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 tech community.

What’s your favourite Kelowna tech community event? Let us know in the comments!

#1 OKGN Angel Summit – captured by @accelerateokanagan

What is OKGN Angel Summit? 27 investors, worth $130K investment for the winning startup company! This year’s winner was Trellis Social Enterprise!

#2 Lauren – Community Manager at Kelowna Innovation Centre – posted by @laurenlionspeak

Lauren started her role as a Community Manager at Innovation Centre, the hub of the tech community, since April. Her new role encompasses events management, digital communications (including social media), PR, and visual arts curation!

 

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Hi everybody! I am SUPER excited to share with you that I recently accepted the position of Community Manager at the @kelownainnovationcentre! You may have seen this on my stories but if not, NOW YOU KNOW! (Anyone? Anyone?? 😜) . My new role encompasses events management, digital communications — including social media — PR, and visual arts curation. It’s a diverse and dynamic position that brings together pretty much all of my skills into one job, and I’m super amazed and grateful to have found myself with a contract like this one. 💛 . All of that to say, if you want to chat about anything arts and tech in downtown Kelowna (or you’re looking for a small theatre to rent!), you can email me at lauren@okanaganinnovation.com! I would be happy to hear from you and to talk about how we can build community and celebrate innovation together in this amazing place we call Kelowna! ☀️ . PS. I found my name on the chalk wall this morning, which was another lovely surprise 🥰 Thanks to the person who thought to add it! . . . #kelowna #kelownanow #innovatekelowna #hellokelowna #hellobc #bctech #ylw #okgn #okgntech #okanaganlifestyle #okanagan #kelownaculture #laurenlionspeak #🦁

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#3 Christina – Founder of Impact Events Kelowna – captured by @therestlesspodcast

Impact Events is a full-service event production company, public relations and marketing agency. One of the cool companies contributing to local community development!

#4 Phil – Regional Dean, Central Okanagan at Okanagan College – captured by @therestlesspodcast

Phil has been involved and leading in various tech scenes in Kelowna. He is a great supporter of students, encouraging them to learn, grow and succeed as young professionals. In the podcast, you can hear his perspective on “the changes in professor teaching styles, the shift in student culture, and finally the use of technology in the education system (@therestlesspodcast)”.

#5 Julia – Marketing expert at AdVenture Marketing – posted by @julialockhart__

This is Julia Lockhart, the owner of AdVenture Marketing learning at Facebook Developer Conference with Leah of Loop Digital.

#6 – Jamie – Sanga Living – captured by @okgntech

Jamie helps business professionals perform at their best brain/health conditions using her scientific knowledge on brain optimization. “I really like being able to provide people with the knowledge and training to turn their shit up (@okgntech).”

#7 Daniel – Photographer, digital artist, and designer – posted by @the_daniel_jones

Here’s our proud photographer/digital artist  Daniel, expressing his passion through the photo – “New Year, New Portrait, Same Old Concept”

 

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New Year, New Portrait, Same Old Concept

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#8 Bananatag – Donating to Kelowna Community Food Bank – posted by @bananatag

Brave bananas jumping into the icy water for charity – donation was made to Kelowna Community Food Bank!

#9 – Stigma Stroll – 4-Day Walk to End Stigma – Posted by @stigmastroll

“4 days, 7 cities, 135 km, 200+ participants, $8,635 raised”. This is Reid Schretlen with his team, actively speaking for the importance of open-conversation around mental health to end stigma.

 

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4 days, 7 cities, 135 km, 200+ participants, $8,635 raised. . The Stigma Stroll was a great success! . We’ve started conversations about mental health and have paid for 72 counselling sessions. . But there’s more: all of the donations are being matched by a private philanthropist so that means we can now provide 144 counselling sessions through Third Space Life Charity. . To all of the participants, donors, sponsors, supporters, and to those who have the courage to speak openly about mental health. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. . The goal of the Stigma Stroll is to end the stigma around mental health and help provide access to counselling. But I had a more personal motivation. . My name is Reid. And I struggle with depression. I’m no longer ashamed to admit that. . . ps: you can still donate at www.stigmastroll.ca 👍🏻

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#10 – Startup Weekend – Pitch Night & Wrap-Up – posted by @startupweekendokanagan

Met the team on Fri night, developed business on Sat, and pitched on Sun!