Kamloops’ hub for startups and tech

Built in Kamloops is the place to get connected, find out about jobs, technology community events, and hear about the latest news in the Kamloops tech industry.


Kamloops is located in the Central Interior of British Columbia. With over 2000 hours of sunshine, world renown skiing and mountain biking, arts & music scene, foodie culture, and a vibrant technology startup community - how are you not here yet?

Thompson Rivers University - we call it TRU

Kamloops is home to Thompson Rivers University, providing top talent and research facilities and support for the startup community. In collaboration with Kamloops Innovation, TRU Generator provides mentorship & support for students and faculty exploring entrepreneurship. 

So much to do!

Kamloops Makerspace - make, create, build

Makeshift Kamloops - DIY pinterest crafts come to life

Padlock Studios - art, music, beer

Farmer’s Market - local produce and artisan gems

Kamloops Film Fest - movies, popcorn… what else do you need?

Brewloops - ferris wheels, bike crawls, cask nights

… and more!

Get *stuff* done

Need collaborative work space? Find yourself at:

Fueling Stations

Hop on over to Red Collar Brewing, Noble Pig, and Red Beard Cafe for the latest craft. 

Get caffeinated at the Art We Are, Cafe Motivo, PDK Cafe, Red Beard Cafe or find the Bellringer Bus. On campus? Check out Common Grounds.

Quick charge on your electric car? Head over to the Tournament Capital Center or Visitor Center.

Get involved

Join us on Slack!

Get connected to the greater tech community, hear about jobs, and find out about upcoming events or share your own. 

Make sure to download the desktop app so you can stay in the loop and get involved.

Get started: https://builtinkamloops-slackin.now.sh
Once you’re in, look around using the tutorial and feel free to join other channels that interest you.

New to slack? Check out their FAQ here.