Startup Programs


Startup Programs

BC Venture Acceleration Program

The BC Venture Acceleration Program is a leading market validation program. With access to the largest technology acceleration network in BC, startups gain access to vital resources and are assigned an Executive in Residence (EIR) to help strengthen and execute their business model. It is available in twelve locations across BC. Find a program in your area.


ACETECH is a not-for-profit organization by CEOs for CEOs for operating companies innovating with technology who want to improve their performance.

Accel-Rx Health Science Accelerator

Accel-Rx Health Science Accelerator enables startups to grow in Canada and become a new generation of strong health sciences anchor companies.

BCIC New Ventures BC Competition

The BCIC New Ventures BC Competition gives early-stage tech entrepreneurs education, mentorship and a chance to win over $300,000 in cash and prizes.

BCTIA Centre4Growth

The Centre4Growth is a focused incubator program that connects tech companies to expert advice, business leaders, investment capital, new customers, and to each other.

Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA@)

CTA provides Canadian high-growth market-ready companies support to access global markets and entrepreneurship services abroad.

Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub

The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub is designed for ventures wanting to embrace social innovation while using business models to create impact in society. The accelerator program brings together early stage social ventures with BC’s social innovators, seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, faculty, alumni and students at UBC.

The Discovery Foundation

The Discovery Foundation delivers the Technology Education Program (TEP) through selected Agents who educate technology entrepreneurs in British Columbia.

Discovery Parks

Discovery Parks’ The Generator Competition allows early-stage technology companies to apply to win 12 months of free work space.

EMBERS Ventures

EMBERS Ventures delivers three small business assistance programs that help entrepreneurs design, build and operate their own small businesses.


entrepreneurship@UBC delivers education, venture creation strategy and seed funding to maximize the number of successful ventures coming out of UBC.


entrepreneurship@UVIC delivers entrepreneurship training, guidance and mentorship from successful technology developers and investors to UVIC members and graduates.


Futurpreneur is a national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.

The Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program.

The Greentech Exchange

The Greentech Exchange is a pathfinder organization engaging cleantech startups and solution providers with industries and investors.


Hypergrowth is BC’s only second-stage revenue accelerator and it operates out of the BCTIA Hub.

ICT West

Showcase your company to a global audience and the who’s who of the tech industry at one of their events.

Invoke Labs

Invoke Labs is a Vancouver-based digital innovation agency specializing in social media, mobile apps and web marketing.


InterfaceHealth is Vancouver’s new digital health incubator that supports an annual global competition, a social network and an annual digital health summit.

Langara College Self-Employment Program

Langara College Self-Employment Program assists aspiring entrepreneurs to successfully start and run a business. The program includes business plan preparation, financial planning, marketing, sales, social media, business operations, management skills and one-on-one business consultation.

Launch Academy

Launch Academy helps startups learn how to build tech companies faster and more efficiently through programs, events and networking opportunities.


Radius@SFU is a social innovation lab and venture incubator based at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.

Spring Activator

Spring Activator is a purpose-driven activator focused on helping high growth, for-profit, purpose-driven companies and the entrepreneurs that lead them.


StartupCanada is a grassroots network of entrepreneurs working together to build an environment for entrepreneurship in Canada.

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing is a nonprofit foundation that empowers young entrepreneurs with the mentorship, education, resources and technology they need to succeed.

Vancouver Island Technology Park

Vancouver Island Technology Park facilitates the growth of technology companies on Vancouver Island.

Zen Launchpad

Zen Launchpad is a North Shore-based incubator, startup hub and collaborative workspace.

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