Are you considering starting up a company or have an idea for a new business? The Startup Basics Program can help minimize the fears that come with entrepreneurship. We’ll give you the tools you need to accelerate your idea to the next stage.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
We provide targeted skills coaching and personalized action plans developed by our experienced team, and supported by industry experts.
This classroom-style program focuses on targeted sessions on important topics including startup fundamentals, legal and accounting basics, customer discovery and validation, pitching and so much more. Each session is led by one of KAST’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and is designed to help you transform your idea into a startup.
All businesses start somewhere and have the ability to create significant community and economic benefits, let’s get started.
What people are saying about KAST:
“The KAST VAP program provided much more value then just the formalities of the curriculum. The launch into the local and extended tech community has proved invaluable and we look forward to working with KAST and the relationships we made through them for a long time to come!”
“KAST has provided great learning and networking opportunities to connect with other tech workers in our region, and linked us to excellent resources from outside the Kootenays. The MIDAS Lab, in particular, has given us the space to develop our projects with the tools we, as a small company, couldn’t afford on our own and surrounded us with people who push our skills further.”
“You get a sense that there’s a real movement going on here. I looked around and saw other companies that are accessing VAP and I saw people talking about having a business mentor and talking about that value, and doing it in a particularly Kootenay kind of way… everyone was both working hard and playing hard, and you can see that there’s a lot of excitement …”