Our Distance Venture Accelerator Program (VAP) is helping tech startups across BC virtually accelerate their technology. Each week our clients meet one-on-one over the phone or video, for an hour with an Executive in Residence (EiR). Our Executives in Residence (mentors) help our clients find their customers, go to market, perfect their pitch and more.
Our accelerator program is helping a wide range of BC tech startups grow. Ideation, customer discovery, market validation, market penetration pre and post revenue across all tech sectors. But what is it really like to be in our program? We interviewed a few of our clients to find out.
Meet our clients
Drivve Automotive Group Inc.
First time founder, Mark Raison has created an automotive marketplace that he describes as “the tinder of car shopping”. Mark joined our VAP in December 2019 and has been working with our EiR Peter de Verteuil. Learn more about Drivve Automotive Group Inc in the above video.
Meet Fabian de la Fuente Founder and CEO of Victoria BC based Ergonomyx. Fabian has been working with EiR Ean Jackson since January 2019. Ergonomyx came into the VAP with an idea and a prototype. The program has helped them market and sell their technology. They just recently oversubscribed their kickstarter campaign. Learn more about how Ergonomyx has progressed over their time in the program in the above video.
CEO and Co-Founder of Ethos Lab Anthonia Ogundele has been working with EiR Peter de Verteuil since January. Ethos Lab is a digital online platform that links youth directly to cultural and stem focused exploration. Anthonia mentions, that the virtual model the VAP was built on makes it accessible for busy entrepreneurs, like her, to receive they mentorship and expertise their startup needs. According to Anthonia, “I feel like I am in a room connecting with someone quite readily, even though we are far apart”. Learn more about how New Venture BC has helped Ethos Lab in the above video.
Karma Well Health
Meet Sarah Hobbs, CEO and Founder of Karma Well Health. Sarah has been working with EiR Beth Gallup since March. Sarah says that not only have the weekly meetings kept her accountable. The mentorship she has received from Beth has helped accelerate her startup. Learn more about Karma Well Health above.
Annie Lo is a first time entrepreneur and CEO and Founder of MiTravel. Annie has been mentored by EiR Beth Gallup since March. Annie says that the NVBC provides a supportive community for its program participants. Watch the video above and learn more about how MiTravel has evolved over the past few months.
Meet Kyle Smith, Founder and CEO of SeedTreeDB. Kyle has been working with EiR Alan Foster since October 2019. Kyle mentions that one of the most valuable aspects of the program is the connections he has been able to make. Learn more about SeedTreeDB above.
Founder and CEO of Vanmates Aldo Diaz has been in the VAP working with Ean Jackson since October 2018. If you Aldo could sum up our VAP he would say it is: professional expertise, fast growth and business validation. Learn more about Vanmates experience in our accelerator above.
Meet Abhishek, Founder and CEO of WeDoLaundry. Abhishek has been mentored by EiR Ean Jackson since May 2018. He says as a startup having the expertise of an experienced mentor, has been very valuable. Learn about the huge strides (and dragons he’s encountered) since being in our accelerator in the video above.
A full list of our clients in our Distance Venture Accelerator Program can be found here.
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