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Startup Sprint 2024

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join fellow New Ventures BC Competitors and the BC tech community for a day packed with startup essentials! These education sessions are open to anyone interested in learning about building a tech startup. It is also designed to help 2024 Competition entrants prepare for your Round 2 submissions, due on May 1st. Come for the whole day or stay for select seminars. Space is limited, be sure to register in advance.

For those that can’t make it in person, we will be offering a livestream of the event! More information for the livestream will be provided after registration.

​Part of the 2024 New Ventures BC Competition, presented by Innovate BC.

Location: SFU Harbour Centre (located within SFU Vancouver Campus), 515 W Hastings St., Room 1400


​9:00am – Registration
9:30-11:00am – Product/Market Fit
11:15am-12:30pm – Introduction to Pricing for Innovation
12:30-1:30pm – Lunch break
1:30-2:15pm – Government Funding Programs and IP Considerations
2:30-3:15pm – Financial Models
3:30-5:00pm – The Business Case – What an Angel Really Wants


​Dave Thomas, Partner, Rocket Builders and SFU VentureLabs
Lesley Duncan, Senior Marketing Manager, Photonic Inc.
Steven Forth, CEO, Ibbaka
Edward Wong, Project Manager, Ibbaka
Cynthia Shippam, Industrial Technology Advisor, NRC IRAP
Sean Hodgins, Co-Founder, Tandem Innovation Group
Mike Volker, Angel Investor & CEO, WUTIF Capital

​This event is free for all BC tech startups, students, and our NVBC Community.

​Throughout the spring, New Ventures BC will host a series of events, giving you the information you’ll need to build and grow your business, and even perform better in the #nvbc2024 competition!

​For more information about NVBC Competition 2024, visit our competition page.

Register now


April 13
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Simon Fraser University – Vancouver Campus
515 West Hastings
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3
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