Mentorship program boosts tech industry in the Okanagan
For the past five years Accelerate Okanagan has been offering a program that connects new technology entrepreneurs with experienced mentors on an ongoing basis.
In 2011, Kelowna company “bananatag” developed software to track e-mails to see if they’ve been opened and read. It now sells the software to large companies that want to track their internal communications.
“In 2013 we had about three or four people working on it,” CEO of bananatag, Corey Wagner said. “Now we’re 35 people.”
Bananatag credits a lot of that success to joining the mentorship program called the Venture Acceleration Program through Accelerate Okanagan.
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