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Task service provider wins $10,000 in Kamloops startup contest

Poter's founder Jonathan Natavio will set up shop in Kamloops next month as the winner of the Built in Kamloops contest.
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KAMLOOPS – A tech platform created to combat mundane office tasks was just given a $10,000 boost and an attractive startup package to set up shop in Kamloops.

Porter, the Vancouver-based online concierge platform, beat over 40 applications from eight different countries, according to a release from the Kamloops Innovation.

The platform aims to help companies and working professionals with daily tasks like dog walking and grocery shopping.

Including the cash prize, Porter is getting a six month support package including accommodations and office space. Founder Jonathan Natavio arrives in July and will be matched with an entrepreneur from Kamloops Innovation.

Jonathan Natavio dreamt up the idea in 2015 and launched in 2016.

Natavio's idea came to him when he spent time working for companies. He noticed that workers were bogged down by menial tasks and were always asking others to help. Natavio combed the internet for an app or company to help, noticed a lack of options and that's when he decided to pursue Porter as a platform.

"We're thrilled to be a part of the vibrant Kamloops tech industry and contribute to the community," Natavio says in the release.

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