We're BC's premiere tech competition and early stage accelerator
2360 startups supported in 17 years
3720+ jobs created by top NVBC companies since 2000
$335 million raised in financing
We can help you accelerate
As a not-for-profit, New Ventures BC promotes entrepreneurship through innovation. Each year, we run the BCIC-New Venture Competition, offering education, coaching, and $275,000+ in prizes to BC startups. We also provide training and mentorship for early-stage tech companies in our Distance Venture Acceleration Program.
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The New Ventures BC Competition is an awesome way to galvanize the local start-up community, bring expert mentors together, and focus on the fundamentals of starting a tech company.
This is the start of what an entrepreneur is, especially for anyone who hasn’t had the chance to work with a mentor. It’s 10 weeks of great classes, meeting people, a chance to pitch and be criticized. If you have an idea and want to turn it into a business, I can’t think of any better program.
This was one of the most satisfying relationships of RFind’s existence. We were able to derive a lot of value from the mentorship experience. The result has been a focused organization that has strong investor appeal. We had won even if we hadn’t won the competition.
The NVBC process and mentors help even the most seasoned veterans elevate their game and really this hard about the business and strategy. In every case, we graduated from the competition a better, more viable company.
The mentorship and networking were great and the time invested very much worthwhile. Winning the competition brought credibility and funding, which allowed Saltworks to accelerate its solar desalination technology and grow the company.