Nestled deep in the interior of British Columbia, the Okanagan region is known for its vineyards and beaches. Less well-known is the fact that this region is now the fastest-growing tech and innovation hub in Canada, generating more than $1.7 billion annually. A small non-profit called Accelerate Okanagan (AO) serves as the rallying point for much of the region’s technology growth.
So when AO’s much-loved CEO got a promotion to lead sister organization Innovate BC, the non-profit had a choice. Do we start looking for a replacement CEO right away? Or do we use this time as an intentional pause, to reflect on where we’re going as an organization and as a region?
Accelerate Okanagan wisely chose the second path. They invited Domain7 to help them walk through a community-oriented, co-creative pathway towards envisioning the future.