The Central Okanagan region is gaining recognition for its developing high technology cluster. The Okanagan’s centres of higher learning, Okanagan College, UBC Okanagan, Centre for Arts and Technology – Kelowna, have driven research and development in the area, and contributed skilled technology workers to the growing tech sector.
Eight-five per cent of high technology companies in the Okanagan are service sector firms working in social media and web 2.0, interactive marketing and e-learning, as well as mobile and wireless services and video games.
The Okanagan’s entrepreneurial spirit attracts many new business owners, and the business-friendly area provides new businesses with an ideal platform for growth.
A local Okanagan entrepreneurial success story is shared in a 45 minute presentation Ryan Holmes ignITEs: My Entrepreneurial Journey.