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October – November 2014

Oct
18
Sat
Startup Drinks – October Edition @ Accelerate Okanagan
Oct 18 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

Thanks to everyone who came out to our September event. Also thanks to GetinthLoop & Bananatag  for being awesome hosts and letting us check out their new space! It was great to have beer from Big Surf and wine from Sandhill. This month we’re bringing it back to Accelerate Okanagan headquarters!

What is Startup Drinks?

Startup Drinks is a tech event co-hosted by Digital Okanagan and Accelerate Okanagan. It’s a Friday, after-work meet and greet that brings together the Okanagan technology community. Come out, meet your peers, bring your colleagues and have a chat over a brew.

Who should attend?

The event is open to all entrepreneurs, startup, technology and digital enthusiasts!

Where?

Accelerate Okanagan, #201 – 1405 St. Paul Street

When?

October 17th, 2014 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Why should I be there?

Because you earned it. And you and the rest of the tech people in the Okanagan are awesome. Besides, who doesn’t like beer on Fridays?

What’s next?

Startup Drinks is all about keeping the technology community connected, so the event will be held at a different startups or technology companies each month.

**You must RSVP, as capacity is limited.**

This event is brought to you by Digital Okanagan & Accelerate Okanagan.

Oct
20
Mon
Legal OneOnOne @ Kelowna Innovation Centre
Oct 20 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 1:00 am

Our FREE Legal OneOnOne sessions are a great opportunity for growth tech companies in the Okanagan to get advice and direction from AO Partner, Pushor Mitchell.

 

 

 

Pushor Mitchell offers expert advice and guidance on topics such as:

  • Basic Legal Issues and Documents for Early Stage Ventures Incorporation
  • Corporate Due Diligence
  • Confidentiality, Non-Circumvention and Protection of Corporate Interests
  • Agreements Organizing and Structuring your Venture
  • Beta and End User Licensing Licensing
  • Considerations Software Support Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Disclaimer
  • Information Exit Strategy Requirements.

Interested in booking a 45 minute session? Email us at contact@accelerateokanagan.com and we’ll set you up with a face to face or a Skype meeting.

Need financial or HR advice? Check our events calendar for Financial and HR OneOnOne sessions.

This event is brought to you by Accelerate Okanagan.

Oct
22
Wed
Okanagan Aspiring Entrepreneurs October Social @ Okanagan Co+Lab @ #205
Oct 22 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

The monthly Okanagan Aspiring Entrepreneurs Socials are an opportunity for those who are thinking about starting their own buisness a chance to meet, socialize and learn from some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs in Kelowna! This month’s featured guest speaker/entrepreneur is Donnie Ungaro, Founder and CEO of Culinary Ink, North America’s first socially-conscious bike-towed food carts! Listen to Donnie tell his story and learn from his experience as a Chef and Entrepreneur, while you enjoy the free pizza and beer provided.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the experiences of successful local entrepreneurs, you won’t be able to find this kind of knowledge and information anywhere else! And just a reminder this is a FREE event, so make sure you register now to secure your seat!

If you have any questions about the event feel free to give Community Futures a call at 250-868-2132 or send an email to Evan@cfdcco.bc.ca!

This event is brought to you by Community Futures Central Okanagan.

What We Do Session @ Kelowna Innovation Centre
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Want to know more about Accelerate Okanagan? Think you want to join us or one of our programs but not sure? Sign up for free to one of our “What We Do” information sessions:

 

 

 

  • every 2 weeks at our Kelowna Innovation Centre
  • small group format 60 – 90 minutes
  • provides an overview of Accelerate Okanagan
  • provides details of our programs and activities
  • an opportunity to meet our team
  • Q & A And free coffee!

Come along and find out how Accelerate Okanagan can help you start and grow your opportunity! Make sure to reserve your spot by registering above.

This event is brought to you by Accelerate Okanagan.

Oct
24
Fri
Financial OneOnOne @ Kelowna Innovation Centre
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Our FREE bi-weekly Business Clinics for growth tech companies are designed to offer expertise through one-on-one clinics delivered by AO Partner, KPMG. These appointments available in 45 minute blocks and are open to program clients, and technology companies in the Okanagan region. You do not have to be a member of Accelerate Okanagan to take advantage of this service.

Our FREE Financial OneOnOne sessions are a great opportunity for tech companies and entrepreneurs to get advice and direction from AO Partner, KPMG.

KPMG offers expert advice and guidance on topics such as:

  • Business structure and related reporting and tax implications
  • Business plan preparation and the financial components
  • Understanding financial statements: Balance sheet; Income statement; Cash flow statement; Retained earnings Chart of Accounts Forecasting
  • Budgeting
  • Bringing in investors
  • Shareholder loans Compensation: Salary vs. Dividends
  • Equipment: Buy vs. lease.

Interested in booking a 45 minute session? Email us at contact@accelerateokanagan.com and we’ll set you up with a face to face or a Skype meeting.

Need legal or HR advice? Check our events calendar for Legal and HR OneOnOne sessions.

This event is brought to you by Accelerate Okanagan.

Oct
25
Sat
Design Jam Second Edition @ Engineering, Management and Education Building (EME Building)
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 26 @ 2:00 am

On October 25th, Design Jam Kelowna is calling all designers, developers, tinkerers, community boosters, and anyone interested in a design thinking approach to problem solving. Come join in on a day that brings together design and hack culture to tackle a real user experience challenge for the public good.

We’ve got a great problem for you but… we’re not telling you quite yet!

Design Jam is a chance to look at creative problem solving from a design thinking perspective. Participants learn through experimentation, collaboration, sharing, with guidance from mentors and other teams.

The purpose isn’t to solve the problem, but rather to incubate a community of problem solvers. Come learn some of the newest approaches to collaborative problem solving and share your own experiences and design tricks.

The ideas generated from this volunteer-led, not-for-profit event are open source — the groups’ ideas will be summarized and released online under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license, which means anyone can use ideas generated at the Design Jam, as long as they credit the original authors.

“Excited about the ideas that came out of yesterday’s Design Jam. Looking forward to the next one.” — Christian Brandt

“Had a great time at Design Jam. Thanks so much to Digital Okanagan and all the other sponsors.” — Lucas Glen

“So excited about the ideas that came out today! Many thanks for the inspiration.” — Jenica Frisque

Look forward to seeing you there!

To find out more about Design Jam visit www.designjams.org

This event is brought to you by Design Jams.

Oct
26
Sun
Meet Up & Write! @ Bean Scene HQ
Oct 26 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Please bring your current projects, or come along and start something new. If you need to concentrate, remember to bring your headphones.

This event is brought to you by Kelowna Write Now.

Oct
28
Tue
Canada 3.0 @ BMO Centre
Oct 28 – Oct 31 all-day

Focused on the intersection of the energy and technology industries, Canada 3.0 2014 is taking place October 28th – 30th as part of the Canadian Energy Supply Chain Forum (CESCF) in Calgary, Alberta.

This partnership will give technology companies unparalleled access to key decision makers within the energy industry, offering opportunities to make connections, explore emerging trends and learn from tech companies that have already entered the supply chain. For those companies looking to display their products, a booth at the Innovation Pavilion will get your technology in front of decision makers looking for new innovations.

For any technology company looking to break into the energy industry, this is an event that should not be missed. Go to www.canada30.ca to find out more details, register to attend or request a spot in the Innovation Pavilion.

This event is brought to you by the Canadian Digital Media Network.

Oct
31
Fri
Funding and Support Programs for Startups @ Kelowna Innovation Centre
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

There are many funding and support programs in Canada that can help startup entrepreneurs and small and medium businesses.

Join Brea Retzlaff for this one hour informative session where he will discuss the programs most relevant to technology companies.

This event is brought to you by Accelerate Okanagan.

Nov
3
Mon
Legal OneOnOne
Nov 3 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 1:00 am

Our FREE Legal OneOnOne sessions are a great opportunity for growth tech companies in the Okanagan to get advice and direction from AO Partner, Gowlings.

 

 

 

Gowlings offers expert advice and guidance on topics such as:

  • Basic Legal Issues and Documents for Early Stage Ventures Incorporation
  • Corporate Due Diligence
  • Confidentiality, Non-Circumvention and Protection of Corporate Interests
  • Agreements Organizing and Structuring your Venture
  • Beta and End User Licensing Licensing
  • Considerations Software Support Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Disclaimer
  • Information Exit Strategy Requirements.

Interested in booking a 45 minute session? Email us at contact@accelerateokanagan.com and we’ll set you up with a phone call or a Skype meeting.

Need financial or HR advice? Check our events calendar for Financial and HR OneOnOne sessions.

This event is brought to you by Accelerate Okanagan.

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