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The Discovery Foundation Tech4Impact Program.

As an agent of the Discovery Foundation (since 2010) Venture Connection, on behalf of the Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, catalyzes a pipeline of support, inspiration and engagement around tech for impact, with a focus on:

  • Dedicated mentorship linked to high impact technology innovation programs, through an 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‚Äôs 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.

The 2020 Discovery Foundation Tech4Impact program is delivered by the Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship in partnerhsip with Venture Connection.

See the program announcement here.



AR/VR: The Real Promise of New Worlds | Thursday, Dec. 6

Date: Thursday, December 6
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Vancouver

Augmented and virtual reality promise to transform how we interact with the world we live in and create, but we are just starting to scratch the surface of what it can do in applications in education, health and more.

Come to find out how it can benefit you, entrepreneurship and the world.

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Life-Changing Wearables | Thursday, Nov. 15

Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 6:00 PM 
Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Vancouver

Smart wearables have the potential to create a substantial impact on our lives, well-being and planet. Simon Fraser University experts present the life-changing promise of wearables, while local entrepreneurs share the key to building a wearables company capable of transforming lives and wallets.

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Unlocking the Positive Potential of Big Data | Thursday, Oct. 4

Date: Thursday, October 4
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Vancouver

This speaker series brings together world-class Simon Fraser University researchers and entrepreneurs to explore the power of big data and innovation. What is the potential for big data, and what positive impact can we create by understanding it?

Join these leaders to discuss a future positively influenced by big data.

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