Are you an innovative B.C. company? There is a wide-range of government and government-funded programs available that are supporting innovative companies across the province. Programs include:
- Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative. WINN’s first intake resulted in support for 27 projects in western Canada, with 12 B.C. companies receiving over $8 million in funding commitments;
- Public Works and Government Services Canada’s Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). The most recent BCIP call for proposals resulted in 72 pre-qualified innovations, with 9 innovations from B.C. companies;
- Mitacs full suite of programs, which placed over 400 grad students and post-doc fellows in internships with B.C. companies over the last three years.
You’re invited to learn more about commercialization funding, and how these programs can help your business move its next great idea from the work bench to the marketplace. Upcoming Government of Canada information sessions across BC include: Read more
Influenced by the Lean Startup movement, Vancouver’s Launch Academy has launched a Lean Entrepreneur Program to help you build an investor-ready startup.
The Lean Entrepreneur Program is now in partnership with Up Global, Startup NEXT and Google for Entrepreneurs. Read more
Sustainable Developement Technology Canada (SDTC) invests in late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies by Canadian companies in a range of innovative solutions across all industries.
The SDTC Virtual Incubator Workshops target entrepreneurs with early-stage clean technologies who plan on applying to SDTC for funding and provide those entrepreneurs and prospective applicants with key information and practical guidance to prepare a quality SOI submission. Read more
The Canadian Technology Accelerator in Boston (CTA @ Boston) is a 4-month immersion program that connects your business to the unique resources and contacts in New England to help accelerate your growth. The benefits of participating in the CTA and the resources in Greater Boston are highlighted below. Read more
Influenced by the Lean Startup movement, Vancouver’s Launch Academy has launched a Lean Entrepreneur Program to help you build an investor-ready startup. Read more
Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, a principal of an emerging company, a manager in charge of business development, a student passionate in this field or an engineer seeking a business partner or vice versa, an insightful Pathfinder can be very useful. Read more
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA) in San Francisco & Silicon Valley are currently accepting applications for the September 1st – December 31st class. Read more
The call for applications for the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Cleantech virtual program are now open.
Offered by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, these programs in New York/Silicon Valley and Denver provide Canadian startups with access to unique resources and contacts that can help their international growth. Read more
The British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) is sponsoring a research project to evaluate the gaps in BCIC’s support for technology innovators.
The project will also help the BCIC plan new programs and initiatives to address the identified gaps and create opportunities for technology innovators to improve their competitiveness in key sectors. The sectors currently under study are agri-foods, mining, forestry, and oil and gas. Read more
Thanks for attending our workshop on Capital Planning. Thanks to our great speakers and big thanks to Kool Projects and Drive for your extra participation!
Video coming soon, slides below:
Jonathan Bixby, GrowLab slides (pdf)
Megan Griffith, NSERC slides (pdf)
Simon Backer, NRC-IRAP slides (pdf)
Thealzel Lee, E-Fund slides (pdf)