Driven by big ideas and even bigger challenges

We help new ventures commercialize and scale up science and technology innovations.

VentureLabs® accelerates science, technology and innovation-based companies that have winning value propositions and strong potential to scale up. Based in Vancouver, B.C., our programs and services are tailored to each company’s needs to not just grow but grow smart. We connect entrepreneurs with experienced mentors and a network of resources focused on tackling the unique challenges and complexities faced by technology innovators.

Commercializing Innovation and Invention

VentureLabs is part of Simon Fraser University’s innovation ecosystem – a mission to engage SFU researchers, staff and students with communities and partners to solve societal challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Learn more about SFU Innovates.

Who We Are

We are a community of entrepreneurs, mentors, business executives, educators, and creative thinkers passionate about big ideas and tackling even bigger challenges.

Our Partners

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

Learn more about our partners.

Diversity and Inclusion

VentureLabs is committed to fostering a work environment that enables entrepreneurs (and their teams) to feel a sense of belonging, inclusion, fairness and mutual respect. We are dedicated to advancing programs that support diversity and inclusion, such as Digital Supercluster and the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) programs.

VentureLabs was recognized as a top North American accelerator in 2017 by UBI Global, having propelled thousands of entrepreneurs and hundreds of companies through their venture journey.

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