LinkUp 2019 - Kamloops Business Development Summit

LinkUp 2019 - Kamloops Business Development Summit
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Wed 20 November 2019
Wednesday 20 November 2019
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Location: Coast Hotel Conference Centre, Kamloops, B.C.

LinkUp is one of the largest business to government and business to support-focused community organization events in the region and offers a unique opportunity for businesses interested in taking advantage of programs and incentives from local, provincial and federal government agencies and business organizations to learn about a variety of opportunities under one roof in one day. 

With LinkUp 2018 being a sold-out event, we want to offer a new style to the 2019 event to keep things fresh. So fresh in fact, that we had to change our logo colour just to keep up! This year, by popular demand, we are offering 3 roundtable discussions from local entrepreneurs to compliment the 2 panels from local, provincial and federal organizations, as well as the tradeshow and networking times. The roundtables will feature entrepreneurs who are at different stages of their business, have incorporated some sort of innovation in their business, or have expanded their business using various resources. We will of course still have our amazing lunch served by Romeo’s kitchen, and will be rounding out the event with an all-star keynote that will be speaking to innovation and the future of local business.

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7:30am – 8:30am

Doors Open | Registration | Breakfast

8:30am – 8:45am

Welcome from Venture Kamloops and the City of Kamloops to the 4th Annual LinkUp Event.

8:45am - 9:30am

Roundtable #1 - Start-Up and Adapt

This roundtable discussion has a diverse set of small business owners who have recently taken the leap from business planning to starting their first business.  We will have an interesting discussion abnd provide examples on how they incorporated innovative ideas into their business model and what the impact has been for their business.   We will not only look at the brighter moments but also explore what the challenges have been and how they were able to adapt to the changing demands of the marketplace.

9:30am – 10:15am

Panel #1

Women's Enterprise Centre, Futurpreneur, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, Investment Capital Branch, MITACS.

10:15am – 10:45am

Trade Show + Networking Break - Coffee and Snacks served


Roundtable #2 - Entrepreneurial Innovation

New businesses are more likely to fail than to succeed, but innovative businesses try to narrow that gap of failure. Lincoln and John will be combining their respective experiences of working with and observing hundreds of businesses and talking about the strategies for new venture success. They will highlight common mistakes they have observed over and over, innovative low-cost approaches to product and service development, how to evaluate the opportunities before you and focus on the right ones.

11:30am – 12:15pm

Roundtable #3 - Expand & Innovate

Expansion for a business is common, but often questions arise about the when, the why and the how. Whether you are looking at expanding into a new market, offering a new product or service or any other type of expansion, this roundtable is a must-see opportunity! Come and hear the first hand experiences from local entrepreneurs so they can unpack what it really takes to expand and innovate a business in Kamloops.

12:15pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 1:30pm

Networking & Tradeshow Break

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Keynote Speaker

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2:30pm – 3:15pm

Panel #2

BDC, Community Futures Central Interior First Nation, Community Futures Thompson Country, Open Door Group, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, Kamloops Innovation Centre

3:15pm - Close

Networking + Wrap Up

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