Critical Tools for Fast-Growing Technology Companies

Now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 cohort.

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The RevUP Program, as part of the Discovery Foundation Technology Education Program (TEP) helps technology companies face rapid-growth issues.

The program guides and coaches high-growth companies through how to build scalable revenue, develop customer acquisition models, and attain operational efficiency. With a focus on effective leadership, participating in RevUP will give you the tools and knowledge needed to lead your business to the next level.

Are you ready for rapid growth?
Are you ready for rapid growth?

Is RevUP for You?

RevUP is designed for companies who exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Wireless/mobile technology company
  • Established revenue model with an annual revenue of $200,000+
  • Demonstrable growth year-over-year (i.e. revenue, users, customers, outcomes)
  • Established management team
  • “Venture fundable” (whether you choose to seek external funding is your choice!)
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 6 months in program

Key Benefits

  • Bi-weekly, CEO-centric learning: shift from a founder mindset to a CEO mindset
  • Ongoing mentorship with veteran business leaders
  • Personalized skill development with industry specialists
  • Retainer of hours: work with subject matter experts on your projects
  • Complimentary access to industry events and conferences, including Metabridge
  • First 6 months membership to ACETECH included
  • Get to know about Wavefront and other government funding programs, such as NRC-IRAP and BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative

Key Dates:

ActivityDate
Call for applications opens Jan. 4
Application deadline Feb. 8 @ 12 PM PST
Shortlisted candidates contacted Feb. 10
Intake presentations (shortlisted candidates) Week of Feb. 14
Final cohort announced Feb. 17
1 hour orientation Feb. 20

Apply for the Vancouver Spring 2017 intake!

Deadline is February 8 at noon PST

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Marketing at Scale:

  • Defining marketing’s role in  building your company
  • Evolution of the 4 Ps in the  digital world
  • When and how to hire  marketing talent
  • Create your brand  blueprint
  • Buyer personas and user  journeys
  • Channel strategies
  • Integrate marketing efforts into sales

Sales Growth:

  • Defining your ideal investor
  • Understanding the  investing ecosystem
  • Typical investment rounds
  • Pitch practice
  • Due diligence & getting to  a close
  • Investor management
  • Designing your advisory  board

Operational Excellence:

  • Budget and forecasting
  • 3HAG (3 Year Highly  Achievable Goal) as taught  by Shannon Susko
  • Building your company’s external map
  • Cash conversion cycle
  • Identifying Key Performance Indicators
  • Creating a rhythm for  evaluating business
  • Topgrading: an in-depth look at the interview  process

Capital Raising:

  • Defining your ideal investor
  • Understanding the  investing ecosystem
  • Typical investment rounds
  • Pitch practice
  • Due diligence & getting to a  close
  • Investor management
  • Designing your advisory  board