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 competition added credibility to Loom. Being in the Top 15 from ~165 original companies definitely created traction for Loom, and has led to a new partner and investment. We’re really impressed by the organization and the structure of the competition.
The process was something our entire team got behind and I am truly grateful for the experience. Not only were we lucky enough to take home the top prize, we were able to further highlight the amazing talent within Victoria’s tech community.
We learned new things that helped us refine the message and helped us to avoid common mistakes. The seminars are packed full of information that will help guide your business, and the networking sessions offer you a chance to meet all the right people to help move your business forward.
We are extremely grateful for receiving the recognition and support from the team behind the competition. Being recognized as a winner provides us with additional validation in support of our fund raising activities.
We are targeting a much larger market with a better business plan, and have closed $1m in seed funding. We’re creating more jobs, all as a result of participating in the competition.