Accelerators

This network of accelerators throughout the BC Interior offers unique programming and support to assist start-ups in scaling their ventures.

Accelerate Okanagan | Kelowna Innovation Centre

Accelerate Okanagan (AO)

Location: Kelowna

Accelerate Okanagan (AO) is an Okanagan tech accelerator that helps early to growth stage companies launch, accelerate, and grow their venture. It offers continuous acceleration programs, tools, structure and support to help the OKGNtech community succeed.

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Innovation Central Society
Location: Prince George

The Innovation Central Society supports technology entrepreneurs in starting and growing successful companies. They host events and run programs that focus on developing and supporting an innovative technology community in the northern interior of British Columbia.

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Kamloops Innovation Centre (KIC)
Location: Kamloops

The Kamloops Innovation Centre (KIC) is a technology business accelerator offering programs that guide, coach and mentor early stage ventures. It also offers shared office spaces and organizes technology community events.

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Kootenay Association for Science & Technology
Location: Rossland

The Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST) is the largest technology-focused economic development association in the Kootenay region.

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Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council
Location: Cranbrook

The Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC) is a non-profit society that provides programming and events targeting businesses, communities and students/educators involved in science, technology and innovation.

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Nelson Innovation Centre
Location: Nelson

The Nelson Innovation Centre (NIC) is a true community hub: a place for entrepreneurs and businesses to connect with one another and get the support they need, through programming and referral services, to take their businesses to a new level.

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Purppl
Location: Kelowna

Purppl is a social enterprise accelerator that helps social entrepreneurs build sustainable revenue and impact models and implement long-term solutions to community, social, and environmental challenges.

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Women’s Enterprise Centre
Locations: Kelowna | Vancouver | Victoria

The Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) has fueled the success of women-led businesses since 1995, providing business skills training, personalized business advice, mentoring, practical business resources and a supportive community to help women business owners gain the skills, mindset, financing and networks they need to realize their business potential.

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