Why join the distance Venture Accelerator Program?

Your tech company is

  • BC-based
  • Developing a new and innovative product or service in any tech sector
  • Coachable and can commit to weekly meetings
  • In the ideation, early or growth phase
  • Generating revenue or pre revenue

Meet our clients

It's Your Journey

1. Apply Anytime

We accept and review applications on a rolling basis. After receiving your application, we will chat with you, then if you're a fit, pair you with the right mentor based on your needs and open availability.

2. Choose a Mentor

Chat with our programs team and choose a mentor. Set a regular weekly time to virtually meet with your mentor.

Start Your Stream

No Product-Market Fit:

Discover your customers and identify your markets through our online Market Validation Training.

Product-Market Fit:

Refine your sales, financing goals, hiring and sales strategies.

3. Set Quarterly Objectives

Examples include: financing, Minimum Viable Products, go to market strategy, marketing, refine your pitch, hiring, sales, raising money.

4. Every Quarter:

Present your progress and pitch to a panel of mentors.

5. Graduate

Ready to scale up? We will prepare your company for a scale up program accelerator program or set off on your own.

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Meet our Executives in Residence

Learn from someone who’s “been there and done that”. Our four dynamic EiRs bring a vast range of professional experience to their mentorship roles.

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 given Beth the opportunity to work with large publicly-traded companies, research-driven universities, growing businesses, and new startups. Her own entrepreneurial ventures deepen her understanding of the many ways innovation succeeds, and stalls. Beth’s career has introduced her to machine learning and AI; manufacturer to consumer supply chains; outdoor safety, sport, and wearable technologies; making things work in remote areas, off the grid; plus, environmentally-intelligent development, construction, and adaptive re-use. She has worked on boards and across borders, in different cultural milieus. She has an MBA in New Venture Development and 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 located all around 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!

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

BC Venture Accelerator Program

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

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