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 Program.
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This was one of the most satisfying relationships of RFind’s existence. We were able to derive a lot of value from the mentorship experience. The result has been a focused organization that has strong investor appeal. We had won even if we hadn’t won the competition.
NVBC has provided an additional network to tap into and resulted in an introduction to the VANTEC angels. Excellent mentor panel feedback during the presentations. Provided tight timelines to apply the rigor needed to finalize the business plan.
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 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.
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.