In 2008 Rossland, BC’s Adventure Engine made it to into the Top 10 of the New Ventures BC Competition.

While they didn’t leave the Awards ceremony in Vancouver with prize money for the trip home, the competition experience was well worth it.

Upon hearing of the launch of 2010 BCIC New Ventures Competition: Regional, Adventure Engine Co-founder Amber Hayes sent along this note:

As co owner of Adventure Engine I was lucky enough to go through the New Ventures Competition all the way to the top 10 final round. While we did not end up winning cash prizes that year we did gain incredible value through the networking, mentorship and education that NVBC provided. We made connections that continue to be of value today. As a company based in a non urban area of BC we were definitely the minority in the Vancouver competition and I am extremely pleased that NVBC has created the regional contest this year. There are some gems in the rural areas of BC and look forward to seeing them shine in the upcoming competition!

The 2010 BCIC New Ventures Competition: Regional is a great opportunity for businesses located outside of metro Vancouver to get involved now rather than waiting for the main competition.

BCIC — New Ventures: Regional is like a boot camp for business startups where competitors can learn from some of B.C.’s best business experts at our business-education seminars while networking with top professionals in business, law, finance, government and academia. Plus, competition winners will share $60,000 in prize money.

The competition is open to any B.C. person, resident or business located outside of metro Vancouver with a technology-focused idea that has not yet secured significant financing from external investors (i.e. investors other than friends, family and company founders). The $100 entry fee covers all of the BCIC-NVC: Regional business-education seminars and networking events.

Regional Seminar Series kicks off this week