New ‘Silicon Valley North’ documentary shows how the tech industry has impacted Kelowna

October 25, 2019


Over the last decade, Kelowna has been transforming into a paradise for tech companies, entrepreneurs, and investors. A place where careers grow and ideas turn into passionate teams working towards a common goal. Whether a company has been in operation for years or they’re just getting started, those seeking to join the tech industry have endless opportunities in the Okanagan thanks to Kelowna’s explosive growth and support.

Render Digital Media, a Kelowna-based tech company, recently came out with a new documentary called ‘Silicon Valley North’ that explores the impact that the tech scene has had on Kelowna through the origins and multi-million dollar sale of Club Penguin, interviews with the founders of Yeti Farm, Hyper Hippo, Accelerate Okanagan, the mayor of Kelowna Colin Basran, and much more.

This 30-minute documentary also discusses one of the newest additions to the downtown core, the Innovation Centre. A multi-storey building that offers space for larger tech companies and solopreneurs who are looking to make an impact on the tech industry in the Okanagan.

From this documentary, it’s clear that Kelowna’s tech scene is built on mutual support and respect. By nurturing each other's passion for tech, ideas grow into projects which grow into large teams and before you know it, Disney is at your door wanting to buy your project.

To learn more about how the tech scene has transformed the city, check out this 30-minute documentary ‘Silicon Valley North’ free on-demand download on TELUS Optik TV or on Youtube.

But you may be asking, how can you break into this expanding industry?

That’s where we come in. Our goal at Mavan Capital Partners is to help connect and mediate mutually beneficial relationships between investors and tech companies to give BC residents the ability to invest in their own backyard and contribute to this growing industry.

Whether you’re an investor or a tech company looking to get your foot in the door of the industry, then you won’t want to miss out on Mavan’s OKGN Tech Showcase event taking place at the Innovation Centre on November 6, 2019 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

Because Kelowna is transforming into a tech hub of British Columbia, investors are lining up to see the latest and greatest tech companies that are coming out of the Okanagan. At the OKGN Tech Showcase, investors can learn about how they can diversify their portfolios while tech companies can see the benefits of finding the proper investor to make their dreams a reality.

Mavan will be showcasing four of its portfolio companies based out of Kelowna and will also be using one of its portfolio companies, Trellis, to support the event. All proceeds from the event will go to The Kelowna Foundation in support of its featured project, The Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna.

The OKGN Tech Showcase will be starting at 5:30pm and running until 8:00pm on November 6 at the Innovation Centre in downtown Kelowna. To learn more about Mavan Capital Partners and to purchase your ticket for the event, click here.

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