Discovery Foundation is now providing training and support to tech entrepreneurs in the Okanagan.
A series of business seminars targeted to entrepreneurs from the technology sector is being offered tuition-free at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus, starting this June.
Professors from both the Okanagan College Computer Science department and the Okanagan School of Business, along with two European experts in international business, will be hosting nine sessions to support professional development of senior personnel and managers of small to medium-sized enterprises.
Sessions vary from one, two and three-days, and are divided up over two months, starting in June with topics such as public speaking, communication strategies, business research, and success in software engineering projects.
Okanagan College is putting on the series as agents of the Vancouver-based Discovery Foundation and its Technology Education Program. The Foundation is a registered charity that works to educate technology entrepreneurs about business practices that will enable them to grow world-scale B.C.-based technology companies.
“This is the first time Discovery Foundation is offering programs to technology entrepreneurs outside of the Lower Mainland,” said Discovery Foundation Executive Director Mark Betteridge. “We are very pleased to be working with Okanagan College to deliver these seminars to support and help grow the tech industry in the Okanagan region.”