Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection’s programs are provided at no charge to participants. In order to continue this valuable service and program delivery, we are reliant on the forward-thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and generosity of our corporate, foundation, private and government partners:
Named Program Sponsor
Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection’s programs are delivered in partnership with Coast Capital Savings, through a 5-year, $1,000,000 partnership, bringing Coast's total investment in SFU entrepreneurs to $1.875 million since 2008.
Innovation Program Partners
Some of Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection's key services are delivered as part of the Discovery Foundation Inclusive Pipeline Catalyst Program. These services include Mentor Meet and the Scale Up to Start-Up series.
Discovery Foundation is not-for-profit society, working co-operatively with Discovery Parks Trust for the benefit of British Columbia's technology industries. Discovery Foundation's mandate is to utilize its assets for the benefit of the people of British Columbia. Established by the Provincial Government in 1979, Discovery Foundation was created to promote and support the province's high technology research and development industry.
As a funding agent of the Discovery Foundation, Venture Connection has benefited from over $250,000 through the foundation's Technology Education Program since 2010.
Some of Venture Connection's services to support early stage ventures are delivered through the SFU Innovates Life Sciences Stream (LSS) Program, funded by Genome BC.
Genome British Columbia is a catalyst for the life sciences cluster on Canada’s West Coast, and manages a cumulative portfolio of over $660M in 211 research projects and science and technology platforms. Working with governments, academia and industry across sectors such as forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, agri-food, energy and mining, environment, and human health, the goal of the organization is to generate social and economic benefits for British Columbia and Canada. Genome BC is supported by the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada through Genome Canada and Western Economic Diversification Canada and more than 300 international public and private co-funding partners.