CONNECT ‘09 HIGHLIGHTS:
FEATURED SPEAKER: LEONARD BRODY
Be inspired by this internationally recognized Canadian technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and business visionary.
UNIQUE STRUCTURED NETWORKING
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.
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
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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