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VANTEC Community Partners


We thank our partners for their generous contribution and support.  


Fasken provides emerging tech companies with end-to-end strategic legal advice and representation at every stage of a company’s growth, helping to leverage their limited resources. We work with start-up companies and early stage entrepreneurs as well as angel investors, venture capital, private equity and public venture capital firms. Our lawyers go beyond great results, focusing on their clients' goals and the long-term success of their business..    

Phone: (604) 631-4880

Current Programs:



This is an ISED program.  AccelerateIP is split into 3 streams. Stream 1 focuses on education. Stream 2 focuses on mentorship (stream 2-1) developing an IP strategy (stream 2-2) (up to $25,000). Stream 3 focuses on implementing IP strategy (up to $60,000). AccelerateIP requires startups to financially contribute 25% for services under streams 2-2 and 3. Stream 2-2 can include activities like IP audits, prior art searches, trademark clearance searches, reviews of existing contracts (that are related to IP) and/or templates of common contracts (that are related to IP). Stream 3 can include activities like the preparation, filing and/or registration of one or more of a patent application, trademark application and industrial design application and/or the preparation of contracts related to IP. You can learn more about AccelerateIP here.




This is an NRC/IRAP program.  IP Assist is split into 3 levels. Level 1 is an interactive introduction to IP session. Level 2 takes into account the startup’s existing and potential IP, business goals and a high-level overview of the competitive landscape to develop an IP strategy. Level 3 includes activities that build on the level 2 IP strategy (up to $18,000). For example, level 3 can include prior art searches and/or trademark clearance searches (up to $30,000). IP Assist does not cover the implementation of IP strategy (e.g. the preparation and filing of a patent application).  You can learn more about IP Assist here.

SFU Venture Labs scales-up world-class technology companies by ‘powering up’ ventures with amazing talent, technologies, entrepreneurial and research expertise, access to funding, government assistance programs and international expansion opportunities.

Email: | Phone: (604) 729-4747

Tandem Innovation Group supports entrepreneurs to innovate and grow from startup to exit. For startups looking to raise money from angel investors, Tandem will translate your business objectives into investor-ready documents. We provide startups with assistance in getting their due diligence/data room setup and ready for investor-review. First understand your funding options, then get support in navigating and attaining the capital you need to grow. Launch, growth, IPO/RTO, succession and acquisition. Find out how we can help you!

Phone: (604) 241-8400

Western Pacific Trust Company is a BC based boutique trust company, focused on private investments.  We help founders of early stage companies raise capital, by making their offering more attractive to their prospective investors.   Unlike banks and brokerage houses WPTC accepts eligible private investments into our RRSPs and TFSAs, enabling investors to diversify their registered plan portfolios and shelter any growth earned.  As well as the tax benefits of a registered plan, a refund on a new RRSP contribution, especially if coupled with EBC tax credits, can de-risk the investment by up to 80%, making a compelling case for the prospective investor. Our knowledgeable and responsive team works closely with founders and their investors to guide them through the process. 

Contact us to learn how we can help.

 Email: | Phone: (604) 683-0455 


Inwest Ventures is a Vancouver based start-Up business cultivator and VANTEC Angel Network member. Our focus is on International Entrepreneurs and Newcomers with unique business concepts to cultivate their ideas and to integrate them with our well-resourced, interconnected ecosystem that enables them to succeed.

We invest in people first, partnering with the best of the best, connecting their ideas and placing them in a frictionless environment of innovative business builders and proven resources as a springboard into the North American market.

We invest mostly in Pre-Seed companies with a focus on the future of emerging technologies, cutting edge media, health and wellness, and Fintech.    


GO Recruitment provides strategic recruitment and HR advisory services to entrepreneurs leading technology companies. From start-ups to mature organizations, our professionals know that identifying, attracting, and securing like-minded people to join your company is a critical priority. Lean on our years of lessons-learned and successful exits so that you can minimize potential mistakes and maximize the opportunities in front of you. We look forward to becoming an important part of your team as you scale-up into becoming a world-class company based here in BC.    

Email: | Phone: 778-869-9268

Volition helps founders and their teams address those inevitable “now what?” moments on their entrepreneurial journeys. We do this through working with ecosystem partners to provide tailored advisory services and educational programming to meet the needs of their community. Our team of subject matter expert Advisors each specializes in a common pain point or knowledge gap for founders, and brings lived expertise as teachers, entrepreneurs, and investors.


Sales Primer is a Vancouver-based fractional CRO consultancy that helps technical Founders verify their revenue model and operationalize a scalable sales strategy. Our industry-leading Sales PrimerTM system provides the single fastest and most practical way for Founders to learn precisely what’s required to design a sales and marketing function that delivers real traction.  The Sales PrimerTM “Sales-Readiness” audit directly informs an investor’s evaluation of whether a promising venture is actually ready to generate revenue in volume. It’s fast becoming a standardized component of any due diligence data room.  Our team’s goal is to help Founders and sales managers rapidly formulate predictable and consistent sales engines that win you Customers and Cash.  Contact us for a “Sales-Readiness” assessment.

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Bonsai Growth Solutions provides non-dilutive solutions to Founders and Investors of Canadian Companies so that they can Strategically Start, Scale and Grow by leveraging Government Tax Credits and Grants without giving up Equity. We are a Canadian Institutional funded company that is making an impact on Canadian Tech companies, that we partner with to join the journey to hit milestones and objectives in every industry. At Bonsai Growth we pride ourselves on speed of funding and do not take personal guarantees or equity for our lending services.

Email: Phone: 778-995-5333

Future Standard is a strategy consultancy that helps startup founders raise the money they need to grow. We do this by creating strategic plans, financial plans, and data rooms that work together to communicate investable business opportunities. We also help our clients with fundraising strategy and coaching before their most important meetings.


We have expertise working with founders building cleantech, biotech, and advanced materials startups, and we love working with any founders who are creating solutions to society's most pressing challenges. Contact David Steinley to learn more about how we can help you succeed during your next raise, or check us out at for DIY startup strategy and finance resources.

Email: | Phone: 250-893-4829

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Angel Investment Community Partners


National Angel Capital Organization is a Canadian organization at the forefront of professionalizing and accelerating the growth of angel capital and support for early-stage companies in Canada. We provide research, industry events, professional development, and programs to support the success and longevity of the angel community. 

By supporting early-stage organizations and value-added angels when traditional financial and other institutions cannot, we support startups to compete and execute on the global stage.


Angel Capital Association is a North American professional association of 14,000+ active accredited investors that lends access to trending ideas and professional knowledge to improve returns and promote effective public policies for angels and startups.

We do not provide funding, but we provide entrepreneurs with an inside view as to how angels think through easy-to-access virtual workshops. Simply reach out to us through our website to get started.


Keiretsu Forum PNW is part of the largest global investment network of over 50 chapters and 2500 accredited private equity investors, venture capitalists, and institutional investors. We target high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. Our focus is on great association and quality deal flow. 

At each of our meetings, presenting entrepreneurs have exposure to 100+ potential investors, resources, customers, board members advisors, referrals, and feedback. Our collaborative business and social relationships between each chapters allows for deal flow to through local chapters and our international networks.

Our simple, highly-structure process ensures that the best companies have the best opportunities to raise capital. We invite you to speak with us directly to get a better understanding of our processes.

Email: | Phone: (206) 529-3687

TIMIA Capital is a specialty finance company that provides growth capital to B2B technology companies in exchange for monthly revenue. As such, investors can expect to be exposing themselves to an high-quality companies in an active market with high yield interest income.

We aim to complement debt and equity financing while allowing existing stakeholders to retain ownership and control of their business. Our revenue-based financing model ties payments to monthly revenue until capital and a multiple are repaid. 

We aim to serve companies in the US or Canada generating over $120 K MRR and with a proven product-market fit. We deliver capital in a month, and we would be happy to hear from you through our email.

Email: info@timiacapital.comPhone: (604) 398-8839 


Partner Funds


eFund is an angel investment group that leverages its collaborative community to conduct active deal screens, due diligence, and deep investor domain expertise to consistently provide high returns and more exits from angel investments. Investments are packaged in diversified fund cohorts to generate a better spread of exits over time.

We focus on the underserved market of de-risked, product ready opportunities which are between investments from their personal circles and private equity venture capital investments. This timing and our due diligence and screening processes reduce risk and shortens time to exit, resulting in high velocity of capital invested.

We invest in companies who have pitched at other pitch venues such as VANTEC Angel network, Angel Forum, and other pitch venues and reach out to the founders of companies of interest.

WUTIF Capital (VCC) Inc., or Western Universities Technology Innovation Fund, co-invests with angel investors in promising British Columbian technology ventures. We give investors the opportunity to contribute to the BC economy, and target very early stage companies.

In order for WUTIF to invest in your business, your company must satisfy our preliminary screening criteria, negotiate terms and conditions, and complete a technical and business review. You can find out more about our screening criteria on our website below.

Spring Imapct Capital invests in Canadian change makers at the early stages of their company journeys to promote scalable innovation in planet and human health.Our objective is attractive performance and meaningful impact.

Weave VC is an early-stage venture fund supporting Western Canadian innovators. We invest early, offer support as needed and advocate for our founders at the most formative stages.



Community Partners

New Ventures BC   is a BC-focused group that supports early stage tech startups. Among its programs are the annual New Ventures BC Competition, Venture Acceleration Programs, and AccelerateIP, which offers funding supports and education for IP strategy and implementation. Through these programs, over 3000 startups have been supported and over $1.6 billion has been raised in financing.

  • Focused Sectors - All Tech Sectors
  • Business Stage Focus(es) - Primarily Idea Stage to Seed-Stage
  • Geographic Focus(es) - All of BC. For our AccelerateIP program, BC plus all territories (NWT, Yukon, Nunavut) 

Email: Phone: 604-602-5202