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2360 startups supported in 17 years
3720+ jobs created by top NVBC companies since 2000
$335 million raised in financing
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As a not-for-profit, New Ventures BC promotes entrepreneurship through innovation. Each year, we run the Innovate BC-New Venture Competition, offering education, coaching, and $275,000+ in prizes to BC startups. We also provide training and mentorship for early-stage tech companies in our Distance Venture Acceleration Program.
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We were able to refine our business plan and receive feedback from a fantastic mentor panel. I highly encourage start-ups to participate!
NVBC connected us with a group of mentors who continue to support us today and the competition process made us think critically about our business (with deadlines). Participating in the NVBC competition was truly a turning point for our company.
We hoped for a good vetting of our business by a credible and well-regarded jury. The results exceeded our expectations. The insight provided by our mentors was instrumental in preparing and refining our presentation, while contributing to the development of our business.
We found the competition challenging and rewarding, as it made our company stretch itself to really understand how others perceived our company, and why we need to clearly get the right message out to those who don’t have the benefit of our experience.
NVBC has provided an additional network to tap into and resulted in an introduction to the VANTEC angels. Excellent mentor panel feedback during the presentations. Provided tight timelines to apply the rigor needed to finalize the business plan.