I had no idea that on the second floor of the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence at Okanagan College in Penticton there was a non-profit technology association.
Accelerate Okanagan had their big reveal recently, and there was a major turnout, where many local business people, and the mayor were in attendance.
Accelerate Okanagan’s community manager, Andrew Greer, described the Tech Talk monthly meetings as a grassroots networking opportunity for those involved in the business of technology. This includes information, communications, medical tech, agricultural tech and also what Andrew is particularly passionate about: green technology.
It couldn’t be more fitting that they are located in one of the world’s greenest buildings, where students learn sustainable building technologies and renewable energy conservation from the structure itself.
The mission of Accelerate Okanagan is to help develop and support an entrepreneurial, innovative technology community. This is done by offering programs that support entrepreneurs and tech companies so they can start new ventures and help grow their business.
This is an enormous opportunity for creative thinkers in Penticton who want to use technology to create positive change throughout the world.