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Money talks: Entrepreneur crash-course hits Kelowna this June

KELOWNA - Budding entrepreneurs who want to learn how to attract investors should mark June 15 and 16 on their calendars. That's the weekend the Valhalla Basecamp is coming to Kelowna.

Hosted by Valhalla Angels, which has branches in Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, the basecamp is a two-day crash courses that teaches entrepreneurs how to raise financing for their new companies. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Okanagan coLab on 1405 St. Paul St.

Valhalla Angels runs similar basecamps across Canada. According to Ashley de Nooij, who works with Valhalla Private Capital, it's run in the Okanagan for at least five years. It's a chance to connect with local entrepreneurs while building your business knowledge.

"It's fun," she said.

The weekend course will teach entrepreneurs how to properly pitch their ideas, raise funds and think like an investor.

The basecamp wraps up with a special Pitch Night on June 17 at XChange Kelowna on 1615 Dickson Ave. The basecamp participants will have three minutes to pitch their company in front of a panel of judges using the skills they've learned This free event is open for everyone to attend. You can reserve your spot here.

Early bird tickets cost $650 until May 22; afterwards, regular tickets cost $750. de Nooij said the basecamp usually only has room for 20 people, so space is limited. Grab your tickets here.

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