Growth

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Wayblaze

Community crowdfunding platform that can be used for donations, rewards, debt, or equity campaigns that make communities better.

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Canada
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Growth

NVBC Virtual Funding Workshop

Have an early-stage, post-launch startup and are looking to raise capital? Learn the basics of fundraising with the NVBC + Spring Virtual Funding Workshop. In this self-paced, interactive course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of fundraising wherever you are, on your own time.

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Canada
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Vancity Are You Ready to Start a Business? Tools & Resources

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

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Canada
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Early, Growth

ScaleUP

ScaleUP is focused on early stage venture capital with a preference for Business-to-Business opportunities. It is composed of some of Canada’s largest and most successful organizations, all committed to providing a conduit to corporate Canada for the portfolio companies.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Spring Founder’s Mastermind

The Facilitated Peer Roundtables at Spring are aimed to accelerate the launch and growth of early-stage startups.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Spring Sales Workshop

A 5-hour intensive course to help companies build a sales process, understand the process of selling Business to Business (B2B), and providing fundamental sales training on techniques and methodologies.

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Canada, United States
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

7 Gate Ventures

7 Gate Ventures is focused on guiding the organic growth of early stage startups, resulting in investable & sustainable companies. Assembled by a group of serial entrepreneurs specializing in tech, their team holds key industry connections along with a wealth of experience and the foresight to effectively strategize, mentor and scale new businesses.

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Canada, United States
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Growth

Active Impact Investments

Active Impact Investments are inspired by small, socially conscious companies that have successfully launched. They exist to support growth to the next level.

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Early, Growth

Health & Technology District Surrey

The Health and Technology District is focused on providing real life solutions that improve the quality of life for real people, bringing advances in healthcare out of research labs and into the hands of healthcare providers and patients – delivering quality results and impact for all.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Spring Funding Workshop

A five-hour workshop designed to provide the training, tools, and knowledge to ensure that founders can raise the right money at the right time for their companies.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Strategic Innovation Fund

A new $1.26 billion innovation fund, suited for investing in R&D or growth, with good flexibility in the types of projects it will fund. Funding is up to 50% and depending on the project, might be repayable.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Foundation for Entrepreneurial Canada

Dedicated to understanding and advancing entrepreneurship in Canada through education and research. It helps young entrepreneurs build their knowledge and skills.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

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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Canada, United States, International
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Early, Growth

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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Canada, United States, International
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Early, Growth

Gust

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

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Innoweave

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

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Canada
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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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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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Canada, United States, International
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Early, Growth

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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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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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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Early, Growth

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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Canada, United States, International
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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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Early, Growth

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
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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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Canada
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Early, Growth

CRA Overview

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

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Canada
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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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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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Canada
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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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Early, Growth

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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Canada, United States, International
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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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Early

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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Early, Growth

Investopedia

Investopedia is the largest financial education website in the world.

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Canada
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Not-For-Profit
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Early, Growth

Charity Village

Connecting non-profits to potential employees.

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Canada, United States
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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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Canada
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Early, Growth

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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United States
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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 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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Canada
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Early, Growth

Yellow Pages

A place to list your business for increased potential leads.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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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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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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Early, Growth

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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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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Bioenterprise Capital

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

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Early, Growth

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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Early, Growth

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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Canada, United States, International
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Business Stage
Early, Growth

FrontFundr

Connecting investors and entrepreneurs.

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Canada
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Business Stage
Early, Growth

BDC Consulting Practice

Advising, consulting and financing for entrepreneurs

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Canada
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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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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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Canada
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Early, Growth

MentorWorks

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

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Canada, United States
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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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Early, Growth

Business Development Bank of Canada

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

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Business Stage
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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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Canada
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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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Canada
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Propellor Advisors

Advisors to Social Enterprises.

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United States
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Early, Growth

SOCAP

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

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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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Early, Growth

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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Canada
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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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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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Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vancity’s basic business planning form

A form and accompanying guide to help you think through the elements of a good business plan. Providing resources including links, a sales forecast and a cash-flow forecast tutorial.

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Vancity’s basic guide to business planning

Compiled by Vancity’s microfinance team, this guide offers information to provide a general overview of what Vancity’s microfinance team looks for in business plans that they receive.

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Vancity Ten Things a Lender Looks for in a Business Plan

Is your plan on the right track? Lenders are most likely to approve financing when your plan: Defines potential risks; Highlights your managerial skills; Includes clear financial projections.

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Vancity Business Tips for Entrepreneurs

Vancity sees hundreds of business plans each year from new and aspiring entrepreneurs and have narrowed five areas in the business plan that entrepreneurs may skimp on research or not spend enough time on. This business plan series shares tips on each of these five areas to help you and your business succeed. Apply the tips in this series and join us at our free small business workshops to help you create a great plan.

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Vancity Getting Inside a Lender’s Head

A four-part Vancity video series for entrepreneurs who are considering seking a small buisness loan.

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Vancity Each One, Grow One

Business skills for smart start-ups. If you’re a new entrepreneur, Vancity’s Each One, Grow One seminars will give you the information and tools you need to help make your young business flourish.

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Vancity Social Enterprise (SE) Portfolio Program

Vancity Community Foundation has established a portfolio program to provide multi-year grants and mentorship for social enterprises that have growth potential. Applications for this program are by invite only. This is a collaborative program between Vancity and Vancity Community Foundation.

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Vancity Microloans for Green Businesses

Microloans for start-up entrepreneurs developing green businesses or working on green technologies to be launched.

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Vancity Community Foundation

VCF buildS healthy communities, where cooperative principles and practices are flourishing and social justice and environmental sustainability are enhanced, by providing financial support to social enterprises, supporting community organisations and investing in impact real estate initiatives.

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Vancity Resilient Capital Program

Provides subordinated debt, mezzanine financing, convertible debentures or equity investments.

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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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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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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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Radius SFU

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

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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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GoFundMe

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

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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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Fundrazr

Canadian crowdsourcing platform; great for cause campaigns.

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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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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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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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BC Shellfish Growers Association

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

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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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Innovation Central

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

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Canadian Business Network

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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