New Ventures BC

News about the New Ventures BC competition and seminar series


Discover a World of Opportunity at #BCTECH Summit, Jan. 18-19, 2016

The #BCTECH Summit 2016 is a two-day event showcasing the vibrant technology industry in British Columbia. On January 18 & 19, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the #BCTECH Summit will explore how technology is transforming our economy  – and our lives.

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Don’t miss this unique technology business event. There are several ways you can take part:

  • Pitch in the Venture Capital Presentations. They’re looking for investor-ready BC companies.
  • Meet potential customers, investors and partners. Facilitated B2B Meetings can help accelerate the growth of your business.
  • Showcase your products and services in the Trade Show: contact
  • Attend the #BCTECH Summit. Your pass gives you access to all conference keynotes, plenaries and panels – plus the stunning Technology Showcase, networking receptions and Trade Show.

For $100.00 off the ticket price, use promo code: ForTechVentures

Click here to register today!

What do you think of our website?

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Have an opinion of our website? Great! We’d love to hear it!

We’re looking to make a few changes to our website in 2016. To ensure we best serve the needs of emerging tech ventures in BC, our supporters, and our community, we’d really welcome your opinion.

Take our three question survey

Here’s the link to take our website survey. We promise it will just take a few minutes. Thank you!

Find tech mentorship on MentorshipBC, BC’s mentorship directory

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Did you know if you get a mentor for your small business you are twice as likely to stay in business past five years? A mentor can increase your network, help find you funding, and decrease your chances of making costly business mistakes.

The great news is you can easily find mentors from professional organizations by visiting MentorshipBC, which is a free directory listing 55+ mentorship programs for small business owners.

If you’ve been looking for a tech business mentorship program, simply use the search tool on the MentorshipBC homepage to find a tech mentorship program or email

Ramp up your website with Camp Tech workshops

Web performance can make a huge difference to your customers, and your business. Can your customers can easily navigate through your website, find key information, and quickly scan for what they need? Does your website come up near the top of Google searches, or is it buried beneath pages of results?

Improving your SEO and web content is easier than you might think. Camp Tech is offering half-day workshops that can help you to:

  • Drive more traffic to your website
  • Elevate your social media SEO
  • Target keywords
  • Write killer web content that matches your brand

If you’re interested in signing up, email us for a $10 discount code.

Nominate a Business for the Small Business BC Awards

Are you an entrepreneur who owns a small business that is making a difference? Or do you know a small business that deserves to be honoured in your community?

Nominate a business for The Small Business BC Awards taking place on February 25, 2016 to recognize small businesses that are making an impact.

Nominating a business is free, and all nominees get access to free advice, tools, feedback and marketing opportunities to help boost their businesses.

Benefits of entering are:

  • Winners receive $1,500 Premier’s Prize of cash
  • Winners get a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education resources and experts
  • Finalists get invaluable media exposure
  • Nominees are given free marketing and PR opportunities

Nominations are open until November 30, 2015.

Learn more »

The BCBUSINESS Top 30 Under 30 Nominations

30under30-logoFrom CEOs to entrepreneurs to philanthropists, BCBUSINESS is looking for young guns in their 20s who are excelling professionally, innovating their industry and making competitors nervous. Beyond success in the competitive business arena, they also want those who are giving back to others and the planet.

If you know someone worthy of making their 2016 30 Under 30 list, submit your nomination no later than 11:59 p.m., Monday, November 16, 2015.

Learn more »

Apply for the Global Market Entry program

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Asia is home to many high growth mobile and wireless markets including several strategic gateways to China. This program will provide a small group of Canadian mobile technology companies with a series of B2B meetings and networking events with tier-one mobile network operators, distribution partners, system integrators and other key wireless industry players.

Explore these incredible opportunities by participating in Wavefront’s Global Market Entry trip to Asia from January 25 – 29, 2016.

Wavefront and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) are actively looking for Canadian mobile technology companies with innovative solutions, targeted at Mobile Operators, to join them for their Market Entry Program to Asia.

Learn more or apply »

Applications open until November 15, 2015.

Applications open! Join our Venture Acceleration Program


Are you an early-stage tech startup that could benefit from some one-to-one mentorship, networking, and business training? Apply for our next cohort of the NVBC Venture Acceleration Program.

Combining online, in-depth training modules with one-to-one support (available in-person or online), this intensive program is accessible to companies across BC.

In three short months, you will adopt the lean startup methodology to evaluate your ideas, assess your business opportunity, and create a plan to move forward.

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2015 Canadian Tech Showcase

On September 24th, join Vancouver entrepreneurs, international investors and corporate partners at the 2015 Canadian Tech Showcase. Connect with the heartbeat of Vancouver’s tech scene, and see some of Canada’s emerging momentum & growth companies.

Presented by BCTIA and HIGHLINE.

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Assessing the Market Opportunity: Ignition Workshops

Ignition Workshops

Assessing the Market Opportunity

Looking at Current and Future Markets

  • Date: Monday, September 14, 2015
  • Sign In: 5:30 PM | Event: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre – VANCOUVER (Room 7000)
  • Tickets: Free. 
  • Register on Eventbrite »

Understand the value of market research for competitive advantage and customer development. Learn how effective market segmentation leads to effective messaging, positioning and pricing. Translate market intelligence into a competitive matrix, social media initiatives and a market entry strategy that matches your company and market opportunity.

Guest speakers: