Thanks to the forward-thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and generosity of our corporate, foundation, private and government partners, we’ve developed numerous programs, events, and competitions to support our start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Get to know our Current 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 funding agent of the Discovery Foundation, Venture Connection has benefited from over $300,000 through the foundation's Technology Education Program since 2010.


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.


Our Current Community Partners


Our Current Campus Partners

As an SFU Innovates program within the pillar of Incubation and Acceleration, Venture Connection is transforming ideas made in the classroom, lab and community into ventures that scale. 

SFU Innovates is a university-wide strategy that builds on our dynamic culture and seeks to strengthen Simon Fraser University’s commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. Move your ideas into action and visit

Venture Connection partners with the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship (CCIE) to support entrepreneurial education, deeply integrating with interdisciplinary programming and partnering to run flagship initiatives like entrepreneurship co-op (eCo-op).