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 (EIR), a “been there, done it” technology and business professional.

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The RevUp program is for growth companies with annually $500,000+ in revenue.

RevUp provides a team of business coaches working hands-on with you and your management team to action plan and grow your business.

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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.