New Ventures BC Competition narrows down their 2010 field

Posted by Rob Lewis

Earlier today New Ventures BC announced a portion of the companies that will make it through to Round 3.

We’ve had a slight change of plans, but that’s a good thing overall. We had planned on advancing the Top 15 competitors to Round 3 automatically with the next 25 companies being assigned temporary mentors and pitching in-person on June 16th for a chance to advance.

But based on the scores, we’re advancing 16 companies automatically to Round 3 and giving 27 companies the opportunity to pitch to get into Round 3.  Of the 27 companies pitching, 9 will be selected to move on to Round 3.

The 16 companies that are advancing to Round 3 are:

  1. CarrotLines
  2. Jostle Corporation
  3. Locarna Systems, Inc.
  4. Lumira Technologies
  5. MedVoxel
  6. MineSense
  7. Novel Resonant Cavity Sensors
  8. Purion
  9. Purpose Wireless Ltd.
  10. Quadrogen Power Systems, Inc.
  11. SchedulePanda.com
  12. Smart Antenna
  13. Snoget.com, Social Networking Discovery Engine
  14. Sole Gear BioMaterials Inc.
  15. StressMarq Biosciences Inc.
  16. Weddingful

Look for the remaining nine to make the Top 25 to be announced later in June.

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:
Weddingful
Website:
http://www.weddingful.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Started in September 2009, by Angel Pui in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Weddingful is a Social Community with thousands of local brides, grooms and vendors that provides the easiest Wedding planning experience. From Wedding Photographers and Cakes to Venues and Live Music, Weddingful connects tens of thousands of couples and Wedding service professionals across Canada and the US. With the most detailed and relevant... more

Company:
Echoecho Mobile Ltd.
Website:
http://www.echoecho.me
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Echoecho is the fastest and simplest way to ask and answer the question "Where are you?" The company's cornerstone product is an open API, location sharing system that runs on all leading smartphone platforms - Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile. Echoecho solves a real, immediate and recurring problem for consumers and by offering an open API to third parties, echoecho also solves this... more

Company:
Locarna Systems, Inc.
Website:
http://www.locarna.com
Location:
Sunnyvale, California, United States

What are you looking at? We can tell. Locarna Systems, Inc. provides mobile eye-tracking solutions for market, industrial, and academic researchers so they can understand what people are actually looking at. Market researchers want to use eye tracking to discern and optimize consumer behavior, to help manufacturers and retailers of consumer packaged goods, big-ticket items, menus, etc. make actionable business... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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