Where are they now?
Awesense reaches carbon and climate milestone
Microdermics takes first prize
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16 years later, we're still going strong.
Our mission is to recognize, encourage, and develop entrepreneurship and innovation in BC's startup technology sector. We aim to make a notable impact on the province's tech sector and economy – something we've been successful at since we launched. See the full infographic.
Research shows that tech is driving our economy
Over the past 16 years, the top companies in our BCIC-New Ventures competition have raised over $330 million dollars in financing. Benefit from our network – learn more about the competition.
Where are they now
Top 25, 2013
Illusense, which has developed state-of-the-art sensors used to detect and prevent leaks in oil pipelines, has secured $1.6M Funding from Sustainable Development Technologies Canada (SDTC).
“From basic market validation, to positioning, to building out a resonating value proposition and go-to market strategy, the Venture Acceleration Program has paved the foundation for my company. I currently sit in the top 25 in the New Ventures B.C. competition. I would not be in this position without the disciplined approach they teach and the quality mentorship they provided along the way. Very happy to recommend and will continue to use what I’ve learned.”
Kris Hartvigsen, Founder & CEO,