New Venture BC’s 25 round-three competitors have completed their business overviews and are now waiting to hear who will advance to round 4.

NVBC judges will announce the 10 finalists on August 31st but in the meantime we’ll have a closer look at the Top 25.

This week we’re looking at five of the final 25 business ideas in contention every day. Yesterday was Part I and this is Part II.

EcoMeter, by EnviroSpeak Media, helps consumers to make an informed decision about purchasing green products. The free online service aggregates and analyzes green-product ratings from across the web to deliver an on-demand environmental score for consumer products. Users can search the online directory or install an EcoMeter mobile application, complete with a built-in bar code scanner, to gather ratings on products as they shop.

GreenScene AgriTek Inc. is cleaning up waste horse bedding with a new technology that recovers the bedding’s wood component so that it can be reused as dry animal bedding free from pathogens, mold spores and odors. It is the first processing system of its kind in North America.

Power utilities and gas companies will find that Green Sense Innovations’ wireless monitoring system can precisely gauge both temperature and stress in such critical infrastructures as power lines and gas lines. The patented, recyclable metal sensors contain no electronics to interfere with other electronic or magnetic systems and are cheaper and easier to install than other sensors. They are also maintenance-free.

Cyclists will soon be spinning more easily with Grin Technologies’ electric conversion kit for bicycles. The Vancouver company has developed the ultimate motor-assist package for North American bikes—one that is more compatible with modern suspension forks and is lighter, more powerful, more customizable and more reliable than anything currently available. Grin plans to begin manufacturing and selling the kits this fall through bike stores.

Jostle from Jostle Corp., is web-based software that captures and visualizes how employees are connected, whether through the organization’s hierarchy, ad hoc teams, departmental activities or more. With its employee profiles, team memberships and activities, and up-to-date information about who is where, Jostle engages employees, helping them contribute their most and find hidden expertise.

Five of New Venture BC’s Top 25 – Part I