Providing access to education, support, and strategy development for protecting, implementing and leveraging your intellectual property.

AccelerateIP is a new initiative that supports hundreds of innovative startups in BC, Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories to grow and protect their ideas and intellectual assets.

Led by New Ventures BC and prime collaborator Innovate BC, along with a network of accelerators and incubators, the AccelerateIP program provides enhanced access to education, skills development, and financial support for protecting, managing, and leveraging your intellectual property.

AccelerateIP is offered through three streams of programming:

  1. Education and Awareness: Gain foundational IP training
  2. Strategy: Get 1:1 mentorship and up to $25,000 of eligible costs covered for legal strategy development
  3. Implementation: Access financial support to cover up to $60,000 of eligible legal implementation costs

How VentureLabs can help you access AccelerateIP

As part of AccelerateIP’s program delivery network, VentureLabs is  here to help you in the following ways:

  • Applications: We can help you complete your application form
  • Referrals: After reviewing your situation, we can refer you to a specific program stream
  • Mentorship: Our EIRs and staff can assist as designated program mentors
  • Consultations: We’re here to help with any other questions you may have as you navigate the program application process

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