Month: July 2017

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Futurepreneur

Futurpreneur Canada is the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39 for the last 2 decades.

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Crunchbase

A place to discover industry trends, investments, and news about hundreds of thousands of companies globally. From startups to Fortune 500s, Crunchbase is recognized as the primary source of company intelligence by millions of users globally.

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Gust

Gust connects startups with the largest collection of investors across the world.

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Canada
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Early

Canada Small Business Financing Program

Small business loans for for-profit businesses with gross annual revenues of $5M and less. Loans can be used towards purchase or improvement of land and/or capital goods. Farming businesses, nonprofits and or charitable and religious organizations are ineligible.

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Community Micro Lending

Community Micro Lending is a non-profit society that connects local lenders to local borrowers in the Southwest BC region, and allows local lenders to strengthen the fabric of the local economy by supporting a local small-scale entrepreneur.

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Building Technology Innovations

BT Innovations’ mission is to accelerate and maximize the positive impact of innovative solutions in the real estate and construction industry. They specialize in helping companies of all sizes which are developing sustainable technologies and market innovations in the real estate and construction industry.

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Innoweave

Innoweave helps community organisations learn about assessing, implementing and understanding impacts

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Healthtech Innovation Foundation

HTI’s mission is to work collaboratively and collectively in support of Health related Companies and Organizations in developing Technology to solve specific Health related issues that will improve overall health outcomes for patients.

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Growth

Accel-Rx

Accel-Rx was created to bridge the gap in health sciences between venture capital funding and early-stage companies to address specific growth challenges.

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Fundingportal

Fundingportal aggregates data on more than 15,000 sources of funding in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., generating matches between applicants and the optimal government funding programs. Fundingportal is also registered as an Exempt Market Dealer to help companies leverage their successes into capital markets, online.

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Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development

ABED works with Aboriginal entrepreneurs and its partners to provide a range of services (consulting, advisory, funding) and supports that promote the growth of a strong Aboriginal business sector in Canada.

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E-fund

E-Fund invests via teams to achieve higher returns from angel investments in BC techonology companies by leveraging the expertise of our investors.

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Alliance of Angels

The Alliance of Angels is an angel network that focuses on seed and early stage investments in a variety of market sectors within the Pacific Northwest.

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WEB Alliance

A consortium of women’s business networks in BC that serves as a resource for professional women’s groups and women in business and the trades to connect, elevate and educate the business community. Member organizations work together to utilize existing resources and services and collaborate rather than compete to serve the women of BC.

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CoFounders Lab

CoFounders Lab provides services to entrepreneurs and startups through its online platform. The company is currently one of the largest matchmaking service platforms for entrepreneurs in the world.

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The Raise Collective

The RAISE Collective is a community of female investors with a purpose to change the gender ratio in innovation and funding by leveling the investment playing field.

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Canada-BC Job Grant

Learn about hiring grants to build your team.

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Small Business Grants Canada

SGBC is an independent, private publishing and research organization that provides advice and information on business funding programs offered at all government tiers.

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Early, Growth

BC eligible business corporation tax credits

Registering your small business as an Eligible Business Corporation (EBC).

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CRA Overview

SR&ED is a federal tax credit to support research & development.

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Guide to claiming SR&ED

Guide to claiming SR&ED by Boast Capital

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Founder Institute

Through a challenging and rigorous curriculum, the Founder Institute provides early-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs with the structure, training, mentor support, and global network needed to start an enduring company.

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Growth

Foresight

Cleantech startup accelerator fostering the growth of small and medium size businesses (SMEs) in the development and commercialization of viable technology solutions to create and produce energy more efficiently and responsibly.

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District Ventures

We connect early-stage entrepreneurs in the food & beverage and health & wellness sectors with a network of peers, investors and business support. Their six-month program is designed to take companies to the next level.

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YBI (Youth Business International)

YBI is a global network of independent non-profit initiatives that helps young people to start and grow their own business and create employment. YBI members assist under-served young entrepreneurs with a combination of training, access to capital, mentoring and other business development services.

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ECO Canada

ECO Canada are building Canada’s environmental workforce, providing information on environmental news, jobs and resources.

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Innovate Calgary

Innovate Calgary, a technology-transfer and business-incubation centre for the University of Calgary, guides research and innovation-driven enterprises to market and the next stages of business growth.

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Techstars

A global accelerator ecosystem, investing in tech startups through a $100,000 convertible loan and accompanying 90-day acceleration program

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SVP Vancouver

Social Venture Partners is an international network of engaged philanthropists who invest time, money and professional expertise in local non-profits.

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Community Futures

Community Futures provides financing alternatives to small and medium enterprises when access to credit is a challenge to starting or growing their business, as well as other services and tools to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals, including business support services, business planning advice, loans and self employment assistance.

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seCatalyst

seCatalyst is a network of people and organizations interested in building a strong social innovation and social enterprise sector on Vancouver Island.

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Canada
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10 Carden

10 Carden is a community hub offering not for profit groups, businesses and individuals affordable and accessible shared space.

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ADP

A human resource solution for small businesses across Canada that offers secure, affordable, easy-to-use payroll, time and attendance tools.

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Investopedia

Investopedia is the largest financial education website in the world.

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Charity Village

Connecting non-profits to potential employees.

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The Social Enterprise Council of Canada

SECC is an alliance of social enterprise leaders who leverage their networks, knowledge and experience in order to build a strong and enabling environment for social enterprise.

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SDTC

SDTC supports support innovative technologies with the right potential to meet market demand and to achieve Canada’s environmental and economic goals. They have different funds to support innovative, Canadian cleantech projects through development and demonstration.

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Growth

Technology Partners

Technology Partners teams with visionary entrepreneurs to build successful new companies, and serve principally as a lead investor and business advisor. Their investment size ranges from $1M – $15M.

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ArcTern Ventures

ArcTern Ventures invests in early stage cleantech startups, working hands-on with founders to build strong teams and innovative business models to create market leaders.

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New Media Ventures

New Media Ventures looks for scalable, revenue-generating, tech startups that create long-term political impact beyond any one election cycle.

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Youth Social Innovation

YSI is an impact investing fund that supports young entrepreneurs and their impactful ventures.

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Centre for Social Innovation

CSI is catalysing social innovation in Toronto and globally, through co-working space and a community, and is currently home to over 1000 non-profits.

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Eudaimonia

Eudaimonia is a seed stage investor and advisory firm that works with scalable impact- businesses and provides financial support as well as mentorship, executive team creation & coaching, strategy development, operational guidance and support through successive rounds of financing.

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BCIC

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. They accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs.

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Early, Growth

Good Company Ventures

Good Company Ventures is an accelerator designed for social entrepreneurs. Throughout the 12-week program entrepreneurs are guided through a series of expert and instructor panels, tactical workshops, peer-to-peer critique, and one-on-one coaching, culminating in an investor pitch event.

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The Next Big Thing

Hands-on training, coaching, and professional services to accelerate youth entrepreneurs aged 17-25.

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The Next Founders

Next Founders is a program that accelerates the growth of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs by providing mentorship, access to capital, and unparalleled founder development.

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The Sorenson Impact Center

SGII can provide early and growth stage businesses with comprehensive investment and value add due diligence. They seek long term partnerships in a variety of industries.

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YELP

A place to list your business for increased potential leads.

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Yellow Pages

A place to list your business for increased potential leads.

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Yahoo

A place to list your business for increased potential leads.

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Manta

One of the largest online resources dedicated to small business delivering products, services and educational opportunities to help business owners become more competitive in their respective industries.

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Google

All your business information in one place.

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Canada One

A place to list your business for increased potential leads.

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Bing

A place to list your business for increased potential leads.

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411.ca

A place to list your business for increased potential leads.

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Understanding Viral Marketing

An in-depth guide to viral marketing from a technical viewpoint.

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Media Coverage

How to get media coverage for your startup.

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Launchrock

A place for startups to find customers, funding, mentors and education.

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Killer Startups

Reviews up-and-coming internet startups right at their birth.

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Social Enterprise Fund

The Social Enterprise Fund provides financial support in the form of loans to organizations in Alberta that are launching or growing a social enterprise.

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Pique Ventures

Pique Ventures is an impact investment and management company enabling a diverse investor community. They provide services to business leaders and organizations in the impact investment and alternative investment industries.

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Growth

Lumira Capital

Lumira makes investments in market-leading health care and life sciences companies with a focus on later stage biopharmaceutical and medical device companies.

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Knives and Forks

Promoting and providing strategic and responsible community investment in local food production and distribution.

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VERGE

VERGE connects impact investors with local social / environmental enterprises that have a social or environmental mission at their core. Through their Social Enterprise Loan Fund and intermediary services, they will promote the growth of social enterprises and impact investors in London and surrounding counties.

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Investor Flow

Investor flow is an online network where impact investors can hear about deals that fit their particular interests, vetted by fellow investors. All the deals are posted by investors seeking co-investors, not by entrepreneurs or fund managers.

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Enable Impact

Enable Impact offers accredited investors access to private syndicates and curated deals, and helps social entrepreneurs raise capital in a more targeted and efficient way. It is a conduit and catalyst to activate incremental capital into the impact sector – helping to grow businesses that have a social purpose and mission – in a more efficient and effective way.

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Black Business Initiative

The BBI aims to positively influence the Nova Scotia business culture by promoting and assisting in the development of Nova Scotia Black-owned businesses.

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Bioenterprise Capital

Bioenterprise invests in the most promising agri-tech innovations and companies.

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AGF Global Sustainable Growth Equity

AGF invests in companies providing solutions to environmental and social problems.

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ACCESS Community Capital Fund

ACESS helps promising entrepreneurs with viable business plans gain access to financing not available through other sources. Individual loans are made using a character based lending decision, where the abilities, skills and commitment of the applicant in conjunction with the strength of the business plan are key decision criteria. ACCESS clients are typically entrepreneurs who have been running a business less than two years or are just starting a new business. The borrower may have no credit history or may have a poor credit record due to unemployment, illness or unforeseen life events. ACCESS supports individuals through the application process and beyond providing consultation, mentorship and resources.

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Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

IRAP provide innovation and funding services customized to your specific needs to help accelerate business growth through innovation and technology.

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FrontFundr

Connecting investors and entrepreneurs.

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BDC Consulting Practice

Advising, consulting and financing for entrepreneurs

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Capital Investment Network

An investment community comprised of entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and professionals representing a large pool of current and potential investment wealth with a vision to enhance the deployment of smart capital from and in the region, improve access to investment opportunities and facilitate the flow of capital to great businesses.

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Island Chefs Collaborative

http://www.iccbc.ca/

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Impact Engine Accelerator Program

A venture fund that invests financial and human capital in early-stage, for-profit businesses that are improving education, health, economic empowerment, and resource efficiency.

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Highline VC

Pre-seed VC that funds entrepreneurs, giving them access to their premium network, founder events and getting startups “venture ready” to close institutional funding rounds.

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Impak Finance

Canada’s first socially responsible and digital bank that offers loans and investments dedicated exclusively to the Canadian impact economy and

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MentorWorks

Helps established for-profit companies find and leverage Canadian business grants and loans.

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Community Microlending

Community Micro Lending helps local people without access to traditional financing to start and grow their business, or to obtain training.

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NEDC

NEDC strives to assist Aboriginal’s make their dreams come true and build a better future for business! NEDC provides financing and business support to Aboriginals on Vancouver Island

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The Momentum Fund

The Momentum Fund is a made-in-BC loan fund that is a stellar example of co-ops helping co-ops. All contributions to the Fund are from BCCA member co-ops. The Momentum Fund provides fully guaranteed loans from $5,000 to $25,000.

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FarmFolk CityFolk

FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF), the Island Chef’s Collabrative (ICC), and Vancity have partnered to offer zero interest micro loans to local food producers. The aim of the fund is to provide capital for farmers, fishers, ranchers, harvesters and processors to invest in equipment and materials that allows them to increase the supply of local food in their region.

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Business Development Bank of Canada

Additional financing for day-to-day activities of up to $100,000.

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Investors Circle

Investor’s Circle looks for enterprises that are both for-profit and offer social and/or environmental solutions. IC companies strive to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges through creative, sustainable and scalable business models.

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Community Investment Fund

CIF invests in affordable housing and community enterprises in the region and on Vancouver Island, supporting local sustainable jobs, housing, economic and social opportunities.

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Blended Value

Helpful resource that dives into the impact investing realm.

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Propellor Advisors

Advisors to Social Enterprises.

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SOCAP

Network of impact investors + entrepreneurs, that culminates in a global annual conference in San Francisco

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Social Venture Network

Network of impact investors + entrepreneurs, focused on larger businesses (less startups).

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Social Innovation Generation

A collaboration partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, MaRS Discovery District, PLAN Institute and the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR).Blog with information on social innovation in Canada.

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Canadian Social Enterprise Forum

The Canadian Social Entrepreneurship Foundation brings a fresh, innovative, high impact and energetic contribution to the Social Entrepreneurship field. It’s focus on education, mentorship, networking and resourcing is critical to the growth of a flourishing social economy in Canada.

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Hubcap

B.C.’s online social innovation community, a place to find tools and resources, learn about new and ongoing social innovation projects, and connect with innovators, entrepreneurs, educators, funders, and public policy makers.

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SiG Knowledge Hub

Information on social innovation in Canada and guidance for various stakeholders.

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A Social Innovation Primer

A useful reference document with a background on social innovation.

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Growth

THNK School of Creative Leadership

Accelerates the development of creative leaders through learning programs; suitable for senior management in growth- and mature-stage organizations.

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B Corp

B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Globally unified, their goal is to redefine success in business.

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MaRS

A comprehensive guide to the spectrum of capital raising as an impact business

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BDC Capital

BDC Capital is a subsidiary of BDC and offers a full spectrum of specialized financing, including venture capital, equity as well as growth and business transition capital. They operate several venture funds dedicated to IT, healthcare, energy technology among other segments.

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The BC Discovery Fund

The BC Discovery Fund was formed to make diverse investments in eligible small businesses under the venture capital program initiated by the BC government. They operate in the areas of mobile, information and clean technology.

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Khosla

Khosla invests in entrepreneurs who are passionate about solving challenging, intractable socio-economic problems through science, technology, and design or through creative business models.

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Omega Funds

Omega funds acquires and/or invests in later stage companies in the healthcare sector.

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Early, Growth

SVX

The SVX is a local, impact first platform connecting impact ventures, funds, and investors in order to catalyze new debt and equity investment capital for local ventures that have demonstrable social and/or environmental impact, including nonprofits, co-operatives, and for-profit corporations.

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Vanedge Capital

Vanedge Capital is a $165M early stage venture capital fund based in Vancouver, BC. Their focus is gaming and digital media, enterprise infrastructure and security, and small enterprise SaaS solutions.

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RBC Generator

The RBC Generator is a $10-million pool of capital for investment in businesses that tackle social and environmental challenges, while generating a financial return.

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Investco

Investco acquires interests in promising North American companies specializing in renewable energy, water, sustainable agriculture, and clean technologies. They focus primarily on high-growth companies with lasting competitive advantages and require companies to have over $2 million in revenues.

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Renewal Funds

Renewal Funds invests in change by supporting businesses at the forefront of social and environmental innovation.

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Arborview Capital

Arborview Capital is focused on partnering with management teams to create significant value over 3 to 5 year investment periods. They focus on the industries of energy efficiency, resource efficiency, and renewable energy.

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Growth

Yaletown Venture Partners

Yaletown Venture Partners invests in emerging-growth companies in Canada and US Northwest that develop technologies for the intelligent enterprise and sustainable infrastructure.

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Community Forward Fund

The Community Forward Fund Assistance Corporation (CFFAC) is a Canadian nonprofit that makes loans to, or arranges financing for, nonprofits and charities. The Fund addresses a gap in access to patient, working capital and provides bridge loans for the sector for small- and medium-sized organizations.

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Mulago

Mulago’s goal is to serve those who create change in the world. They fund early stage organizations and proven solutions ready for scaling that are creating measurable impact.

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AgriInnovation Program

AgriInnovation Program makes two types of investments: those targeted at research and development activities that bring innovation to the sector; and those that help industry bring the results of research and development to market through adoption/commercialization.

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Shaw Rocket Fund

Shaw Rocket Fund is constantly on the lookout for investment opportunities in great Canadian audiovisual and digital programs that will fuel the imagination and intelligence of children, youth and families in Canada and abroad.

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My Great Neighbourhood Grant

The My Great Neighbourhood Grant program was created to help residents of Victoria animate public space, develop and enhance a sense of community and leave a positive legacy in our neighbourhoods.

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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

NSERC supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects.

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The Western Diversification Program

The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives with not-for-profit organizations that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada.

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Rogers Fund

Rogers Fund provides support to meet the specific needs of independent producers.

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Vancouver Foundation

Vancouver Foundation grants support thousands of projects every year to help build healthy, vibrant, and livable communities across BC.

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Regional District of Mount Waddington

RDMW grant for regional economic development

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Women Entrepreneurship Fund

Women Entrepreneurship Fund invests in projects that encourage and support the development of women-led Canadian companies. Individuals, businesses, and organizations with projects in Canada aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs can apply to the Women Entrepreneurship Fund to be awarded up to $3,000 per project.

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Canada Council

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.

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The Canada Job Grant

The Canada Job Grant helps employers train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled. This flexible program is designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions.

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Community Economic Development Fund

The mission of the Community Economic Development (CED) Funds is to contribute to financial security for Canadians and their communities through community economic development. The Funds support community economic development initiatives that lead to job creation and/or enhanced employability for marginalized populations.

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Creative BC

The applicant must be a BC based not for profit arts or cultural organization that is receiving support, or has received support within the past two years, from the BC Arts Council.

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The Youth Employment Program

The Youth Employment Program provides financial assistance to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada to hire post-secondary science, engineering, technology, business and liberal arts graduates. Max support of $15,000 (80% of salary) for a period of 6 to 12 months.

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Service Canada

Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth make more informed career decisions and develop their skills. Priority is given to work experience in growth sectors.

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First Nation Regeneration Fund

The Regeneration Fund provides financing that enables First Nations to purchase equity positions in Independent Power Producer (IPP) projects developed in their traditional territories. Financing is made available as a loan to the First Nation.

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BC Arts Council – Project Assistance

The Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability.

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Engage Grants

Engage Grants are designed to give companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian universities and colleges by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem. To qualify, organizations must have a minimum of two full time employees or be in operation for a minimum of two years.

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The Bell Fund

The Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian independent producers who develop and produce digital media content that complements and enhances an associated television program. Grant offers 75% of digital media production budget to a maximum of $250,000 + matching bonus of any broadcaster cash contribution to a maximum of $100,000.

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BC Tech Co-op Grants Program

The BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative is cultivating future technology leaders by bridging the innovation and entrepreneurial gap. It enables students to build desired skills for future career opportunities and inspires them to start their own companies, thereby creating quality jobs for British Columbians.

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Canada Media Fund

Through the Convergent Stream, the CMF supports the creation of convergent television and digital media content for consumption by Canadians anytime, anywhere. The convergent stream is made up of various programs and incentives that target key activities and audiences.

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Coast Capital Savings

Supporting local communities is important to Coast Capital Savings. Their promise is to help build a richer future for youth in communities and they’re looking to award Community Investment Grants to local non-profit and charitable organizations that can help them deliver on their promise.

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Tides Canada

Good people with great ideas, building solutions that promote environmental sustainability and social justice – this is what Tides looks for when selecting projects. Projects with an annual budget over $100,000 are sufficiently robust to benefit from the Tides Canada Initiatives model.

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BC Arts Council – Innovations Program

The Innovations Program supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred by B.C. arts and cultural organizations for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding provided for the commissioning, research, creation, development, production and/or public presentation of new works.

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Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)

Advocates on behalf of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in federal procurement.

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MERX

Grow your business by finding the right opportunities from government organizations across Canada. Bid on an opportunity or find a new partner for your business.

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Civic Info BC

Bid on projects around BC for Municipalities.

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BCIP

The Build in Canada Innovation Program helps companies bring their innovative products and services to market.

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BC Bid

Access, create, browse and compete on public sector opportunities anytime.

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BuySmart Network

The BuySmart Network is a central hub for people in business, government and non-profit organizations who are interested in learning and collaborating to advance sustainable purchasing and supply chain transformation. The Network offers Learning Events to help your business make more sustainable purchasing decisions.

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The Watershed

A comfortable, creative and affordable work space that houses a diverse community with a variety of backgrounds and abilities.

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SpaceStation

A purpose-built, managed workspace with 3 private workspaces, coworking space, with shared amenities.

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Victoria Makerspace

A member-operated shared space where people come together and collaborate while sharing tools, resources and knowledge.

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Island Roots Market Cooperative

Island Roots Market Co-operative is a registered Community Services (Not-for-Profit) Co-operative supporting local food.

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VIATeC

Connecting people, knowledge, and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector,

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Groundswell

Groundswell is a training network for people starting alternatives-to-business together, and recreating the economy based on values of community and social impact.

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Vancouver Island and Coast Communities Indigenous Food Network

The Vancouver Island & Coastal Communities Indigenous Foods Network (VICCIFN) is a collective of passionate and dedicated members with a shared vision of a healthy future based upon reconnecting with First Nations cultural teachings and practices.

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Clarity

A platform helping you find customers, funding, press and mentors.

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Small Scale Food Processors Association

A support organization for small and medium enterprises in the food processing industry by providing leadership, education, marketing, networking and advocacy to foster success in a competitive global market.

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Acetech

BC’s only not for profit organization formed by CEOs for CEOs of companies innovating with technology. ACETECH helps CEO’s lead better, grow faster and feel empowered by offering a growth strategy program; transformative event experiences; and a trusted peer group for ongoing support.

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Women in Communication and Technology

Mentorship & education for female entrepreneurs in tech in Canada.

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Forum for Women Entrepreneurs

Mentorship & networking for female entrepreneurs.

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Endeavor

Mentorship for CEOs of companies globally – mostly developing nations.

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theDock Victoria

theDock Victoria is a home for community builders, social entrepreneurs, creatives and engaged people.

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Start-Up Nanaimo

Startup Nanaimo is a place for budding and seasoned entrepreneurs alike to gather, learn from each other and get access to invaluable resources, and programming.

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Entrepreneur Organization

EO is the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs. EO helps leading entrepreneurs learn and grow through peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and connections to experts.

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Ashoka

To support social entrepreneurs who are leading and collaborating with changemakers, in a team of teams model that addresses the fluidity of a rapidly evolving society. Ashoka believes that anyone can learn and apply the critical skills of empathy, teamwork, leadership and changemaking to be successful in the modern world.

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BC Tech Association

Provides opportunities for the tech industry to collaborate, learn, and grow together and serves as a platform to grow the tech ecosystem, building programs and initiatives that uphold the core values: Be of Service, Succeed Together, Pay it Forward.

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Canadian Association of Family Enterprise

The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise is a member driven National Association that is passionately committed to assisting families in business and building their pivotal contribution to the economy of Canada.

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Mentor Capital Network

Invests expertise in social entrepreneurs, connecting a global web of experts with visionary, early stage entrepreneurs who are developing mission-driven market solutions to address the world’s biggest social, economic, and environmental problems.

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LOCO BC

LOCO BC is a non-profit local business alliance working to strengthen communities, grow the local economy and build strong, sustainable businesses by encouraging a shift in local purchasing by consumers, businesses and institutions/government.

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C100

A short-term, intensive Silicon Valley program for technology-centric businesses at the starting and growing stages.

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Venture Acceleration Program: Kast

The Venture Acceleration Program delivers a structured approach to growing a company using the Venture Growth Model with ongoing, coaching and workshops with experienced Executives in Residence (EIRs).

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Venture Acceleration Program: Accelerate Tectoria

VAP is a ‘paid-for’ structured venture development service designed to guide, coach and grow ambitious early-stage technology 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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Kauffman Foundation

A selection of blogs with insights into developments within the entrepreneurship and education fields.

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Rocket Hub

A social networking and technology company offering networking, funding and business growth opportunities.

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Stanley Park Ventures

Stanley Park Ventures is a start up studio that turns great ideas into profitable companies. They work closely with entrepreneurs, providing them vetted ideas, a proven playbook for execution and help them find the right product/market fit, human and financial capital. They are building software focused businesses.

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The Seed Fund

The Seed Fund invests risk capital in new and innovative startups founded by UBC students, alumni, faculty and staff. These early investments are key in helping our startups build momentum in their businesses and serves as a bridge to additional outside investment. The Seed Fund has been created through the generous charitable contributions of UBC alumni and others.

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Regional District of Nanaimo

To provide funds on a District-wide basis to organizations requesting financial assistance to offer recreation programs, special events or projects, which would benefit specific communities or the District as a whole; either youth specific (11-18 years) or to other populations.

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Galiano Fund

The Fund was created by Galiano Islanders who have come together as lenders to the Fund to support borrowers in the community. Eligibility Criteria: http://galianofund.ca/page3/page3.html

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JOLT

JOLT helps founders develop great products people want and love, and build companies that refuse to stay comfortable. They provide a wide range of resources and tools for companies within consumer tech, enteprise big data etc

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Interaction Ventures

Interaction Ventures is an entrepreneur led angel fund that invests and supports early-stage entrepreneurs. They focus on ecommerce and work with technically-minded founders. Eligibility Criteria: http://www.interaction.vc/#investments

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New Market Funds

New Market Funds is a specialized fund manager that takes an integrated approach to deliver market competitive investment performance with long-term community benefit.

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MarS Library

A collection of articles, templates, reference guides, and other entrepreneur resources.

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How to Start a Startup

Step by step guide on setting up your start up.

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Nanaimo Economic Development

Nanaimo Economic Development provides advice on business start-up, growth, and relocation. This supports local business retention and expansion, and assists new businesses to establish in the area.

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Canada Business Network

Resource for starting and running a business in Canada.

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Business Model Canvas

A simple one page business model template to help map out business viability.

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Guide to Financing for Social Enterprise

Resources supporting social enterprises in Canada through expanding market opportunities, promoting and demonstrating the impact, create a supportive regulatory framework, enhancing enterprise skills, ensuring access to capital and investment and animating networks and engagement.

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Women’s Enterprise Centre

Loans, resources and professional support for female entrepreneurs in BC.

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Trade Commissioner’s Office

Government of Canada Trade Commissioners Office.

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Tech Entrepreneurship at SFU

New Market Funds is a specialized fund manager that takes an integrated approach to deliver market competitive investment performance with long-term community benefit.

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The Sprint

TenX is a global business accelerator that helps business owners and entrepreneurs learn & apply great business principles, through interactive peer mentorship & advising.

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Centre4Growth

Centre4Growth operates with the main goal of helping your company grow revenue faster with the help of mentorship and global connections.

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Accelerate Okanagan

Accelerate Okanagan’s programs help startups and early stage technology companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity by pairing them with a lead Executive in Residence to help guide and coach you through the program. Funding is available through their Fast Track program.

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Foresight

With a focus on cleantech, Foresight’s VAP helps early-stage entrepreneurs in BC grow their companies through ongoing coaching, mentors, and networking opportunities.

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Mitacs

Mitacs builds partnerships between academia, industry, and the world to create a more innovative Canada.

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Victory Square

A venture builder that builds start-ups in the web, mobile, gaming and film spaces, with a special focus on funding socially responsible companies, international start-ups and female founders.

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The Generator

A funder of programs and activities that increase employment through the growth and profitability of technology companies in British Columbia supporting them through technology industry associations, educators and mentors.

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Communitech

A hub that supports, fosters and celebrates a community of nearly 1,000 tech companies at all stages of growth and development from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies and large global players.

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Tricelerate

Tricelerate aims to impact the economic development of the Tri-Cities by accelerating the growth of entrepreneurs through leveraging the communities’ resources and provide impactful programming and business resources.

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The Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council

A non-profit society that provides programming and events targeted at businesses, communities and students/educators related to science, technology and innovation.

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Venture Acceleration Program: The Venture Labs

The VentureLabs BC Venture Acceleration Program‚ a structured venture growth program led by leading technology entrepreneurs‚ is based on a defined methodology and set of best practices for growing technology companies.

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Venture Acceleration Program: New Ventures BC

Get support from seasoned mentors, insights from peer learning and education in essential startup principles to move your early-stage venture forward.

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Venture Acceleration Program: Kamloops Innovation

The Venture Acceleration Program delivers a structured approach to growing a company using the Venture Growth Model with ongoing, coaching and workshops with experienced Executives in Residence (EIRs).

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Vancity’s New Business Toolkit

A number of online tools and resources to help you advance a social enterprise or social purpose real estate initiative.

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Vancity Are You Ready to Start a Business?

This presentation is designed to help you learn about the business landscape in B.C.; review what influences lasting success; discover if you’re ready to weather the risks to reap the potential rewards.

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Vancity Growing Your Values-Based Business

With our values-based partners, we’ve put together some recommendations, tips and resources to help you grow your business in our local economy.

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