Discovery Foundation launched the Technology Education Program (TEP) in 2010 to educate BC innovators on how to move their ideas from conception to commercialization. Business development, sales, marketing, finance and operational skills are all required to support growth. TEP offers educational programs to BC entrepreneurs to upgrade their business skills with the goal to grow world-scale, BC-based technology companies.
Programs include professional development workshops, individual mentoring by CEOs, discussion forums, commercialization courses, business clinics and similar educational activities. The purpose is to help tech entrepreneurs increase revenues, expand into new markets, negotiate deals, assess opportunities and accelerate growth resulting in jobs for BC.
The Foundation hires “Agents” to provide business education programs for technology entrepreneurs on its behalf. Selected in an annual competition, these programs have proven successful in helping the growth of technology firms. TEP funds are used to dramatically reduce the cost of the training programs for individuals.
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