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Kelowna tech company launches Sprout charity challenge

Kelowna, BC – November 4, 2019: A local online fundraising startup, Trellis, has launched Sprout a Fundraiser – an Okanagan-wide charity challenge. “Everybody has a cause they care about, and with the Sprout a Fundraiser challenge, we are encouraging individual and business champions to raise money for the causes they care about for a chance…

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Accelerate Okanagan wants OKGNtech community to raise $1 million for charity

Canadian Startup News – October 24, 2019: Accelerate Okanagan is partnering with Kelowna-based fundraising platform Trellis to launch a campaign challenging the OKGNtech community to raise $1 million for charity. The campaign is called OKGNtech for Good and is expected to officially launch October 25. The initiative has raised over $100,000 so far, and Child Advocacy Centre (CAC) has been selected as…

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core team

Rebecca Alfred

Lead Marketer

Rachel Lindsay

Community Success Manager

Justin Goodhew

FOUNDER AND CEO

Ryan Lancaster

SALES

Scott Goodhew

Sales

Jay Bell

CTO

Dillon Eichhorst

PRODUCT DESIGNER

Riley Greenwood

FRONT-END DEVELOPER

Dennis Le

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND SUPPORT

Alex Griggs

DEVELOPER

Lola

Co Chief Happiness Officer

Sawyer

Co Chief Happiness Officer

advisors

IMPACT ADVISOR

Kyleen Myrah

Professor at Okanagan College, Doctorate Of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy, 2003, Expert in social enterprise and impact measurement.

TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Greg Magolan

The 4th employee at Avigilon Security, a multinational 400 person company. Currently working with the Angular team at Google.

SALES AND UX ADVISOR

Mike Duquet

Past Director of Optimization for Kelowna-based Strawhouse. Led the web growth for Hootsuite’s Enterprise web presence.

LEGAL ADVISOR

Carollynn Schafer

Carollynn practices technology, licensing and privacy law and has over 15 years experience working in the start up technology space.

investors

Atrium Ventures

Atrium Ventures is a community supported, entrepreneur led investment fund that makes early stage investments in promising new technology companies. We are Located in Kelowna and make investments in companies throughout the province of British Columbia.

Clique Group

Clique Group consists of multiple branches of business. Clique Media runs performance-based advertising for medium-large sized companies, positioned to sell over $1MM/month in product or services. Clique Holdings takes equitable positions in ventures of interest, primarily real estate and private equity. Clique Group’s mission is to leverage capitalism to create a visible difference in their community.

MAVAN Capital

A diverse team of successful business, finance, and legal professionals with extensive private and public company management experience across many industries. MAVAN Capital’s mission is to utilize our global network to provide investors access to exclusive opportunities that they would not have access to on their own.

Rhiza Capital

Rhiza Capital is an impact investment group of funds. We build impact portfolios guided by the values of our investors, partners and community. Our investments are directed toward Canadian local and social ventures that have a demonstrable intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.

OKGN Angels

The OKGN Angel Summit is an investor-led program designed to expose accredited investors to the world of angel investing through a guided, hands-on process where a small venture capital fund is raised, deals are screened, and an actual investment in a startup is made. Participating investors and companies will go through an 11-week series of structured meetings including company reviews, founder pitches, and due diligence.