BCTIA looks at Accelerator Programs... do they really work?

Posted by Rob Lewis

Google ‘Accelerator Programs’ and over 9 million search results are returned offering everything from online services to mentoring, coaching, funding and office space.

We're bombarded with stories of how California, Israel, China are doing it right. However, we hear little of what’s going on in our own backyard. The Wavefront Accelerator Centre, Waterloo Accelerator Centre, and the Communitech Hub are three Canadian success stories we hear little about.

On April 19th, Wavefront's Jim Maynard, the Waterloo Accelerator's Tim Jackson, and Communitech's Iain Klugman will join BCTIA for a frank discussion on what makes their programs a success and the opportunities they deliver to entrepreneurs.

This accelerator discussion takes place on Tuesday, April 19th at the Sutton Place Hotel from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Register online.

Company:
BCTIA
Website:
http://www.bctia.org
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia. Our Mission is to help companies grow and build world-class organizations; global leaders that anchor a vibrant technology ecosystem and which serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs in our community. The BCTIA Centre4Growth supports tech companies at all stages of growth... more

Company:
Communitech
Website:
http://www.communitech.ca
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Communitech is located in Waterloo Region, 110 kilometres (66 miles) west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada in an area that includes the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. Communitech is the regional hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies supporting and building a Southwestern Ontario tech cluster of close to 1,000 companies that now generates more than $30B in revenue. A member of the Ontario Network... more

Company:
Wavefront
Website:
http://www.wavefrontac.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Wavefront is the national centre of excellence for wireless commercialization accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada. Wavefront improves speed-to-market and delivery of mobile applications and wireless technologies by providing emerging companies with a suite of WaveGuide™ training, mobile industry advisory services, incubation services, testing resources and market linkages that... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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