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Accelerate Okanagan
Accelerate Okanagan (AO) is a not-for-profit organization that gives entrepreneurs the mentorship, connections, and community they need to build technology-driven ventures. At ...
2933 30th Ave
Vernon, British Columbia
V1T 2B8
Causes we care about

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Financial Literacy

Social Mission
To give new and growing businesses in the technology industry the levels of competence, connections and community they need to thrive locally, and be recognized internationally.
Businesses and organizations that we work with
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Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna
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Stories of our community involvement
RBC Foundation presented a cheque for $40,000 to United Way Southern Interior BC today representing a two year and continued commitment for CODEanagan, a barrier-free tech program for youth. The funding is part of the RBC Future Launch program designed to help youth succeed in the new economy.

Led by United Way, CODEanagan is a partnership with Accelerate Okanagan and Okanagan College, with support from Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, that will provide youth with bootcamps and mentorship to inspire them to pursue a career in the tech sector. Bootcamps normally run twice per year with the next launch in December. For more info, visit:
for more info and to view the photo release, visit:
This just in from United Way Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen: United Way launches program to inspire tech careers for local youth.

The United Way along with several program partners (including Accelerate Okanagan, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, and Okanagan College) are bringing together Okanagan tech companies for some friendly competition and an amazing cause.

Kicking off in March, the Super Mega Ultimate Techathlon is a fun-filled fundraising campaign involving eight simple but ‘ridiculous challenges’ from retro video gaming, to a stock photo contest, and rock paper scissors tournament. While there are prizes and bragging rights on the line, the ultimate goal is to raise funds for disadvantaged youth skill building in our community. All of the proceeds from the Techathlon go to <CODE>anagan, a non-profit program that helps local youth build their tech skills. Read the release:
On behalf of the Do Some Good team, thank you to all the people, organizations, and Good Companies that came out last night to support our launch! It's inspiring to see so many come together to celebrate our collective impact and work towards stronger communities. Special thanks to the Kelowna Innovation Centre and Accelerate Okanagan for hosting us last night!

If you want to know what our party was all about, download the Do Some Good app and see the impact YOU have on the community!

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Congratulations to Raghwa Gopal, CEO of Accelerate Okanagan and part of Volinspire's Board of Directors, for receiving Man of the Year at the 2015 Community & Civic Awards. Thank you for your passion and hard-work in the community!
Check out more of Kelowna's 'Volinspiring' winners:
In the Okanagan we are fortunate to be home to many outstanding leaders; congratulations to the executive director of The Canadian Mental Health Association (Kelowna branch), Shelagh Turner, and the CEO of Accelerate Okanagan, Raghwa Gopal. They are the two Kelowna winners of the B.C. Community Achievement Award. You Volinspire us!
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2933 30th Ave
Vernon, British Columbia
V1T 2B8
Causes we care about

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Financial Literacy