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
$302 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 Ventures 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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We found the competition challenging and rewarding, as it made our company stretch itself to really understand how others perceived our company, and why we need to clearly get the right message out to those who don’t have the benefit of our experience.
The most invaluable and well run program we have ever participated in – simply a #mustdo for any tech entrepreneur in BC.
While we did not end up winning cash prizes that year we did gain incredible value through the networking, mentorship and education that NVBC provided. We made connections that continue to be of value today.
The experience has been simply fantastic. A lot of work, but great planning exercise and disipline to make sure you are working ON the business and not just IN it! I have definitely learned that if you don’t, you can get lost in the details and not see the forest for the trees!
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.