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
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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 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.
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!
NVBC connected us with a group of mentors who continue to support us today and the competition process made us think critically about our business (with deadlines). Participating in the NVBC competition was truly a turning point for our company.
The services have been amazing. We’ve received invaluable accounting and legal support. As far as the cash is concerned, we’ve invested it in launching our first commercial product. The prize money allowed us to accelerate our hiring plans and to grow our amazingly talented team.
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.