Here you can find the recordings and presentation slides from the 2020 New Ventures BC Competition Webinars that have happened so far.

Assessing the Opportunity

Entrepreneur, mentor and angel investor, Ralph Turfus lead our first educational webinar of 2020 New Ventures BC Competition! We explored the positioning statement and covered the following questions:

  • What is your go to market strategy?
  • What is your market opportunity?
  • Who are you as an entrepreneur?

This webinar will help bring clarity to your venture and help you get set up for success!

Video Recording and Slides

Startup Sprint Day 1

Thank you to everyone who joined us online for our day packed with startup essentials.

Webinar Agenda:

Video Recording

Managing your IP

Trade-marks and patents can be daunting for the first-time entrepreneur. Do you need to go through registration? In what jurisdictions and when? What are the rules around the elements of intellectual property in Canada and beyond? This presentation will give you the basics that you need to better investigate your options. The webinar was led by lawyers Roger Kuypers and Ling Wong of Fasken.

Video Recording and Slides

Startup Sprint Day 2

Thank you to the 160 BC tech companies who joined us online for our  Startup Sprint Day 2!


  • 9:15am Participants can login to webinar
  • 9:25am Opening Remarks from New Ventures BC
  • 9:30 – 10:30am Exit Strategy with Grant Lawrence, Vahalla AngelsSlides
  • 10:30 – 10:45am Break
  • 10:45 – 12:00pm HR 101 for Start-ups with Allison Guld and Stephanie Lyster, AnswerBarSlides
  • 12:00 – 12:30pm Break
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Capital Planning with Keith Ippel, Spring Activator
  • 1:30 – 1:45pm Break
  • 1:45 – 2:45pm Family and Friends, Angels and Institutional VC’s: understanding the pros and cons of different investor groups with Jay Crone, TELUS VenturesSlides
  • 2:45 – 3:00pm Break
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm Breaking Down Your Money Model with Chris Stairs, Volition and – Slides
  • 4:00 – 4:15pm Break
  • 4:15 – 5:15pm Valuation & Getting Ready for Investor Due Diligence with Amyn Somani, Volition and Angeleca Capital GroupSlides

Video Recording

Corporate Structure

This webinar was lead by three Fasken lawyers: Jon Conlin, Hardeep Gill and Samuel Li. This webinar addressed the initial corporate matters you need to consider in building your technology company.

Topics covered include:

  • Initial corporate structuring issues
  • Allocating founders shares
  • Preparing a financing plan
  • Sourcing seed capital
  • Allocating stock options
  • Financing a new venture
  • Taxes

Video Recording and Slides

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