Programs & Services

Venture Acceleration Program

XLRator’s work is aimed at helping local established and new tech companies identify opportunities and overcome challenges faced in this rapidly changing market. The XLRator VAP initiative is a strategically important step forward in the development of the Technology Centre of Excellence (TCE) in this Region (primarily Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack). The primary goal of the TCE and XLRator is to extend cooperation between local industry, government and post-secondary education institutions. The key objective is to create a synergistic centre for companies that will make use of the experienced staff and special programs that drive the ICT economy, locally.

How does our Venture Acceleration Program Work for You?
Our role in this program is to help fill the funnel of new tech companies and to help existing tech companies accelerate ideas by:

  • Stimulating entrepreneurial spirit in the tech industry, regionally
  • Assisting budding entrepreneurs to take their idea though to commercialization
  • Provide networking opportunities for all companies regardless of their size
  • Stimulate growth with four full days of training on Product Validation, Market Validation, Market Penetration and Market Expansion
  • Offering access to capital opportunities and other funding options in the tech sector
  • Continued post-training mentorship with XLRator’s premier movers and shakers for the duration of the program (1 year)

Fraser Valley based startup founders, employees in tech, and companies looking to advance their tech skills and build innovation teams are eligible to apply.

Companies currently not based in Fraser valley but planning to open offices or have remote teams can also apply.

Applications are evaluated for idea, market fit, and founder/company profile by an Executive in Residence.

Member Price is $250

Non-Member Price is $500 and includes an annual membership with XLRator.

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AG-Tech Venture Acceleration Program

XLRator’s AG-Tech Venture Acceleration Program will promote agriculture technology innovation and commercialization by providing start-up and early stage agri-tech technology entrepreneurs in the Fraser Valley with the coaching and resources they need to maximize commercialization opportunities and accelerate growth.

The objectives of XLRator’s AG-Tech Venture Acceleration Program are to engage twenty-six client ventures. By providing agri-tech technology entrepreneurs with the coaching and resources that have historically been limited in BC, XLRator anticipates an increase in the number of entrepreneurs that start and succeed in growing agri-tech technology companies. This increased success will create jobs, improve regional economic sustainability, and enable BC’s agri-tech sector to remain competitive and advance sustainability.

Our role in this program is to help fill the funnel of new companies in the Agri-Tech Industry and to help existing tech companies accelerate ideas by:

  • Stimulating entrepreneurial spirit in the tech industry, regionally
  • Assisting budding entrepreneurs to take their idea through to commercialization
  • Provide networking opportunities for all companies regardless of their size
  • Stimulate growth with four full days of training on Product Validation, Market Validation, Market Penetration and Market Expansion
  • Offering access to capital opportunities and other funding options in the tech sector
  • Continued post-training mentorship with XLRator’s premier mover and shakers for the duration of the program (1 year)

Fraser Valley based ag-tech startup founders, employees in tech, and companies looking to advance their tech skills and build innovation teams are eligible to apply.

Companies currently not based in Fraser valley but planning to open offices or have remote teams can also apply.

Applications are evaluated for idea, market fit, and founder/company profile by an Executive in Residence.

Member Price is $250

Non-Member Price is $500 and includes an annual membership with XLRator.

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CEO in Residence

Leverage expertise of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders through our CEO in Residence program.

The CEO in Residence program at the the Technology Centre for Excellence (TCE) exemplifies the term Linked With Leadership. These individuals are successful professionals who either divide their time between their professional careers and their role at the Technology Centre of Excellence or are available on a full-time basis. The function of an Executive in Residence varies based on the individual and in relationship to the individual programs XLRator delivers within the region.

Our CEO in Residence provides our program intakes with access to valuable insight into current affairs and exposes them to their real life business experiences in focused business sectors including Agriculture, Manufacturing and ICT.

Fraser Valley based startup founders, employees in tech, and companies looking to advance their tech skills and build innovation teams are eligible to apply.

Companies currently not based in Fraser valley but planning to open offices or have remote teams can also apply.

Applications are evaluated for idea, market fit, and founder/company profile by an Executive in Residence.

Member Price is $250

Non-Member Price is $500 and includes an annual membership with XLRator.

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Startup Funding and Venture Financing

The Fraser Valley Tech sector is growing and tech entrepreneurs are beginning to see the value in locating their business in the Fraser Valley. There is a problem: tech startups require funding in order to reach commercialization. In the past the Fraser Valley has not been able to provide this to the local entrepreneurs resulting in the local talent relocating to Vancouver where they could find adequate funding.

XLRator’s mission is to bridge this gap between start-up and commercialization; not only providing the funds but also working closely with start-ups to bring innovative ideas to market.

Our team of investors have proven track records of success and are committed to sharing that success with the next generation of future business leaders.

Leveraging our team’s network is one of our greatest competitive advantages. Matching brilliant entrepreneurs with smart investors is one of our keys to taking business ideas to the next level and creating lasting business relationships.

Fraser Valley based startup founders, employees in tech, and companies looking to advance their tech skills and build innovation teams are eligible to apply.

Companies currently not based in Fraser valley but planning to open offices or have remote teams can also apply.

Applications are evaluated for idea, market fit, and founder/company profile by an Executive in Residence.

Member is required to access funding and venture financing.

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Mentorship and Networking

Having a solid business or creative solution is the key to long-term success, but the quickest way from point A to point B is a straight line, and that’s where we can guide you to stay on track and fast-track your business growth.

Our mentorship programs are aimed at connecting founders and entrepreneurs with mentors who work as partners and are invested in the ideas.

Having a mentor and a coach reduces your risk while allowing you to tap into business strategies to launch and grow.

Our network of mentors include successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who have successfully founded and ran businesses multiple times.

Fraser Valley based startup founders, employees in tech, and companies looking to advance their tech skills and build innovation teams are eligible to apply.

Companies currently not based in Fraser valley but planning to open offices or have remote teams can also apply.

Applications are evaluated for idea, market fit, and founder/company profile by an Executive in Residence.

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CEO Roundtable

Leverage expertise of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders through our CEO Roundtable.

The CEO Roundtable provides a facilitator driven forum for founders, executives, C-suites and board members to engage in discussions related to business, financing, human resources, or sales.

Format:

  • Monthly peer group meetings (1 hour duration)
  • EIR/facilitator led face to face meeting (1 hour duration)

CEO Roundtable members are advised to be precise and direct during the meetings to cover maximum ground and be respectful of group’s time.

Fraser Valley based startup founders, employees in tech, and companies looking to advance their tech skills and build innovation teams are eligible to apply.

Companies currently not based in Fraser valley but planning to open offices or have remote teams can also apply.

Applications are evaluated for idea, market fit, and founder/company profile by an Executive in Residence.

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On-Demand Services

XLRator offers on-demand sales, marketing and admin services to our members. Following are some of the services offered to XLRator members:

  • Access to Mentorship, Business Solutions and Venture Acceleration
  • Concept to Capital
  • Networking and Industry Workshops
  • Technology Transfer
  • High Tech Link/Connection
  • Mentoring and Apprenticeship Programs
  • Localized Education Program with Accredited Institutions
  • Access to our Local Tech Hiring Board (coming soon)
  • Discounts on Services & Products such as Software Packages, SRED Services, Application & HW Testing, IT Services and CRM Services
  • Office Support and Administrative Services
  • Corporate Address and Temporary Use of Facilities on an as Needed bases
  • Accounting, bookkeeping and financial modeling services
  • Human Resources Development & Consulting
  • Technology Training
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • SRED Consulting & Planning

Fraser Valley based startup founders, employees in tech, and companies looking to advance their tech skills and build innovation teams are eligible to apply.

Companies currently not based in Fraser valley but planning to open offices or have remote teams can also apply.

Membership to XLRator is required to access on-demand services.

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Skills and Technical Training

XLRator offers in-house training programs suited for your corporations, businesses, startups and organization. The training programs are aimed at providing practical skills to enhance skill set, knowledge and employ ability for workforce and constituents.

Our tech skills development programs are geared towards uplifting the tech skills and knowledge required for some of the high demand jobs in Fraser Valley and British Columbia.

Fraser Valley based startup founders, employees in tech, and companies looking to advance their tech skills and build innovation teams are eligible to apply.

Companies currently not based in Fraser valley but planning to open offices or have remote teams can also apply.

Membership to XLRator is required to access technical training and education programs.

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Join The Community

Be part of the largest tech hub in Fraser Valley. For the last several years, XLRator has helped connect tech startup founders, enthusiasts and companies with venture capital, mentors, industry partners and regional municipalities to grow and succeed. Our members have access to exclusive events, resources, programs and services they need to grow their business in Fraser Valley.

Connect with mentors and regional networkof service providers to grow and succeed.

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