Did you know if you get a mentor for your small business you are twice as likely to stay in business past five years? A mentor can increase your network, help find you funding, and decrease your chances of making costly business mistakes.
The great news is you can easily find mentors from professional organizations by visiting MentorshipBC, which is a free directory listing 55+ mentorship programs for small business owners.
BCIC’s hit blog series has become so popular, it’s being turned into an e-book!
The regional spotlight series profiles BC Acceleration Network partners who are driving growth of the technology sector across the province. The accumulation of these posts provides a great snapshot of the booming tech scene in BC, and how innovation and creativity are applied in different ways in different regions.
Have a chance to present at Canada’s premier access-to-capital program.
The Canadian Financing Forum features presentations from North America’s most promising technology companies, as approximately 40 companies compete for the attention of top tier investors from across Canada and the United States. Focusing on both Information Technology & Creative, and Cleantech & Advanced Technology companies, the Canadian Financing Forum matches North American corporate and venture capital investors with entrepreneurs on their way to building world-class technology companies.
Presenters will also have the opportunity to secure a display table in the foyer on a first come first serve basis at no extra cost. Come to #CFF2016 and showcase your high growth company in front of an audience of investors and major industry influencers.
Located in Kelowna, BC, Accelerate Okanagan (AO), is focused on the developing and supporting a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community throughout the Okanagan.
Job posting – Chief Executive Officer
AO is seeking a visionary Chief Executive Officer for this hands-on role to lead a team and achieve this mandate. This position will be broad in scope – providing strategic business planning, executing on strategy and day-to-day operational leadership.
The successful individual will work under the guidance of the AO Board of Directors to develop and implement the strategic plan directing AO towards continuous growth. He/she will be a natural leader, gifted communicator and thrive on building strong relationships and have a reputation for establishing effective partnerships and joint ventures as well as being a collaborative influence. Previous experience with start-ups is preferred in order to gain the confidence of our entrepreneurs and enable you to relate to the challenges and excitement involved.
For the complete job posting and details on how to apply, visit lovehr.ca.
Set up your startup venture for success! Learn about your options for corporate structure, founder agreements, IP strategy, commercial agreements, financing structures and the legal aspect of preparing for an exit.
One of the key milestones for an early stage company is a business model that matches the market. Many new companies compete with their business model as well as their product. This workshop at SFU Harbour Centre will look at how companies can evolve from a minimum viable product to a replicable business model that generates revenue and is sustainable as the company matures and goes through different growth phases.
Date: Monday November 30, 2015, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 7000, Vancouver
VEF events bring the local technology community together to stimulate ideas, conversations and connections. In this panel discussion, field experts will discuss cyber crimes and e-money laundering.
Less than 10 years ago the majority of our financial and personal information was almost inaccessible to the common criminal. Now, in our hyper-connected and interoperable world of online services, the cost of entry into the cyber crime world is significantly low and our private data has never been more exposed.
Web performance can make a huge difference to your customers, and your business. Can your customers can easily navigate through your website, find key information, and quickly scan for what they need? Does your website come up near the top of Google searches, or is it buried beneath pages of results?
Improving your SEO and web content is easier than you might think. Camp Tech is offering half-day workshops that can help you to:
Drive more traffic to your website
Elevate your social media SEO
Write killer web content that matches your brand
If you’re interested in signing up, email us for a $10 discount code.
The #BCTECH Summit 2016 is a two-day event showcasing the vibrant technology industry in British Columbia. On January 18 & 19, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the #BCTECH Summit will explore how technology is transforming our economy – and our lives.
With a Tech Showcase, trade show, Venture Capital Presentations, B2B meetings, networking receptions and Career Showcase, the #BCTECH Summit can help your businesses create connections and drive growth.
Keynote speakers include:
Ray Kurzweil, Futurist, and a Director of Engineering at Google.
Elyse Allan, GE Canada President and CEO.
Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup.
Beth Noveck, Former Deputy Chief Technology Officer for President Obama.
Terry Stuart, Deloitte Canada’s Chief Innovation Officer.
Get Super Early Bird pricing on tickets until November 16th.