Announcing the 2021 Ready to Rocket List!

The Ready to Rocket List by Rocket Builders, is an annual list celebrating BC’s Leading Growth Tech companies. These companies are identified as Emerging Rockets (companies poised for growth) or Ready-to-Rocket (companies already scaling revenue) in several categories: Agri-food, ICT, CleanTech, Digital Health, and Life Sciences. “Ready to Rocket” companies, on average, have exceeded a 50%…

Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor – Here’s Why

There’s no one secret to turning your startup into a success overnight. However, from Larry Page to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, many prominent CEOs have credited part of their business’ overwhelming success to the same thing: an experienced mentor. As an entrepreneur with limited resources, is it really that important to invest in mentoring…

Optimizing Customer Discovery Surveys and Interviews to Understand Your Customer

As an entrepreneur, it can feel like the odds are often stacked against you; from raising capital to scaling up sales, running a business comes with a multitude of major challenges, some outside your areas of expertise. Sometimes, you just don’t know what you don’t know, especially in a COVID-19 era where customer’s needs are…

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…