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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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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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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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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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BC Tech Co-op Grants

BC Tech Co-op Grants Program is delivered through co-op departments at BC post-secondary institutions. It encourages student training and job readiness through work terms with small firms in tech or any companies hiring for tech roles. Employers are provided $2700 towards the student’s salary.

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BCIC Ignite

BCIC Ignite provides funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia. It provides awards of up to $300,000 to consortia that are conducting research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and will commercialize a proposed innovation within a 3-year timeframe.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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VIATeC

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

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Innovation Island

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

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Seed Equity

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

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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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Ready to Rocket

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

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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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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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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 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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