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From Launch, one of North America's top tech incubators, comes the Lean Entrepreneur Acceleration Program.
Designed using the same scientific method founders use to build successful startups, Launch Your Startup is developed by a team of serial entrepreneurs, startup advisors, and angel investors.
Since 2012 Launch has helped incubate more than 3500 entrepreneurs of which 500 have grown their startups to Seed and Series A stage and raised over $850 Million in funding.
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Meet Launch Alumni
Founder, The Soular Backpack | 2015 Graduate
"Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, who stars in Disney’s Queen of Katwe, is a supporter of Soular Backpack. Nyong’o and Disney went with the Soular team to Katwe in Uganda to distribute backpacks there in July. Soular will also be showcased at the premiere of the movie."
CEO & Co-founder of AVA | 2016 Graduate
"AVA Technologies has raised $2.6 million in a seed round meant to support the launch of its smart garden product. The round was led by Vanedge Capital. AVA Byte initially launched on Indiegogo in June 2017, and pre-sold over $130,000 worth of gardens."
MEET YOUR LAUNCH TRAINER
Entrepreneurship is in my DNA and I bring it into everything I do.
I launched my first tech startup in 2002 (acquired in 2003). Since then I helped build over 20 successful companies, planned and executed hundreds of projects, and trained thousands in the dark arts of entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and personal branding.
My second tech startup was the world's first and largest marketplace for Middle Eastern art in 2006 (acquired), and in 2018 I launched Next Decentrum, an Ed-Tech startup that raised $450K in 3 months .
Recognized as one of 30 Vancouver tech thought leaders and influencers to follow for my participation in the tech community, and featured in Forbes, BBC, BetaKit, Entrepreneur, DailyHive, Notable, and CBC.
I hold a BSc in Electronics Engineering, Oxford Blockchain Strategy Certification, Blockchain Foundations & Architecture Certification, Product Leadership Certification, and LeanStack - Continuous Innovation Certification.
MEET YOUR LAUNCH TRAINER
Ray Walia is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in both the entertainment and technology sectors.
Ray founded Launch Ventures which owns and operates a network of private incubators, innovation labs, and investment funds. The most prominent incubator is Launch Academy, Vancouver’s leading entrepreneurship facility, which has incubated more than 3500 entrepreneurs of which 300 have grown their startups to Seed and Series A stage and raised over $300 Million in funding. Launch Academy is a designated provider for the Canadian Startup Visa Program.
Ray was named Entrepreneur Mentor of the Year for 2014 and 2015, BIV Top Forty Under 40, G20 Young Entrepreneur, and BC Tech Person of The Year Finalist 2018.
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