We're BC's premiere tech competition and early stage accelerator
2,172 startups supported in 16 years
3700+ jobs created by top NVBC companies since 2000
$300 million raised in financing
We can help you accelerate
As a not-for-profit, New Ventures BC promotes entrepreneurship through innovation. We run the annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition, offering education, coaching, and $300,000+ in prizes to BC startups. We also provide training and mentorship for early-stage tech companies in our Venture Acceleration Programs.
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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.
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 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.
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.
NVBC gave us access to an excellent network of business professionals. We were able to refine our business plan and receive feedback from a fantastic mentor panel. The entire experience was outstanding – I highly encourage start-ups to participate!