FAQ’s

I started my business BEFORE 2019 – can I participate?
No, the program is focused on new start-up businesses that have started in 2019 or will be starting in 2020.

Do I have to live in the North Okanagan?
No, but the business must operate or be operated in the North Okanagan (Vernon, Lumby, Armstrong, Enderby, etc.) to participate in the program.

Can I compete with more than one business idea?
Yes, if you have an idea for more than one product or service, you can compete more than once. You will have to submit more than one registration.

Who are the mentors?
Mentors are members of the business community. Some currently operate businesses while others work with businesses in a support capacity.

How do I register?
Eligibility, Rules and Registrations forms are found on the How it Works  page.