21 Years of impact

New Ventures BC (NVBC) was initiated 21 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

8600+ jobs

created by top NVBC companies since 2000

over $1 billion

raised in financing

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