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Kamloops Joins the Startup Canada Communities Network

Kamloops Joins the Startup Canada Communities Network

Kamloops joins the Startup Canada Communities Network

startupcanadaawards_jpg_580x390Kamloops, BC, April 8th | The national spotlight is on Kamloops as local entrepreneurs, enterprise-support organizations, and government celebrate the city’s designation as an official Startup Canada Community.

The Startup Canada Communities Program is the flagship program of Startup Canada, a national network supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, and partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country.

Kamloops will join more than 25 existing Startup Canada Communities in the national program to link entrepreneurs with local and cross-national resources, mentors, funding, and space through both an online and offline hyper-connected network.

“The Kamloops Startup Community is vibrant and growing, and I am impressed with the 20150924-_MG_4726Bshepleadership from makers, artisans, entrepreneurs, government, media, and the broader community to make Kamloops a strong entrepreneurial hub,” says Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada.

Last year, Kamloops Innovation won the Startup Canada Award for Entrepreneur Support in BC, sparking the movement to join the Startup Canada Communities program.

20150924-_MG_4711Bshep“Kamloops Innovation is proud to support Startup Kamloops and its initiatives,” adds Lincoln Smith, Executive Director at Kamloops Innovation, “this is a great opportunity to be connected to a Canada-wide network and leverage those connections for our entrepreneurs.”

Kamloops Innovation will be hosting the Startup Kamloops launch party on Thursday, April 21st from 4-6pm open to media and the community to celebrate entrepreneurship.

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For more information, contact:

Lincoln Smith
Executive Director, Kamloops Innovation
250.434.0200
info@kamloopsinnovation.ca
Kathryn Forrest
Communications & Marketing Manager, Startup Canada
1-844-782-7801 ext. 106
press@startupcan.ca

About Startup Kamloops

Startup Kamloops is a grassroots network that brings together entrepreneurs, resources, and the organizations that support them. Launching in 2016, Startup Kamloops aims to continue building a vibrant startup community that supports entrepreneurs.

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 www.kamloopsinnovation.ca/

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is the leading national social enterprise supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, and partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country.

Launched in 2012, Startup Canada already has more than 125,000 highly engaged members, 25 startup communities across Canada and has built strong relations with leading multinational anchor companies as well as with the public sector and political leaders alike toward building a more entrepreneurial nation. For more information, visit www.startupcan.ca.