There are a ton of networking and professional development opportunities for entrepreneurs in Vancouver. We are an entrepreneurial city by heart! This list will continue to grow and evolve. If we're missing any – pls send them along to us (jen at networking in van dot com).
Acetech – non-profit organization that leverages the experience and knowledge of successful entrepreneurs to deliver the best training and mentorship for CEOs at every stage in their development (from startup to mentor).
Canadian Youth Business Foundation –Â Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur, aged 18 to 34, with a solid business idea? Are you looking for the financial support and expert advice that will help you bring your great business idea to life? The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) can help.
Copia Spirit – Canadaâ€™s first-ever karmically-driven, high contact business & professional community, happily providing upwards of 5 events per month.
Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Vancouver Chapter: dynamic, global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life.
Entrepreneurial Success Network – ESNâ€™s primary focus is to help small to medium sized business owners succeed and grow expedientially, and a secondary goal to inspire them to give back to their home and global community in which they live.
Self-Employment and Entrepreneur Development Society (SEEDS) – non-profit Society dedicated to entrepreneur development and the growth of businesses in our communities. SEEDS was formed and registered as a non-profit Society on July 2nd, 1997. Since then it has helped more than 2,000 individuals to enter into the self-employment and entrepreneurial world. SEEDS has become known in the community as a business resource enterprise and it is continuously updating and adding on to its services for both new and established businesses alike.
Small Business BC – British Columbia's premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products andÂ services.
TEC Canada – helping good senior leaders become great CEOs.
TiE Vancouver – TiE-Vancouver is a not-for-profit B.C. organization with a mission to foster and support entrepreneurship. TiE as a concept was born spontaneously when a handful of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with roots in the Indian subcontinent met by chance in 1992. Out of that meeting came the idea of an organization that would bring together high achievers for the purpose of networking.
Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) –Â premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs.
Vancouver Business, Marketing & Entrepreneur – Meetup.com large and well connected network of businesses, marketers, entrepreneurs and internet (social media) experts that gather to give educational presentations on a variety of topics, all designed to help you raise your bottom line. Events include networking events, seminars, presentations, and more!