New Ventures BC

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Discovery Parks Hosts Generator Challenge Competition

Discovery Parks and the City of Vancouver are inviting early-stage technology-based companies to enter their Generator Challenge Competition to win free workspace at the Discovery Parks Vancouver facility for one year beginning May 1, 2014.

The Generator Challenge Competition is an annual “Dragons’ Den” style competition for startups in the lifesciences and technology sector. 2014-15 will be the fourth year of the Generator. Read more

2010 Competition Winner Publishes Book on Canadian Entrepreneurs

Competition Alumni Terry Beech was recently named to Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 winners for 2013 and now he has written a book.

The Founder of 2010 competition winner has co-authored The In-Credibility Factor.

The book highlights the rags to riches stories of 30 high profile Canadian entrepreneurs and then has 30 strategies and tips to be an entrepreneur yourself. Chapter 1 starts strong with Jimmy Pattison and the book goes on to visit entrepreneurs in every province. Read more

Apply for $100 Million in Western Innovation Initiative Funding

wdWestern Economic Diversification Canada (WD) recently launched the Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) to assist SMEs in commercializing new technology-based products, processes and services.

WINN is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada to move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace. Read more

Take Your Startup to Boston for 48 Hours

The Consulate General of Canada in Boston and the Canadian Entrepreneurs of New England are currently accepting applications from Canadian companies for their “48Hrs in the Hub” program from September 29 – October 1 in Boston and Cambridge.

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