Last night’s seminar Assessing the Opportunity with Ralph Turfus was well attended and served as a great kick-off to the 2013 BCIC-New Ventures Competition.
Nearly 80 attendees were guided through creating a positioning of statement to help differentiate their startup from the competition. Ralph also highlighted the importance of the both the customer and the sales process in building a sustainable business from inception.
Slides from Ralph’s presentation can be found here: RTurfus_2013
For those who missed the presentation, a video will be posted within 2 weeks.
Good news for BC Tech Entrepreneurs. BCIC has expanded their Access BC program and it’s better than ever.
The Access BC Program enables BC technology entrepreneurs to participate in and attend key programs, conferences and events that take place outside of their region. The purpose of the program is to provide BC entrepreneurs with access to relevant key learning and growth opportunities, typically beyond reach, benefiting the company right here in BC. Read more
The explosive growth of social and casual gaming has predominantly been fueled by female players in their 40s. As more and more game developers actively target women and young children, we’re seeing an expansion of what games are and can be.
But as a game developer how do you appeal to firsttime female gamers? How do you create family friendly games? What types of gameplay and content do they need for these broader audiences?
Are you an active or aspiring entrepreneur? Want a roadmap to build your startup with less anxiety, confusion and frustration?
Be sure to check out Roger Killen’s The Strategic Startup. This 3-hour seminar describes a system of proven best practices that are applied in small, simple and strategically-sequenced steps. With this system, entrepreneurs replace their anxiety, confusion and frustration with clear visions, near-certain outcomes and confident execution.
Attendees will learn to:
Design a roadmap with milestonesknown to foretell success instead of a patchwork of tactics held together by hope and hard work
Safely and boldly navigate the startup minefield and avoid false starts and fatal flaws
Focus on strategic priorities and avoid the trial-and-error approach to startup development
Create products and services that customers really want and can be profitably produced
Attract crucial resources including a great team, great partners and adequate capital
Build a business capable of rewarding them with fulfillment, fun and fortune.
The Strategic Startup is on Saturday, September 15th from 9:00am to 12:00pm (and repeated from 1:00pm to 4:00pm) at UBC Robson Square. Tickets are $27 and available online.
Today Accelerate Okanagan announced the launch of their second annual Jump:Start:Challenge. Designed to help technology companies and entrepreneurs raise investment, increase their revenues and drive market share, the Jump:Start Challenge is an “investor-ready” pitch competition.
Entrants to the Jump:Start:Challenge will be invited to present their pitches at an open forum in the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence, Penticton, and will then have an opportunity to participate in Pitch Workshop training sessions, at which they will be taught the “rules of pitching”. Read more