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, Part III, and Part IV from earlier this week. makes it easy and inexpensive for new to mid-sized businesses to find, employ, manage and pay an on-demand geographically dispersed workforce. Employers can hire a single freelancer for a specific job or a crowd of competitive freelancers for a creative job.

StressMarq Biosciences is developing two new antibody array kits for two niche biomedical research markets: ion channels and cellular stress. The arrays, or platforms, contain specific antibodies that can identify molecules that researchers are interested in studying. StressMarq has created the widest portfolio of antibodies for targeting ion channels and cellular stress worldwide.

Tingle, from AppSocial Media Inc., is a mobile dating network for the iPhone that combines real-time messaging, flirting and anonymous voice calling with behavioural matching and location-based discovery. Singles connect based on the things they love and the places they go and can text, share photos, exchange e-mail and call each other without ever revealing their personal contact information.

VP Process designs and manufactures Internet-based environmental monitoring and management systems that can send an early warning via cellphone or e-mail about changes in temperature, humidity, toxic and combustible gas levels, and water leaks in industrial, commercial and residential locations.

Weddingful is a free online wedding marketplace that offers relevant search criteria for researching its directory of 18,000 wedding vendors in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. Brides can refine their search for venues, photographers and more based on specific criteria such as price, location, styling and availability.

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