Kamloops Innovation hosts the launch Thursday, April 21, of Startup Kamloops, one of two dozen Startup Canada communities across the country
Startup Canada is a network supporting entrepreneurs through programs, awards, events and partnerships to foster startup and small business success across the country.
Kamloops joins more than 25 communities already a part of 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 leadership from makers, artisans, entrepreneurs, government, media and the broader community to make Kamloops a strong entrepreneurial hub,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada.
Last year, Kamloops Innovation won the Startup Canada Award for Entrepreneur Support in B.C., sparking a movement to join the Startup Canada Communities program.
“Kamloops Innovation is proud to support Startup Kamloops and its initiatives,” added 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.”
A launch party takes place from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, open to the community.