New Ventures BC Society

New Ventures BC Society

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 in-depth seminars, and network with business, legal, government, and marketing professionals.
  • Meet experts, mentors, and innovators who can help you take your idea from germination to fruition.
  • Refine your idea for a technology product or service and develop a business plan to attract financing.
  • Win the BC Hydro first prize package worth $60,000.

2008 Competition - The competition consists of four rounds of increasing complexity and commitment. Teams are eliminated after each round. As you advance, you will win the opportunity to work with mentors and join in-depth workshops.


Website:
http://www.newventuresbc.com/
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Venture Capital

News on New Ventures BC Society

How to Craft the Perfect Pitch
Tarah Talking Tech is back with episode six of her "Women in Tech" interview series. In this episode, Tarah sits down with New Ventures BC Programs Manager Angie Schick to discuss the value of... more
Oil & Gas Tech Startup Wins Top Prize in 2014 BCIC-New Ventures Competition
BC Innovation Council (BCIC) and New Ventures BC announced yesterday the 2014 winners of the biggest technology startup competition for B.C.’s emerging innovators. This year the BCIC-New... more
New Ventures BC Competition Names Top 10 Finalists
The BCIC-New Ventures Competition started with 140+ companies and last week they narrowed the field to ten finalists that will pitch for over $300,000+ in cash and prizes. The ten companies have... more
Founding a Startup: A Micro-Documentary of Four Canadian Entrepreneurs
In a recently released micro-documentary made to promote the BCIC-New Ventures Competition, four tech entrepreneurs share their thoughts on starting their businesses and where that experience has... more
$300,000 up for Grabs in BCIC-New Ventures Provincial Competition
The annual British Columbia Innovation Council New Ventures Competition is back for its 14th year and is seeking emerging BC entrepreneurs ready to take their technology startup "to new heights."... more
BCIC New Ventures Competition Names Top 10 Finalists
The BCIC-New Ventures Competition started with 147 companies and today they announced the ten finalists that will compete for over $300K in cash and prizes. The ten finalist companies have... more
Is Your Business Ready to Take Off?
Earlier this month, Rocket Builders published their annual list of technology companies to watch and one organization was responsible for 35% of the companies selected. Alumni of the BCIC-New... more
Win a Pass to the 2012 BCIC-New Ventures Spring Seminar Series
Every April through June BCIC-New Ventures runs a 10-week seminar and networking series in concert with their business competition. But not everyone knows that the seminar series is open to... more
12th Annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition Offers $325K in Prizes
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Announcing the Winners of the BCIC-New Ventures Competition 11th Annual Awards Ceremony [Live]
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Deadline to enter 2011 BCIC-New Ventures Competition is Monday, April 18th
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BCIC-New Ventures seminar series tackles Corporate Structure next week
The BCIC-New Ventures Seminar Series got underway earlier this week and they have a great summary of their first seminar Assessing the Opportunity online. For their second seminar on April 17th,... more
The BCIC-New Ventures seminar series starts today
The BCIC-New Ventures Seminar Series gets underway today (April 4th) and it’s not too late to register to attend. For their first seminar, Ralph Turfus of Acetech will be presenting... more
Enter the BCIC-New Ventures Competition 2011 to win a share of $360,000 in prizes
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... more
$60,000 in prizes go out to three companies at BCIC-New Ventures Competition: Regional Awards Ceremony
A total of $60,000 was awarded to three companies on March 2nd, as the BCIC hosted their first annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition: Regional Awards Ceremony. The awards, a joint effort with the... more
BCIC finds B.C.'s best outside of Lower Mainland
BCIC is giving technology companies from outside the Lower Mainland a chance to strut their stuff with a new twist on their BCIC-New Ventures Competition. This will be the first year of... more
Octothorpe Software’s decisive action plan
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New Ventures BC Top 10 video montage worth watching
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NVBC and BCIC Awards tonight
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Vancouver Tech Events of the Week - September 20th - 26th
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NVBC & BCIC 2010 Awards Ceremony next week
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New Ventures BC Competition gets regional
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New Ventures BC Competition announces 2010 Top 10
The New Ventures BC judges have made it official and announced the 10 Finalists for the the 2010 competition. In alphabetical order by company name the Top 10 are: Catalyst oneMAR EnergyCzar... more
New Ventures BC names Round 3 Competitors
Late last week New Ventures BC announced the 26 companies that have progessed through the competition to Round 3 and they are as follows (listed in alphabetical order): Antic Wireless... more
BCIC and NVBC to award $385K in September
The British Columbia Innovation Council announced yesterday that they are now accepting applications for the 2010 BCIC Awards, which will be presented as part of the New Ventures BC Competition... more
Basil Peters on Exit Strategy tomorrow
The 2010 edition of New Ventures BC's seminar series comes to an end this week with Basil Peters presenting on Exit Strategy tomorrow night. Last year Peters published Early Exits and knows a... more
Vancouver Tech Events of the Week - June 7th -13th
It's a light week for events in Vancouver but with the BC Technology Industry Association's annual Awards Gala is on the schedule the who's who if BC tech will be out on Tuesday. BCTIA 2010... more
New Ventures BC Competition narrows down their 2010 field
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... more
Getting to the Top Isn't As Hard As It Looks for Tech Entrepreneurs
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Vancouver Tech Events of the Week - May 10th - 16th
New Ventures BC Seminar - Corporate Structure Tuesday, May 11th - 6:30pm - 9:00pm SFU Segal Graduate School of Business IIMA presents Paid Search Marketing Tools - Rapid Fire Session... more
NVBC Seminar on Market Research and Product Marketing
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Managing Your Intellectual Property
The latest seminar hosted by New Ventures BC this week in downtown Vancouver covered some essential information on how companies can protect their intellectual property. The topic included a number... more
New Ventures BC Competition entry deadline next week
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Want to Make $100 million? Here Are Some Helpful Tips
At the New Ventures BC event on Tuesday night in downtown Vancouver, successful entrepreneur and NVBC rep Bob de Wit gave some timely advice that some successful tech companies have used in order... more
New Ventures BC Competition seminars start next week
The first seminar of the 2010 New Ventures BC Competition is on April 6th it is a timely one for those considering entering the 2010 Competition. New Ventures BC' Executive Director Bob de Wit and... more
Act fast and attend the New Ventures BC Seminar series for FREE
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New Ventures BC Competition seminars start April 6th
The seminar schedule for the 2010 New Ventures BC Competition has been finalized and the first seminar on April 6th is a timely one for those considering entering the 2010 Competition. New... more
$300,000 up for grabs for BC Entrepreneurs and Inventors
The 10th annual New Ventures BC (NVBC) competition begins April 19th and there is $300,000 in prize packages up for grabs for BC technology entrepreneurs and inventors. The five-month, four-round... more
2009 New Ventures BC Competition Winners announced
The 9th Annual New Ventures BC Awards Ceremony took place last night and $300K in prizes were handed out. Here are the winners: 1st Place: LightIntegra Technolology – $120,000 prize... more
One week until New Ventures BC winners announced
Less than one week until we find out who the winners of the 2009 New Ventures BC Competition and where their $300K in prizes will find a home. Just as a reminder, here are the Top 10 finalists in... more
Meet the Top 30 in the New Ventures BC Competition
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New Ventures BC Top 30 announced
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Perfecting your Pitch with New Ventures BC
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NVBC teaches you All about Funding
Number seven in the New Ventures BC 10-week seminar series is next week and it's the topic that is on everyone's mind in this troubled economy. All about Funding: Friends & Family, Angels, VCs... more
Corporate Structure at New Ventures BC
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New Ventures BC Round 2 Companies Announced
After a minor delay and 178 applicants later, New Ventures BC has announced the companies that have been selected to move forward to Round 2 of the NVBC competition.  The list is varied and... more
The Business Plan with NVBC and Mike Volker
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Last day to enter the 2009 New Ventures Competition
Today, April 20th, is the registration deadline for the 2009 New Ventures BC Competition. So do you new business idea a favour and register online before 11:59pm tonight. What's the New Ventures... more
Managing your Intellectual Property with NVBC
The New Ventures BC 10-week seminar series is underway and the second seminar takes place this Wednesday, April 8th when Dr. Mario Kasapi of UBC UILO and Doran Ingalls of Fasken Martineau cover... more
NVBC Seminar Series starts on April 1st
The New Ventures BC 10-week seminar and networking series kicks off this Wednesday, April 1st when Bob de Wit takes attendees through the seminar "Assessing the Opportunity". Got a better... more
2009 New Ventures BC Seminar Series - attend for free
The ten-week New Ventures BC Seminar Series kicks off on Wednesday April 1st at 6:30pm with Bob de Wit walking attendees through his "Assessing the Opportunity" presentation.  The seminar... more
Genologics quietly adds $5 Million in VC Funds
Victoria's Genologics quietly completed their 3rd round round of financing late last month adding another $5 Million which will be applied towards ongoing expansion plans. This latest round of... more
NVBC seminar series registration open
If you're thinking about starting a new business, New Ventures BC's seminar and networking series is the best place to invest your first $100. They announed yesterday that registration is now open... more
Are You a Start Up in BC? This is Where You Can Get Some Cash- Part 1
You have a great idea. You have a partner. You have friends in the right places. BUT. You don't have money to make it all happen.  HOWEVER. You live in BC.  What can you do to try to get... more
Bean Services declares war on paper-based invoices
Vancouver's Bean Services announced today the launch of beanbills 2.0, a user-friendly web-based service designed to streamline the accounts payable process, and save organizations up to 70% of... more
2008 New Ventures BC Competition Wrap-up
If you didn't get a chance to attend last week's Awards ceremony for the 2008 New Ventures BC competition, be sure to watch the following two videos produced by Fundfindr. The first will make you... more
Energy Conservation Wins Big at New Ventures BC Awards
We've covered the New Ventures BC Competition for many months now, and tonight it came to an end at the Awards Ceremony. A large crowd of companies, volunteers, judges, VCs, and supporters filled... more
New Ventures BC 2008 Award Ceremony
The New Ventures BC 2008 Awards Ceremony takes place on September 25th from 5:30-7:30pm at SFU Segal School of Business. Attend the free event and find out live who is going to take the honors (and... more
New Ventures BC Announces Round 3 Finalists, FundFindr Awards Pitches
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... more
NVBC gets you Market-Ready
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What Angels Really Want at NVBC
Mike Volker from Simon Fraser University spoke to a packed house at the Simon Fraser Segal Graduate School of Business (and president of WUTIF, the Western Universities Technology Innovation Fund)... more
New Ventures BC Round Two Finalists Announced
175 companies have been chosen for round two of the New Ventures BC competition, representing a record number of applicants for the competition. Prize money totalling $335,000 is at stake for the... more
Networking at New Ventures BC
This Wednesday April 23rd, New Ventures BC (NVBC) is hosting their first networking event of the year. It's a great time to meet competition participants and mentors over a glass of wine. NVBC... more
New Ventures BC Raises Stakes With New Title Sponsor
The press release came out on April 1, but it's no joke: the New Ventures BC competition has raised the stakes thanks to a new title sponsor, the British Columbia Innovation Council. BCIC's... more
Free NVBC Seminar passes up for grabs
As a New Ventures BC (NVBC) partner, Techvibes Media Inc. has been given the green light to give away 10 passes for their upcoming Seminar Series. The eight-part seminar series kicks off on... more
New Ventures BC Seminar Series
The New Ventures BC eight-part seminar series kicks off on April 2nd when Dr. Daniel Muzyka, Dean of UBC Sauder School of Business, presents Assessing the Opportunity. Muzyka's seminar will help... more
8th Annual New Ventures BC Competition
The 2008 New Ventures BC competition (NVBC) is now accepting applications from BC’s early-stage technology entrepreneurs. The competition is open to everyone in BC and entries will be accepted from... more
New Ventures BC Award Winners
New Ventures BC doled out $135,000 in prize packages at tonight's award ceremony and two of the top three businesses caught my eye. TeamPages Inc. is a new online social network for amateur sports... more
New Ventures BC Finalists Announced
This morning the New Ventures BC competition announced the 10 finalists that are vying for the 2007 award. $135,000 in prize money is up for grabs with first place receiving $60,000 from BC Hydro.... more

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