Startup Networks in British Columbia

If you are starting a tech business in Canada’s British Columbia, you’ll want to visit the BC Innovation Council’s For Entrepreneurs page to discover all the business tools, acceleration networks and funding sources for your future billion dollar company! Here are the important links to know:

1. Startup Acceleration Programs

2. Co-working Spaces

3. The Concierge Portal 
4. Mentors
5. Events
6. Startup Funding Sources

7. Programming Courses

8. Small Business Resources

  • Small Business BC – A comprehensive online business resource centre for British Columbians.
  • The BC Chamber of Commerce is a network of BC businesses mandated to provide access to resources and drive business advocacy on behalf of members.
  • Business – Province of British Columbia – A collection of valuable resources for business owners and investors at various stages in their endeavours.
  • Community Futures’s 34 offices deliver a variety of services ranging from strategic economic planning, technical and advisory services to businesses, loans to small and medium- sized businesses, self-employment assistance programs, and services targeted to youth and entrepreneurs with disabilities.
  • BC Bid helps you access BC public sector bid opportunities.
  • Statistics Canada offers statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities of Canada.
  • Trade and Invest British Columbia offers assistance to export-ready firms in British Columbia through local support through a network of trade and investment offices around the world.
  • OneStop Business Registry – business registration services.
  • Creative BC is the main point of access for business support to strengthen BC’s motion picture, interactive digital, music and publishing sectors.
  • Aboriginal BEST is a free training series that helps to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of people, communities, and organizations.
  • Aboriginal Business Canada
 – Aboriginal entrepreneurs with a viable business opportunity may qualify to receive assistance with business planning, startup, or expansion and marketing.

9. Research Centres

9. Online Resources


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