The Discovery Foundation Tech4Impact Program.
As an agent of the Discovery Foundation (since 2010), Venture Connection catalyzes a pipeline of support, inspiration and engagement around tech for impact, with a focus on:
- Inspirational workshop / hackathon events in areas in need of high impact disruption
- Dedicated mentorship linked to high impact technology innovation programs, through a new Embedded Mentors initiative linked to SFU's entrepreneurship certificate programs, the long-standing and popular Mentor Meet and the Mentors- and Experts-in Residence offered through Venture Connection's early-stage incubator.
- A series of community events on emerging technologies and high impact entrepreneurs.
Created to promote and support British Columbia’s high tech research and development industry, Discovery Foundation, a registered charity, facilitates innovation by delivering The Technology Education Program (TEP).
As a funding agent of the Discovery Foundation, Venture Connection has benefited from over $300,000 through the foundation's TEP since 2010.
See the program announcement here.