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New Ventures BC Alumni Dominate Ready to Rocket Lists

February 26th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

Rocket Builders has released its 13th annual Ready to Rocket lists. The list features BC tech companies that are “best positioned to capitalize on the technology sector trends that will lead them to faster growth than their peers”. The 2015 list once again features many New Ventures Competition Alumni.
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Launch Academy presents: Traction

February 25th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop


Join Canada’s largest gathering of growth experts on Thursday, June 18 at the Harbour Event Centre in Vancouver. Traction is a one-day conference that will teach you distribution strategies and tactics for acquiring explosive growth.

We’ve secured 30 of the most influential names from the fastest growing companies of the last decade, including:

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Online Seminar: Learn the Secret to Crowdfunding Success

February 23rd, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

Check out this 60 minute intro to reward-based crowd funding.
Lyn presented a similar seminar to companies in Kelowna in 2014, and graciously offered to share her insights with us!

Lyn Blanchard is the creator of Krush Crowdfunding, and a long-time New Ventures guest speaker.

Find more about Krush Crowdfunding here:

Former NVBC prize-winner MyBestHelper featured in VanCityBuzz

February 16th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop


Congratulations to MyBestHelper, who are currently being featured on‘s “Vancouver Entrepreneur” page.
Check out the article here:

MyBestHelper brings an innovative solution: families can find, book and pay trustworthy child caregivers for very affordable rates.

Grub in The Hub: Government Funding Programs

February 13th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

IRAP, NSERC, SR&ED, YEP, WINN, MITACS, BCIP - the Government of Canada offers many programs to support startups and small businesses with funding, expertise and other resources. Attend this session to learn what these programs offer, which programs are a fit for your company, and what you can expect when applying for funding.
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2015 Technology Impact Awards: Deadline March 13

February 13th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

BCTIA Tech Awards
Founded in 1994 by the BCTIA, the Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) celebrate the successes of our industry and the companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia on the map.

Returning to the Vancouver Convention Centre on June 4, 2015, the TIAs are the largest technology awards program in the province, shining a spotlight on BC’s tech ecosystem and bringing international media attention to the innovation occurring place in our own backyard.

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Register now for the 2nd Annual Western Innovation Forum

February 13th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), Mitacs, and Canadian Commercial Corporation is hosting the 2nd annual Western Innovation Forum (WIF) on April 16 and 17 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

WIF 2015 is an industry-oriented conference aimed at connecting Western Canada’s aerospace, marine, defence, and security industries to innovation-driven investment, partnership and business opportunities.

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Dragons’ Den holding auditions in BC!

February 13th, 2015 by Lucas van Lierop

Dragons' Den Logo
One of Canada’s most popular television series’, Dragon’s Den gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business to a panel of Canadian business moguls, where successful pitchers can earn serious investment

The Cross-Canada audition tour will start shortly, hitting every major city in the country, including:

  • Vancouver: Feb 14th & Mar 7th at Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

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