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Raising the Profile of Kelowna Companies and Entrepreneurs

May 29, 2017

Raising the Profile of Kelowna Companies and Entrepreneurs
Kelowna, B.C. - There is a pile of data and hype around the growth of the tech sector in the Okanagan. The success and growth of many local companies, the jobs and investment created in the region from these companies and now the new jewel and hub of the interiors tech scene, the recently opened Okanagan Centre for Innovation. These are all great signs for the innovation and environment being built here. But a real sign of this growing scene comes with companies expanding into Kelowna. And in ‘The Profile’ we have a major expansion.

The Profile Coworking Business Club (The Profile), a collaborative workspace, has become the largest tenant in the Okanagan Centre for Innovation in downtown Kelowna. The Profile occupies almost 14,000 sq/ft over two floors, with neighbours such as Freshgrade, Bananatag and Accelerate Okanagan.

“We are very excited to expand to Kelowna and to be a part of the great growth in the region”, says Sunny Hundle, Executive Director of Business Development and Operations for The Profile. “Many start-ups throughout BC consistently look to Vancouver to grow their businesses. We saw Kelowna as a great opportunity to tap into talented companies, and to help them grow by not only providing open access to all of our locations, but by creating a space that focuses on community, growth, and collaboration”

The space is perfect for small companies, start-ups, entrepreneurs and remote workers looking for a base. The Profile’s main office space is on the 5th floor, providing great views for its members. This floor houses a mixture of privates offices and open hot-desks in a coworking environment. Open and taking tenants, it has already become home for companies across multiple sectors; Tech, Agriculture, Accounting, Development, Clean Energy, Investment, eCommerce. And that is the point...The Profile pride itself on ‘engineered serendipity’, a space providing a great work environment, in the best location, surrounded by interesting and motivated people across a range of industries and interests.

Tom Maxwell, Head of Customer Success for Practice Ignition, who provide software for accountants, choose The Profile for its environment, location, and convenience. “It was really appealing to be surrounded by like minded individuals and business. Being a start up we love not having to set up an office for ourselves, it's turnkey, all we have to do is worry about getting our work done.”

Another of the first tenants in the space is Soil Mate, a nationally recognised start up founded in Kelowna but operating across Canada and the US. “The space is perfect for us, not only do we get access to all the amenities of this amazing building, we get to work in a very cool space and for us, really importantly, included we also get access to The Profile’s spaces in Vancouver when we have to travel there for meetings. It gives us the cool, fun start up vibe and environment, while allowing us to have multiple addresses and access to great facilities home and away” Matt Gomez, CEO of Soil Mate.

Those interested in checking out The Profile space, or to make availability inquiries can do so by contacting the team at theprofile.ca. The Profile will also be holding an open house on June 8th - 5pm-8pm, where they invite anyone interested in seeing the space and meeting the team to come on down.

About The Profile
The Profile has been in operating for the past 7 years with their flagship location, in Gastown. 2017 saw expansion into three other locations; North Vancouver’s burgeoning neighbourhood of Lower Lonsdale, the heart of downtown Vancouver’s Financial District on Thurlow St., and its first foray out of Vancouver, in BC’s booming tech hub of Kelowna. Between their locations, The Profile now manages over 50,000sq/ft of office and coworking space, making them amongst BC’s leaders in coworking space.

Company Contact Information:

Logo The Profile
Company: The Profile
Contact Name: Matt Gomez
Contact Phone: 250-801-8197
Contact Email: [email protected]
Company Website: theprofile.ca
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