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.