Self-paced courses to launch or build your startup

Ready to build or launch your startup? Sign up for our free, online series of courses to learn about market validation, sales, marketing, hiring, recruitment and more. 

These courses were made possible through a collaboration between New Ventures BC, Innovate BC, Foresight, VIATEC and additional members of the BC Acceleration Network.

Online IP Education

New to IP? Learn the foundations with our “Introduction to Intellectual Property” module, available on Thinkific. Grow your knowledge in IP, and discover how IP strategies can elevate your business.

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Market Validation Training program

Market Validation Training (MVT) is a free, self-guided online program, open to anyone in BC with a tech or small business idea. It covers the basic fundamentals for entrepreneurs like you to test, validate, and strategically build your business.

By signing up, you’ll be joining over 1500 entrepreneurs in BC who have completed the course.

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Additional resources:

We’re pleased to be a partner with Mindframe Connect and offer two online courses:

Stream 2 strategy

Online IP Education

Explore topics including:

  • What is Intellectual Property?
  • Patents, trade secrets, trademarks/copyright
  • IP Strategy Planning
  • IP & Business Planning
  • Roles and Duties in IP Management

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Market Validation Training Program

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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