Session #1 - Laws of Attraction | June 4th, 12pm - 1:30pm
Validate, Validate, Validate! This session is all about talking to customers and validating a product market fit. By the end of this session you will have the proper tools needed to discover if there are customers willing to pay for your product or service. The AO Executive in Residence leading this session will focus on how to approach and learn from potential customers instead of just selling to them.
Session #2 - Pitching Power | June 6th, 12pm - 1:30pm
Whether it is to potential employees, current employees, customers, or investors the pitch is a pivotal part of any business. This session helps you understand the importance of your pitch both within and outside the investor context while providing tips and resources to make your pitch perfect.
Session #3 - Business Building | June 11th, 4:30pm - 6pm
Invent, innovate and ignite your idea into the start of a business with this session on the Business Model Canvas. This extensive session will have you working through a first iteration of a business model canvas with expertise from an AO Executive in Residence. By the end of this session you will be able to form hypotheses about your business model that you can then validate by talking to potential customers.
There is no way to escape accountants or lawyers if you want to have a successful business from the beginning. This session includes a wealth of knowledge from Accelerate Okanagan's legal and accounting community partners on financing basics, accounting for startups, overview of company structures, and a compilation of typical legal needs and costs.
* Refunds are not available for Startup Basics sessions
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