Top 10 Instagram Photos From Kelowna’s Tech Community

Kelowna’s tech community is a great place to hang out, meet cool people, do awesome work, have fun, and build cool stuff. And that’s exactly what these 10 photos show. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best Instagram posts we’ve seen recently, to share with you all the rad stuff that’s been happening in the Kelowna […]

Practically Perfect in Every Way: An Interview with Nannysitters Founder Christina Stein

    “You know, you can say it backwards, which is docious-ali-expi-istic-fragil-cali-rupus, but that’s going a bit too far, don’t you think?”  — Mary Poppins     Finding a nanny or babysitter in the Okanagan is tough, especially for families who are new to the area or who are just visiting for a business trip. Sure, […]

coLab Bells: Ringing in the Holidays with a Festive coLab-Themed Carol

Because why the heck not?   It’s official: The holiday season is upon us. (Insert excited dancing and/or heart attack of “there’s so much left to get done” -ness here.)   This week on the coLab blog, we’re getting into the festive spirit with a coworking-themed rendition of Jingle Bells, written by your friendly neighbourhood Content Czar […]

Beer Truck Disaster Preparedness for Startups

Understanding that employees keep a lot of your startup’s critical info in their heads is part of every disaster (or attrition) preparedness plan. The analysis often begins with, “What if (employee name) gets hit by a beer truck?” But for a tech startup with just a few developers – especially when the founder isn’t one […]

Feeling Unfocused? Here’s How You Can Cure Your Shiny Object Syndrome & Figure Out the ONE THING That Matters

Shiny Object Syndrome is a buzzkill. One day you’ve got a great new app idea that’s going to change your industry forever. (“Payphone Finder! It’ll change the world!”) The next? You’re thinking you should start an agency and do one-on-one client work. And then a week later you’re watching a documentary about Amazon resellers, and […]

Spinning Funnels, Building an A-team, and Tasting Coffee – Out of the coLab

Taking a risk and going out on your own… is worth it. Growing a business and building a team… is a lot of fun. Doing it all while around fellow entrepreneurs and creatives… even better. StreetText first joined coLab about 4 years ago. We were outgrowing our one-room office and were looking for some extra […]

The Inside Scoop on Affinity Hall: An Interview with Jules Galloway

      In case you missed it, the Okanagan coLab recently launched our new events space, Affinity Hall. There have also been some substantial renovations happening over the last year or so, and now, we’re reflecting on the changes that are making coLab a cooler place to work. Affinity Hall – as well as […]

Head Heart Hustle, Part 4: Say Hello to Junction Creative

      Welcome to the fourth and final part of our Head Heart Hustle series. Over the last few weeks, we’ve talked about how your brains, your passion, and your drive to do awesome stuff are what make you amazing at what you do. This week, we’re putting all of that together – and […]

Head Heart Hustle, Part 3: The Hustle

(Yeah, do it. Do the hustle! Do-do-do do-do-do-do-do-do, do-do-do do-do-do-do-do-do… *flute solo*) Two weeks ago, we talked about The Head – about the value of expertise. Last week, we talked about The Heart – about why passion matters in business. This week, we’re tackling the third part of Head Heart Hustle: The Hustle. Hustle. It’s […]