Inventathon is an annual, 24- hour, FREE of cost business competition where teams of 2-5 students, from any faculty, or aspiring entrepreneurs from the community can apply and develop their entrepreneurial skills. The teams must work to develop business models and can create anything they deem a viable business opportunity which caters to a specific niche market that requires their innovation.
With the Commons building in operation, we have secured the whole building to facilitate up to 150 participants, making this the BIGGEST 24-hour business incubator competition in the Okanagan!
UBC Okanagan Common’s Building 3297 University Way 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