1088 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R9


Be inspired by this internationally recognized Canadian technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and business visionary.

Learn directly from prominent BC technology leaders invited for the vital purpose of sharing their experience with technology start-ups and innovators.

Learn the techniques and strategies from industry experts and entrepreneurial case studies that directly impact a start-up's success.

Panel Topics:

Get Fundable - Access to capital in the current economic climate
Friends in High Places - Leveraging partnerships to accelerate growth

The Accelerator Factor - Case studies on the benefits and value of accelerators

The Design Imperative - Optimizing commercialization through product design

Discover emerging innovations from academic institutions in BC.

Awards will be presented for exceptional achievement in, or potential for, commercialization of technology.
Submissions are now being accepted for the following three awards:

BCIC Ripples of Hope Award in Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship - recognizes a graduate student, post-doctorate fellow or postgraduate collaborating on an entrepreneurship initiative in the biotechnology industry in BC.

Award Value: $35,000

Emerging Technology Award - recognizes a new venture at the pre-investment stage that has developed an innovative technology in BC.

Award Value: Up to $25,000 towards commercialization services

Entrepreneurship Fellow Award - recognizes a faculty member at a BC postsecondary institution who is a leader in technology innovation and commercialization.
Award Value: $25,000 for entrepreneurship education or commercialization initiatives

Submission Deadline: Monday, September 21, 2009

Event Details:
Date: Monday, October 19, 2009
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver V6Z 2R9)

4:30 pm - Registration
5:00 pm - Expert Panels
6:00 pm - Structured Networking & Stand-up Dinner Buffet
8:00 pm - Leonard Brody, Featured Speaker & Awards
9:00 pm - Networking

Official Website: http://www.bcic.ca/

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