New Ventures BC

News about the New Ventures BC competition and seminar series


2015 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award


The BDC Young Entrepreneur Award (YEA) contest is back with a $100,000 Grand Prize and a second prize of $25,000 in consulting services.

If your business has reached a turning point and you want to implement an innovative solution to take it to the next level, the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest could be for you (or someone you know). Read more

Angel Forum

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Do you know a good Company looking for Investors?

Angel Forum introduces emerging companies to private equity Angel Investors. With 7 companies funded via the last Angel Forum, and more than 24 companies funded via Angel Forum in 2013-14, Angel Forum is a great resource for BC companies.

February 13 is the deadline for the next Angel Forum, which will be held on March 31st. There are already 30 investors registered; more than 70 serious investors attended the last Forum. Four companies have already been selected from 16 applications for 18 spaces.

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Western Diversification Program: Call for Proposals

Wester Economic Diversification Canada
The Western Diversification Program (WDP) has started its application process for their next qualifying round. The WDP-CFP is targeted to not-for-profit organizations that are eligible for funding under the WDP. Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2015. Read more

Canadian Financing Forum 2015 – Entrepreneur Bootcamp

CFF 2015 Bootcamp

PwC ​Canadian ​Financing ​Forum ​Entrepreneur ​Bootcamp ​in ​partnership ​with ​Launch ​Academy  ​and ​brought ​to ​you ​by ​Rocket ​Builders.

The ​one ​day ​bootcamp ​is ​designed ​to ​provide ​participants ​with ​details ​on ​fundraising ​in ​western ​Canada ​and ​the ​US, ​valuations, ​deal ​structures, ​tips ​and ​trends. ​You will ​also ​have ​the ​opportunity ​to ​meet ​and ​network ​with ​fellow ​entrepreneurs, ​investors ​and ​advisors ​who ​will ​help ​you ​make ​the ​most ​out ​of ​your ​Canadian ​Financing ​Forum ​experience. Read more

Looking Ahead to Angel/VC investing in 2015

Capital Investment Network

Re-connect and make new connections within our growing community of angels, VCs, early stage investors and investor enthusiasts as we come together to discuss the outlook for Angel and VC investing in the new year.  What does 2015 have in store for Angel investors and Venture Capitalists?  What sectors are forecasted to be “hot”?  What types of investment trends including exits, deals, valuations, round sizes, etc. did we see in 2014 and what can we expect from 2015? Read more

TechBrew: The Ultimate Tech Mega-Mixer!

Kick -off the New Year with TechBrew!
One of the BCTIA’s most popular events, TechBrew brings together the coolest new technologies, cutting-edge innovators, and influential decision-makers, all under one roof.
Meet like-minded people, learn more about the industry, and network with the best!

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B.C Tech Forum: Leapfrogging Innovation to Business Revolution

In recent years, British Columbia has experienced tremendous economic growth that has been powered by technology entrepreneurs and innovators choosing our province to start and grow their ventures.

B.C.’s technology sector is already vibrant, employing more than 84,000 people in over 9,000 companies and offering solutions in sectors from digital media, internet, wireless to life sciences and clean technology for forestry, mining, and energy – to name only a few. But what drives innovation in technology and how can we strengthen our contribution to the global innovation economy? Read more