VK Accelerate Supporting Entrepreneurship

Market Test Your Business
All the Right Connections to Set You up for Success

The VK Accelerate program is intended to find creative entrepreneurs with unique products or services that offer an authentic local experience to complement and enhance our community.

We are offering to assist with the connection of real estate space, management consultants, interior designer and marketing agency all within the first six months of start-up. Our program professionals will work closely with the business owners to help provide them with skills and knowledge to accelerate their start-up at a reduced rate and ensure the market place testing is set up for success. This program also offer entrepreneurs the option to test their business plan with a custom lease at a reduced rate over the first 6 months.


VK Accelerate Pilot
Far & Wide

We are excited to announce that we have been working with our first business Far & Wide to pilot the VK Accelerate Program over the past 5 months and we are now ready to launch the program city wide!

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What You'll Receive


Consultation with
Industry Experts

Integration into
Business Community

Feature Marketing
from VK

Program Requirements
Are You Prepared to:

  • Expand your new, homebased or online business to its first bricks and mortar location?
  • Complete a comprehensive business plan through Venture Kamloops or one of our community partners? (Community Futures, BDC, Futurpreneur or The Women’s Enterprise, All Nations Trust, Kamloops Innovation, TRU Generator.)
  • Make a financial commitment?
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Proud Business Supporters

Community Partners

For More Information
Contact Nicole Bruce

Economic Development Manager

Phone: 250.828.6818
Toll Free: 1.888.526.5667