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Sep
14
Sun
Meet Up & Write! @ Bean Scene HQ
Sep 14 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 14 @ 12:00 am

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.

Sep
16
Tue
Gaming & Animation Industry Coffees @ Streaming Cafe
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join local game & animation industry artists, producers, executives, entrepreneurs & everything in between for conversation and networking, every Tuesday, 8am-9am over the great coffee at the Streaming Cafe, Leon Ave, Kelowna.

No agenda, just networking and discussion.

This event brought to by Digital Okanagan.

Sep
17
Wed
#devKL @ Accelerate Okanagan
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

#devKL is a biweekly meetup to encourage local software developers to collaborate and learn from each other. We’re hoping to build the development community by providing group mentorship, and encouraging members to connect and continue the collaboration between events.

Each session’s topic is announced a week ahead of time.  If you’d like to present a topic or facilitate a session, please contact Adrian (siradrian@gmail.com).

Potential Topic Areas

Development methodologies (Agile, TDD, BDD, DDD, XP, etc.)

Teamwork / Collaboration (tools, workflows, remote work, etc.)

Application lifecycle / Product development

Software architecture (design patterns, craftsmanship, etc.)

Automated testing / deployment

Languages, frameworks, tools, etc.

Industry (local, remote)
(basically anything software related, but from a web development perspective)

Audience

Software developers (hired, looking, in start-ups, etc.)

People who work with developers (technical team, managers, etc)

People looking for group mentorship

This Event is brought to you by Digital Okanagan.

Secrets to Crowdfunding Success @ Hotel Eldorado
Sep 17 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 1:00 am

Lyn Blanchard is the President of Creekstone Consulting Inc. and creator of “Krush – Crowdfunding with Heart”. A mentor, advisor and active entrepreneur, Lyn has a passion to help small business and start-up companies make their dreams a reality. With her experience and insights in raising capital Lyn has developed tools, templates, insights and processes to help entrepreneurs get the funds they need to succeed. To learn more, please visit www.yourcapitaledge.com and www.creekstoneconsulting.com.

Crowdfunding is a growing global phenomenon that has allowed entrepreneurs to raise the capital they need to start new ventures and launch new products. It is an important arrow in the entrepreneur’s capital raising efforts and should not be ignored.

Lyn Blanchard’s Krush workshop is chocked with tools, templates, and examples that walk an entrepreneur through the many steps necessary in launching a successful reward based Crowdfunding campaign.

What you will learn:

  • An introduction to the concept of crowdfunding (reward based and equity) and how it leverages the power of the Crowd
  • The secret steps in launching a successful crowdfunding campaign
  • Crowdfunding platforms in several sectors, their processes and their characteristics
  • How to assess your readiness for crowdfunding
  • Hands-on exercises in developing a crowdfunding project pitch
  • The keys in building an impactful video
  • The steps in building a powerful social media campaign

Agenda:

1:00pm -2:30pm: Crowdfunding Overview and Steps in planning a Crowdfunding campaign
Break
2:45pm – 4:00pm: Tips, Tools and Resources Review

Sep
18
Thu
SR&ED Information Session @ Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Fraser Valley and Northern Tax Services Office serves scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) clients from British Columbia and the Yukon.

Free information seminars provide a general overview of the Program, explaining the eligibility criteria, what expenditures are eligible, and how to file a SR&ED claim. Our industry-specific workshops explain the SR&ED Program’s eligibility criteria as they relate to a specific industry.

These information seminars provide a general overview of the SR&ED Program, covering the following:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Qualifying expenditures
  • How to prepare and file an SR&ED claim
  • Supporting documentation

These seminars are intended for claimants who are new to the Program or are planning on filing a claim, and are suitable for an audience of both technical and financial staff. There is no charge to attend. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited.

This event brought to you by Canada Revenue Agency.

 

Sep
19
Fri
A Private Evening with Ryan Walter @ BDO
Sep 19 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am

Are you an executive looking to become a better leader?

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that they have partnered with TEC (The Executive Committee) Canada to bring international level leadership presenters to the Central Okanagan on a regular basis.

The first event of this series is a rare opportunity to meet and learn from dynamic entrepreneur Ryan Walter, NHL coach and player, NHL Man of the Year, Stanley Cup winner and international speaker on leadership.

Executives looking to become better leaders will be pleased with the partnership between the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and TEC (The Executive Committee) Canada to regularly bring international level leadership presenters to the central Okanagan. The first event of this planned series is a rare opportunity to meet and learn from dynamic entrepreneur Ryan Walter, NHL coach and player, NHL Man of the Year, Stanley Cup winner and international speaker on leadership.

www.RyanWalter.com

The series kicks off on September 18th, 2014

Cost: $49.00

Location: BDO, 400-1631 Dickson Ave, Kelowna

Time: 5:00 to 6:30pm

Seating is limited; pre-registration is available to local Executives and Business Owners

This incredible opportunity open to high level leaders who are focused on personal and professional leadership growth is also extended to clients of UBC Okanagan’s Survive & Thrive Applied Research facility (star.ubc.ca) and Accelerate Okanagan as well.

This event is brought to you by The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and TEC (The Executive Committee).

Okanagan Aspiring Entrepreneurs September Social @ Okanagan Co+Lab @ #205
Sep 19 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am

Its that time again! The Okanagan Aspiring Entrepreneurs September Social, brought to you by Community Futures in partnership with Accelerate Okanagan, is a chance for the best and brightest of Kelowna’s young entrepreneurs to get together, share ideas, make some new connections and learn about what services are available for would-be Entrepreneurs!

Enjoy the free pizza and beer while networking with some of Kelowna’s most innovative and enthusiastic entrepreneurs and investors at this monthly event. As well, you get a chance to listen to and interact with each months featured guest speaker, as they share their story about being an entrepreneur in the Okanagan, giving you a chance to learn from their experience! Register today to make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

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.

Banking OneOnOne @ Kelowna Innovation Centre
Sep 19 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 1:15 am

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

Ever had a commercial banker?

Ask them questions and learn about topics such as:

- Business banking vs. personal banking

- Reducing transaction costs of doing business beyond our borders

- Understand what you need to do to qualify for traditional lending

- Learn about various borrowing, credit, and lines of credit

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.

Sep
20
Sat
Startup Drinks – September Edition @ GetintheLoop & Bananatag Office @ #201
Sep 20 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

Thanks to everyone who came out to our August event. Also thanks to Wheelhouse  for being awesome hosts and letting us check out their space! This month we’re happy to have GetintheLoop and Bananatag as our hosts at their new office!

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. We will also have Sandhill there to pour some wine!

Who should attend?

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

Where?

GetintheLoop and Bananatag’s Office, #201 – 540 Cawston Ave, Kelowna BC

When?

September 19th, 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.

Sep
22
Mon
Legal OneOnOne @ Pushor Mitchell
Sep 22 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 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.

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