BCIC Awards $235,000 to BC's Top Tech Companies

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Six months of competition came to an end last night as the winners of the 12 annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition were announced in Vancouver. From this year’s 146 applicants, top prizes were awarded to an online learning platform, a dental implant technology provider and an online child caregiver search tool.

The big winner was Victoria's MediaCore Technologies who took home the $100,000 BCIC first-prize and the $10,000 Plug and Play Tech Centre prize.  MediaCore is a cloud-based, online video learning platform optimized for K-12, universities and corporations that provide education or training to students online. MediaCore raised $1 million in funding in last month and is clearly on a roll.

The $55,000 BCIC second-place prize went to NaviDent Technologies. NaviDent Technologies offers disruptive leading edge technological advances to provide dentists a simpler, safer and significantly more accurate procedure to place dental implants.

MyBestHelper Solutions picked up the $35,000 BCIC third-place prize. MyBestHelper offers an innovative online solution to finding childcare: families can find, book and pay trustworthy child caregivers for a flat fee. MyBestHelper took home top prize in last year's Startup Weekend Vancouver.

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:
MediaCore
Website:
http://www.mediacore.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

MediaCore's video learning platform is the fastest way to easily capture, manage and share video securely and privately. Currently serving over 500,000 students at 300+ schools and universities worldwide, the platform includes everything you need to create an amazing media library: free Capture apps for iPhone and iPad for recording, uploading and sharing video directly from your iOS device, browser-based video... more

Company:
myBestHelper
Website:
http://www.mybesthelper.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

myBestHelper matches families with most suitable sitters and nannies. We are different from Care.com and UrbanSitter as we combine social circles and AirBnB-like reputation system (to help build trust) with eHarmony-like matching system (to increase fit between personalities and values). We save families and caregivers time and effort! more


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