Meet Our Supporters
Investing in the future of #OKGNtech
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.
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.
Innovate BC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. They accelerate technology commercialization by… supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs. With their partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. BCIC is a Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia.
The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives with not-for-profit organizations that… enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada.
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.…
The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) uses its $50 million endowment from the Province of BC to contribute to stronger communities in the… Southern Interior by helping build a strong and diversified economy. We work with the region’s local governments, economic development practitioners, non-profit business support organizations, post-secondary institutions, industry associations, and accelerators to grow and diversify our region’s economy.
Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDA) work closely with businesses and innovators in their regions to fuel economic growth that creates more well-paying middle-class jobs for… Canadians. Canada’s RDAs are a key part of the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan, advancing and diversifying our regional economies and helping communities thrive.
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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.
BDC is the Business Development Bank of Canada and the financial institution devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. They help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through… financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. They support entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of development from business centres across Canada and online at bdc.ca.
BDC is committed to the long-term success of Canadian entrepreneurs and understands that a business is more than just dollars and cents. They complement the role played by private-sector financial institutions and have been serving Canadian entrepreneurs since 1944. BDC is a financially sustainable Crown corporation and operate at arm’s length from their sole shareholder, the Government of Canada.
Boast.ai maximizes your SR&ED cashback while handling all the paperwork. We gather data from your existing technical and financial systems to help identify, categorize, and… time-track eligible projects, leading to larger claims and lower audit risk with less time invested by your team.
Access up to 75% of your accrued SR&ED to fuel your growth. No monthly payments, no personal guarantee.
The Canadian Securities Exchange is home to more than 300 uniquely listed issues covering a broad range of industry sectors.…
The 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.
Community Futures North Okanagan is a not-for-profit organization that supports economic development projects and helps our business community, job-seekers, and employers succeed. As a community-based… organization with roots in Vernon dating back to 1984, Community Futures acts as a leader to create opportunities for growth and success across the North Okanagan. A team of nearly 45 staff provides workshops, programs, and services for three departments: Business Services, Employment Services, and Economic Development.
Crowe MacKay is northern and western Canada’s trusted advisors, providing audit, tax, and advisory services for over 50 years. As a member of the Crowe… Global network, we join over 200 firms in more than 130 countries around the world, providing exceptional service that empowers clients to make smart decisions. We are a team of innovators, technical professionals, and marketers dedicated to creating lasting value for our clients, people, and communities.
The Kelowna office of Farris is comprised of 12 lawyers and 19 staff who provide full-service legal advice to the technology sector and businesses throughout… the Okanagan and the Interior.
Interior Savings is the largest credit union headquartered in the interior of BC. They have a network of 21 branches and 15 insurance offices located… through BC’s Interior; two specialized commercial services centers in Kamloops and Kelowna; and a member service centre providing expanded service to 82,000 members
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.
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.
The NoW of Work is a business transformation firm (consulting, training and speaking) that specializes in creating naturally innovative and agile teams capable of thriving… in our exponential times.
From leadership development and facilitating hackathons, to teaching OKRs and Agile, our team will accelerate your journey to building a modern, resilient, and future-proofed organizational culture.
While much of our work is currently conducted virtually, we have team members in Vancouver, Kelowna and Toronto who travel across North America to deliver our programs, speaking and training in-person as well.
The Future of Work is NoW…are you ready?
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.
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.
Pushor Mitchell LLP has been Kelowna’s trusted legal advisor of choice for more than forty years. As B.C.’s largest law firm outside of the Lower… Mainland, we’ve developed a unique perspective on how businesses and individuals experience legal challenges.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) 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.