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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is rated the 5th city for quality of life in the world by Mercer, and was the only North American city to make the list. Famous Vancouver successes include Slack and PlentyofFish, and the west coast location gives Vancouver easy access to Silicon Valley funding sources. In 2015, in order to spur further startup growth, the Vancouver government set up a $100 million fund for early-stage startups. According to TechCrunch, since then, there have been about 14,000 new tech jobs in the province.

Government & NGO ServicesGrants / FundingCanada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG)
Tech Co-op Grants Program
The Build in Canada Innovation Program
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Business Loan Program
Chamber / City OrganizationsBC Chamber of Commerce
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
Tri-Cities Chamber
Co-Working SpacesWeWork Vancouver
Creative Coworkers
Dudoc Vancouver
Intelligent Office
Launch Academy
Suite Genius
The Amp
The Cranium
The Network Hub
The Profile
Vancouver CoLab
Regus Vancouver-Yaletown
#BCTECH Summit
BIL Conference
IA Summit
TED Confrenece
BCIC New Ventures BC Competition
Vancouver Startup City
VanDev: Vancouver?s Software Developers Network
Full Indie
Vancouver Pixel Crafters
Net Tuesday Vancouver
Vancouver Young Professionals
Startup Grind
Vancouver Startup Week
UniversitiesTop UniversitiesSimon Fraser University
Langara College
University of British Columbia
Capilanou University
Startup ProgramsSimon Fraser University: #MadeBySFU
Simon Fraser University: Coast Capital Savings Speaker Series
Simon Fraser University: Venture Prize
Simon Fraser University: Early Stage Incubator
Simon Fraser University: Calendar
Simon Fraser University: Spark
Simon Fraser University: Venture Intern
Langara College: Self Employment Programs
The University of British Columbia: entrepreneurship@UBC Accelerator Program
Accelerator / IncubatorsAccel-Rx Health Science Accelerator
British Columbia Innovation Council
Institute B
Interface Health
Invoke Labs
Launch Academy
The Discovery Foundation
The Founder Institute
The Vancouver Economic Commission: Incubator
Vancouver Island Technology Park
Zen Launchpad
News OrganizationsVancouver Sun
Business Vancouver
FundingVenture CapitalBDC Venture Capital
Renewal Funds
Vanedge Capital Partners Ltd
Ventures West Capital Ltd
Versant Ventures
Yaletown Partners Inc.
Angel InvestmentVantec
Convention & Vistors BureauTourism Vancouver
Stanley Park
Vancouver Aquarium
Largest EmployersAbeBooks Inc.
ACL Services Ltd.
Arc'teryx Equipment Inc.
BC Assessment
BC Children's Hospital Foundation
BC Housing Management Commission
BC Hydro
BC Public Service
Best Buy Canada Ltd.
Boeing Vancouver
British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. / BC Ferries
British Columbia Institute of Technology / BCIT
British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch
British Columbia Lottery Corporation / BCLC
Cactus Restaurants Ltd.
Canfor Corporation
Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, The
Connect Hearing
Dentons Canada LLP
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Douglas College
DP World (Canada) Inc.
ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc.
Family Insurance Solutions Inc.
FinancialCAD Corporation / FINCAD
Fortinet Technologies (Canada) ULC
Fraser Health Authority
Goldcorp Inc.
Great Little Box Company, The
Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd.
Hemmera Envirochem Inc.
Industry Training Authority / ITA
Interior Health Authority
Island Health
Kwantlen Polytechnic University / KPU
Microsoft Vancouver
MTU Maintenance Canada Ltd.
Nature's Path Foods Inc.
Northern Health
Pacific Blue Cross
Perkins+Will Canada Architects Co.
PNI Digital Media Inc.
Provincial Health Services Authority / PHSA
QHR Technologies Inc.
QlikTech Corporation
R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd.
Raymond James Ltd.
School District No. 36 (Surrey)
Simon Fraser University
Sophos Inc.
SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.
St. George's School
Surrey, City of
TELUS Corporation
The Oppenheimer Group
TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority)
Transportation Investment Corporation
University of British Columbia / UBC
University of Northern British Columbia / UNBC
University of the Fraser Valley / UFV
Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver, City of
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Whistler Blackcomb



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