April 26th, 2017

The Vancouver Economic Commission is pleased to partner with Spring, New Ventures BC and Highline BETA to deliver the Discovery Foundation Capital Mentorship Program and Vancouver Technology Showcase. The Discovery Foundation Capital Mentorship Program is designed to help early-stage, for-profit entrepreneurs become more strategic in raising capital critical to accelerating their ventures. Running from April […]

Discovery Foundation Capital Mentorship Program: Strategic Fundraising 101 April 25th, 2017

April 21st, 2017

When? April 25th, 2017 Where? CodeCore Bootcamp, 142 West Hastings Street, V6B 1G8, Vancouver, BC, Canada What? Delivered by the Vancouver Economic Commission as Part 1 of the Discovery Foundation Capital Mentorship Program, learn how to be strategic in your investment-seeking methods! Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to align with strategic investors, raise […]

Discovery Foundation announces 2017 Technology Education Program Agents

April 11th, 2017

TEP Agents are industry organizations or educational institutions experienced in offering educational programs to technology entrepreneurs.  Discovery Foundation looks for Agents that can teach technology entrepreneurs the business skills and practices essential to grow world-scale BC-based businesses. Agents and programs are selected in a yearly competition by the Foundation to help deliver its educational mandate. […]

Discovery Foundation’s Mentoring and Catalyst Program presents Dec 12th Scaling Up: Growing Multi-Million Dollar Companies in Vancouver

December 7th, 2016

Hosted by Venture Connection in partnership with the  Beedie School of Business The focus moves away from startup to scale up as we host a panel of high profile Canadian entrepreneurs. Panelists include Shannon Susko (Serial entrepreneur and author of the Metronome Effect), Jason Lindstrom (Bucket List), Greg Malpass (Traction on Demand), and more! This […]

TEP 2017 Call for Applications: Deadline December 12th 5pm

November 3rd, 2016

Discovery Foundation is now accepting applications for TEP 2017 from industry organizations, educational institutions, or similar who are experienced in offering educational programs to technology entrepreneurs. Discovery Foundation is seeking partner Agents that can teach technology entrepreneurs the business skills and practices essential to grow world-scale BC-based businesses. Application deadline is December 12th, 2016 at […]

Discovery Foundation and ECUAD: Living Labs present ABD3 Speaker Series: 2016

September 20th, 2016

Hear the stories of seven entrepreneurs, designers and tech pioneers who’ve put together wildly successful startups, worked with top companies, and developed new and incredible products and business models. This series of guest lectures brings together a phenomenal breadth of experience in entrepreneurship practices, with a focus on the creative sector. For more info and […]

Discovery Foundation and the Student Biotechnology Network are delighted to kick off the 2016-2017 season with our annual Building Biotech Event: September 28th!

September 15th, 2016

The SBN Building Biotech event is a business formal event at the beautiful Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the current state of the life sciences industry in BC and gain insights as to which areas within life sciences are growing and declining, as well as learn about what […]

Discovery Foundation and ACETECH present: 3HAG: 3 Year Highly Achievable Goal – Building Confidence in Your Business Strategy. Victoria, November 16, 2016 – 9:30am to 4:30pm

September 14th, 2016

Modules & Schedule – Acetech As a CEO, the easy part may be finding your companies 10-30 year BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). Knowing where you’re going is one thing, but how do you get there? How are you going to win over your competition? The 3HAG workshops is designed to take a complex strategy […]

Discovery Foundation Technology Education Program and ACETECH present Mastering the One-Page Strategic Plan. Victoria: Sept 20th, Vancouver: Oct 12th.

August 19th, 2016

Discovery Foundation’s ‘The One-Page Strategic Plan’ is a proven framework for management teams to integrate a disciplined approach to strategic thinking and execution planning. This simple yet powerful tool allows companies to edit their vision and strategy down to a single, action-oriented page. In just one day, you and your leadership team can take your […]

Discovery Foundation and SFU Venture Connection Speaker Series: The Front and Back-End of Innovation: Competing on the International Stage

June 16th, 2016

The Front and Back-End of Innovation:  Competing on the International Stage For BC’s health technology sector to thrive, support must extend from front-end investment in technology and people through to the back-end where evidence of effectiveness is generated locally, leading to market access and local adoption. This event brings together leaders from industry, government and […]