Volition & Discovery Foundation Present BC Startup Showcase

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This showcase is part of Discovery Foundation’s Regional Investor Readiness Program & will feature 8 startups from across BC.

About this event

Volition is proud to be one of the Discovery Foundation Agents for the 2021 Technology Education Program (TEP).

As part of the TEP, Volition will be delivering Discovery Foundation's Regional Investor Readiness Program throughout 2021, offering entrepreneurs across B.C. an opportunity to accelerate their business and investor readiness skills through pitch masterminds, coaching, and B.C. Pitch Showcases.

LINK TO JOIN: Available upon registration

PLEASE NOTE: Doors close after 30 minutes.


What to Expect

On December 8, join us in cheering on eight startups from across British Columbia, who will take the virtual 'stage' to present their investor pitch with goals of getting strategic pitch feedback from industry leaders from the Canadian startup ecosystem. This will be our final BC Startup Showcase of Discovery Foundation's Regional Investor Readiness Program.

These entrepreneurs will have 3 minutes to present their pitch in front of an industry panel and 'live' audience.

As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to vote on the audience favourite, as well as engage with entrepreneurs and panel via polls, Q&A and Live Chat. And, if you feel you can support the entrepreneurs or just want to connect, we'll provide space for that as well.

For our part, we are committed to creating a comfortable and engaging space for all who attend.

Interested in pitching? While we hold spots for entrepreneurs from across the province, preference will be given to entrepreneurs who...

  • Are actively raising or intend to raise in the next 12 months
  • Are from rural and/or remote British Columbia
  • Identify within a racialised and/or historically marginalised group/community

Pitch applications will be accepted until 10 PM PST Novemebr 24th: Pitch

If you're unsure if you're a good fit (e.g. are not sure you will be "raising" in the next year), we still encourage you to apply as we may have another opportunity available to you and want to ensure that we are made aware of all interested entrepreneurs so that we can adjust application criteria if needed.



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12:00 PT: Check-in and Opening Remarks. Introduction of feedback panelists and appreciation for sponsors and partners

12:20 - 1:40 PT: Pitch and Presentations from startups

1:40 - 1:50 PT: Panel Deliberates and Audience vote on Audience Favourite

1:50 - 2:00 PT: Announce Winner and Audience Favourite and Wrap Up

About Volition

Volition is an organisation of experts that aims to build capacity, connectivity, and knowledge within the global startup ecosystems through:

  • Partner Programs
  • Coaching
  • Community Events

We believe that you never know what can come from a conversation and continually look for ways to create opportunities for connection and collaboration. Volition has hosted over 100 Pitch Events across Canada, the U.S., and Europe, with 6000+ audience members and over 690 startups pitching at these events.

About Discovery Foundation

A registered charity, the Discovery Foundation has been a committed champion and enabler of the science and technology sector in BC since its formation in 1979. Its principal activity is the delivery of the Technology Education Program via agents that provide education and guidance to entrepreneurs in BC. When possible, the Foundation also provides funds for research and scholarships.


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At Volition, we build capacity, connectivity, and knowledge within global startup ecosystems through co-creating and delivering value alongside trusted partners.

We believe that startup ecosystems are made stronger and more sustainable when ecosystem actors find meaningful and creative ways to collaborate. With this in mind, we work closely with trusted ecosystem partners from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, to deliver skills-based training, coaching, and curated events to startups.

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