The iGen Challenge for Central Okanagan Public School students wrapped up on June 7th at the Okanagan Centre for Innovation. The 5 finalists pitched their startup ideas to a full house of family, community and business members from the Okanagan Valley to Silicon Valley. Congratulations to winner Parker Burns of Code Rabbit. Code Rabbit has a mission to create easy to understand, fun tutorials that can teach anyone how to code. One of the perks of Parker's win was the opportunity to connect with Silicon Valley VIP's and make a live pitch at the metabridge conference last week in Kelowna to promote his startup. Please visit the Top 5 iGen Teams crowdfunding page and help them get one step closer to making their business idea a reality! Thank you to our iGen sponsors: QHR Technologies, Community Futures, go2HR and Coast Capital Savings!
Welcome to iGen Challenge!
The iGen challenge is for grade 7-12 students that want exposure to mentors and learning in innovative sectors of our local economy. The students gain access to mentors from the local businesses to help them find innovative solutions to real world problems. Students will be guided through a start up process to create companies and pitch their ideas to members of the innovation ecosystem in Kelowna. Many young entrepreneurial minds in SD23 need coaching, mentorship and opportunity to innovate. The iGen challenge has been created to meet this need.