Description

Kamloops Innovation is a non-profit organization that offers free co-working spaces and paid programs for early-stage startups.

Coworking is free from 9 am to 5 pm. To participate, you only need to drop in at 348 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, Canada. Besides the co-working space, the building has an open meeting area and two boardrooms. It has coffee always available at the kitchenette, as well as high-speed internet. The shared den also has "hot desks" you can rent on a monthly basis. This gives you a dedicated space to work, 24/7 access to the building, and a small locker to secure your belongings.

If you are working at Kamloops Innovation with a team, you can also rent an office. For early-stage startups looking to grow, the community offers two programs. On the one hand, the Venture Acceleration Program is fee-based ($200 monthly) and gives founders the coaching needed to build business models for sustained growth.

On the other hand, RevUP is a six-month program that connects the leadership team of product-based, technology companies with experienced mentors. The program offers a combination of mentorship and coaching to craft custom action plans, as well as peer-to-peer networking and training opportunities. To join, your company must have a revenue of at least $500K.

Additionally, Kamloops Innovation occasionally organizes virtual events. Most events are workshops and webinars featuring relevant topics for startup founders and entrepreneurs.

Video

YouTube video

Details

  • Membership
    Free Community
  • Year Founded
    2012
  • Founders
  • Online Group
    No
  • Job board
    No
  • Language
    English
  • Method
    In Person
Benefits

Connect with other local entrepreneurs, students, and founders:
Kamloops Innovation allows you to network and interact with other makers in your area by gathering people who are building their projects. Learn by leveraging others' experiences and meet like-minded people near you!

Enjoy the community's free co-working space:
The community offers a free daily coworking space from 9 am to 5 pm. You will have coffee always available, as well as high-speed internet. The office has, besides the coworking desks, an open meeting area and two boardrooms.

Participate in coaching programs for early-stage startups:
Kamloops Innovation offers two programs for founders and their team: the Venture Acceleration Program and RevUP. Both programs are designed to help entrepreneurs to scale and further grow their companies by connecting them with experienced coaches and mentors.

Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Learning Events

The community occasionally organizes live workshops and webinars. These events feature relevant topics for startups and people looking to further grow their businesses. You can learn about future Kamloops Innovation events by subscribing to their newsletter or by following them in Eventbrite.

Networking Events

You can network with community members by joining them in person at 348 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC, Canada. You can rent an office or join the coworking space. Coworking is free from 9 am to 5 pm daily. You can also rent a hot desk, dedicated spaces inside the community's shared den, that are rented on a monthly basis.

The Kamloops Innovation spaces allow you to network and connect with other members of the community. You can meet like-minded founders, entrepreneurs, and students who gather to get work done.

Courses/Cohorts

Kamloops Innovation offers a Venture Acceleration Program for early-stage entrepreneurs. It helps founders to grow their companies by coaching them through defining sustainable business models to ensure scalability. The program accepts companies that want to work remotely or directly in the Kamloops Innovation offices. The monthly fee is $200. To rent an office in the community starts at $350 monthly.

On the other hand, you can also participate in the RevUP program. This is a six-month program that connects leaders from growing companies with experienced mentors. The program helps companies scale through a combination of mentorship and coaching to craft customized action plans, as well as training opportunities and peer-to-peer connections. The main requirement is to be a product-based, technology company with a revenue of at least $500K.

Impact/ESG

Kamloops Innovation is a non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs to build, grow, and scale startups. Their free coworking space makes it accessible for everyone to work while networking with other local founders, students, entrepreneurs, and makers.

Quote

"I really like it because it gives us an in-depth view on how entrepreneurs create businesses, how they come with ideas, how they really are being successful at it, so, I think it's going to help me a lot in the future, in the long run" -Mohammad MahdiĀ 

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