Entrepreneurship & Startups
Creating an entrepreneurship culture requires support and resources. Starting your venture in Abbotsford offers many strategic benefits. The first is that we are friendly, helpful and do all we can to ensure your success. Our real estate is affordable. Our transportation systems are convenient. We have a solid connectivity infrastructure, with the Abbotsford International Airport, proximity to the US border, and highway access to Metro Vancouver and beyond.
Abbotsford is rich in resources for entrepreneurs and start-ups:
Business Development Bank of Canada – bdc.ca
BDC is the only Canadian bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. Their mission is to help businesses grow and succeed through flexible financing, business consulting and venture capital.
As Canada’s business development bank, they work with entrepreneurs in all industries and stages of development, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.
Futurpreneur – futurpreneur.ca
National non-profit organization that helps young entrepreneurs (18-39). They offer mentoring, financing and support from a wide network of volunteers.
Start Up Canada – startupcan.ca
Entrepreneurs working with entrepreneurs to support success.
BC Innovation Council – bcic.ca
Works to help BC’s technology entrepreneurs.
BC Venture Accelerator Program – bcacceleration.ca
Part of the BC Innovation Council, this program assists BC technology start-ups.
Community Futures South Fraser – southfraser.com
Offers a self-employment program, community economic development and start-up loans.
SRC Tec – srctec.org
Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) is a coalition of local government, industry partners and high education institutions interested in attracting tech based investment into the Region.
For all those ambitious self-starters who have already picked up the phone, we look forward to your call at 604.864.5586 or complete our online form.