New Ventures BC Announces Round 3 Finalists, FundFindr Awards Pitches

Posted by Greg Andrews

The Round 3 finalists for the New Ventures BC competition have been announced, with 30 companies advanced from a record 149 entries.

New Ventures is a business idea competition with $335,000 in awards at stake. The companies span a range of new tech fields, including biotech, web, finance, energy, and SaaS. These 30 finalists will be whittled down to 10 in August, with the final 3 winners being announced in September. Visit the NVBC blog for the full list.

Concurrently, Vancouver startup Fundfindr (also a NVBC competitor) ran a competition of their own, the Pitchies Warmup, challenging NVBC competitors to submit an elevator pitch video to their site. Today, the winners of that were announced, with the grand prize of a weekend in Whistler being awarded to Nikki Layton of Volo Innovations.

Unfortunately, Nikki didn't make it through to round 3 of the NVBC competition, but with her pitching skills, should have no problem wooing investors. Runners up include Pneuvation, Cellmaps, and Adhack. You can watch the winning video here: There's still opportunity to enter into the Pitchies main event, already going on.

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

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

Fundfindr provides a web platform to easily connect entrepreneurs and investors. Free Video Pitches and an angel database at fundfindr.com and hundreds of videos and resources at fundfindr.tv, our Entrepreneurship blog. Fundraising is a complex courtship that we call venture dating. fundfindr is Venture Dating made Easier. fundfindr.com has nurtured and connected entrepreneurs with investors and covered leading... more

Company:
AdHack
Website:
http://adhack.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

AdHack is a community and market for people-powered advertising. Anyone can create an ad. Anyone can buy an ad. Like an eBay for advertising, AdHack connects ad buyers and ad creators in a secure web environment, enabling community interaction and transactions. More specifically, AdHack creates a fast and authentic way for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to source advertising without the slow delivery,... more

Company:
CellMap
Website:
http://www.cellmap.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

CellMap Inc. focuses on connecting people, places, and events via interactive maps on cell phones. Each CellMap helps you get to where you want to go, and provides you with up-to-date information about those places. more

Company:
Volo Innovations
Website:
http://www.voloinnovations.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Volo Innovations is a technology developer and vendor of online business management solutions via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology. Founders Nikki Layton and Barry Duncan have translated their combined 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry into software design that has an inherent respect for real world situations and practical usability. Volo Innovations is based in Vancouver, Canada. more


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Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews is a Writer and Web Developer and for Techvibes. Born and raised in Edmonton, Greg was blogging about his high school drama long before it was fashionable. In the Spring of 2007, half a year out of school, Greg moved to Vancouver in search of interesting technology and the Canadian dream. His personal sites are gregcorp.com and miscellani.ca. Photo by kk+ more



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