The 2010 BCIC New Ventures Competition: Regional is underway and the regional seminar series kicks off this week in Kelowna and Victoria.

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.

Kelowna BCIC-New Ventures Seminar Series hosted by ORIC & OSTEC

  • Tuesday, October 5th – Kelowna Launch Event & Seminar One: The Lean Start-up
  • Speaker: Troy Angrignon
  • Registration: 2:00pm, Seminar: 3:00pm, Networking Reception: 5:00pm
  • Location: Horizon A Room, Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC

Victoria BCIC-New Ventures Seminar Series hosted by VIATeC

  • Wednesday, October 6th: Victoria Launch Event & Seminar One: The Lean Start-up
  • Speaker: Troy Angrignon
  • Networking and Registration: 1:00pm, Seminar: 2:00pm
  • Location: Vancouver Island Technology Park (4464 Markham Street, Saanich, BC)

The seminar in Victoria will also be recorded and webcast, so if you can’t attend look out for it online. A complete list of regional events are available online.

Note: The Lean Startup is a trademark and service mark owned by Eric Ries.

2010 New Ventures Competition Top 10 Wrap-up Video