Vancouver concierge company wins 'Built in Kamloops' Contest

By Vanessa Ybarra
June 15, 2017 - 10:00am Updated: June 15, 2017 - 3:15pm

KAMLOOPS — A Vancouver business has gotten a big boost thanks to the Built in Kamloops Contest.

The tech concierge company Porter beat out 40 other companies to win the contest that helps startup companies take their business to the next level.

The company provides concierge services for dog walking, grocery shopping, furniture assembly and more.

Owner Jonathan Natavio received $10-thousand, as well office space, business coaching and mentorship services to kickstart their company in Kamloops.

"This is a great opportunity for Porter to not only test our platform in a new market, but also receive mentorship in a proven Venture Acceleration Program to really accelerate our startup," said Natavio. "We’re thrilled to be a part of the vibrant Kamloops tech industry and contribute to the community."

The contest is a joint partnership between the City of Kamloops, Venture Kamloops, Tourism Kamloops and the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce.

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