Looking to refine your market or gain traction? We can help. Get support from seasoned mentors, insights from peer learning and education in essential startup principles to move your early-stage venture forward.

Find your market to gain more customers

We’ve helped over 60+ ventures save time and money through our programs’ customer discovery process. Whether you’re pre-revenue or are looking to gain more traction, we’ll work with you to find your product market fit and create a viable business model.

Options for every schedule and budget

Since our Venture Acceleration Programs focus on early-stage ventures, we understand that many participants hold day jobs. We’ve created flexible options with that in mind—even if you have a 9-5, you can still keep working on your startup.

From free online training to a comprehensive, in-person cohort, there’s a program to suit your schedule and budget.

1) Self-guided online (free)

  • Free, online education modules that cover essential startup principles. Open to tech entrepreneurs in BC.

2) Distance program

  • Join at any time. Learn essential startup principles, complete customer discovery work and connect with an Executive in Residence (EiR) online.

3) Comprehensive program

  • This cohort-based, 3-month program includes additional group meetings with our EiR network. Reap the benefits of peer learning and face-to-face mentorship.

Don’t have an accelerator in your region? We’ve got you covered.

On-going mentoring (Regional BC)

  • Mentorship option for Regional-based, BC companies who don’t have access to a local accelerator.

Compare program details

Compare program prices and benefits to find your fit:

Self-guided online
Distance
Comprehensive
Online Training Course
Dedicated Executive in Residence
1 free session*
Additional Mentors
 ✓
Group Meetings
 ✓
Program Cost
Free
$150/mo
$200/mo
Program Duration
Untll completion
3 months
3 months
 *Upon completion of specified worksheets. Sign up for details.

Program outcomes: what you take away

In our comprehensive and distance options, you’ll

  • Prove your customers’ needs and markets
  • Develop a six-month business plan
  • Participate in weekly coaching sessions with our Executives in Residence (EiRs)
  • Gain potential readiness to join a next-stage accelerator program

By completing customer discovery work and finding product-market fit you’ll be taking the first, essential steps in your startup journey towards becoming an investable company.

After the program, we don’t just say goodbye—we keep in touch and are available for on-going support. In addition, over the past three years, Venture Acceleration Program participants have been introduced to potential partners, customers, and investors.

Program FAQs

Head to our blog for some frequently asked questions about the program.

New Ventures BC Experiences

The New Ventures BC Venture Acceleration Program is incredible. The knowledge we have gained from the program would’ve taken us years to learn. The program has propelled WalletCard with a solid foundation and a better understanding of our target markets, value proposition and sales channel.
The Venture Acceleration Program is a must for any entrepreneur entering the technology sector. It is important for entrepreneurs to understand that the most valuable tool in a business is your mentors and network.
Naveen Nand, Co-Founder, CEO, WalletCard
Summer 2016 Graduate

The Venture Acceleration Program has been pivotal in helping launch Viemère. We came into the program with just an idea but left with a clear direction on how to take the business to market. I can confidently say that because of this program and exceptional mentorship we have avoided major business pitfalls and saved so much time and money! It has been an invaluable experience and I highly recommend it to any tech start-up.
Joyce Lau, Founder & CEO, Viemère
Winter 2015, Summer 2016 Graduate

From basic market validation, to positioning, to building out a resonating value proposition and go-to market strategy, the Venture Acceleration Program has paved the foundation for my company. I currently sit in the top 25 in the New Ventures B.C. competition.  I would not be in this position without the disciplined approach they teach and the quality mentorship they provided along the way. Very happy to recommend and will continue to use what I’ve learned.
Kris Hartvigsen, Founder & CEO, Dooly Noted
Winter 2015 Graduate, 2015 and 2016 Competition Finalist

 

Sponsorship

New Ventures BC is part of the BCAN network. This Venture Acceleration Program is sponsored by the BC Innovation Council.

BC Innovation Council