Inside Vancouver Startup Week 2017

Startups are alive and well and thriving in Vancouver!

Whether they are entrepreneurs just getting started, or ready to scale up, there is a reason why Vancouver is recognized as the #1 Startup city in the world (according to Forbes).

Vancouver Startup Week, run by volunteers, finishes Friday the 29th following a robust Hackathon weekend. The growth of high-tech businesses has been steadily rising over the last 10 years and the crowds at VSW show it.

With support from the provincial and Federal governments, startups continue to flourish. From the Federally sponsored Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRap) and the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive (SR&ED) programs to the Provincial government’s BC Innovation Council, startups can expect to find resources and money available to support these early growth companies.

The BCIC is the largest funder of entrepreneurial support programs in the province. BCIC focuses on the support of technology startups and entrepreneurs through programs, sponsorship and competitions that facilitate technology commercialization.

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