Young: Conference and TV series showcase entrepreneurs

UnLeashing Ideas —Building the Entrepreneurship Culture in the Okanagan will begin Thursday, Nov. 21.

I do still get excited about the imaginative occurrences that creep into my life.

Two upcoming initiatives have me excited because I hope they will help fan the flames of the Okanagan entrepreneurial landscape.

First, on Nov. 21 and 22, the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society will host the second annual Regional Entrepreneurship Conference at the Ramada Hotel Complex in Kelowna.

The 2012 first-time  for the Okanagan was considered a success by the society board and many others who participated in the 1 1/2 day conference.  Hence, it was an easy decision for our entrepreneurs society to repeat the concept for 2013.

This year’s event is titled UnLeashing Ideas —Building the Entrepreneurship Culture in the Okanagan.

It will begin Thursday evening, Nov. 21, with a networking showcase of regional entrepreneurship resources.

There will be appies and refreshments with ample time to network and become oriented with the who’s who in the valley-wide venture community.

Eleven distinguished speakers, entrepreneurs in their own right, will offer an abundance of information and value to everyone’s attendance.

The keynote speaker will be former world champion martial arts Dan Zaleski, who will inspire and motivate everyone  with his personal story of commitment and determination toward his journey of innovation.

You may obtain more detailed information plus obtain tickets at the website

Now, I will try to contain myself for this next column segment as it is both exciting and joyful for me.

Beginning Oct.28,  through the co-operation of Shaw Broadcasting for the Okanagan region, we will begin production of The Fire Within, a premier weekly entrepreneurship television program featuring a glimpse into the entrepreneurial journey of our own Okanagan Valley entrepreneurial leaders, from the root of their new venture idea, to the road they travelled to the launch and lastly, where the entrepreneurs are in today’s self-employment world.

Our show offers venture guidance to personal entrepreneurial leadership growth, resources to networking, inspirational stories and some frank “shoot from the hip” advice.

The Fire Within is the entrepreneurial one-stop entertainment resource for igniting the fire burning brightly within all those with the desire and passion to further their entrepreneurial dream machine.

The series format is comprised of blending educational, informational and genuine entrepreneurial journeys sprinkled with anecdotal realities into a weekly thirty minutes of dynamic value  for the existing, budding and aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages.

Please check out the Shaw promotional “bumpers” for series airing details.  As the series is a talk show format, guests will be directly from the entrepreneurial landscape of the region.



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