The Most Complete Guide to Starting a Startup in Vancouver

Startup Guide Vancouver

Vancouver is the home of many up startups and tech companies. In this guide, we bring you all the list of resources to build a successful startup in Vancouver. Check it out here:

Facebook Groups

Vancouver Startups 

Startup Meetups

YVR Startups 
Tech Vancouver 
Startup Grind 
Inbound Marketing YVR 
Networking forum for technology entrepreneurs 

Conferences and Annual Events

Vancouver Startup Week
BCTech Summit 
Vancouver Startup Week 
Banff Venture Forum 
Traction Conference
Canadian Accelerator Summit
Tech Exit 

Startup Competitions

Interface Challenge 
New Venture BC Startup Competition 



Incubators and Accelerators

Entrepreneurship at UBC 
New Venture BC 
Venture Labs 
Invoke Labs 
Foresight Cleantech 
Alacrity Canada 
BC Venture Acceleration Program 
Expa Labs 
Creative Destruction Lab 
Stanley Park Ventures 
Accelerate Oakanagan 


Hire a Business or Tech Student 
BC Tech Co-op Grant 

Venture Capital

Version One 
Yale Town 
BC Renessaince Capital Fund 
Victory Square 

Co-working Space

The Hive 
The Aviary 
Zen Launch Pad 
Werk Lab 
Maker Labs 
Suite Genius 
The Network Hub 
The Profile 
Creative Co-workers 
Discovery Parks 

Maker Space

Maker Cube 

Student Entrepreneurship Clubs

Startup Storm 


Vancouver Tech Podcast 
Vancouver Entrepreneur Podcast 
Tech is Everywhere 

Women Entrepreneur Resources

The Connected Women Association 
Vancity Lady Bosses
Ladies WHO Lunch

Educational Institutions

University of British Columbia 
Simon Fraser University 
Emily Carr University 
Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Vancouver Community College 
Langara College 
British Columbia Institute of Technology 

About the Author

Eric REric Rafat is a startup founder with a wealth of expertise and experience in startups, building high-performing teams, and product development. Having won three volunteer awards for his contribution, he believes in the power of entrepreneurship to create opportunities for all. He is a top ranked tennis player with relentless drive to always reach to the next level. Connect with Eric here.