Accelerating Technology business

Building a business? Get there faster with direct support from KAST and our partners.

VAP clients at KAST have access to free professional services through the Discovery Foundation’s HERE program.

To better support our entrepreneurial technology VAP program clients, KAST has partnered with carefully selected local service providers through the High Value Expertise in a Rural Environment (HERE) program.

The Venture Acceleration Program major stomp on the gas pedal of your business, designed to launch and grow your technology idea, start-up or business venture – faster and more successfully.

Participants receive dedicated attention from an experienced Entrepreneur-in-Residence, a “been there, done it” technology and business professional.


Contact KAST Innopreneur Director Rose Hoeher at 250 354-7894 or email to assess your eligibility.

Matching students with training opportunities in BC’s tech sector

Have an early-stage tech business idea? Validate your opportunity through the self-guided online Market Validation Training program, a free, self-guided online program, open to anyone in BC who has a tech idea.