12th Annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition Offers $325K in Prizes

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For the 12th year in a row, the New Ventures BC Society’s BCIC-New Ventures Competition is back—and it has $325,000 in cash and prizes to award to the best startups in BC.

The BCIC-New Ventures Competition is one of North America’s largest technology business idea competitions and is open to companies from a range of industries including cleantech, digital media, Internet, information technology, life science, social enterprise, and agritech.

Over the years, more than 1,200 companies have participated in the six-month, five-round competition offering networking, learning, and mentoring sessions. Past winners include AirG (2001 first prize winner), Augurex Life Sciences (2007 first prize winner), Saltworks Technologies (2008 first prize winner), Pulse Energy (2008 second prize winner) and Hiretheworld.com (2010 first prize winner).

The competition is open to any BC person, resident, or business with a technology-focused idea that has not yet secured significant financing from external investors (i.e. investors other than friends, family and company founders). Application deadline is Tuesday, April 17 at midnight.

Company:
BCIC
Website:
http://www.bcic.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BCIC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. We accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs. With our partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. BCIC is a Crown Agency of the Province of... more

Company:
New Ventures BC Society
Website:
http://www.newventuresbc.com/
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Turn your idea into a profitable company by entering the New Ventures BC competition. A "new venture" is a business idea that is economically viable, but has not yet secured significant financing from "outside investors" (ie. investors other than friends, family, and company founders). It must be an innovative product or service involving a new technology. The competition will give you the opportunity to: Join... more


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