The Venture
Acceleration Program

The BC Venture Acceleration Program (VAP) helps early-stage to mature tech, applied science and manufacturing entrepreneurs to grow their companies.

Offered through regional partners in the BC Acceleration Network, and led by experienced advisors, the program encourages a disciplined approach to growing a technology company.

The Venture Acceleration Program delivers:
  • A structured approach and insight to growing a company
  • Ongoing coaching from experienced Executives in Residence (EIRs)
  • Access to knowledgeable mentors and their networks
  • Valuable opportunities for networking

Program Highlights

The Venture Acceleration Program will help you:
  • Learn from successful technology entrepreneurs
  • Critically evaluate the fundamentals of your business idea
  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills
  • Overcome barriers to success
  • Prepare your company to be investment-ready.
  • Network with peers who share your goals and challenges
Most importantly, the Venture Acceleration Program will help you define a business model for sustained growth and profitability.

The cost of the Venture Acceleration Program is $200/month – an extremely affordable alternative to an executive-level consulting fee rate of $2,000-$3,500/month PLUS for comparable services.
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Acceptance to the Venture Acceleration Program is based on an application to the program followed by assessments with our team.

Application Process

Companies interested in the Venture Acceleration Program must first complete our application form.  Applicants that meet initial criteria will be contacted by our Executive in Residence (EiR) for an interview to further discuss your project.  Qualifying applicants may be asked for various support materials such as a pitch deck, executive summary, product demonstration or business plan.  Pending client/program fit applicants will be offered an engagement letter agreement and will commence on-boarding with their EiR.

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