We're BC's premiere tech competition and early stage accelerator
2360 startups supported in 17 years
3720+ jobs created by top NVBC companies since 2000
$335 million raised in financing
We can help you accelerate
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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The New Ventures BC Competition is an awesome way to galvanize the local start-up community, bring expert mentors together, and focus on the fundamentals of starting a tech company.
This is the start of what an entrepreneur is, especially for anyone who hasn’t had the chance to work with a mentor. It’s 10 weeks of great classes, meeting people, a chance to pitch and be criticized. If you have an idea and want to turn it into a business, I can’t think of any better program.
Winning the NVBC top prize brought us recognition, exposure and validation. The news releases have generated tremendous interest for our technology in North America, as well as globally. We have been fortunate to absorb major investors for our commercialization phase.
The most invaluable and well run program we have ever participated in – simply a #mustdo for any tech entrepreneur in BC. We learned so much from the courses, from the mentors and from the other companies, a network we are still leveraging today.
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.