DEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS MODEL
The Venture Acceleration Program is our most popular program due to its structured format and specific purpose. This six-month program is designed to support committed entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to market. Participating entrepreneurs will build life-long relationships with their peers as they work together through the startup process and engage with experienced mentors.
Participating entrepreneurs will have access to one-on-one business coaching, entrepreneurial training and resources, and access to exclusive services.
The Venture Acceleration Program is an initiative of Innovate BC.
What To Expect
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We are always in-taking companies for the Venture Acceleration Program. Connect with us through our short application form. We can’t wait to learn about your business and see how we can help.Apply Now
VAP is a fit for…
THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE
Why We Built This
The number of entrepreneurs around the Okanagan is always growing. If they’ve identified a problem with a current system and developed an innovative solution, they’re going to need some help to ensure that they can get their idea to market. That’s why we offer the Venture Acceleration Program.
The first steps a new company takes are critical in setting a foundation that can be built upon—and it’s very easy to miss something or to go down the wrong direction. We want to be able to support founders during the early-stages of their business to ensure that they are equipped with the resources, training and mentorship they need to thrive.
VAP has helped me take a rough idea and polish it into an actual business backed by customer discovery, market research, and overall structure. Access to mentors and other professionals through the program has been most valuable for me. For anyone who has an idea and wants to see it succeed, I recommend VAP.
Frequently Asked Questions
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