The Next BIG Idea brings 12 winning entrepreneurs from India for Canadian tour

Twelve of India’s top new entrepreneurs are visiting SFU VentureLabs® after winning the Next BIG Idea contest sponsored by  Zone Startups India. The visit is part of a two-week, all-expenses paid “Market Access Program” prize that includes visits to Toronto and Calgary as they explore Canada’s startup and innovation ecosystem with a view to expanding […]

SFU VentureLabs Congratulates BC’s innovators named to the 2018 Ready to Rocket List

23 SFU VentureLabs companies recognized by Rocket Builders SFU VentureLabs, a world-class business accelerator delivered by Simon Fraser University, congratulates BC’s technology innovators recognised by Rocket Builders.  A record 23 VentureLabs Accelerator program companies, plus 3 more companies affiliated with SFU made the 2018 Ready to Rocket and Emerging Rockets lists. The 2018 “Ready to […]

Learning about VR through RVing

Virtual Reality, in many ways, is still very much the new frontier and while they may not be saddling horses and riding to the next outpost, the tenacious Aussie duo, Jordan and Lee Brighton, took an adventurous track to learning about VR. After selling their internet business in 2007, the pair hit the road with […]

4 Things a Hackathon is About

Hackathon – it’s that term that floats around without a real meaning until you’ve experienced it and thanks to HackHub, an experiential recruiting company, 500 undergraduate students learned for themselves what a hackathon really is at EduHacks 2017. ‘Hacking,’ in this context, is to creatively explore and overcome the limitations of software systems to achieve […]

Startup Demo Day 2017 Recap

The tech sector in BC is more than 40 years old and its rise in past 10 years has contributed to Vancouver’s thriving startup ecosystem, earning Vancouver Forbes’ recognition as the #1 Startup City in the World. On September 29, VentureLabs hosted over 20 companies at Startup Demo Day to close off Vancouver Startup Week […]

SFU and Hanhai launch China-Canada Accelerator program

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is bringing Hanhai Zihye Investment Management Group (Hanhai) and their corporate partners to British Columbia, creating the first relationship in Western Canada with the Chinese high-tech conglomerate. SFU President Andrew Petter and Hanhai Chairman Hanguang Wang signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Beijing this week that will lead to the […]

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