Posts tagged: Foresight

Meet Foresight’s newest Board Member – Elicia Maine

This week we interviewed Foresight’s newest board member, Elicia Maine. Elicia is a Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University. She is also the founding Academic Director of Invention to Innovation, a graduate certificate program aimed at giving PhD Scientists and Engineers the skills to lead in Science & Technology Commercialization. Professor Maine […]

Foresight & Ready to Rocket

Last night, March 2, 2017 the new Ready to Rocket list was presented in Vancouver and Foresight is very proud to announce that our companies and alumni companies were well represented: Cleantech Emerging Rockets: Acuva Anaconda (Recycle Now) BC Biocarbon DarkVision Hydra Energy Portable Electric Rotoliptic Cleantech Ready to Rocket: Bionic Power Neurio IT Emerging […]

Foresight and COSIA award cleantech companies up to $250,000

Foresight and COSIA award cleantech companies up to $250,000 to accelerate technologies that reduce GHG emissions in Canada’s oil sands. Winners of the initial stage of the first-ever ARCTIC Challenge will develop their solutions for capturing heat lost during oil sands production Vancouver, CANADA – August 22, 2016 — Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and Canada’s […]

Cleantech Startups 101 – John Bruce, EIR at Foresight

As part of our ongoing “Cleantech Startups 101” blog series, this week we interviewed John Bruce, a Foresight Executive in Residence (EiR) who has been involved in building, managing, and investing in early stage energy- and technology-based ventures for 20 years. Why is the Customer Discovery process – identifying, classifying and quantifying your customer and […]

Foresight Cleantech Highlights – April 2016

For the latest news on cleantech policy, financing and resources…as well as what’s happening at Foresight I’ve often heard the cleantech community described as, “a loose affiliation of secret handshakes.” We like to think of Foresight as the connective tissue between many of the key players in that community: entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, funders, and government. […]

2016 BCIC-New Ventures Competition and Education Series

The BCIC-New Ventures Competition is back for its 16th year and will be awarding over $300,000 in cash and prizes. Why enter? Participating ventures get education, feedback, and great networking opportunities. Our top 25 companies receive mentorship plus additional exposure and recognition as a venture to watch. With the support of our sponsors plus the accelerator and tech community, the competition attracts […]

Cleantech Startups 101 – Keith Gillard, Pangaea Ventures

As part of our ongoing “Cleantech Startups 101” blog series, this week we interview Keith Gillard, General Partner of Pangaea Ventures Ltd. Keith has been investing in cleantech and advanced materials start-up companies since 2001, initially with Mitsubishi Corporation and then as President of BASF Venture Capital America Inc. He is also a Foresight board […]