What we do

VentureLabs® is a world-class business accelerator program delivered by Simon Fraser University (SFU), the University of Victoria (UVic), the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUA+D), in partnership with the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) and other partners. The VentureLabs® BC Venture Acceleration Program – a structured venture growth program led by experienced Executives-in-Residence – is based on a defined methodology and set of best practices for growing technology companies.

VentureLabs® is a partner of the BC Acceleration Network and works collaboratively with other technology accelerators located across British Columbia. The VentureLabs® Venture Acceleration Program pairs entrepreneurs with highly experienced Executives-in-Residence (EiR) who advise on product and market validation, development or refinement of a positioning statement and customer value proposition, and validation of your business model. EiRs assist startup companies in identifying additional mentors, channel and subject matter experts, accessing customers and financing sources, team building, recruitment strategies, establishing strategic partnerships and key aspects of business development unique to each venture. The VentureLabs® EiRs include some of Canada’s most successful serial entrepreneurs.

VentureLabs® and its partners are committed to the creation and acceleration of world-class, sustainable and scalable growth companies, and ‘powering up’ these ventures with the amazing talent, research expertise, technologies, entrepreneurial expertise and government assistance programs available right here in BC.

VentureLabs is a proud member of the BC Acceleration Network:

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About The BC Acceleration Network

The BC Acceleration Network – an initiative of the BC Innovation Council – is an alliance of regional partners collaborating to deliver the Venture Acceleration Program – a structured venture growth program that is based on a defined methodology and set of best practices for growing technology companies.