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Entrepreneurs Vie for a Shot at Major Winnings in Largest BC Startup Competition

March 18th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

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Nearly $300k in funds up for grabs in addition to valuable face time with mentors and investors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – March 17, 2015) - Catapulting into its 15th year, the annual British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC)-New Ventures Competition is challenging BC’s top emerging tech entrepreneurs to bring their big ideas to the table. In hopes of transforming early stage innovations into lucrative ventures, competing companies will be given valuable exposure, receive mentorship from experienced business leaders, and a chance at nearly $300,000 in cash and prizes.
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So You wanna be a Billionaire Startup Founder, What to do?

March 16th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

David Raffa, a past advisor and juror for New Ventures BC, will be releasing a series of corporate finance posts on launching, growing and ultimately selling a technology company.

Topics will include:

-Cap structures
-Equity plans
-Corporate partnering
-Board matters
-Achieving a successful exit
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YWCA Announces Women of Distinction Award nominees

March 13th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community.Among this year’s nominees is Alexandra Greenhill, Co-Founder and CEO of past BCIC – New Ventures Competition winner, myBestHelper.

Congratulations to Alexandra, and all the 2015 nominees!
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