If you’re seeking the right business idea, needing to validate market opportunities, or searching for the right business model for your business…then SPARK is for you!SPARK at SFU’s Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection offers pre-venture services in a self-directed program to help you explore your business idea and better understand your market.
Through a collection of workshops, mentoring, visual, and hands-on tools, SPARK guides you through the process of defining your problem, articulating your solution, developing your value proposition, crafting your business model, and getting up close and personal with potential customers in your market to learn what they need.
And the best part is, once you complete the SPARK program, you’ll meet the eligibility requirements to apply for Venture Connection’s nationally-recognized Incubator program.
All SPARK workbooks must be signed off by a Mentor during a Mentor Meet session to complete the SPARK Program. Once signed, you are eligible for a review panel to determine acceptance into the incubator.
Looking for an exceptional and personalized summer entrepreneurship experience? In Business 406: Startup Accelerator you will receive credit for working on your own startup idea! Don’t have an idea but want the experience? Join as an individual and bring your skills to an existing project. In this highly experiential course, student’s entrepreneurial ideas will undergo […]
Venture Connection hosts Venture Prize and Made By SFU, some of Western Canada’s largest entrepreneurial competitions. Many of today’s and tomorrow’s success stories start right here. Coast Capital Venture Connection is the longest-running entrepreneurship program at SFU. We are the university’s flagship, early-stage startup incubator open to students, staff, faculty, and alumni from all disciplines […]