Being an entrepreneur is full of challenges, sacrifice, and hard work. It is well known that most businesses fail within the first 5 years but for the entrepreneur, helping build someone else's dream is simply NOT an option.
They rather take risks and work for themselves. Most of the time it is because they are passionate about solving a problem, pursuing an idea or to build something bigger than themselves.
So ... do you have a creative, entrepreneurial passion and are looking for advice or mentorship? Are you passionate about solving a big problem but don't know where to start or what tools to use to get going? Are you looking to connect with some incredible community leaders and grow your network?
Join us on September 12th to connect with a like-minded community!
Joshua Fraser is the founder and CEO of Estated, a venture-backed (Foundry Group and Techstars Ventures) real estate and property data company in Boulder, CO and Kelowna, BC set on re-defining the gold standard for the industry. An early fascination with Google Adwords and analytics at the age of 18 inspired Josh to start Data Nerds in early 2014, which specialized in Carfax for Homes. Data Nerds' success landed them into the prestigious Techstars Boulder 2017 program, from which Estated grew.
Jason Lotoski is the founder & CEO of Tonit, a mobile app that helps riders connect with other riders, share motorcycle-related content, map and track riding experiences, and stay safer on the road. It has successfully grown its community very quickly and has an incredible group of engaged, active motorcycle enthusiasts. A background in engineering and a passion for motorcycles fueled the idea and successful realization of his start up company.
Justin is the Founder & CEO of Trellis, a NEW event booking platform that allows charities to save precious time around event planning and organizing. More importantly, the new event platform allows charities to secure more donations and retain existing donors longer. He also, is the winner of OKGN Angel Summit.
More speakers announced soon...
Todd Embley - Director at Founders Institute Vancouver and a Partner at BoostXLabs.
Todd is a serial entrepreneur who is well versed in VC, startups, community building and accelerator programming and operations, at a global level. He spent 8 years in China, first as an entrepreneur then with SOSV's Chinaccelerator where he was Program Director for 4.5 years. There he vetted more than 3000 applications, working with more than 75 graduating companies and 300 founders. He led Chinaccelerator to become not only the #1 accelerator program in China, but also the world's #1 seed investor in female-led startups.
5:30 pm - Networking Social
6:30 pm - Panel Discussion
8:00 pm - Wrap up
*Limited Tickets Available*
Access to the speaker session & networking
1 Drink ticket
Snacks & Appetizers
Who is this event for?
This event is for students, aspiring entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs looking for mentorship/advice on their business, and anyone who is curious about entrepreneurship. The goal for this event is to help, motivate and support the entrepreneurship community.
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We're proud to support a range of community initiatives that advance tech and entrepreneurship in Canada and around the world, with a specific focus on education and inclusion.
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