Enter the BCIC-New Ventures Competition 2011 to win a share of $360,000 in prizes

by Knowlton Thomas

The BCIC-New Ventures Competition: 2011 has officially opened for applications. You have until April 18 to enter for your chance to win a share of the more than $360,000 in prizes, including prizes new to this year: the $15,000 Vancity Social Venture Prize and two prizes for Agricultural technologies,valued at $30,000 and $20,000.

The competition dates and seminar schedule are set and now it’s up to you to invest $200 in your technology business idea and learn how to develop it into a profitable company.

The competition is open to any B.C resident or business with a technology-focused idea that has not yet secured "significant financing from external investors" (such investors other than friends, family, and company founders).

Also, business education seminars, open to both the public and competition applicants, will take place in Vancouver at the SFU Beedie School of Business beginning April 4.

You can register today to:

  • Learn from BC business experts
  • Network with professionals in business, law, finance, government, and academia
  • Improve your business and strategies during each round of competition
  • Receive advice and insight from mentors in Round 3
  • Present your condensed business plan to a panel of angel investors, venture capitalists, and industry experts in Round 4

But wait... there's more! Techvibes, on behalf of New Ventures BC, is giving away five free seminar passes. So how do you win? It's a race: be one of the first five people to tweet this:

Tweet: Turn $200 into 6 figures in prizes for your BC tech #startup. Register today in the 2011 @nvbc Competition via @techvibes http://ht.ly/4bg46

A tweet and you're in—simple as that. Better hurry!

Find NVBC on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

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... more

New Ventures BC Society
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... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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