We're BC's premiere tech competition and early stage accelerator
2,172 startups supported in 16 years
3700+ jobs created by top NVBC companies since 2000
$300 million raised in financing
We can help you accelerate
As a not-for-profit, New Ventures BC promotes entrepreneurship through innovation. We run the annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition, offering education, coaching, and $300,000+ in prizes to BC startups. We also provide training and mentorship for early-stage tech companies in our Venture Acceleration Program.
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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.
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 gave us access to an excellent network of business professionals. We were able to refine our business plan and receive feedback from a fantastic mentor panel. The entire experience was outstanding – I highly encourage start-ups to participate!
The process was something our entire team got behind and I am truly grateful for the experience. Not only were we lucky enough to take home the top prize, we were able to further highlight the amazing talent within Victoria’s tech community.
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.