Month: June 2017

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Growth

Venture Acceleration Program: Bveda

VAP is a paid structured venture development service designed to guide, coach and grow ambitious entrepreneurs. It is delivered by a team of Executives in Residence (EIRs) and supported by a province-wide network of mentors.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Spring

A global start up school for entrepreneurs who want to do better business. From the idea stage, to launching, growing and raising capital, Spring supports entrepreneurs on their journey.

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Canada
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Growth

Wavefront

Wavefront is a world leader in wireless acceleration bringing all the components critical to an emerging wireless company‚ success together to ensure your best outcome faster.

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Canada, United States, International
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Hult Prize

World’s largest engine for the creation of for good, for profit startups emerging from universities. Flagship accelerator has a top prize of US$1M in funding.

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Canada
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Innovation Island

Innovation Island is a regional driver for accelerating business success through scientific innovation and technology and supports technology-based companies to grow and succeed

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Canada
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Radius SFU

Radius offers a selection of Acceleration Programs for impact focused individuals.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Sauder S3i – Innovation hub

The accelerator program brings together early stage social ventures with BC’s social innovators, seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, faculty, alumni, and students. It provides, a co-working space, workshops, knowledge capital from the Sauder S3i Research Centre, coaching, mentorship, and peer learning.

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Canada
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Entrepreneurship@UBC

E@UBC offers both e@UBC Accelerator and e@UBC Accelerator for Genomics and Life Sciences. Both are for UBC students only and equip participants the skills and tools needed to increase their chances of success.

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Canada
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Early

Zen Launchpad

North Shore’s first accelerator & collaborative workspace. Services include entrepreneurship and tech boot camps, collaborative workspace and more.

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Seed Equity

Seed Equity offers equity-based crowdfunding, focusing on seed investments in early stage technology companies.

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GoFundMe

The world’s largest social fundraising platform for personal causes and life-events.

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Canada, United States, International
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Early, Growth

Kickstarter

Global crowdsourcing platform for creative and technology campaigns (great for product launches). Only pays out if goal fully achieved.

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Indiegogo

Global crowdsourcing platform. Choose to get paid out for partially achieved goal, or only get payout when goal is fully achieved.

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Canada
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Fundrazr

Canadian crowdsourcing platform; great for cause campaigns.

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Global Giving

A global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world to raise money to improve communities.

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Canada
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Early

Seedups

SeedUps Canada is a tech platform eabling innovative companies prepare, present and execute investment from an engaged audience of investors. Their network includes individuals, angels, family offices and early stage venture funds that come together to collaborate on funding Canada’s early stage companies, through their lead investor, member network model.

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Canada
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Early

n100

Northumberland, Ontario, Canada’s annual $100,000 startup competition.

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Canada
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Early

Ready to Rocket

Ready to Rocket is a unique business recognition list that profiles British Columbia technology companies with the greatest potential for revenue growth. Link to criteria: http://www.readytorocket.com/p/criteria.html

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Canada
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Early, Growth

New Ventures BC

The BCIC New Ventures Competition is a four-round business venture competition for early-stage BC entrepreneurs with a tech-focused idea. It features business education seminars, networking, mentoring, and a chance at $300,000 in cash and prizes.

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Growth

Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program

Canada’s Technology Fast 50 is about recognizing the best in Canadian entrepreneurship. Winners receive an increased media profile, industry credibility, and employee engagement. Eligibility Criteria: Revenue over CAD $5M in 2016 and four years or more in business

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Canada
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BC Shellfish Growers Association

BCSGA has been the voice of the shellfish industry for over 55 years.

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Canada
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Young Professionals of Nanaimo

A not-for-profit organization for young professionals in the Nanaimo area who wish to network, socialize and continue to develop professionally.

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Canada
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Business Plan Writer

The only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. The internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.

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Canada, United States, International
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The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Platforms at the regional and global level to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation in close collaboration with stakeholders of the World Economic Forum.

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Canada
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The ultimate list of customer discovery questions

A great resource to get you started on defining the questions you want to ask your prospective customers and/or users of your product and/or service.

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Canada
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Small Business BC

Resources for new entrepreneurs in BC.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Innovation Central

Resource for tech startups in Northern BC providing programs and events.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Canadian Business Network

Government guide with resources and information to help Canadians get their businesses going and growing.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

BC Business

Guides to starting and maintaining a business in BC.

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Board of Change

Board of Change works to engage the business sector in the integration of sustainability into business practices and economic thinking. As a founding member of the Board of Change, Vancity recognizes the value of advancing Vancouver’s local, green economy.

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Pacific Impact Investors Network

The Pacific Impact Investors Network provides members with support through each stage of the impact investment process

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Early, Growth

Open Angel

Open Angel is dedicated to connecting founders & funders and provides regular regional events to support investment connections, education and ealry stage investments being made.

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PowerHaus

PowerHaus is a network that invests time and capital in promising new companies providing innovative solutions for established industries and that have immediate commercial potential. Companies must be based in British Columbia. PowerHaus focus not only on investment, but also helping companies with management and customer development. Eligibility criteria.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

VA Angels

VA Angels is an investor only membership group committed to building Western Canadian industry through early stage angel investing.

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Early, Growth

Angel One Network Inc.

Angel One Network Inc. is a member-based, not-for-profit organization of accredited investors who have strong interests in Southern Ontario. Angel One investors are looking for quality investments in which there is a clear and reasonable expectation of an appropriate return on investment. Eligibility criteria.

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United States
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Early, Growth

The Bellingham Angel Investors

The Bellingham Angel Investors fund early stage companies with strong management teams, intellectual property protected products or services with existing revenue producing customers and a clear exit strategy. Technology and healthcare companies within the Pacific Northwest are their primary interest. Eligibility criteria.

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Canada, United States, International
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Toniic

Toniic is the global action community for impact investors. Their members are committed to promoting a just and sustainable economy by investing to address global challenges with companies who have a total revenue of $50K+ excluding grants.

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Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu members invest typically in A or B rounds, usually having already raised $500K to $1.5min. There are opportunities in automation & instrumentation, consumer products, energy, financing, food & beverage, healthcare/life sciences, internet related, real estate, services, social ventures, software, telecommunications, and others.

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The Vancouver Angel Forum

The Vancouver Angel Forum is the oldest angel group that hosts paid angel event access for which there is an application. It is supported by leading BC organizations and belongs to Canada’s National Angel Capital Org and US’s Angel Capital Association. Eligibility criteria.

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TEC Edmonton

TEC Venture Angels combines two of Canada’s largest angel investor networks: Edmonton’s TEC Edmonton and VA Angels. Since 2012, both TEC Edmonton and VA Angels helped their clients raise more than $100 million.

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Georgian Angel Network

GAN connects angel investors in the Barrie, South Georgian Bay, Orangeville and and Muskoka/Huntsville regions with entrepreneurs needing equity capital to commercialize their innovations. Eligibility criteria.

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WUTIF Capital (VCC) Inc.

WUTIF Capital (VCC) Inc. is a novel angel fund that co-invests with angel investors in promising new technology ventures in British Columbia. Criteria for eligibility: https://wutif.wordpress.com/entrepreneurs/

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Canada, United States, International
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Angel List

A website for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups.

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Vantech Angel Network

See when people pitched. A helpful resource for investors to find the right opportunities for them.

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Canada
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IAFBC

IAF delivers funding programs designed to assist the agriculture, agri-food and agri-products industry in British Columbia. Criteria for elegibility: http://iafbc.ca/faq/general-faq-2/

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