurs in our programs, lending their expertise to entrepreneurs and companies as they grow.

Acera Insurance provides personalized insurance and custom risk solutions to give you the confidence and freedom to focus on what matters to you. Acera Insurance is a fiercely independent, employee-owned company with strong roots in Ontario, BC, Alberta, and the Yukon.

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Agile BK is Canada’s leading AI-powered bookkeeping service, with accurate, online bookkeeping services for busy, budget conscious Canadian organizations. Our services are managed by CPAs, but accelerated with AI. We take care of your financials so you can spend your time doing what you do best.

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At ATB Wealth, we believe that expertise from the right advisor helps you see beyond investing, with a holistic approach to financial planning that recognizes you are more than just numbers on a page.

Founded 20 years ago on the principle that everyone deserves access to investment knowledge to improve their lives, our team of experts can help you sort through the complexities of your financial life, freeing you up to focus on the things that matter most.

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Avantage is a modern consulting, outsourcing and managed services firm hyper focussed on great experiences and outcomes for our customers. We help organizations modernize, innovate, and use technology to develop competitive advantage and improve performance. We leverage our Center of Excellence and Avantage Labs to stay on top of current trends and best practices so we can continuously create outstanding value for our clients.

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The Canadian Securities Exchange is a rapidly growing exchange invested in working with entrepreneurs, innovators and disruptors to access public capital markets in Canada. The Exchange’s efficient operating model, advanced technology and competitive fee structure help its listed issuers of all sectors and sizes minimize their cost of capital and enhance global liquidity. Our client-centric approach and corresponding products and services ensure businesses have the support they need to confidently realize their vision. The CSE offers global investors access to an innovative collection of growing and mature companies. Please visit us at www.thecse.com

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The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission is the Region’s primary business resource. We facilitate economic growth by supporting local businesses, and attracting new people, companies and investment to the Region.

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Crowe MacKay is northern and western Canada’s trusted advisors, providing audit, tax, and advisory services for over 50 years. We are a team of innovators, technical professionals, and marketers dedicated to creating lasting value for our clients, people, and communities.

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Our Economic Trust contributes to economic growth and diversity in the Southern Interior of BC. They invest in projects that create employment, enhance business performance, leverage partnerships, and encourage collaboration.

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The Innovation Centre is the Okanagan’s hub of technology, entrepreneurship and creativity. We house everything from solopreneurs (one-person start-ups) to large technology and innovation firms. The goal of the Innovation Centre is to help build Canada’s most innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial technology community.

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KPMG combines a multi-disciplinary approach with deep practical industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and respond to opportunities. They provide Audit, Tax, and Advisory services and industry insight to help organizations manage risk and performance in the dynamic and challenging environments.

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Lawson Lundell has one of the leading business law practices in Canada, with extensive experience in all aspects of Canadian corporate and industrial activity, including disruptive and world class technologies.Our technology group acts extensively for investors, entrepreneurs and technology companies from inception, through financing, growth and exit.

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MAVAN Capital Partners is a firm where ideas grow and our team works in cooperation towards a common goal of actively investing in technology companies in Canada and across the globe. By investing in the technology arena, we are connecting our investors and portfolio companies across the planet.

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The Mullings Group is a global talent acquisition firm building companies and careers for over 3 decades specializing in the medical & health technology, life sciences and emerging high-tech industries. The Mullings Group serves startups and growth-stage organizations across all industries.

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Our mission is very simply to help people with their events. We happen to do this by providing all of the audio visual equipment you might need along with handsome / pretty techs who know how to run the gear. There’s nothing like having an event come off exactly the way you envisioned it (or better). Since the 90s our creative team has provided equipment and techs for hundreds of shows, concerts, festivals, galas & corporate events.

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The NoW of Work is a business transformation firm that hyper-focuses on creating naturally innovative and agile teams that can thrive in our exponential times. If you’re looking to accelerate your journey to building a modern, resilient, and future-proofed organizational culture, then the time to contact us is NoW!

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Okanagan College is a public post-secondary institution that dates back to 1963 when the BC Vocational School opened its doors in Kelowna. Since then the College has grown and responded to meet the needs of the communities it serves.

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Building on more than 70 years as a BC credit union, we are the trusted home for families and local businesses, building their financial dreams and prosperity within our communities. As a values-based financial institution, our number one priority is the financial well-being of our members.

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Pushor Mitchell LLP is a full-service law firm that has been Kelowna’s trusted legal advisor of choice for 50 years. As BC’s largest law firm outside of the Lower Mainland, we’ve developed a unique perspective on how businesses and individuals experience legal challenges.

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Grounded in deep and disciplined practice, Roy Group’s embedded approach provides emerging and established leaders with the opportunity to learn and develop from their own experience, fostering increased levels of confidence. Our frameworks and methodology are easy to adopt and apply. For teams requiring unstoppable cultures, Roy Group is a leadership development firm that helps organizations work better—together.

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The University of British Columbia Okanagan campus is an intimate learning community where students intermingle with one another and their professors on a daily basis, while becoming global citizens through interaction with their community and the world.

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Xen Accounting’s modern approach to accounting combines slick cloud-based systems, fully paperless processes and a knowledgeable, proactive team of professionals who help lift the burden of running a business.

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