Discovery Foundation Executive in Residence Program
The backbone of our program is the mentorship and customized expert advice that entrepreneurs receive from our Executives in Residence (EIRs)—a seasoned group of accomplished individuals who have started and sold their own companies and have functional and sector-based knowledge to help you grow. Having seen and done it all, our EIRs understand success, but they also understand failure—and who better to help growing tech companies avoid pitfalls than those who have traveled that road before?
The Executives in Residence are the highest level of mentorship available at BC Tech. Stage 2-4 member CEOs receive a dedicated Executive to guide them past pitfalls and toward business excellence; they are the sounding board that keeps the company on track. The Executives provide high level, strategic mentorship. They teach ‘how’, but it will always be the CEO’s responsibility to ‘do’.
Once approved for the program, startup CEOs will meet with the Executive in one-on-one meetings for 3 month terms. There is no limit to the number of terms a member may participate in the program.
A few of the Executives offer available time for pitch reviews. These hour long, one-on-one sessions will be held either virtually or at the Innovation Hub. The executive will critique all aspects of the presentation and provide guidance on how to improve.