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Calendar

Oct
16
Wed
H4CK NIGHT @ Kamloops Makerspace
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

H4CK Night is for technology-curious, like-minded people to come together to meetup, learn, share, and create.

New projects are always welcome! Bring a tech project you’re working on or an idea you want to discuss with friends! Technical and nontechnical minds welcome!

H4CK Nights are every Wednesday as an open house at the Kamloops Makerspace. Stop by for a tour of their new home, learn a new skill, and create!

Main entrance is around the back. Kamloops Makerspace is located next to the New Life Mission, across the street from Stickys Candy.

 

Oct
23
Wed
H4CK NIGHT @ Kamloops Makerspace
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

H4CK Night is for technology-curious, like-minded people to come together to meetup, learn, share, and create.

New projects are always welcome! Bring a tech project you’re working on or an idea you want to discuss with friends! Technical and nontechnical minds welcome!

H4CK Nights are every Wednesday as an open house at the Kamloops Makerspace. Stop by for a tour of their new home, learn a new skill, and create!

Main entrance is around the back. Kamloops Makerspace is located next to the New Life Mission, across the street from Stickys Candy.

 

Oct
30
Wed
H4CK NIGHT @ Kamloops Makerspace
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

H4CK Night is for technology-curious, like-minded people to come together to meetup, learn, share, and create.

New projects are always welcome! Bring a tech project you’re working on or an idea you want to discuss with friends! Technical and nontechnical minds welcome!

H4CK Nights are every Wednesday as an open house at the Kamloops Makerspace. Stop by for a tour of their new home, learn a new skill, and create!

Main entrance is around the back. Kamloops Makerspace is located next to the New Life Mission, across the street from Stickys Candy.

 

Nov
1
Fri
Dev Lunch
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Do you work in tech, are a developer, or just interested in techy things?

Join us for the monthly #DevLunch this month at Nara Korean & Japanese Restaurant Kamloops!

Who: This event is for anyone who is interested in hanging out with people who are tech minded and conversing over good food. Students, developers, social media savvy, content creators, young and old are invited!
When: #DevLunch is held the first Friday of every month, 12 pm – 1 pm
Where:  https://www.facebook.com/NaraKJRestaurant/
Why: Great food! And a great opportunity to connect with our #kamloops tech community each month.
Cost: No fees, just buy your own lunch!

Startup Coffee | Caffeine & Entrepreneurial Conversations
Nov 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Discuss new business ideas with experienced founders and mentors at Startup Coffee – a monthly meeting of students, entrepreneurs, and community members. Get feedback on the business idea you’ve been thinking about, ask questions, meet other student entrepreneurs, and get connected.

You don’t need an idea to participate. Hear what others are working on and how you can get involved in the entrepreneurial community on campus.

This month we are headed to Common Grounds in the Campus Activity Center! Look for the Startup Coffee banner.

RSVP and we will buy you your first cup of joe!

The Generator supports students, faculty, alumni, and staff with mentorship, workspace, and events. Located in the basement of the House of Learning Building – just take the elevators down to the basement!


About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Startup Basics: Resources
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Startup Basics: Resources

For many entrepreneurs and startup-curious talking with Kamloops Innovation and TRU Generator is the first step on their startup journey. This session will provide you with an overview of the tools, resources, mentorship, workshops, events, and support available to you through Kamloops Innovation, the TRU Generator, and other organizations in our network.

 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Tech & startup lingo
  • The role of Kamloops Innovation & TRU Generator
  • Community resources & support organizations
  • Recommended Books
  • Where to look for funding

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Nov
6
Wed
H4CK NIGHT @ Kamloops Makerspace
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

H4CK Night is for technology-curious, like-minded people to come together to meetup, learn, share, and create.

New projects are always welcome! Bring a tech project you’re working on or an idea you want to discuss with friends! Technical and nontechnical minds welcome!

H4CK Nights are every Wednesday as an open house at the Kamloops Makerspace. Stop by for a tour of their new home, learn a new skill, and create!

Main entrance is around the back. Kamloops Makerspace is located next to the New Life Mission, across the street from Stickys Candy.

 

Nov
7
Thu
Startup Basics: Budget Building
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Budget Building

It is never too early to get a budget in place for your new business – and the sooner it is in place, the less likely you are to overspend or misspend funds that will be vital to your company’s growth down the road. In this workshop learn the skills needed to create and manage a simple budget, forecast future needs and how to accurately track finances for your business.

 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • The difference between budgeting and forecasting
  • When to use the 2 techniques and why they’re important
  • Basic budgeting
  • Examples of a six-month forecast
  • When to get help, and hire a bookkeeper or accountant

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Startup Basics: Branding
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Startup Branding Basics

A brand is more than the colors and logo you use on your business card or the domain you use for your website. Often the first part of your business a customer will interact with, your brand is a strategy you can put into action to build trust with customers, make company aligning decisions and create a cohesive offering for your clients and investors alike.

 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • How to create a lean brand strategy
  • Where to spend your time and money as a startup
  • What you can do yourself and what to outsource
  • Resources and examples

About Startup Basics

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or be intimidating to those first starting out. The Kamloops Innovation Startup Basics Series helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs and startup-curious with the tools they need to get started. Through the Startup Basics Series, Kamloops Innovation provides mentorship, resources, and tools to help entrepreneurs structure and curate their ideas while in the first stages of their startup. Entrepreneurs who participate in the Startup Basics Series often go on to graduate into our more extensive programs like the Market Validation Training and Venture Acceleration Program, and onto starting their own companies creating significant benefits for the community.

The Startup Basics Series is a relaxed classroom style program split into distinct topics that bring entrepreneurs and startup-curious through the basics of forming a business plan and documenting their ideas. Sessions are presented by Kamloops Innovation staff, EIR, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup; passion into a paycheck.

Nov
13
Wed
H4CK NIGHT @ Kamloops Makerspace
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

H4CK Night is for technology-curious, like-minded people to come together to meetup, learn, share, and create.

New projects are always welcome! Bring a tech project you’re working on or an idea you want to discuss with friends! Technical and nontechnical minds welcome!

H4CK Nights are every Wednesday as an open house at the Kamloops Makerspace. Stop by for a tour of their new home, learn a new skill, and create!

Main entrance is around the back. Kamloops Makerspace is located next to the New Life Mission, across the street from Stickys Candy.