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.

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.

Complete coursework for a free mentoring session

Need more support? Get get up to two free mentoring sessions by completing online modules and worksheets:

  • Complete slides 3-8 in your MVT playbook and a submission worksheet to receive a complimentary venture assessment with an Executive in Residence (EiR).
  • Earn a second mentoring session when completing the entire playbook.
  • NOTE: this offer only applies to tech companies.

How to request your mentoring session(s):

  1. Download and complete the playbook (.pptx)
  2. Download and complete the submission worksheet (see below for directions on how to download the worksheet)
  3. Email us your completed playbook and worksheet to set up your appointment

How to download the worksheet: 

  • Copy workshop questions to a Word or Google doc, and complete them to the best of your ability.
  • For 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.

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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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