Unleashing entrepreneurs for 10 years and counting.

Read Our Story and join SFU's Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection in celebrating a decade of ideas.

Featured Founders

Cliff Mander

CEO & Founder

CKM Sports & HockeyData



Maryam Sadeghi

CEO & Co-Founder

MetaOptima Technologies



Ben Britton

CSO & Founder

Ionomr Inc.


Matias Marquez

CEO & Founder




Our Mentors-in-Residence are the foundation of our program, guiding our startups to success since 2008.

Featured Partners

Coast Capital Savings

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.

Discovery Foundation

As a program agent of the Discovery Foundation (since 2010), Venture Connection catalyzes a pipeline of support, inspiration and engagement around tech for impact.

Genome BC

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.

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