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.