LinkUp 2018 - Kamloops Business Development Summit

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Coast Hotel Conference Centre

1250 Rogers Way

Kamloops, BC V1S 1N5


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Date: Thursday, November 22
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. Speakers deliver a unique blend of information, business support & development strategies, and tactical ideas you can link up with.

The 3rd annual Venture Kamloops LinkUp event is going to be jam packed with inspiration, key learnings, and connections to power up your organization/business like never before. This year, we’ll be hosting panels featuring entrepreneurs who are in various stages of their business’ life, representatives from local, provincial, and national business and government support services ready to connect, a keynote speaker who works with Olympic athletes and business leaders to help them perform under pressure, a networking tradeshow, and a comedian to round out the day to bring some laughter to our lives. It’s an event you can’t miss.

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7:30am – 8:30am

Doors Open | Registration | Breakfast

8:40am – 8:45am

Welcome from Venture Kamloops and the City of Kamloops to the 3rd annual Link Up Event

8:45am - 9:30am

Kamloops Innovation and TRU Panel: Moderated by Lincoln Smith

A panel featuring entrepreneurs in various stages of their business start up with Kamloops Innovation. Learn from real life lessons as our panelists share their stories of start up.

9:30am – 10:30am

Panel #1: Power Up Panel: supports for business from local organizations

Community Futures Central Interior First Nations, Women’s Enterprise Centre, All Nations Trust Company, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, Business Development of Canada

10:30am – 11:10am

Trade Show + Networking Break


Business Coach Tips: Business Coach Cindy Piva will share the importance of systems – moving from confusion to clarity.

11:30am – 12:30pm

Panel #2: Power Up Panel: supports for businesses from provincial and federal organizations

Ministry of International Trade, IRAP, Immigration, Refugees + Citizenship Canada, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, MITAC

12:30pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 2:30pm

Keynote Speaker: Isabelle Hamptonstone

Isabelle is passionate about performance under pressure. Her trademarked techniques have led to documented increases in performance of over 350% for business leaders, Olympic athletes, and NHL players… in less than 3 days. She specializes in helping leaders in business, professional sports, and public office rapidly increase focus, confidence, and self control. As a Kamloops Chamber Business Excellence Award Winner, Isabelle knows how it feels to be an entrepreneur with a good idea and a shoestring budget. In training her own brain to release unconscious limitations, she developed an entrepreneurial mindset that enabled her to build a booming corporation working with clients from around the world. As our keynote speaker, Isabelle will share stories and key takeaways of what can be done to enhance our mindset to work smarter, not harder. Expect to walk away from this session invigorated and motivated for what’s next.

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Networking Break + Tradeshow Break

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Start Here 3.0 Panel: Learn how entrepreneurs are powering up in business through a collaborative program called Start Here 3.0

Venture Kamloops, Community Futures Thompson Country, Open Door Group

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Comedian Tim Nutt

Semi-finalist of SiriusXM's Canada's Top Comic 2018, Tim Nutt pushes comedy to explosive new levels and dimensions. He expertly explores the hilarity in everyday life. You’ll delight to his bizarre concepts and twisted viewpoints, all delivered with extra-planetary talent. Tim is rough and tumble and manic and combines one-liners and crafty storytelling with a smooth familiarity. A favorite on stages from coast to coast, this 24 year comedy Veteran has brought his unique style to Radio and Television and he is quite proud of his “Comedy Now” special for CTV and the Comedy Network.

Get more event information here: http://venturekamloops.com/link-up

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