Launch Academy Support For Entrepreneurs on Display at the Inaugural INNOVATEwest

Vancouver, BC, March 8, 2024 – INNOVATEwest, a two-day, multi-sector tech and innovation conference & exposition where tech and business leaders engage, has partnered with Launch Academy to help propel tech startups to the stratosphere.  

When it comes to tech startups, there is no question how challenging the journey is to achieve a leg up and eventual success. INNOVATEwest is pleased to be working with Lead Growth Partner, Launch Academy to ensure that entrepreneurs have the tools and opportunities to achieve their goals.  

Launch Partners With Innovate West

We have reserved exclusive discounted passes to INNOVATEwest for Launch’s extended community.

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“Launch Academy has established itself as a Western Canadian staple for Canadian founders building tech businesses.  Their alumni consist of diverse heavyweights like Thinkific, Later, Koho, Klue and so many more.  In addition, they know the conference space, have hosted their own successful conference series (Traction) and thus understand the benefits that come from in-person conference-style engagement.  We are thrilled Launch Academy is firmly behind INNOVATEwest and bringing their networks of entrepreneurs and investors to IW.” – Dave Tyldesley, Co-Founder and Senior VP Cube business Media.   

Launch Academy is Vancouver, Canada’s premier technology hub that helps entrepreneurs execute their startups through education, mentorship, lean metrics, and networking opportunities. Launch is a nonprofit and has established an environment where ideas are vetted, business models are tested, and successes are celebrated. Since 2012, Launch has incubated more than 6,000 entrepreneurs from over 100 different countries, of which 300 have grown their startups to Seed and Series A stages and raised over $2.5 Billion in funding. Launch Academy is a Designated Entity for the Canadian Startup Visa Program and a Referral Partner for the Canadian Global Talent Stream Program.

Launch Academy will be participating, but also showcasing a selection of their members via hosted towers at the exposition.  These companies will experience what it is like to showcase their tech solutions to thousands of attendees made up of founders, c-suite executives, funders and the entire ecosystem.  

“I think we all agree that in-person events and networking can’t be replaced. The Launch team is excited to see everything INNOVATEwest has in store for us as we bring many layers of the BC tech ecosystem together for two packed days of connections and investments” – Ray Walia, CEO of Launch Academy.  

IW is also pleased to be hosting the popular Launch Builders event live on the expo floor. Launch Builders furthers Launch’s commitment to elevate and showcase our world-class entrepreneurs and developers in an effort to foster lasting relationships that will propel the industry forward for years to come. Launch Builders offers a platform to explore firsthand the finest demos of new products emerging from Vancouver’s dynamic tech landscape. IW attendees will have the chance to interact with product enthusiasts and industry experts in a casual setting fostering a collaborative environment for audience Q&A, learning and networking all right on the expo floor.

Ray adds, “Launch is excited to bring our popular Launch Builders Meetup to InnovateWest on April 16th! We’ve heard of the great tech being built here in our own backyard, but here’s the chance to see those products first-hand. The rule for the Launch Builder stage is live demos only! No pitch decks, no sales pitches, just pure tech demos with all the bells and whistles.”

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About INNOVATEwest

INNOVATEwest is a premier cross-sector conference and exposition that brings together tech, enterprise, and corporate leaders on a collaborative journey to drive meaningful and transformative business results – it is where tech and business leaders engage. With captivating keynotes and six specialized summits/streams covering topics from AI to the digital business economy, we’re diving into the core of industry hot topics with a focus on driving innovation. INNOVATEwest will energize the ecosystem, facilitating connections, learning, discovery, and growth for all.  IW takes place April 16+17, 2024 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

About Cube Business Media

Cube Business Media Inc. is a boutique conference and exposition company, founded to generate connections, build content & create communities. We create physical hubs where like-minded individuals can gather, learn and grow. Based in North Vancouver, Cube was founded in 2015 and have successfully run over 60 conferences across the country. 2024 will see Cube launching new events in Canada and the United States. 

Contact Information:

Jason Heard – Director, INNOVATEwest
[email protected]

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