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Beyond the Startline Featuring Corey Wagner
6.4.2019 | Invest Kelowna
In this guest post, Accelerate Okanagan takes us beyond the startline and behind the scenes with Corey Wagner, CEO of Bananatag. Read on to learn how Corey and his two cofounders launched this high growth global company from the Okanagan.
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A Guide to Coworking in the Okanagan
5.16.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Guest Post from our friends at Accelerate Okanagan It’s no secret that the future of work is changing. Entrepreneurs, remote workers, and small teams aren't looking for office space, they are looking for shared spaces where they can work, connect, and collaborate. Building strong community,…
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IPMC Smart Technologies Makes the Smart Move to Kelowna
5.16.2019 | Invest Kelowna
“As we continue to grow IPMC Smart Technologies’ presence in North America we’ve benefited from connectivity to the regions start-up community, including the local network of great talent and support organizations such as Accelerate Okanagan, Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, Kelowna…
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Better Earth Gardens and Tropicals - Cultivating a Family Business
5.2.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Harnessing ten years of greenhouse experience in Manning, AB, the Walisser family takes advantage of the Okanagan's long growing season to cultivate a multi-generational business.
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COEDC RELEASES ECONOMIC INDICATORS REPORT FOR 1st QUARTER OF 2019
4.30.2019 | Invest Kelowna
The Q1 Economic Indicators Report includes cumulative statistics for 10 key economic indicators for January to March 2019.
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Accelerate Okanagan Agritech News
4.23.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Guest Post from Accelerate Okanagan. Shipping cherries overseas is a high stakes game – every container carries approximately $100,000 of fruit. International consumers are becoming increasingly picky and buyers will only accept high-quality cherries at port. Naomi DeLury, Knowledge and Technology…
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Kelowna Free Graze Lamb - Young Farmers Look to the Future
4.15.2019 | Invest Kelowna
“It isn’t a conventional model of farming,” says Morin, “particularly in this area where there are so many multi-generational, old farm properties. But people have been great, including the neighbouring farms. They seem to want to help us which has us feeling quite grateful.”
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Stewart Brothers Nurseries...Still growing since 1911
3.12.2019 | Invest Kelowna
When two brothers. Avtar and Kal Jhaj, immigrated from India in the early and late 70s and started working at Stewart Brothers Nurseries, which was owned by a local Irish-immigrant family and in operation since 1911, they had no idea they’d own and be expanding the business one day with their own…
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A Booming Tech Sector and Urban, Resort Experiences Helps Kelowna Attract Tech Conferences
2.26.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Booming: that’s the best way to describe the growth of Kelowna’s technology sector. Fuelled by entrepreneurial spirit, innovative ideas, and a wealth of capital, tech is leading Kelowna’s fast-growing economy. A centre of excellence for gaming development, animation studios, medtech, agtech, and…