20 Years of impact

New Ventures BC (NVBC) was initiated 20 years ago by Wal van Lierop to support early stage tech startups. As a non-profit, we run the annual New Ventures BC Competition, a Distance Venture Acceleration Program, and the ISI grant program. Our Competition has helped over 2736 startups across the Province.

2736 startups

supported in 20 years of Competition


created by top NVBC companies since 2000

$869 million

raised in financing

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