Over $300,000 in cash and prizes

In addition to prize packages for our top three finalists, we are awarding numerous sector-specific industry prizes.

Prizes are awarded at our annual Awards Ceremony. See a list of the 2016 prize winners.

$110,000+ BCIC first-prize package:

$60,000+ BCIC second-prize package:

$35,000+ BCIC third-prize package:

$22,000 BC Resource Industry Prize Package

  • $20,000 for the most promising venture working to commercialize a technology for application in Mining, Forestry, Agrifoods, Oceans, Oil and Gas, Energy, and/or Cleantech sectors.
  • 12-month acess to the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Program ($2,400 value)

$18,000 Progressa FinTech Prize Package

  • $15,000 cash for the most promising financial technology venture
  • $3,000 in-kind services, courtesy of Progressa. Includes 6-months office space plus regular mentoring from Progressa’s CEO and CTO.

$16,000 Vancity Social Venture prize package:

  • $15,000 for the top performing for-profit venture that has as part of its purpose a strong social or environmental mission and creates shared value to the local community and society at large in addition to economic profits.
  • Full scholarship to Kick incubator program, sponsored by Spring (6-8 week program based on cohort/timing) (value $1400)

$10,000 City Innovation Prize:

  • $10,000 cash for the top performing venture with a primary market or potential primary market of city departments and/or agencies.

$10,000 BCIC Top Regional Start-up Prize:

  • $10,000 cash awarded to the top placing ventured located outside of Metro Vancouver

BC Tech Association Innovation Hub Prize Package:

  • 6 Months of coaching, legal and mentoring services
  • 6 months of office space – 2 dedicated desks at The Hub, meeting room access, internet and amenities
  • Approximate in-kind value: $8,000

 Wavefront™ Wireless in-kind prize package:

  • 12 months in the Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program
  • 12 months office space (dedicated cubicle in the Wavefront Accelerator Centre)
  • 12 months complimentary Handset Library use & access to services within the Accelerator Centre
  • Total Prize Package: $8,000.00 ($29,000 program value)

Plug and Play prize package:

  • For the most qualified ICT company in the top 10
  • Prize value between $25,000-$50,000, based on company choice (details available to competitors on request)

CDRD Life Sciences in-kind prize:

  • Awarded to the top-placing life science company
  • Winner receives business consulting from Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) commercialization division
  • Prize value of $10,000

For more information on prizing, including requirements for our sector-specific prizes, visit our Rules and Terms of Use.