New Ventures BC

News about the New Ventures BC competition and seminar series


Vancouver Tech Accelerators Join Forces to Host Cascadia Startup Fest

GrowLab, Invoke Labs, Launch Academy, Spring Activator, and Wavefront are joining forces to bring you what’s bound to be the Vancouver startup event of the year: Cascadia Startup Fest – Accelerating Together.

Organized by Vancouver’s leading tech accelerators and incubators, Cascadia Startup Fest is a series of workshops and a high-energy pitch competition that connects tech entrepreneurs across the Cascadia region with investors, media, and industry professionals. Read more

Discovery Parks Hosts Generator Challenge Competition

Discovery Parks and the City of Vancouver are inviting early-stage technology-based companies to enter their Generator Challenge Competition to win free workspace at the Discovery Parks Vancouver facility for one year beginning May 1, 2014.

The Generator Challenge Competition is an annual “Dragons’ Den” style competition for startups in the lifesciences and technology sector. 2014-15 will be the fourth year of the Generator. Read more

2010 Competition Winner Publishes Book on Canadian Entrepreneurs

Competition Alumni Terry Beech was recently named to Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 winners for 2013 and now he has written a book.

The Founder of 2010 competition winner has co-authored The In-Credibility Factor.

The book highlights the rags to riches stories of 30 high profile Canadian entrepreneurs and then has 30 strategies and tips to be an entrepreneur yourself. Chapter 1 starts strong with Jimmy Pattison and the book goes on to visit entrepreneurs in every province. Read more

Apply for $100 Million in Western Innovation Initiative Funding

wdWestern Economic Diversification Canada (WD) recently launched the Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) to assist SMEs in commercializing new technology-based products, processes and services.

WINN is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada to move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace. Read more