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2010 Competitor Raises $2 Million Investment Round

October 24th, 2014 by Rob Lewis

2010 Top 10 finalist Jostle announced yesterday that it has secured a further $2 million equity investment.

This financing round was fully sold to private investors, continuing the company’s tradition of independence from institutional investors. Jostle is using these funds to further accelerate customer acquisition and to enhance its reinvention of the employee intranet. Read more

GTEx Forum Covers Energy Options including LNG

October 23rd, 2014 by NVBC Admin

The next GTEx Forum is happening on Wednesday, October 29th and the theme is Understanding Energy Options: LNG?

The global energy focus is at a compelling inflection point and the Pacific north west has an opportunity to affect change pertaining to our energy mix. Speed and agility certainly play an important role for industry, however, serendipity is also needed in attracting both capital and consumer interest in the energy sector. Read more

VEF Presents Cloud Computing – Changing the Face of IT

October 23rd, 2014 by NVBC Admin

With cloud computing replacing infrastructure, hardware, software and everything in between, it is changing the face of IT.

Questions are arising about the future of IT professionals in the enterprise and the new role that vendors need to play to adapt to the changes. Join the VEF next week as their panel engages in a lively discussion on cloud computing. Read more

What is Value Anyway? (Why Creating Customer Value is at the Heart of Building a Business)

October 16th, 2014 by NVBC Admin

The following is Part II of a multi-part series on value, segmentation and pricing by guest contributor Steven Forth, Partner at Rocket Builders and eFund Member. Read Part I here.

Steven ForthThe founder of modern management, Peter Drucker, famously said that the purpose of a company is to create and keep a customer.

It is about customers. You can only build a real business if you can get customers and then keep them. And you keep them by providing value. Read more

Road to Success is not Always Straight

October 9th, 2014 by NVBC Admin

At New Ventures BC, we always encourage companies to participate in all our programming because it’s about the process, no matter how far you go in the Competition. The following company update is a great example of this! 

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.31.11 PMWhen Selena Paskalidis didn’t make the cut with the BCIC-New Ventures Competition in 2012, she couldn’t have known that just two years later, her company would be thriving. A feature article in the Vancouver Sun in early October tells the story of Dotstudioz and their innovative video management platform, dotstudioPRO. Read more