Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program – Vancouver

Accelerate Success by Accessing Critical Resources

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/month.

Thank you to everyone who has applied for the VAP! Applications for our spring 2016 cohort are now closed, and the next intake will happen in September 2016. If you are interested in joining the program, send us your application anytime as we are continuously accepting submissions.

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/accelerator

Program Benefits

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    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.

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

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    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
Laura AslanCo-FounderMini Checkout

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