What we do

What we do…

VentureLabs®  SFU is a founding member of the pan-Canadian Incubate Innovate Network of Canada in partnership with Ryerson University, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, sponsored in part by the Government of Canada’s National Research Council.

VentureLabs®  partners include leading universities, government, industry and investment sector partners who collaborate in supporting innovation, acceleration and scale-up of world class Canadian technology businesses.

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Scale-up Your Company

VentureLabs®  works with science, technology and innovation-based companies that have winning value propositions and strong potential to scale-up. Collaborate with our community of leading, award-winning technology startups and access the expertise and resources to scale your business to world class success:

  • Engage with serial entrepreneurs, expert mentors and professional advisors to validate and grow your business.
  • 10GBPS fiber optic internet access. Multiple conference and meeting rooms with corporate class video conferencing, visualization and collaboration technology. Maker space lab on site.
  • Access government assistance programs, angel and venture capital investment sources.
  • Connect with prospective customers and strategic partners.
  • Establish a competitive advantage and upscale your business
  • Access VentureLabs®’s state of the art accelerator facility, centrally located in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown business district, adjacent to Gastown and Waterfront Station with SkyTrain access to YVR International Airport.

About VentureLabs

VentureLabs® is a world-class business accelerator program delivered by Simon Fraser University (SFU) in partnership with NRC IRAP, the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) and university partners including; Ryerson University (Ryerson), the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) the University of Victoria (UVic), the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUA+D).

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 science & technology-based companies.

VentureLabs® is a founding partner of the Incubate & Innovate Network of Canada ( I-INC) and the BC Acceleration Network and works collaboratively with other technology accelerators located across Canada and throughout 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.

About The BC Acceleration Network

VentureLabs is  a member of the BC Acceleration Network (BCAN), an initiative of the BC Innovation Council. BCAN is an alliance of regional accelerator 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.

About the Incubate & Innovate Network of Canada (I-INC) – Canadian Accelerator & Incubator Project (CAIP) in partnership with NRC IRAP

The Incubate & Innovate Network of Canada (I-INC) is a program partnership comprised of Ryerson  University, Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). It builds on the institutions’ impressive track records and well established partnerships to extend entrepreneurship and commercialization supports and expand incubator facilities to create and accelerate ventures locally, regionally and nationally, opening new markets, driving job creation, and building the culture of innovation. The extension of entrepreneurial training, mentoring and incubation/acceleration facilities and support spanning the Universities’ and their communities afforded by CAIP will equip a new generation of entrepreneurs seeking opportunities to realize their business plans.