Get support to test, launch or scale your startup. Our unique acceleration program pairs online learning modules with an hour of dedicated, one-to-one mentorship, each week. Not in Vancouver? No problem. We meet over phone or Skype.

Dedicated entrepreneurs wanted

Our program is perfect for early-stage tech ventures in BC. We accept pre- or post-revenue startups across all tech sectors, including IT, IoT, software, life sciences, agri-foods, and manufacturing. Like you, we’re dedicated to growing your business.

In this flexible, online program, you’ll set your own goals–we’ll help you achieve them.

Program outcomes:

  • Meet weekly with a mentor: someone who’s “been there/ done that”
  • Create strategies for sales, marketing, and business development
  • Avoid costly pitfalls: save time and money
  • Learn how to raise financing 
  • Refine your pitch
  • Design and build your MVP
  • Prove your customer and markets
  • Develop a venture plan: positioning statement, value proposition, business model canvas and a 6-month plan
  • Attend quarterly check-ins with other BC startups
  • Get access to New Ventures BC’s extensive network 

Program perks:

  • Hubspot for startups
  • Priority and free access to NVBC events and seminars
  • Discount at Spring Activator 
  • Exclusive discounts to Vancouver tech community events

The Distance Venture Acceleration Program is part of the BC Acceleration Network, sponsored by Innovate BC.

BC Venture Accelerator Program

Apply to the Distance Venture Acceleration Program

Program is $150 / month. $50 discount for past New Ventures BC competitors, for the first three months.

Executives in Residence

Alan Foster

Executive in Residence

Alan has more than 30 years’ experience in building and managing technology based ventures worldwide. Currently Alan is helping leaders in startups and early stage technology companies define business objectives, set priorities and commercialize their products enabling them to grow their companies.

He is a dynamic leader with expertise in organizational leadership, business planning, sales and marketing and product management. Prior to his consulting work, Alan worked in senior management roles with technology startups and Fortune 100 companies providing strategic guidance and technology expertise, enabling organizations to drive business value through innovation.


Peter de Verteuil

Executive in Residence

Peter has over 30 years of experience in Sales and Marketing management, Business Development, Corporate Strategy and Communications. Peter has held leadership positions in dynamic high-growth environments as well as large multinational organizations and has navigated change management through a number of corporate acquisitions. In roles of VP of Sales and VP of Strategy at SAP, Peter managed highly successful sales teams, and helped drive GTM Strategy & Planning for one of SAP’s leading growth divisions.

While VP of Marketing for Future Shop, Marketing Magazine named Peter one of Canada’s most influential marketers. Today Peter provides professional Business Development, Strategy, Sales, Marketing and Media consulting and advisory services to a wide spectrum of organizations, from startups to large enterprises.

Beth Gallup

Executive in Residence

Curiosity and drive have gifted Beth the opportunity to work with publicly-traded companies, research-driven universities, scale-ups and start-ups. Her own entrepreneurial ventures deepen her knowledge of the many ways innovation succeeds. Beth’s career has introduced her to power of the Web, UX, SEO, machine learning and AI. She understands manufacturer to consumer supply chains; safety, sport and wearable technologies; environmentally-intelligent development, construction and adaptive re-use. She has worked on boards and across borders, in different cultural milieus. Beth has an MBA in New Venture Development. She also studied at the European Summer School for Advanced Management.

Beth joined New Ventures BC as an EiR in 2016. She is passionate about entrepreneurial success, achieved through a deep understanding of the customer and a solid go-to-market plan. You’ll find Beth in Fernie, BC, an ideal place from which to mentor Distance Venture Acceleration clients across the province.

Ean Jackson

Executive in Residence

Ean “Action” Jackson has invested the past 25 years of his professional career in management, technical and business development roles in the technology industry. He’s been a top sales performer for businesses across North America ranging from startups to major multinational corporations including IBM, Oracle Corporation and Sprint International.  Ask him what he loves best, however, and he’ll say “helping folks achieve their goals”.

Ean has started up several businesses, taught entrepreneurship at three universities and served on numerous boards.  He speaks four European languages and has mentored entrepreneurs for New Ventures BC since it started in 2000. When not coaching aspiring entrepreneurs, Ean likes to run trails and climb mountains.  If you want to get him excited, ask him what it’s like to run 100-miles!