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Startup Contest Launches Valued at $50,000

Startup Contest Launches Valued at $50,000

KAMLOOPS, BC – April 24, 2017 – Calling all entrepreneurs! In partnership with the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Innovation has launched the Built in Kamloops Contest with applications being accepted until May 26, 2017. The contest will award an early stage startup with a 6 month intensive package in Kamloops to launch their business, valued at over $50,000.

“We’re looking for entrepreneurs working on a new business idea and in need of mentorship and resources to help launch their startup,” says Lincoln Smith, Executive Director at Kamloops Innovation, “this is an opportunity for a startup to bring their idea to life in a collaborative and innovative startup community, while discovering all that Kamloops has to offer.”

During the 6 month period, the startup will be working out of Kamloops Innovation’s office space amongst tech entrepreneurs, live in the vibrant downtown area of Kamloops, receive mentorship through the Venture Acceleration Program, $10,000 cash to grow the business, and access to a full Kamloops experience with tickets to sporting events, shows, and more that highlight Kamloops’ culture.

“This contest is one of our initiatives to attract talent, new business, and investment to Kamloops,” says Acting Kamloops Mayor Arjun Singh, “our goal is to make sure companies and skilled workers are aware of Kamloops when considering where to do business and find employment.”

Just in this last year, the Kamloops tech industry has been in the local and national spotlight for its growth and innovative companies. Kamloops Innovation hopes this contest will add another success story to their growing list of accomplishments.

Deadline for applications is May 26, 2017.

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Lincoln Smith
Executive Director – Kamloops Innovation
348 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC, V2B3G6
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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