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Kamloops Innovation awarded winner of the 2015 Startup Canada Award for Entrepreneur Support in BC.

Kamloops Innovation awarded winner of the 2015 Startup Canada Award for Entrepreneur Support in BC.

Kamloops Innovation awarded winner of the 2015 Startup Canada Award for Entrepreneur Support in BC.

KAMLOOPS, BC. – Kamloops Innovation has been awarded the Startup Canada Award for Entrepreneur Support! The Startup Canada Awards can be likened to the Oscars for the Canadian entrepreneurship community – celebrating and recognizing the individuals, communities and institutions that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

“The Kamloops Startup Community is being recognized on a national level for inspiring entrepreneurs to start up, grow, and prosper in our region,” says Lincoln Smith, Executive Director at Kamloops Innovation, “a vibrant Startup Community mentors you, shows what is possible, helps you get up after you fall, and celebrates when you succeed. This is what we have in Kamloops.”

Robert Atwood, CEO of Hummingbird Drones also received the Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur Award for BC and the North, for demonstrating exemplary leadership and impact on entrepreneurship. Robert and his team of TRU students started their company at the TRU Generator, and are now participating in the BCIC Venture Acceleration Program at Kamloops Innovation.

“Startup Canada Award winners and runners-up are architects of a better future for Canada for entrepreneurs,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “As champions of the entrepreneurship movement, they deserve to be celebrated to the highest degree. Thank you and congratulations to all nominees and winners for elevating the efforts, ambitions, and standards of success for the entrepreneurship community across Canada.”

To celebrate, Kamloops Innovation will be attending the Startup Canada Awards at the Imperial Theatre in Vancouver on November 4th.

For more information on the Startup Canada Awards, visit

For More Information:
Lincoln Smith, Executive Director
Kamloops Innovation
348 Tranquille Road
Kamloops, BC
V2B 3G6

About Kamloops Innovation
Kamloops Innovation is a technology business accelerator offering programs that guide, coach and mentor early stage ventures; shared office spaces and technology community events. Kamloops Innovation is a non profit society that serves the Central Interior region of BC and is and part of the British Columbia Acceleration Network. Visit

About the TRU Generator
The TRU Generator is a business incubator on the Thompson Rivers University campus. The Generator provides mentorship, education, new venture support, and seed funding support for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Generator offers online resources and tools for startup teams and individuals to evaluate their business ideas, and face-to-face mentorship to put those ideas into action. Regular events and workshops allow entrepreneurs to meet and support one another in TRU’s growing Startup Community. Visit

About Startup Canada
Startup Canada is a grassroots network of entrepreneurs working together to build an environment for entrepreneurship in Canada. Through online platforms, grassroots Startup Communities and cross-sector initiatives, Startup Canada is advancing entrepreneurial momentum and a culture of entrepreneurship, as the voice of Canadian entrepreneurs. Learn more at