Why enter the BCIC-New Ventures Competition?
Business education seminars to teach you entrepreneurial essentials.
Seasoned mentor panels and team mentors for the top 25 teams.
Get on the map with the startup community, advisors and investors.
Test your business idea against out jury of experts and receive constructive feedback.
Making our Top 25 means you're a venture to watch.
$300,000 in cash prizes to top-placing companies.
The competition takes place over four rounds of elimination.
By round 4, only ten companies will remain in the running for over $300,000 in cash and prizes.
Submissions open March 14 → April 12 2017
11 pm // Round 1 deadline
Submit your registration and describe your business idea. All eligible participants move on to Round 2.
The 2017 Competition is now closed to entries. Please join us at our events throughout the year!
6pm // Round 2 & 2.5 deadline
Submit a 6-page response to questions about your business idea.
- 25 companies move on to Round 3
- 15 additional companies will be paired with mentors and pitch their way into Round 3.
6pm // Round 3 deadline
Condensed Venture Plan
Companies will be paired with a mentor team to expand their idea into an 8 page condensed business plan.
Top 10 pitches finale
Top 10 finalists make an in-person pitch to the jury.
Winners announced at Awards Ceremony
Upcoming Competition Events
Join us for complimentary events. Learn startup essentials and get connected with our community.