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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’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.
The 2020 Discovery Foundation Tech4Impact program is delivered by the Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship in partnerhsip with Venture Connection.
See the program announcement here.
August 8 - Tech 4 Impact Design Jam: Community Building in a Virtual World PART II
July 23 - Design Jam: Transforming healthcare in the post-pandemic landscape
June 27 - Tech 4 Impact Design Jam: Community Building in a Virtual World
January 21 - Champions of Science & Tech Speaker Series: Uniting to Improve Healthcare for Patients
December 14 - Tech 4 Impact & Inclusion Design Jam: Innovating for a Sustainable Future
December 7 - Tech 4 Impact & Inclusion Design Jam: Cutting-Edge Assistive Tech
December 4 - Champions of Science & Tech Speaker Series: Sustainable Innovation Leaders in Canada
November 29 - Champions of Science & Tech Speaker Series: Digi for Business, Not Your Grandma’s Gaming
September 21 - IdeaStorm: Creating Innovation
December 6 - AR/VR: The Real Promise of New Worlds
November 15 - Life-Chaning Wearbales
October 4 - Unlocking the Postive Potential of Big Data