The Incubator for Entrepreneurs with ASD is a great fit if…
- You’re 18+ with ASD living in BC
- You have a business idea you want to test, refine, and develop
A Discovery Foundation Technology for Good Program
Through two in-person sessions, a guided online learning program, and active support from business mentors, you will learn how to:
Whether you choose to progress from your business idea to launch or not, you’ll leave with transferable personal and professional skills that will be useful in your future career
Two in-person sessions
You’ll be invited to join us in person in downtown Vancouver for a kickoff event the week of November 25th and a wrap-up session the week of March 2nd, 2020.
Weekly online learning topics including two webinars led by mentors and guest speakers
Learn the skills you need wherever you are most comfortable. Training will be delivered online via our online learning management system.
Planned topics include:
Once accepted into the program, you’ll be invited to join our private community forum. This is a space where you can connect with instructors, meet other entrepreneurs and Spring alumni, ask questions and get ideas.
Our mentors are seasoned entrepreneurs, business experts and advisors who can help you think through challenges, connect to resources and more. Based on your business idea and your needs, we’ll connect you to a business mentor who will be available to meet one-on-one weekly for the duration of the program.
We’ll be taking a break during the weeks of December 23rd and 30th to allow everyone to enjoy the Holiday season.
Learn from Vancouver’s top entrepreneurs, investors, and business experts. With a combined experience of over 30 years in entrepreneurship, lean methodologies, growth hacking strategies and impact entrepreneurship, the Spring team delivers the highest quality of startup education.
As a certified B-Corporation, Spring is a global incubator and accelerator that empowers entrepreneurs and entrepreneur ecosystem organizations to build better businesses and change the world. Through its global advisory services, it has helped more than 70 different incubators, accelerators, foundations, and governments on 5 continents enhance their capacity to maximize impact both in their local communities and globally. With their impact programs, they have helped more than 700 entrepreneurs create 350 companies and raise more than $21M in funding.
A registered charity, the Discovery Foundation has been an 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. The foundation also provides funds for research and scholarship.
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Program Participation is Free For Qualifying Participants
Step 1: Apply by completing a short survey about yourself and your business idea.
Step 2: Attend a video call to help us understand more about your business idea and assess if this program is the right fit for your business stage.
Step 3: Meet our team in person for final confirmation of a mutual fit.
The program is free for qualifying participants thanks to our generous supporters, Discovery Foundation & Community Futures
This intake is limited to 6 participants to ensure we can provide tailored support across the program.
We’d love to hear from you! Please click here to get in touch with our team.
Applications now closed