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…

Life360 Innovations named by Business Worldwide Magazine as one of the 20 Most Innovative Companies to Watch, 2020

London, UK/PRNewswire/ —  Life360 Innovations Inc. (Life360 Innovations) has been named by Business Worldwide Magazine in its list of “20 Most Innovative Companies to Watch, 2020”.  The list is a celebration of the trailblazing organizations that are changing the game in their respective industries and altering the corporate landscape. Whether it’s banking, industry, healthcare, energy,…

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…

Corporate Documents Every Startup Needs

As an entrepreneur, there will likely come a point when you want to take that next step for your startup and incorporate. At the same time, running your business demands most of your attention. While it can be easy to sweep the paperwork under the rug, laying a strong legal foundation is essential for scaling…

BC-Based Peer-to-Peer Social Health App Keeps Outpatients Healthy at Home and Connected to Community During COVID-19

Curatio enables a seamless pivot to online support for outpatients pre and post surgery in response to the pandemic For Barbara in Okanagan Falls, a big priority when it came to her joint replacement surgery was learning how to manage her pain without solely relying on medications. She was also looking for ways to deal…

SFU VentureLabs taps into P.P.E. produced by client company, Flextrapower

SFU VentureLabs client, Flextrapower (formerly Bonbouton), was founded to develop the world’s first smart insole system to help detect inflammation and prevent diabetic amputations. However, when the pandemic struck, founder Linh Le felt the need to respond directly to the crisis.  Flextrapower was born from the research that Le did while studying for his Ph.D.…