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. Here are Part I, Part II, and Part III from earlier this week.

Purion’s affordable water purification technology will bring higher living standards to communities dependent on wells contaminated with dissolved salts, metals and pesticides. The technology’s scalability, low power consumption and high water recovery make it an ideal solution for developing countries with poor municipal service.

Quadrogen Power Systems new Integrated Biogas Clean-Up System (IBCS) removes the contaminants found in biogas, which is created from the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter such as sewage, manure and green waste. IBCS improves the life, reliability and financial returns of waste-to-energy plants while reducing their environmental impact.

Snowmobilers looking for the ultimate in snowmobiling will find it with Ripcharger, the world’s first two-stroke supercharger system for snowmobiles. This new supercharger increases horsepower and torque to deliver instant, raw power and improved maneuverability, without increasing weight.
SchedulePanda is online employee-scheduling software that can be customized for unionized companies that have collective agreements with large numbers of employees. Using a private password, both employers and employees can manage schedules. Employees, for example, can submit availability, request days off, trade shifts or give away shifts. Scheduling changes are transmitted automatically via e-mail or text messages.

SOLEGEAR Bioplastics Inc. is revolutionizing the plastics industry with two new high-performance bioplastics: Polysole and Traverse. Polysole is a 100 percent natural, non-toxic and biodegradable plastic for making products ranging from sippy cups to medical equipment to toys. Traverse, made of recycled or virgin plastic combined with natural fibers such as wood, rice husks, hemp or bamboo, can be used in a variety of injection-molded products such as deck chairs, automotive parts and electronics.

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