Who are these programs for?

Market Validation Training (MVT) is a free, self-guided online program, open to anyone in BC with a tech or small business idea. To date, over 1500 entrepreneurs have taken the course. Scroll to the bottom of this page to check out our course offerings.

Thank you to Innovate BC and members of the BC Acceleration Network, including Foresight and VIATEC for updating the course.

Complete coursework for a free mentoring session

Need more support? Complete slides 3-8 in your playbook and a submission worksheet to receive a complimentary venture assessment with an Executive in Residence (EiR). You can earn a second mentoring session when completing the entire playbook.

How to request a mentoring session:

  • Download and complete the playbook (.pptx), and the submission worksheet.
    • Please copy the text in the workshop document to your computer or personal Google Drive, and fill in the questions to the best of your ability.
      If you are using Google Drive, sign in to your Google account. Then click File > Make a copy > Save to My Drive. We recommend making an MVT folder to organize your worksheets.
  • Email us your completed playbook and worksheets to set up your appointment.

Sign up for our online courses

Signing up is easy and takes less than five minutes. After completing our short online form, you’ll receive a link to login.

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Market Validation Training Program

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Explore topics including:

  • Explore Innovation: You and Your Idea
  • Getting Started with the Business Model Canvas
  • Get to Know Your Customer
  • Exploring Markets and Market Type
  • Getting Your Product to Market

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The Entrepreneurial Journey

Explore topics including:

  • The Inner Journey
  • The Work Style
  • The Lifestyle
  • Lessons Learned from a Failed Business

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Hiring and Recruitment

Explore topics including:

  • Job Description
  • Recruiting
  • Interviewing & Hiring
  • Onboarding New Staff

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Sales and Digital Marketing Essentials

Learn from NVBC’s two core Executives-in-Residence. Topics include:

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Customer Discovery and Re-Discovery

This course is for an entrepreneur that:

  • Is in the idea or market validation phase of development
  • Is unsure of what customer discovery is, and why it’s important
  • Wants to do customer discovery, but is not sure how to get started

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Sales 101

Explore topics including:

  • Basics of sales planning
  • The sales process
  • After-sales support

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Capital Planning

Explore topics including:

  • The ins-and-outs of capital planning at every step of your business building journey

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Enterprise Sales

Explore topics including:

  • How to approach enterprise sales strategically, so you can make the right decisions for the long term success of your company

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