Startup revelstoke

About Us

Our mission is to get people together to take risks, experiment and support one another through success.

back story

The Revelstoke economy has traditionally been centred around the tourism, transportation and timber industries, but as increasing numbers of people trade the stress of city life for the mountain lifestyle, the town’s vibrant co-working community continues to grow, and is now home to dozens of freelancers and remote tech workers.

StartUp Revelstoke was formed in 2017 to nurture a startup ecosystem that supports the diversification and growth of the economy. With funding from Community Futures Revelstoke, the organization is overseen by the Community Futures Board of Directors and employs one part-time staff.

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Start up coach

Carolyn Gibson

Carolyn Gibson


A self described “jobler”, Carolyn has pieced together an entrepreneurial life that ranges from running a small B&B, teaching leadership and business skills through the Continuing Studies department at Okanagan College and a variety of courses in the Tourism Management Diploma program at the Revelstoke campus, advising on the Queens MBA & the Masters in Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs and using her small consulting company to help organizations with their training and development needs. She has now added StartUp Coach to her “jobler” roles and is looking forward to helping people from their idea stage through to the business concept development.


Start-up Revelstoke is an important tool of Community Futures in helping those budding entrepreneurs that might have fallen through the cracks in their journey. 

We are part of the StartUp Canada ecosystem connecting startup communities across the country.

Startup Canada is Canada’s national network of 150K entrepreneurs working together to build an inclusive ecosystem for entrepreneurship.

Through online platforms, grassroots Startup Communities like Startup Revelstoke can access large corporate funding and talent from across the country. Being entrepreneur-led and committed to the long-term success and sustainability of our communities is what Startup Revelstoke & Canada strive for.


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