Business Resources

MediateBC  – non-for-profit go-to hub for mediation

Small Business BC  – offers guided support, consulting, planning, seminars & webinars

Western Economic Diversification Canada  – promote the development and diversification of the economy

AO – Hitchhikers Guide to the Okanagan Tech Startup Community – V2.0

NSERC – Natural Sciences Engineering Research Council – grants are designed to help companies and academic researchers solve the company’s technical challenges and create long term collaborations

Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust – SIDIT  – support strategic investments in economic development projects

SRED  – Scientific Research and Experimental Development – federal tax incentive program

Futurpreneur  – young enterprises – financing, mentoring & support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39

Community Futures  – Financing to training programs


French resources

BC Biz Pal  – helps you find the permits and licences you may require when starting or operating your business.

Government Security Program  – Security screening services

Concierge – Your Guide to Innovation  Connecting you to funding, expertise, facilities, and global opportunities to help you grow your business!

OSME – Office of Small & Medium Enterprises  – OSME improves small and medium enterprises access to government contracts

BCIP – Build in Canada Innovation Program  – helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market

Accelerate Okanagan  – helps technology companies start and grow in the Okanagan region

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce  – Member-driven organization dedicated to connecting, serving and empowering the Central Okanagan business community

Mitacs  – builds partnerships between academia, industry and the world – to create a more innovative Canada

NRC – National Research Council – provides innovation support, strategic research, and scientific and technical services

Statistics Canada  – statistics to help better understand Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre  – business resource for BC women