If you’re in the Okanagan, here’s a great opportunity for early stage entrepreneurs and career changers.
The Startup Basics program can help provide you with the tools and resources to take your idea to the next stage.
The program is comprised of weekly sessions and seminars, taking place from September to December 2015. Sessions are presented by Community Organizations, Accelerate Okanagan Executive in Residence Mentors, Partners, Clients, and Alumni. Two of our NVBC mentors will also be taking part!
Each session is designed to educate the entrepreneur on the fundamentals essential to developing their startup.
Applications are open for CBC’s Next Gen Den Season 2, an online version of Dragons’ Den.
Next Gen Den features a panel of three Dragons who are looking to invest in the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs.
The CBC is looking for early-stage young entrepreneurs (40 years old and under) that would be interested in pitching their startup idea or business to the next generation of Dragons for investment of $100,000 and under.
Filming is set to take place in Toronto in late September.
Western Canada’s leading crowdfunding conference for innovative ventures & businesses (Equity, Debt, Rewards & Fintech)
Join the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, sponsors and presenting partners on Tuesday, September 29 in downtown Vancouver for an immersive and interactive half-day event for innovative ventures and businesses seeking to raise seed and growth capital from online crowdfunding markets, including:
TEDx style storytelling
This is an exclusive opportunity to learn, network and be mentored by crowdfunding-fintech experts and investors in Canada interested to help businesses achieve funding success and scale.
Get 10% off your tickets today through BCTIA’s Community Partners discount code: NCFA_PARTNER or use the direct link.
For the agenda, speakers, and registration, visit the event website.
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Learn about the changing trends around early stage investing at this upcoming event, presented by Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF).
When: September 22, 2015 Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm Location: The Imperial / 319 Main Street / Vancouver, BC Cost: $55 Buy tickets
Angel investing has evolved significantly over the past decade; as has Vancouver’s startup ecosystem. In partnership with Vancouver Startup Week, join the VEF community to hear from a panel of experts on the changing trends around early stage investing, the internationalization of capital, what angels are now looking for and how to best engage with the angel community.
Boris Wertz, Version One Ventures will moderate the panel:
Fraser Hall, Co-founder Recon Instruments, Bryght.com & Vancouver Founder Fund
Jonathan Bixby, General Partner at Stanley Park Ventures
Ethan Sun, President & Founder at Istuary Innovation Group
Kim Kaplan, VP Revenue Optimization at Plenty of Fish Media
Contributing partner, the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) will be presenting ‘Start Up Alley.’
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The Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) is hosting a variety of events in Mission and Abbotsford this fall. For their full event calendar, visit them online.
Open House at SRCTec – 7337 Welton Street in Mission
September 16, 2015 @ 3-5PM
Join us as we open our doors to each and everyone one of you! This event is for everyone in the valley to come by and see who we are and what we do. SRCTec has a variety of services and programs that may be of interest to you specifically, or someone in your network. This mixer is FREE to attend! Register online at www.srctec.org/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Agri-Tech Workshop at SRCTec – 7337 Welton Street in Mission
September 23, 2015 @ 12:30-5:00PM
Do you have the next big tech idea in agriculture? Join us along with our key speakers on accounting, marketing, funding and legal structure. Our workshop runs quarterly and is a benefit to those who are looking to start-up or brush up on their business skills in this industry. Register online at www.srctec.org/events or email email@example.com
First Annual Agri-Tech Trade Show + Mixer – Ramada Inn and Conference Centre in Abbotsford
October 21, 2015 @ 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Join us at our first annual Agri-Tech Trade Show + Mixer to see the newest ideas in Agri-Tech, listen to keynote speakers and network at our cocktail hour. This event is FREE for everyone to attend! Register online at www.srctec.org/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions.
2-3pm – EXPO OPEN
3-4pm – KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (TBA)
4-5pm – NETWORKING MIXER
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The Canadian Innovation Exchange is looking for the nation’s Top 20 hottest innovative
companies! All technology companies across Canada are invited to enter. The CIX Top 20
is chosen based on excellence in innovation, growth potential, competitive advantage
and strength of business model. Does your company have what it takes?
Enter the CIX Top 20 program!
CEOs and Founders of selected CIX Top 20 companies will receive the opportunity to engage
over 600 investors and peers at the 2015 Canadian Innovation Exchange. Network with
potential partners and investors, receive mentorship, and grow your business with this
chance in being listed in the CIX Hall of Fame.
No fee to apply. Deadline for entries for the CIX Top 20 is Friday, September 25, 2015
Click here to apply
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