Accelerating Technology business

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

We believe that entrepreneurs create significant community and economic benefit, and programs such as these are fundamental to helping pave the road to growth and success.

If you’ve got a new business or a great idea you’re working to bring to market from here in the Kootenays there is a lot of support out there to help you make it happen!

We know that entrepreneurship can often seem daunting or intimidating to those fi rst starting out. The Startup Basics Program helps minimize this fear by providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to get started, get validated, and get to market.

Targeted skills coaching and individualized action plans developed by experienced Executives-in-Residence and supported by industry experts.

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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 companies that have already shown some revenue and investment potential, but are facing some challenges to (or caused by) growth.

Founders and CEOs, as well as their management teams, receive hands-on assistance from a team of experienced Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs), “been there, done it” technology and business professionals.

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Have an early-stage tech business idea? Validate your opportunity through the self-guided online Market Validation Training program.

Market Validation Training is a free, self-guided online program, open to anyone in BC with a tech or small business idea. Join the over 350+ entrepreneurs who have taken the course.

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