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  • Launch Academy

    Launch Academy Visit site

    Launch Academy is a pre-accelerator program that helps entrepreneurs execute on their startups through education, mentorship, lean metrics and networking opportunities.

  • BCIC

    BCIC Visit site

    BCIC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. They accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs.

  • GrowLab

    GrowLab Visit site

    GrowLab is a Vancouver-based startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs build great companies through seed funding, mentorship, collaborative workspace and 3 months of intensive programming.

  • Strutta

    Strutta Visit site

    Strutta provides powerful, easy-to-use DIY social media marketing apps, tools and analytics for contests, promotions and engagement campaigns.

  • Microsoft BizSpark

    Microsoft BizSpark Visit site

    Microsoft Corporation created the BizSpark program to support entrepreneurship and help startups grow their business. By providing founders with access to leading technology products, business and technical support, and market visibility, Microsoft is assisting young companies in their early years, when they need it most.

  • Facebook

    Facebook Visit site

    Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

  • Version One Ventures

    Version One Ventures Visit site

    Version One Ventures is an early-stage fund investing in outstanding consumer internet, SaaS and mobile entrepreneurs throughout North-America.

  • The Next Big Thing

    The Next Big Thing Visit site

    "Our goals are simple if unconventional: Get tomorrow’s most promising entrepreneurs out of the classroom and into the business world. Remove the usual obstacles — grades, degrees and work experience. Reward ingenuity and accelerate the pace at which a good idea becomes a business reality."

    - Ryan Holmes, TNBT Co-Founder in The Financial Post

  • CKNW

    CKNW Visit site

    CKNW (CKNW AM) is one of the top news talk radio station based in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.

  • The Art Of

    The Art Of Visit site

    The Art Of is a leading media and events company focused on providing business professionals with the tools, techniques and knowledge needed to succeed in today’s changing marketplace. Their national conferences, magazine and online content are expertly curated to bring together insights from the world’s most prominent business leaders, internationally renowned speakers and bestselling authors.

  • Techvibes

    Techvibes Visit site

    Techvibes is Canada's leading technology media property. Originally founded in 2002, Techvibes is dedicated to covering social, mobile, and startup news that impacts Canadians. Their editors and nationwide network of reporters combine breaking hyperlocal news with international coverage to deliver a unique balance of insight and information.

    The Techvibes community boasts tens of thousands of followers across our social media channels and our news site experiences hundreds of thousands of unique visitors per month.

  • BetaKit

    BetaKit Visit site

    BetaKit is a new publication dedicated to providing original, real-time reporting and analysis of emerging technology news and global innovation. Built by the team behind, BetaKit draws upon an established community of over 80,000 emerging technology founders who are building the next big thing.

  • Vancity Buzz

    Vancity Buzz Visit site

    Vancity Buzz is your inside source for Vancouver happenings. They instantly keep Vancouverites up-to-date with what goes on in their city so they never feel like they’re out of the loop. It’s a source for media-savvy readers who live in digital and social worlds and don’t have the patience for traditional newspaper content and delivery. They value relevant information that has an immediate impact on their everyday lives that is written with wit and personality.

  • UBC Computer Science

    UBC Computer Science Visit site

    UBC's Department of Computer Science is the top computer science department in western Canada, and one of the top three in Canada.

  • Lighthouse Labs

    Lighthouse Labs Visit site

    Vancouver's premier developer bootcamp. The Lighthouse Labs program consists of 8 intensive weeks at their Gastown location, where they will teach you how to create web applications using Ruby on Rails.
    By the time you're done this course not only will you be a superstar in Ruby on Rails, you'll be ready to hit the ground running in your new career and make your name known in the Vancouver tech scene.

  • entrepreneurship@UBC

    entrepreneurship@UBC Visit site

    Inspire. Create. Impact. e@UBC is inspiring entrepreneurial thinking to create innovative ventures.

  • UBC eProjects

    UBC eProjects Visit site

    eProjects is a student entrepreneurship organization whose goal is to assist young entrepreneurs to build successful businesses. They educate students through workshops, seminars and speaker series held by experienced industry professionals. They connect young entrepreneurs to each other through networking events and idea generation activities.

  • UBC Startup Weekend

    UBC Startup Weekend Visit site

    Join Vancouver's finest developers, marketers, designers, product managers and startup enthusiasts in a 54 hour whirlwind weekend taking simple pitches to full fledged startups.

  • VanRuby

    VanRuby Visit site

    VanRuby is the Vancouver Ruby _ Rails meetup group. They hack on open source / personal projects, and organize talks to learn from each other. All skill levels are welcome!

  • Mitacs Globalink

    Mitacs Globalink Visit site

    Mitacs Globalink builds a living bridge between Canada and international partners by establishing and reinforcing global links through student mobility.

  • YWiB UBC

    YWiB UBC Visit site

    YWiB UBC fills an essential role in the UBC community by providing resources, support and friendship to undergraduate women in all faculties. Their goal is to ensure that all members have the opportunity to become active members of the YWiB community and to make a positive impact in their own lives and the lives of others. Through monthly events, skill building workshops, social events and a mentorship program, they plan and execute events that are fun, educational, and beneficial for members.

  • The SFU School of Computing Science

    The SFU School of Computing Science Visit site

    The School of Computing Science follows the tradition of excellence established at SFU. Computing Science is world-renowned for its research and for graduating students who have advanced knowledge in areas such as the internet, multimedia, healthcare and biomedical, and telecommunications, among many others. Other graduates choose to use their broad-based skills to become entrepreneurs and business leaders in their field.

  • BCIT School of Computing _ Academic Studies

    BCIT School of Computing _ Academic Studies Visit site

    Every year, the BCIT School of Computing and Academic Studies (SoCAS) delivers curriculum to thousands of BCIT students. Their courses are developed with subject matter experts to meet individual program areas needs and student success in industry. Each term, SoCAS also provides over 250 unique courses and offers 40 different credential programs from certificates to degrees, both full-time and part-time in the following areas: Computing, Forensic Science _ Technology, _ Academic Studies


    SFU AIESEC Visit site

    AIESEC is the largest student-run organization in the world. It's the platform of young people to develop and explore their leadership potential through international exchange opportunities.
    AIESEC SFU is a local chapter in Vancouver, BC.

  • UBC Computer Science Student Society

    UBC Computer Science Student Society Visit site

    The Computer Science Student Society is the student club for undergraduates at the UBC Department of Computer Science. They provide a social space where all are welcome and run events and represent student interests to the department.

  • Cognilab

    Cognilab Visit site

    Cognilab Technologies is leading a paradigm shift in social research by creating an online platform where researchers can create experiments 95% cheaper, recruit participants on a scale 10-100x larger, and reduce the total time invested from 8 months to less than 7 days. This is achieved by developing cutting-edge, research-grade software with sophisticated machine learning algorithms, and by integrating with Amazon’s crowdsourcing marketplace. Cognilab adds value by standardizing experiment templates to eliminate upfront programming costs, facilitating large-scale and cost-effective participant recruitment, and conducting analyses to better facilitate multidisciplinary- and cross-collaboration. Cognilab is attempting to aggregate the world’s largest, centralized repository on human cognition ever created to better understand human behavior and advance artificial intelligence.

  • HelpHub

    HelpHub Visit site

    HelpHub is an instant tutoring platform. It connects tutors and students at any time, through online messaging and tutoring calls.

  • Spring

    Spring Visit site

    Spring is an activator that grows purpose driven companies. Spring is about activating growth, breaking out, movement upward and forward – big step changes, actions, and decisions that can and should happen at every stage. It’s all about getting unstuck. We know that combining profit and social impact can lead to success in the most fulfilling and complete sense of the word. We partner with purpose-driven, for-profit startups and empower them to create positive change. Spring is an activator. We roll up our sleeves to work right alongside founding teams, increasing the probability of success for entrepreneurs. We support startups in the production and distribution of wholesale products and manufactured goods. Spring also offers prototyping, production, and warehouse space for companies that we work with.

  • CodeCore

    CodeCore Visit site

    Vancouver's largest coding school and developer hub offering full and part time developer training, career services, and technology event hosting.

  • Wavefront

    Wavefront Visit site

    Wavefront is Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wavefront products and services are available to wireless and non-wireless companies looking to leverage mobile technology. They include a comprehensive suite of accelerated commercialization and mentorship programs, international market linkages, state of the art wireless product development and testing infrastructure, and wireless training programs and events.


    BCTIA Visit site

    Officially incorporated in 1993, the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies located in British Columbia.

  • Invoke Labs

    Invoke Labs Visit site

    Invoke Labs is a business catalyst. They accelerate startups by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and talent they need for long-term success.

  • Boast Capital

    Boast Capital Visit site

    Boast Capital is a financial advisory firm specializing in R_D cost recovery from the government through the Scientific Research _ Experimental Development (SR_ED) program, Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (IDMTC) program and the US R_D Tax Credit program.

  • Trulioo

    Trulioo Visit site

    Trulioo enables website operators that support social login to:

    - Detect spammers, trolls, fake users and bad actors
    - Validate social profile information and
    - Authenticate users in real time

  • The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)

    The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) Visit site

    Canadian Youth Business Foundation is a national organization providing pre-launch coaching, resources, mentoring and start-up financing for youth ages 18-39.

  • The HiVE Vancouver

    The HiVE Vancouver Visit site

    The HiVE is a coworking space that was founded in Spring, 2011 and has been a home to social entrepreneurs, environmental professionals, non-profits and creative freelancers ever since.

  • WeAreYVR

    WeAreYVR Visit site

    WeAreYVR is an information hub for the Vancouver startup community. It is a collaborative project – startup accelerators, the city of Vancouver, and members of the community are all helping to put each other on the map.

  • institute B

    institute B Visit site

    institute B is an accelerator for businesses that put profit and societal value on equal footing. They are entrepreneurs developing entrepreneurs through education, consulting and funding. They accelerate results through personal development and by embedding audacity into strategic business planning. Together they build unreasonable corporate cultures founded in audacity.

  • The Centre For Digital Media

    The Centre For Digital Media Visit site

    The Centre for Digital Media (CDM) is a multidisciplinary graduate institution based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It offers a Master of Digital Media (MDM) program accredited by its four partner institutions, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

  • Tangoo

    Tangoo Visit site

    Your pocket concierge- Tangoo provides you the most personalized and seamless way to organize the perfect social outing. Tangoo solve the problem of spending time digging through online clutter by providing a seamless and fun three-step process to organize your outing. Going beyond cuisine-type and quality ratings, they filter by mood and occasion to ensure your outing is perfect and covers all the bases. Tangoo is partnered with over 120 Vancouver restaurants and bars ranging from The Glowbal Group, Donnelly Group, and Sean Heather Group to popular independents like Chill Winston, Wildebeest, and Vij's. Whether it’s a date, or a social/corporate group outing, your pocket concierge gets it done.

  • SFU's Computer Science Student Society

    SFU's Computer Science Student Society Visit site

    The Computing Science Student Society (CSSS) promotes the interests of students in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. It is a descendant organization of the Simon Fraser Student Society. The CSSS holds end of semester socials, along with other events throughout each semester. CSSS meetings are held several times a semester and are announced to the csss-announce and cmpt-students mailing lists as well as on posters around CSIL and the ASB. Each fall the CSSS holds FroshWeek to welcome new Computing Science students.

  • BDC

    BDC Visit site

    The Business Develpment Bank of Canada (BDC)'s mission is to help create and develop Canadian businesses through financing, venture capital and consulting services, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They have a vision to accelerate entrepreneurs' success and are solely dedicated to Canadian entrepreneurs, with a nationwide team helping more than 28,000 businesses reach their full potential.

  • The Peak

    The Peak Visit site

    The Peak is a weekly newspaper created by students, for students published every Monday at Burnaby, Surrey, Harbour Centre, and Woodward’s, including in the summer semester. They are the punk rock member of the Canadian University Press and Campus Plus Media Services.

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