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
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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 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.
Winning the NVBC top prize brought us recognition, exposure and validation. The news releases have generated tremendous interest for our technology in North America, as well as globally. We have been fortunate to absorb major investors for our commercialization phase.
Through each stage of the competition we learned from industry leaders on everything from fundraising to execution strategy. On behalf of our entire team I would like to sincerely thank NVBC for giving our business the best “kick start” possible.
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.
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.