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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

Why target market segments? (And how to segment)

October 3rd, 2014 by NVBC Admin

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

Steven ForthYou have your big idea. It is going to change the world. Everyone with a brain will want to use it. And you’ve been told that investors want to see billion dollar markets. So that’s your target market. All those people or companies that will really need what you are bringing to market. Right? Read more

2014 Awards Picture Gallery

September 23rd, 2014 by Angie Schick

A few selected pictures from our 2014 Awards Ceremony! Pictures by Cory Permack Photography.

Oil & Gas Well Imaging Technology Startup DarkVision Snags Top Prize

September 22nd, 2014 by NVBC Admin

Andrew WilkinsonBC Innovation Council (BCIC) and New Ventures BC announced the 2014 winners of the biggest technology start-up competition for B.C.’s emerging innovators tonight in Vancouver.

The BCIC-New Ventures competition top prizes were awarded to an impressive array of start-up innovations such as imaging technologies for oil and gas wells, 3D bioprinting technology that prints living human tissue and an enterprise content migration software. Read more