Upcoming Innovation Events

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BCIT COMMERCIALIZATION BOOT CAMP (Various Dates)

The BCIT Applied Research Liaison Office (ARLO) is offering a series aimed at helping entrepreneurs and small-medium sized businesses (SMEs) avoid the all-to-common mistakes that lead to new product failure. Topics covered in this session include: developing and assessing product concepts, intellectual property considerations, and market validation. For more information and to register into the CAP program, visit the CAP website. If you are already registered in the CAP program, please email dana_higgins@bcit.ca to register for the upcoming boot camp.

IDEAS WORKSHOP SERIES (Starting Sept. 28)

The IDEAS Workshop Series is designed to help skilled individuals improve innovation success rates. These sessions are for researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and students, to education, network and collaborate. This workshop series will cover a range of topics to provide tools and assist in creating a structured process to focus the creative output of attendees. For more information and to register, please visit the IDEAS website.

SEMINAR: HOT MARKET TRENDS – GEO-TARGETING (Sept. 29)

The BCIT Commercialization Assistance Program AND School of Business is sponsoring a series of lunch and learn events with the Vancouver Board of Trade with the next one coming up on September 29. Facebook, Foursquare, and Google are just a few of the companies offering innovative ways for businesses to reach a niche audience based on location. Learn more about the various geo-targeted advertising opportunities that exist both online and in the mobile space. For more information about this event and to register, visit the VBOT website!

LOCAL EVENT LISTING

We have created a monthly bog entry to summarize key innovation events happening in BC – visit commercializationBC.com for an updated listing:

Commercialization Road Show – The CICP team participates in events across the country, providing information on CICP, federal operations and procurement, and opportunities for suppliers to connect with government networks.

  • Seminar: Innovation Panel CICP
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    For more information and registration, please visit: www.smallbusinessbc.ca/seminars
  • Angel Investor Forum
    Monday, October 17, 2011
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    For more information and registration, please visit: www.confmanager.com

How to Build a Winning Application – The SDTC Applications team will present an overview of SDTC funding mandate, which includes the development and demonstration of new Canadian clean technology innovations that address issues of climate change, clean air, clean water, water conservation and soil quality.

Friday September 16, 2011
2.00 to 4.00 PM
BCIT – CARI Building
For more information and registration, please visit: www.sdtc.ca/workshops

BCIC Commercialization and Business Planning with Mark Dance – An intensive and hands-on workshop that compels the entrepreneur to think critically about the true value, commercialization potential and positioning of their business idea. It covers critical elements of business planning and product management such as sustainable differentiation, pricing, sources of capital, market and expansion strategy. This is an excellent event for all entrepreneurs and companies looking to grow.

Three full day workshops: Friday October 21, 28 & November 4.
Applications close on Sept 16, 2011.
For more information and registration, please visit: www.bcic.ca/programs/talent/entrepreneurship-workshop

VanTec Tech Forum – This network consists of VANTEC members, angel investors and other early-stage investors who meet monthly to hear a selected number of short business presentations by nascent technology entrepreneur.

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
For more information and registration, please visit: http://vantec.ca/events/

October Angel Forum - Angel Forums introduces emerging companies to private equity Angel Investors and Venture Capital funds. Presenting companies have raised over $30 million directly through the Forum.

October 17, 2011
Registrations by Sept 15 save $100
For more information and registration, please visit: www.confmanager.com

ACCELLERATORS AND BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMS

The Commercialization Assistance Program encourages you check out some of the recent developments in programs and accelerators helping support innovation in BC:

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