Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program – Vancouver

Accelerate Success by Accessing Critical Resources

We are accepting applications for our next VAP in Vancouver! Apply now before October 11 @ 9am PST, and be sure to make note of the following key dates:

Date

Event

Tuesday, August 30th

Call for applications opens

Tuesday, October 11th at 9AM PST

Application deadline

Wednesday, October 12th

Shortlisted Candidates contacted

Tuesday, October 18th

Intake presentations by shortlisted candidates

Wednesday, October 19th

Final cohort confimed

Monday, October 24th

VAP Orientation

Tuesday, November 1st

MVT Day 1

Tuesday, November 22nd

MVT Day 2

Tuesday, December 13th

MVT Day 3

The Venture Acceleration Program (VAP), an initiative of BCIC, helps early-stage entrepreneurs launch and grow their companies faster and smarter. Learn more about Wavefront’s Venture Acceleration Program.

The program guides and coaches early-stage companies through entrepreneur leadership and business model planning to build a structurally sound business. We take a three-pronged approach to startup acceleration:

  1. Market Validation Training (MVT) — This intensive course brings entrepreneurs together for three full days across three months to define their business opportunity, conduct customer discovery and development, and refine their business pitch.
  2. Ongoing Mentorship — Each company is paired with an Executive-in-Residence (EIR) to provide customized strategic advisory.
  3. Community Resources — VAP companies gain access to events, device rentals, networking opportunities, and more!

Note: Wavefront VAP Vancouver is offered at $200 + GST/month.

What Our Community is Saying

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Already convinced that you want to be part of the Vancouver cohort of the Venture Acceleration Program, an initiative of BCIC? Skip right down to the form.

Questions? Contact Nikki Wong, Manager, Accelerator Programs, at nikki.wong@wavefront.ca

Program Benefits

  • 👥

    Mentorship

    Get guidance and expertise from accredited BCIC Executives in Residence and a supporting network of mentors

  • Expertise

    Expert access to a wide range of entrepreneurs and specialists, business clinics, and professional partners.

  • 🎓

    Learning

    Learning opportunities through workshops, seminars, and educational programs. Key benefits include: lunch and learns and access to the Market Validation Training (MVT) course.

  • 🌎

    Network

    Critical connection opportunities to support networks, collaborators, potential investors, and employees

  • Flexible Workspace

    Participate remotely or apply to be a resident in the Wavefront Accelerator Centre located in our downtown Vancouver offices

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What Our Companies Say

Being part of the Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program, we have benefited from the great mentorship and networking opportunities. Even more significantly, in recent months we have been introduced to key initial customer and channel prospects, which are now leading to significant prospects for our company and its future.

Clive Wright
Clive Wright Founder & CEOSimpli Innovations

The VAP program was the fuel we needed to get serious about our business. The training, mentorship and support helped us build a multi-million dollar company fast, creating happy customers and supportive investors in the process.

Gonzalo Tudela
Gonzalo TudelaCEOVandrico Solutions

Wavefront is the glue of the wireless technology ecosystem of Vancouver, the variety of companies they attract is impressive and extremely useful to be connected with.

Paul Davidescu
Paul DavidescuCEO, Co-founderTangoo Entertainment

The VAP is the best thing that happened to our company!

Skai Dalziel
Skai DalzielCo-FounderGuusto Gifts

Wavefront’s VAP helped Vandrico implement today’s best start-up practices. Their mentorship guided us through difficult decisions and helped us avoid dangerous pitfalls. We would recommend Wavefront to any company searching for a perfect product-market fit.

Kenny MacKenzie
Kenny MacKenzieCo-Founder & PresidentVandrico Solutions

Without Wavefront our budding company wouldn’t have taken off. The support and counselling we received was unmatched.

Laura Aslan
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