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5 Opportunities to Get Involved this September !

5 Opportunities to Get Involved this September !

Network and celebrate with Kamloops’ entrepreneurial and tech community! If you’re interested in tech, startups, and entrepreneurship – you do not want to miss out on these upcoming events leading up to the distinguished BC Regional Startup Canada Awards.


September 8 – 10  |  Startup Weekend Kamloops

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour hackathon that will take you through the ups and downs of starting a business. From pitching and forming teams, to building a product and hustling, you will learn about what it takes to start a business within one weekend. Learn from experienced mentors, connect with talented individuals, and build a startup.


September 12, 6 – 8 PM  |  Women in Tech Panel: #RealWITTalk

Hear from a panel of women currently working in the technology industry – their experiences, challenges, and successes. In collaboration with KATO, a South African accelerator, TRUSU Lean In Club, and It’s Her Treat, we’re expanding our knowledge sharing across continents and connecting women across the globe to share ideas, challenges, and solutions.



September 13, 2 – 3 PM  |  Startup Coffee

Got  a new business idea and looking for some feedback? Startup Coffee is a monthly meetup for entrepreneurs, students, and anyone interested in starting a business – no ideas required to attend. Pitch ideas, get feedback from local entrepreneurs and mentors, and move your business forward.



September 14, 11AM – 5PM  |  Social Enterprise Fundamentals Workshop

Passionate about making an impact through a social enterprise or innovation? Purppl, a social enterprise accelerator is hosting a workshop applying the lean startup principles for social enterprise. This workshop includes in-person education, exercises and tools to help you build and grow a social enterprise, and lunch. This workshop is ideal for non-profit and charity leaders, entrepreneurs, ‘wantrepreneurs,’ students, government employees, employees of small and medium size companies, and anyone who is looking to implement community and social change initiatives.


September 15  5:30PM – 8:30PM  |  Startup Canada Awards

Join us in celebrating BC’s distinguished entrepreneurs! The Startup Canada Awards are one of a series of hallmark events recognizing BC’s entrepreneurship and innovation community. Connect with this year’s finalists and winners during the networking receptions, BCLC Innovation Lounge, local wine and craft beer, curated appetizers from Terra Restaurant, awards ceremony, followed by rooftop after party at Hotel 540. Tickets are free, but are required in advance for entry.