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Apply for Launch Academy’s Lean Entrepreneur Program

June 29th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

LaunchAcademyWhen: Jul 14th – Aug 6th, Every Tues/Thurs @ 6pm – 9pm
Where: Launch Academy — #300-128 W Hastings St Vancouver BC
Tuition: $1000 (Early bird) and $1250 (Regular) + taxes

Description: The Lean Entrepreneur Program provides first-time entrepreneurs and career-changers with the best practices for building a lean startup. This program focuses on what’s essential to you in your first six months of your startup journey, covering topics from validating an idea to acquiring your first customer. For more info on how to apply, including financing options, click here.

Catapult YVR: Wall Jams – Innovating on Innovation

June 29th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

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Join Catapult YVR for a very special session designed specially with innovators in mind.

If you’re interested in learning tools to enable you and your team to think differently, running a productive ideation process, and breaking the model this event is for you.

Their aim is to equip you to move fast and break things.

A ‘Wall Jam’ is a unique way of visually communicating ideas and is intended to transcend typical ‘brainstorming’ and ‘mind mapping’ practices. In place of typical whiteboards and papers, ideas are drawn or painted directly on to clean walls.

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The Art of Leadership Conference: Early Bird Offer

June 29th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

The Art of Leadership fuels the passion that drives the most innovative and successful leaders in Canada. The Art of Leadership conference sets out to provide the inspiration, education and connections that leaders require to transform their organizations. On September 14th over 1,200 professionals will gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre to gain insight and learn cutting edge techniques from 5 New York Times Bestselling authors and world-renowned thought leaders.

Click here to learn more. 

Apply now to participate in the Green and Digital Demonstration Program

June 29th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

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The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) now welcomes entrepreneurs to submit applications to participate in the Green and Digital Demonstration Program (GDDP).

The GDDP helps support innovators in the clean tech and digital/ICT sectors, by providing participants with access to City-owned assets for technology demonstrations and proof-of-concept trials. The ‘spirit’ or intent of the program is to accelerate both local job growth and the path to market for exciting new products/solutions, while saving entrepreneurs valuable time and money.

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Launch Academy presents: Launch 101

June 29th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

LaunchAcademyIn this two hour beginner’s session, newcomers will learn how to break into the exciting world of tech, including crucial first steps for building a startup, an overview of the startup ecosystem, as well as an introduction to resources and services available at Launch Academy. Perfect for first-time entrepreneurs, career-changers and the tech-curious!

Bring your startup ideas and questions!

Click here to register.

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10 Companies Moving to Round 3 Announced

June 19th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

The Round 2.5 jury pitches happened earlier this week and 10 companies were selected to advance to Round 3 to join the Top 15.

Here are the Top 25 Companies:
(Listed in Alphabetical Order)

  1. BucketList – Vancouver
  2. CamDo – Vancouver
  3. Change Heroes – Vancouver
  4. Clotho (Hanna Dorothy Inc.) – Vancouver
  5. Cotyledon – Port Alberni
  6. CuePath Innovation – Vancouver
  7. Dooly Noted – North Vancouver
  8. Drive – Vancouver
  9. Eagle Energy – Vancouver
  10. – Vancouver Read more