Our Programs

VK Accelerate

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

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Start Here 3.0

Three of Kamloops’ leading business resource organizations (Community Futures Thompson Country (CFTC), Open Door Group and Venture Kamloops) have come together to launch a collaborative entrepreneurship resource program dedicated to providing business planning, employment skills training, finance connections and access to local business resources.

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VK Advisors

Take advantage of the award winning VK Venture Advisors program for entrepreneurs of new or existing businesses. Find out if you have all of the bases covered for your business idea or plans for growth. Each month, we choose an entrepreneur or business to participate in the VK Venture Advisors program. This opportunity allows the entrepreneur to pitch their business idea to a panel of local business professionals and industry experts. These experts provide the business with constructive feedback, insight and connections regarding the business idea.

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VK Real Estate Map

Like any important investment decision, the purchase of a home should be based on the best available information. The VK Real Estate History Map is a tool that provides the opportunity to make accurate informed decisions on the housing market in Kamloops. The data it provides confirms actual sales data, as opposed to list prices. Prior sales information allows you to decide which pricing trends best suit your investment goals.

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Labour Attraction Partnership

The purpose of the Labour Attraction Partnership Project is to provide strategies that employers can use to address challenges with hiring and keeping employees. The project includes five sector specific employee recruitment and retention strategies and a large resource document that has more detailed strategies and best practices that employers can implement.

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VK Inside Track

Venture Kamloops is pleased to offer Kamloops real estate market orientations to developers who are interested in capitalizing on the opportunity in our growing City. Over the next ten years Kamloops will become just the third city in BC outside of the lower mainland to exceed 100,000 residents, we can help you get on the inside track of development in Kamloops.

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LinkUp 2019
Adapt & Innovate:
The Future of Local Business

LinkUp is back for the 4th year, and 2019 is bringing the most exciting event to date! We wanted to do things a bit different, while still maintaining the same goals: to connect Kamloops entrepreneurs to all the resources and programs available to make them successful. That’s why with this year’s theme, Adapt and Innovate: The Future of Local Business, we are connecting entrepreneurs to resources they need to innovate or expand their business, as well as giving an inside look at other entrepreneurs’ experiences through these processes.

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VK FAST FACT
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT

Kamloops has an outlook for modest and consistent GDP growth of 2% annually to 2022, increasing from approximately $4.4 billion in 2018 and up to $4.8 billion in 2022.