The mentorship and networking were great and the time invested very much worthwhile. Winning the competition brought credibility and funding, which allowed Saltworks to accelerate its solar desalination technology and grow the company.
The New Ventures BC Competition is an awesome way to galvanize the local start-up community, bring expert mentors together, and focus on the fundamentals of starting a tech company.
The most invaluable and well run program we have ever participated in – simply a #mustdo for any tech entrepreneur in BC. We learned so much from the courses, from the mentors and from the other companies, a network we are still leveraging today.
We were able to refine our business plan and receive feedback from a fantastic mentor panel. I highly encourage start-ups to participate!
The competition added credibility to Loom. Being in the Top 15 from ~165 original companies definitely created traction for Loom, and has led to a new partner and investment. We’re really impressed by the organization and the structure of the competition.