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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Your mentors are your ticket to taking your business to the next level. Ask them to be as candid and honest as possible, that’s where you’ll find the gold. We can’t thank our mentors enough for all their amazing support and mentorship during and after 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 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.
The NVBC process and mentors help even the most seasoned veterans elevate their game and really this hard about the business and strategy. In every case, we graduated from the competition a better, more viable company.
It may sound cliché but, for us, the BCIC New Ventures Competition really was about the process, not the prizes. The real value I obtained was the insightful feedback on our business plan from our team of very smart, very experienced mentors and the judging panel.