Founder Hot Seat - Panel Event

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August 16, 2022

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Hear from entrepreneurs and investors about the ins and outs of raising capital in the current economic climate.

About this event

Hear from entrepreneurs and investors at our next Founder Hot Seat panel and learn the ins and outs of raising capital in the current economic climate.

Sustaining a Social Enterprise - Founder Hot Seat Panel

As the global pivot towards purpose gathers momentum, we connect with four local social entrepreneurs for a fulsome conversation about starting and sustaining social enterprises.

Guest Panellists:

During this session, panellists will share what led them to social entrepreneurship, how they communicate value to their customers differently than a traditional business, how they economically sustain their impact (and families!), and what drove them to choose Kelowna as a base of operations.

You’ll hear the real-life stories of how these founders got the cash infusions they needed, how investors vetted their picks, and what you can do to get the capital you need for your startup.

We’ll also hear about entrepreneurs who chose not to raise capital and how they built successful businesses with their own money.

As always, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and engage in a meaningful conversation about the merits and perils of both bootstrapping and investor funding.

What you’ll learn

How they did it: Real stories from successful entrepreneurs and investors.

Next-level success strategies: How to think about your venture and the way to approach raising capital and hitting your goals.

Who should attend?

Founders, Early-Stage Entrepreneurs, Investors and anyone wanting to support the local ecosystem.

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About Okanagan coLab

Okanagan coLab: Founded in 2011, coLab is the Okanagan’s premier coworking space. With over 100 members, coLab is a space for independent professionals and remote workers to network, socialize, and get stuff done. Whether it’s the professional environment that motivates you to be more productive, the ample networking opportunities that lead to your next big move, or just the fact that you actually have a place to meet clients that isn’t a coffee shop, coLab allows you to work more effectively.

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About Accelerate Okanagan

Accelerate Okanagan is a not-for-profit organization that gives entrepreneurs the mentorship, connections, and community they need to build technology-driven ventures. At Accelerate Okanagan we work with everyone from students to well-established companies. Aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, job seekers, career-changers, companies looking to expand and grow, and companies with proven track records come to Accelerate Okanagan to learn and foster their success. Our programs are designed to meet the ever-changing needs of our community.

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About Valhalla Angels

Valhalla Angels: Established in 2003, (long before the Dens & the Tanks), Valhalla Angels is a community of Canada’s top angel investors (home to Canada's angel of the year in 2018 & 2019). We provide constructive guidance to all startups that apply to pitch to our members, as we wish to see our innovative communities grow and succeed. In addition our members are continually giving back to their community through volunteering their time, experience and guidance. We have 4 active chapters in Western Canada and operate under a five-pillar business model under the parent, Valhalla Private Capital - education, training, advisory services, angel network and funds.

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About Agora

Agora is the leading video, voice and live interactive streaming platform, helping developers deliver rich in-app experiences—including embedded voice and video chat, real-time recording, interactive live streaming, and real-time messaging.

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