Credit: TiE Vancouver. Maninder Dhaliwal at an e@UBC event on how to pitch
This 6-month program helps Canadian entrepreneurs access mentorship, advice and funding
For most tech entrepreneurs in the country, the fun part is innovation. Implementation and funding? Obviously not.
“In Canada, we spend billions of dollars on research and development, but we fail when it comes to commercializing these ideas,” said the founder of the Vancouver-based accelerator and early-stage venture capital fund. One angel investor, Maninder Dhaliwal, said: startup studio, in the release. “We are good at innovation, but very bad at creating economic value from this innovation.”
Dhariwal — Chairs the non-profit Angel Investor Forum TiE Vancouver Recently established to help Canadian tech entrepreneurs get funding TiE Incubation Lab Connect pre-seed startups with mentors, advisors and global funding opportunities.
New Acceleration and Incubation Lab Launches February 1st, and trying to prepare young companies for the fundraising process, including how to pitch to investors. This is often an uphill battle for Canadian entrepreneurs, but Dhaliwal’s decade-long experience as president and co-founder Lionsgate International (a global venture capital and business advisory firm), and her founding chairmanship vancouver thai angels (part of the global angel investor network TiE Global Angels) is sure to steer local startups in the right direction.
12 companies that meet the criteria will have the opportunity to participate in the Incubator Lab for 6 months. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see: here.