OBSA Connect Presented by BDO is the only networking event that provides students of the Okanagan Valley with the opportunity to connect with leading local businesses in a dynamic setting, as evidenced by the integration of both modern and traditional forms of communication amongst tastings of local beer and wines.
For the past 39 years, the OBSA has hosted an annual networking event titled "The OBSA Business Reception", that allows students to connect with local businesses. The event has grown over the years, attracting up to 400 guests including business students, faculty, and local professionals and has evolved from a sit-down dinner reception with keynote speakers to a stand-up social format. This spring, the event has adopted its new name OBSA Connect, as well as several value-adding elements that will improve upon the focus of creating connections.
Held in the heart of the Okanagan School of Business, the Centre for Learning Atrium showcases the next generation of business professionals to the Okanagan business community. Guests will enjoy beer, wine, and cider from local businesses as well as hors d'oeuvres to fuel the conversation. The introduction of the Whova Event App enables modern communication to take place before, during, and following the event as well gives guests access to inside information and the chance to win prizes that you will not want to miss!
Okanagan College - Centre for Learning Atrium 1000 K. L. O. Rd Kelowna
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity