The Comprehensive Venture Acceleration Program is a cohort-based program offered three to four times a year, with an intake to ensure program fit.

The program builds on the solid content of Market Validation Training and its venture-building deliverables through dynamic weekly mentoring meetings, venture presentations and feedback.

Four half day group meetings engages you in an experiential-learning process with your venture peers, mentors, and EiRs.

Who is this program for?

Our Comprehensive Venture Acceleration Program is designed for ventures who are looking for product-market fit, or have early revenue, but are looking to gain more traction.

In this program, you will..

  • Conduct real-world customer interviews to prove your customer needs and markets
  • Complete online Market Validation Training with an EiR
  • Develop a venture plan which includes your positioning statement, value proposition, business model canvas and a 6-month plan

Program features

  • Weekly office hours and mentoring with your EiR
  • Peer learning with a cohort of companies that are taking the program with you
  • Group sessions with peers, EiRs, and Mentors
  • Networking opportunities

Executives in Residence

Joseph Bowes

Executive in Residence | 15+ years

Entrepreneur, senior executive, and advisor – Joseph’s passion and experience has always revolved around early-stage ventures, and includes significant experience in commercialization strategy, corporate development, and financing. In this regard, he has worked with technology companies, as well as resource-based, and B2B (retail sector) ventures. Notable C-Suite roles include: his own several startups and successful exits; a senior executive role in a B2B startup which, in less than two years, grew to over $1M per week in revenues, and; serving as a founding director of a Florida-based specialty finance company, which grew during his involvement to $50M USD in net loans ($312M, 2016).

Skiing, racquet sports, and boating are some of Joseph’s favourite pastimes.

Ean Jackson

Executive in Residence | 10+ years

Ean “Action” Jackson has invested the past 25 years of his professional career in management, technical and business development roles in the technology industry. He has been employed by businesses across North America ranging from startups to major multinational corporations including IBM, Oracle Corporation and Sprint International. When not building business, Ean likes to run trails and climb mountains.

Program details

  • 3-month program
  • Program cost: $600 ($200/month)
  • We offer a discounted rate of $400 to past BCIC-New Ventures competitors
  • See an overview of the program

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Unsure if our program is the right fit for you? We’ll be holding an virtual info session in late February. Subscribe  to our newsletter for more details.

In the meantime, head to our blog for some frequently asked questions about the program.

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Current and past cohort participants

Who goes through our Venture Acceleration Programs? Our cohorts represent a wide range of technology ventures. Check them out.

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