Okanagan Centre for Innovation opens for tech entrepreneurs
Premier Christy Clark, along with representatives of the Government of Canada and the City of Kelowna, announced today the official opening of the Okanagan Centre for Innovation.
The six-storey, 9,728 square-metre (105,000 square foot) state-of-the-art centre is designed to help build Canada’s most innovative, creative and entrepreneurial technology community, located in the heart of Kelowna’s cultural district.
“The Okanagan’s technology sector is thriving – and has the potential to keep growing and creating more and more jobs,” Premier Christy Clark said. “We are investing in the Okanagan Centre for Innovation to provide entrepreneurs with the skills, guidance and workspace they need to take their ideas and businesses to the next level.”
Conceived by a group of entrepreneurs, community and civic leaders, the Okanagan Centre for Innovation will house everything from two-person start-ups to large-scale technology and innovation firms with the goal of fostering collaboration and innovation between tenants.
The second floor of the centre will act as a business incubator and provide low-cost, flexible space for tech entrepreneurs, start-ups and students, who will also gain benefits from the co-working space to meet, network and collaborate on ideas and projects. They will as also have access to mentoring and support from in-house neighbours like BC Innovation Council’s regional accelerator partner, Accelerate Okanagan.
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