Helping young companies determine if they are ready to scale their business

Supported by the Venture Acceleration Program with Innovate BC.

The Market Validation Program is sponsored by Innovate BC and delivered in partnership with ForesightNew Ventures BC, and SFU Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection. The program is intended for entrepreneurs who are working to gain customer traction and need a proven start-up approach and guidance on building their business. This program focuses on business strategy to help take your venture to the next stage, following a curriculum based on innovation best practices. You will work with experienced entrepreneurs and mentors during and in-between the workshops. By the end of the program you’ll know who your customers are, what investors are looking for, the foundations of a pro forma, and a clear sense of key milestones to move your company forward.

Fall session dates: October 18, November 1, 15, 29

The Market Validation Program includes:

  • Market Validation workshops led by seasoned entrepreneurs
  • Access to Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) and specialty mentors
  • A seat at lunch-and-learns and workshops hosted at VentureLabs
  • Hot desk space at VentureLabs while you are completing MVT training
  • A complimentary seat as a non-presenting company at a Vantec Angel Event or workshop
  • Invitation to New Ventures BC Networking Kick-off and 25% discount for NVBC competition

The Market Validation Program will help you:

  • Refine your business model for sustained growth and profitability
  • Gain knowledge and tools to enquire, listen to, understand, and target customers
  • Validate positioning, value proposition, and product with customers
  • Hone customer and investor stories
  • Learn from entrepreneurs, expert mentors, and professional advisors
  • Network with peers who share your goals and challenges
  • Develop your go-to-market plan using the Business Model Canvas

The program application is currently closed. For reference, this is a past application form.

We encourage you to submit an inquiry form to be notified when the next program begins.

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