February 24, 2016

The North Shore Advantage

Why You Should Choose Zen LaunchPad

The North Shore

- Highly-educated residents & students
- Large amount of successful entrepreneurs
- Large amount of angel investors
- High caliber university
- High quality life

Lower Lonsdale Benifits

High quality of small businesses
- (i.e. Lower Lonsdale, Marine Drive, Park Royal and tourism)
- High industrial growth
- (ship yards, film industry, clothing)
- A 15 minute Sea Bus to Vancouver’s downtown

Local Employment

- 5,000+ shipping industry
- 4,000+ health care
-3,500+ retail
-3,000+ financial/insurance
-2,500+ technology
-2,000+ professional
-1,500+ info/cultural
-1,500+ manufacturing

High-growth industries on the North Shore

-Marine Technology
-Film Industry
-Adventure/Sports Gear
-Computer Coding

Our Recent Sucesses

Start Up Success
Currently hosting 10 start-ups
To date, Our Start-ups raised appox. $3M
We have 27 Working desks
We also offer custom work spaces and offices
Community Success
Host to 5 Grizzly Den competitions
Hosted 50 events and work shops
Created 200 new jobs
Working with 35 local mentors
Hosted 30 start-ups since 2013
Provided start-up coaching to 300+ students
Educational & Civic Success
Working with 4 Universities
Working with 5 Secondary Schools
Access to 30 professors
Hosted 500 guests, Hosted 50 business leaders, 15 political

Requirements for incubation or acceleration

Business plan approval
Coachable and able to pivot
Credit and reference check
Pre-revenue or post revenue
Maximum $250,000 revenue
Average size: 1-5 employees
Letter of reference and reference check