SFU VentureLabs 2020 Recap

As we prepare for a new year, we’d be remiss to not reflect on the year that just passed! Take a look at some of the activities we held and milestones we achieved in 2020. Meet Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Year in review: University helping drive social, economic innovation in time of crisis

Originally published by Joy Johnson in Business in Vancouver. At the close of a very challenging year, it’s important to take stock of the lessons learned during the worst health and economic crisis in living memory. For me, the pandemic has been a powerful reminder of the ways in which our individual destinies are linked…

SFU VentureLabs provides clients with support during COVID-19

SFU VentureLabs has met clients’ need for greater support and resources during these challenging times. Due to the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, SFU VentureLabs has brought together resources, support, tools, and the right people to give clients an extra hand. Here are some of the ways we’ve supported clients over the past few…

What You Need to Know Before You Start Raising Capital for Your Startup

Every startup begins with an idea. To transform this idea into a sustainable business, at some point you’ll likely be asking yourself, “How do I raise capital for my startup?”  While you know how valuable your business is, the key to raising capital is communicating this value to those who have the money to get…

7 Sales & Licensing Documents You Need to Bring Your Product to Market

When bringing a product to market, there are several legal documents specific to sales and licensing you need to consider from the outset. Your product is the tangible result of your ideas and creativity and it’s essential to protect it. Without these documents, you risk running into obstacles at your startup’s most critical moments, from…

Startup Business Survival for the 2nd Wave – Government Programs Available

Special thanks to David Gregory of Gregory, Yick and Associates Chartered Professional Accountants for their concise updates on the supports available to businesses during this second wave of the pandemic. VentureLabs is pleased to share his recent advice. Here are the various additional support programs that startups should be aware of: 1.       Extended and Expanded Canadian…