A Home Base for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

2933 30th Ave Vernon

The VIEW is an innovation hub in the North Okanagan. It gives entrepreneurs a space to plug in and access support they need to grow their business. Located in the heart of Vernon’s bustling downtown on the corner of 30th Ave and 30th St, right next door to Marten’s Brewpub.

Hello and Welcome

A growing entrepreneurial community awaits you at The Vernon Innovation & Entrepreneur Workspace (The VIEW). Join a suite of energetic and innovation-driven individuals looking to continue the growth of the community and the economy in the North Okanagan. The VIEW offers everything a growing business needs, from meeting rooms and free-flowing coffee to colleagues eager to connect and collaborate.

The best part? You don’t have to be a tech entrepreneur or developer to work here. We like to say “if you’re willing, you are welcome”. 

 

Tenancy

Flexible Rental Options

Tenancy is available to members of Accelerate Okanagan. Membership options allow for companies and entrepreneurs to access to the Resume Bank, Job Board, discounts to Accelerate Okanagan events, and more perks for founders and employees.

 

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Dedicated Desk

$300 / Month

We saved you a seat! Members renting dedicated desks get their own full-time workspace that they can use 24/7. Desks are complete with office chair, lockable storage cabinet, and unlimited WiFi.
Private Offices

$1250+ / month

There are two large private offices available at The VIEW. With space for four, you can fit yourself and your team under one roof. Offices are complete with desks, storage, television, unlimited WiFi.
Part-time Hot Desking

$50+ / month

Access all the benefits of The VIEW on a schedule that works for you. Hot-deskers can schedule desk time and meeting room time. Plus get a business mailing address!

The Perks

Lockable Storage

Printer Access

Mailing Address

Boardroom

2 Meeting Rooms

Phone Booth

Shared Kitchen

Reception and Lounge

Secure FOB Access

Interested? Great!

CONNECT WITH US

Want to learn more about tenancy or hot-desking? Interested in membership? Or want to come by for a tour? We’d love to show you around and hear what you are working on. Stop by and see us!

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Learn About The VIEW

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

The Vernon Innovation & Entrepreneur Workspace was born out of a grassroots movement to accelerate the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the North Okanagan. The goal was to create a centrally located innovation hub where entrepreneurs and businesses can connect, collaborate and commercialize their ideas. Over the years, this initiative has been driven by many partners including local business owners, community members, the City of Vernon, and Community Futures of the North Okanagan.

Support and funding provided by Community Futures of the North Okanagan and Western Economic Diversification have brought this initiative to fruition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is The VIEW?

The Vernon Innovation & Entrepreneur Workspace is a community workspace for entrepreneurs and founders to work, collaborate, grow their network, and access community resources and support in building their business. Learn more on The VIEW website, www.vernoninnovation.com.

Who operates The VIEW?

The VIEW is rooted in community collaboration. Started as an economic development investment by Community Futures North Okanagan, Accelerate Okanagan was brought on to oversee day-to-day operations including tenancy, events, and programming. Our North Okanagan Community Lead works from The VIEW to connect you with services, supports, and referrals for your business.

Who can work at The VIEW?

The VIEW is an open office space where founders, entrepreneurs, small teams, service providers, students, and remote workers can rent full-time desks or private office space. Hot-desking packages are available for a more flexible option. Our tenants are innovative, choose collaboration over competition, ask questions, and are generous with referrals and solicited advice. While organic networking happens naturally, The VIEW is not a place to sell your products or services to our tenants.

Do I have to be a tenant to use The VIEW?

The VIEW is an innovation centre which offers co-working as one of the many programs and services for local entrepreneurs. Connect with our North Okanagan Community Lead to learn more about the resources, programming, mentorship, workshops, and networking opportunities that are available to you.

What meeting facilities do you offer? Can I book a meeting room?

Our meeting space consists of two small meeting rooms (max. occupancy of 4) and one medium-sized boardroom (max. occupancy 12). Our boardroom is a flexible multi-use space which can be used for meetings, brainstorming sessions, or classroom-style workshops and is equipped as a Zoom Room for video conference calls.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we are not currently booking external groups for use of our facilities for meetings or private events.

Can I get a mailing address at The VIEW?

All of our tenancy options, including full-time, hot-desking, and private office rentals, allow you to use our mailing address for your business.

Where can I park?

There are two city parking lots and a private (Impark) lot within a block of our downtown location that offer hourly, daily, and monthly parking rates. For short visits of two hours or less, you can use the metered street parking. There is also a city bike-lock post located next to our building.

What are the health & safety policies for COVID-19?

As the best practices and restrictions due to COVID-19 change, so do our policies. You can find the most recent version of our COVID-19 Health & Safety plan here.