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 3000 startups across the Province.

3000 startups

supported in 20 years of Competition

8635 jobs

created by top NVBC companies since 2000


raised in financing

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