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Intellectual Property Rights and Wrongs (In Person)

November 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


This event is IN PERSON without a virtual attendance option.

Rachel Burns and Angie Schick from AccelerateIP will discuss how this new program can help you understand the complex topic of Intellectual Property. AccelerateIP can help you protect, manage, and leverage your ideas and intellectual assets through education, skills development, and financial support. In addition, Chang Han, IP Executive in Residence for AccelerateIP, will provide an overview on why IP matters and how it can be applied to your startup.

Rachel Burns brings 15 years’ experience across program management and marketing to her role of Program Director, AccelerateIP. Previously, at New Ventures BC, she supported the ISI Grant Program, the Venture Accelerator Program, and the New Ventures BC Competition. She also recently held business development and content strategy roles at Langara College and Jane.app.

Angie Schick is Executive Director and oversees the delivery of all programs at New Ventures BC. She’s been supporting technology startups for over ten years and loves working with entrepreneurs. Angie has worked in the technology sector for over 15 years as a project manager, strategic communicator and market researcher. Previously, she led teams and oversaw game development at Radical Entertainment. Angie holds a Master’s of Arts in Communication from SFU, where she specialized in technology & society.

Chang Han has cofounded, invested in, and worked for startups in education, biotech, digital media software and hardware, the trades, franchising, manufacturing, import and export and retail distribution. His entrepreneur, investing and consulting experience is balanced with a former corporate career in business litigation as well as In-House corporate counsel managing intellectual property for an international bank. Chang is currently NVBC’s IP Executive in Residence, and supports the roll-out of the NVBC Accelerate IP grant program.  He is also the Lead Entrepreneur in Residence at entrepreneurship@UBC, and an investment consultant with Genome BC. Additionally, Chang is a member of faculty for the Part-Time program at BCIT, the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Following the seminar, the team will provide office hours so attendees can stop by and ask questions about IP and the program! More info coming soon. Visit the Air North Boardroom from 2-4pm on November 9th to chat with the experts.

This presentation is brought to you by Tech Yukon, partnering NewVenturesBC on the AccelerateIP program. Tech Yukon is a non-profit organization which serves as a hub for technology and innovation in the Yukon by providing resources for entrepreneurs and building connections between business, the government and the community. This is one of many excellent events offered as part of Yukon Innovation Week.

Questions or concerns? Please reach out to us at [email protected]


November 9, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Yukon Built Classroom (NorthLight Innovation)
2180 2nd Ave
Whitehorse, Y1A5N6 Canada