6 Month Program
BIZFIELD GLOBAL INCUBATOR

Week 0 – Pre-Arrival

  • Virtual introduction

  • Online orientation

Week 1 - Introduction Week & Establishing a Subsidiary

  • Welcome & Introduction of Bizfield Global Incubator Program

  • Introduction to Bizfield & staff

  • Establishing a subsidiary, branch office, sales office, development office, or site

  • Optional local community activities: farmers’ market or real estate site visit


 

Week 2 – Learn the basics and meet your Executive in Residence

  • Learn about startups and business acceleration from a Canadian context

    • Mentorship

    • Working Space

    • Access to capital

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions

  • Virtual social event with other incubator members

  • Optional social event: night out in downtown Vancouver

  • Optional tour: Vancouver city tour

Week 3 – Business Plans and Financials

  • Generating an Executive Summary, Mission, and Vision

  • Business Finances

Week 4 – Mentorship Sessions

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions

  • Key resources in Canada

  • Optional tour: UBC tour

     

Week 5 - Business Strategy & Mentorship Sessions

  • Value Proposition

  • Marketing and Sales Strategy

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions

     

Week 6 – Learning to Pitch Your Business

  • How to Pitch Your Business & Learning about Pitch Opportunities in Vancouver

  • Pitch night event


 

Week 7 – Marketing

  • Marketing your business

  • One-on-one mentorship session


 

Week 8 - Raising Capital Investment

  • An Entrepreneur’s Guide to North American Angel Investment

  • Venture Capital in North America

  • Negotiating with Investors

  • Optional angel investment meeting (event and date are subject to change):

    • Vantec Monthly Meeting (ticket price approximately $75.00)

 

 

Week 9 – One-on-one mentorship sessions

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions

 

 

Week 10 - Develop an International Business

  • International Industry and Market Analysis

  • How to build international sales and distribution

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions

 

 

Week 11 – Develop a Cross-Border (Canada-US-Mexico) Business & Networking event

  • Cross-Border Business Management

  • How to sell into Canada, US, and Mexico

  • Cultural and business differences – US vs. Canada vs. Mexico

  • Optional international networking event (event and date are subject to change): Details TBD

 

 

Week 12 – Competition

  • Identifying and analyzing competitors

  • How to differentiate your business from competitors

     

Week 13 – Capitalization and Exits

  • Structuring your Capitalization Table for future growth and exit

  • Planning your Exit Strategy


 

Week 14 – Tour of University Research Facilities and Business Accelerators

  • SFU - SFU Venture Labs

  • UBC - Entrepreneurship at UBC

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University

  • University of Victoria

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions


Week 15 – Networking in North America

  • North American Business Culture

  • Virtual and In-person Networking

  • How to connect with potential customers, partners, and advisors in other parts of North America

  • Networking Workshop: How to Network


 

Week 16 – Mentorship and Networking

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions

  • Optional networking event:

    • Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur Networking Event by Bizfield

       

Week 17 – Building Your Connections in Tech Hubs

  • Virtual Introduction to connections in key tech hubs:

    • Silicon Valley

    • New York

    • Toronto

    • Boston, Austin, and elsewhere

  • One-on-one mentorship

 

 

Week 18 – Talent Acquisition and Management

  • Building an effective HR strategy

  • Finding the right people for your business – in Canada and for your remote offices

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions

  • Optional team-building event: beachside BBQ or virtual event

     

Week 19 - Advertising

  • Advertising and Promotion Strategies

  • How to Use email marketing to Market in North America

  • Your Guide to Google Ads

 

 

Week 20 – Digital Marketing & LinkedIn Training 

  • Digital Marketing: Social Media for B2C Sales

  • LinkedIn Training

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions

  • Optional tour: Victoria

 

 

Week 21 - Presenting your pitch

  • Practice your pitch deck & feedback and mentorship on pitching

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions to refine your pitch

  • Mock Pitch Event


 

Week 22 - Raising funding from Investors

  • Bizfield Angel Network event

  • Negotiation with Investors


 

Week 23 – Scaling your business

  • Scale up your business

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions


 

Week 24 – Business plan tuning

  • Fine-tune your business plan

  • One-on-one mentorship sessions


 

Week 25 – Final Mentorship & Networking

  • Final one-on-one mentorship session

  • Networking event

     

Week 26 – Graduation Week

  • Graduation Ceremony

     

Logistics

  • Target number of startups participating: Up to 12

  • 1-2 workshops per week and each workshop runs for 2-3 hours

  • Workshops will be delivered in Mandarin or English (interpretation available)

  • Workshop locations: Metro Vancouver

Our plan in Q3 2021 is to run a physical program in Greater Vancouver.

Should Covid-19 travel restrictions still be in place, the Program will convert to a virtual program for all or part of the 6-month period.