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VENT 0111 - Accelerated Venture

Venture Development Centre Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

Profit from a lifetime of learning by bringing your business dreams to life as an entrepreneur. Based on the successful 20 year track record of the Venture Program this accelerated course offers comprehensive start up business training targeted toward individuals in the launch phase. During this course you will learn how to research your business concept and produce a realistic business plan including marketing and financial sections. The course is taught by a leading edge team of practitioners, most successful entrepreneurs themselves. The Accelerated Venture Course is a non credit course consisting of 126 contact hours (Immersion Phase) and business plan development and 21 months of business support (Launch Phase), where participants learn to assess opportunities for their business concept, and create a business plan to put their ideas into action. Part time and full time options available. Here, you're able to research, plan and launch your business just like the over 1500 Venture graduates. Ultimately, you will leave the program with the ability to run your own business and have the skills to make it a success! For fee & application details prospective students should contact the Program Office at 604-412-7651. Note: International students welcome.


Applicants should fit the following profile: (1) Definite career preference to set up and operate an independent business. (2) Technical skills and expertise appropriate to the business that is planned. (3) Willingness and ability to make a personal and financial commitment. (4) A fully developed business concept in mind. (5) Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet).




$2,008.22 - $2,047.83 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 77810

Mon Jan 21 - Fri Mar 29 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 21 - Mar 29 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 400



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Departmental approval needed Please contact the Program Assistant for more information at 604-412-7693.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 59441

Mon Jun 10 - Fri Aug 16 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 10 - Aug 16 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 400



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please submit an application at Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with the business advisor. Acceptance and registration is completed through the Peter Thomson Centre for Venture Development. For more information, please visit or contact the Program Assistant at 604-412-7693. No class Monday, May 21(Victoria Day) or Monday July 2. This course will be offered again in the fall term.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 20 at 9:00 am (PST)

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Learning Outcomes

The Accelerted Venture Course will provide you with the skills to start up your venture successfully. Through this course you will:

  • Develop a complete Business Plan.
  • Acquire practical business skills.
  • Forecast financials using invaluable computer modeling tool capabilities.
  • Gain access to relevant business networks.
  • Receive membership in the Venture Alumni upon successful completion.

Effective as of Fall 2011


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Students may register for Spring/Summer 2019 term courses online, by phone, mail or in-person starting Wed, Feb 20 at 9:00 am (PST).

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