The latest from the COEDC and friends

Enter The Third Annual Jump:Start:Challenge
12.5.2013 | Invest Kelowna
The Jump:Start:Challenge is a competition for tech startups and entrepreneurs that provides concentrated help in cracking one of the most persistent business challenges: raising capital.
Growing Synergy on the Farm
12.5.2013 | Invest Kelowna
Farming is much more complicated than most people think. While I’m technically the coach and mentor to six farm operators in the Commission’s Agri-Tourism business planning program, most of the time I feel like I am the student.
Investor-Ready™ Workshop July 16th
6.11.2013 | Invest Kelowna
Adequate capitalization is one of the biggest issues facing entrepreneurs and start-ups. In today’s competitive environment, accessing financing requires entrepreneurs and start-ups to be Investor-Ready™. This workshop will teach you the key requirements for attracting investor attention, separating…
COEDC Partners to Support Local Business
5.6.2013 | Invest Kelowna
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. In order to help us deliver quality programming accessible to all, for 2013 we offered a…
First-Ever Startup Week Okanagan Goes Down Next Month
2.12.2013 | Invest Kelowna
The first Startup Week Okanagan will take place in Kelowna BC from March 1 through 10. Organized by community volunteers and members of Digital Okanagan, Accelerate Okanagan and Creative Okanagan, the event promises to be 10 action-packed days that combine music, education, art, entertainment,…
Key Business Resources Just a Click Away on
1.24.2013 | Invest Kelowna
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) through support of the Department of Foreign affairs and International Trade Canada has launched a newly designed and optimized website enabling the Central Okanagan to better provide and respond to inquiries about the region, as well as…
Sister Startup Communities - Guest Blog by Jeff Keen
1.18.2013 | Invest Kelowna
Blog Post written by Jeff Keen, CEO of Accelerate Okanagan, on his recent trip to Boulder, Colorado.
New Opportunities in the Manufacturing Environment
12.13.2012 | Invest Kelowna
Last time I focused on the newly released report from The McKinsey Global Institute on the changing landscape that is manufacturing worldwide. This time I want to seek out the opportunities in the report that demonstrate that there are significant opportunities in the sector that will require…
The Changing Landscape that is Manufacturing Worldwide
11.21.2012 | Invest Kelowna
A newly released report from The McKinsey Global Institute sheds light on the changing landscape that is manufacturing worldwide. The MGI group undertook research and analysis to establish a clearer understanding of the role that manufacturing plays in both developed and developing economies and…