ChangeUP, brought to you by Valley First and Purppl, is a pitch style event for social enterprises on February 26, 2020. Featured social enterprises will share their stories and solutions for some of the toughest community, social, and environmental challenges. Selected social enterprises will have the opportunity to win one of two subsidized spots in Purppl's six-month acceleration program.
A social enterprise is an organization that sells goods or services to help achieve community, social, or environmental initiatives. It can be for-profit, not-for-profit, or a hybrid, but a majority of the profits must be directed to achieving social objectives.
Don't miss your chance to be inspired, make connections, and learn how local social enterprises are making an impact in the community.
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