Ashley Ramsay, CEO of Yeti Farm Talks Cartoons, Career, and Letting Go

Accelerate Okanagan. Ashley Ramsay sits down and talks about the changing landscape of cartoons and how she thrives as a mother and CEO.

Recap: Women in Tech in Kelowna

Accelerate Okanagan. On Monday, April 20th, approximately 40 women (and a couple of men) gathered at the Streaming Cafe in Kelowna, BC to listen to five female panelists deliver honest insights on being career women in science and technology.

UBC Okanagan’s Connie Crompton is Creating a Social Network for the Past

Accelerate Okanagan. With a passion for history and technology, Connie Crompton, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan, is marrying the two to create a social network for the past.

Vineyard Networks Emphasizes Local Community Support in $28 Million Acquisition

Techvibes. On January 8, 2013, Kelowna-based Vineyard Networks announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Procera Networks, a global intelligence enforcement company from Fremont, CA. Jason Richards, Vineyard’s CEO, emphasizes the support of the Kelowna technology community.

First-ever Startup Week Okanagan Goes Down Next Month

Techvibes. The first Startup Week Okanagan will take place in Kelowna BC from March 1 through 10. Organized by volunteers and members of Digital Okanagan, Accelerate Okanagan and Creative Okanagan, the event promises to be 10 action-packed days that combine music, education, art, entertainment, business and technology.

Catalyst Game Labs Partners with Hyper Hippo to Develop Leviathans Online

Techvibes. The former cofounder of Club Penguin, Lance Priebe, recently announced on his blog that Kelowna is now home to Hyper Hippo Productions. He has been secretly working with the talented Pascale Audette to bring a larger game studio to the Okanagan Valley.

Canadian Mentorship Challenge Drives Major Impact

Techvibes. Global Entrepreneurship Week is well under way. By design, its mission is to inspire innovation, imagination and creativity through entrepreneurial activities. Tied to GEW is Startup Canada’s Mentorship Challenge and its goal to collectively mentor 10,000 Canadians over the course of the week.

GROW 2012 in Review #StartupBC

Startup Canada. GROW 2012 was a high energy event that brought together technology leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and prominent tech bloggers to, Vancouver, BC. From charismatic presentations, panel discussions, a startup rap and a 60 sec pitch contest, below are some key takeaways through the eyes of an entrepreneur.

GROWing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Accelerate Okanagan. Being a biologist by trade, I couldn't help but attach myself to the catch phrase, "Entrepreneurial Ecosystem." What I learned at GROW Conference 2012.

Bacteria may be the solution to replant problems in organic orchards

Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada. Replant disorder has plagued farmers for hundreds of years. Research in Kelowna, BC aims to alleviate this problem for organic farmers.

Green skis and snowboards for winter 2010-2011

STRAY Outdoors. A few winter gear manufacturers have embraced the beauty of the winter landscape by using recycled or renewable materials to produce high-performance gear with less environmental impact.

Chasing Barefoot Runners

STRAY Outdoors. Shoe makers are hot on the heels of the minimalist running trend.