Programs Suited to Business Growth & Development

The team at Venture Kamloops works to develop programs for businesses in part by working in partnership with community leaders and organizations. These programs are based on requests from the general business community as well as opportunities with local, provincial and national government agencies. It’s all about helping businesses in Kamloops continue to learn, grow and thrive. Some of the programs we invite you to participate in or learn more about include:

VK Venture Advisors

The VK Advisors committee is comprised of an elite group of experienced business people from within the local community across a number of differing sectors. This elite group of volunteers meet monthly with new and existing entrpreneurs to hear business ideas and provide complimentary constructive feedback and relevant insight. More Information

Business Coaching

The role of a Business Coach is to provide guidance, support, accountability and encouragement. They are trained to help identify issues and opportunities, and to support you in making informed choices that will enhance your productivity and performance. Speak with Venture Kamloops about business coaching opportunities in Kamloops.

Red Carpet Program for Physician Recruitment

Physicians looking to move to Canada should know that Kamloops has a lot to offer. Our Red Carpet Program gives physicians an opportunity to experience the lifestyle and business advantages of Kamloops with a welcome package that includes information on the region, business start-up assistance, familiarization tours, plus gift certificates and coupons. There are also opportunities for local businesses to participate in the program to assist in our goal to attract and retain medical professionals to our community. More Information

Business Incubators

Business incubators are programs designed to accelerate the successful development of companies through an array of business support resources and services. Successful completion of a business incubation program increases the likelihood that a start-up company will stay in business for the long term- research indicates that 87% of incubator graduates stay in business. The Venture Kamloops team has the information you need on business incubator programs and how to access them and what is required.

Mentor Programs

Venture Kamloops works with local businesses, successful entrepreneurs and Thompson Rivers University to provide mentorship programs to help businesses form relationships with successful business people to assist in their continued development.

Speaker Series and Events

From time to time, Venture Kamloops works in cooperation with other community organizations to bring guest speakers in for informational seminars, providing information imperative to the business community.