Part of the 2022 New Ventures BC Competition
Presented by Innovate BC

Throughout the spring New Ventures BC will host our weekly Startup Seminar Series, giving you the information you’ll need to build and grow your business, and even perform better in the #nvbc2022 competition

Education Resources - catch-up on past seminars

1. Product/Market Fit - presented on March 29, 2022
 Topics covered include marketing research, technology adoption models, “whole” solution offerings, product positioning, and pricing.

Speakers: Dave Thomas, Rocketbuilders and Lesley Duncan, SFU VentureLabs

Presentation Slides - Product/Market Fit (pdf)

2. Introduction to Pricing for Innovation - presented on April 6, 2022
In this 1.5 hour seminar, you’ll learn whether you’re you pricing your product or service appropriately for your market, and how to choose the right pricing model for your venture.

Speakers: Rashaqa Rahman, Jessie Tai, and Steven Forth, Ibbaka 

Presentation Slides - Pricing (pdf)

3. Managing Your Intellectual Property - presented on April 13, 2022
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? 

Speakers: Roger Kuypers & Ling Wong, Fasken

Presentation Slides - Managing your IP (pdf)

4. The Business Case: What Angels really want - presented on April 20, 2022

Speaker: Mike Volker, Angel Investor, WUTIF, VANTEC

Presentation Slides - Business Case (pdf)

5. Government Grants & Financial Models - presented on April 27, 2022

Speakers: Erik KaasNRC IRAP and Sean Hodgins, Tandem Innovation Group

Presentation Slides - NRC IRAP and Other Government Funding Programs (pdf)
Presentation Slides - Financial Models 101 (pdf)
Supplemental Video: NVBC 2022 Financial Model Template Guide (will open new window)
Supplemental Template: ABC Projections Template 2022 (xlsx)

6. Sales & Marketing 101 - presented on May 3, 2022

Rochelle Grayson, UBC Sauder School of Business & Executive in Residence, NVBC Sales Accelerator program
Peter de Verteuil, Avid Enterprises & Executive in Residence, NVBC Sales Accelerator program

Sales and Marketing (pdf)

7. HR 101 for Startups - presented on May 11, 2022

Speakers: Stephanie Lyster and Allison GuldAnswerBar

AnswerBar - HR for Start-Ups (pdf) 

8. Capital Planning 101 - presented on May 18, 2022

Davina MacPhail, Impact Investment Program Manager at Spring

Get the Funding deck here (pdf) 
Get the Futurpreneur slides here (pdf) 
Y Combinator youtube video on SAFEs

9. SR&ED - presented on May 19, 2022

Rod Hynes, Director, SR&ED and Business Tax Incentives, EY Canada
Mo Mostafaei, Senior Manager, SR&ED and Business Tax Incentives, EY Canada
David Ko, Manager, SR&ED and Business Tax Incentives, EY Canada

10. Corporate Structure - presented on May 25

Geoff Pedlow
Samuel Li
Hardeep Gill

Get the deck here (pdf) 

11. Exit Strategy - presented on June 1

Speaker: David J. Raffa

Read David’s latest Tech M&A report here (pdf)
Follow along with the powerpoint here (pdf)

12. Pitch & Presentation

Speaker: Paul Brassard

Pitch Masterclass (pdf)

13. All about investor profiles: Friends & Family, Angels, VCs

Speaker: Brian Martin 

All About Investors (pdf)


Perfecting Your Fundraising Deck

Anthony Mouchantaf - RBCx Capital, Director, Venture Capital @ RBCx

Perfecting Your Pitch Deck (pdf)


Train Fitness secures pre-seed funding