The following blog post was written by Alice Lam and was published earlier this month on BCIC’s blog as part of a series profiling BCIC-NewVentures Competition: Regional Top 20 Finalists.

The top 20 finalists are in! The BCIC-New Ventures Competition: Regional announced the 20 startups that will move to final round of competition for a chance to win one of three cash prizes worth a total $60,000. Here’s one of the 20 companies that have made it this far and will be working hard over the next few weeks to perfect their final presentations to a panel of venture capitalists, financiers and angel investors.

PTA meetings, lunchtime pizza sign-ups, after school dance lessons, weekend soccer games, visits with grandparents – the modern family has a lot to juggle.

ChatterBlock (formerly called TRiBiNET) is a neighbourhood social networking site addressing the unique needs of families and the local businesses and communities that support them. Site visitors will find resources and tools ranging from neighbourhood safety ratings to household scheduling tools and group forums. Consider it a one-stop shop to help your family connect and get organized.

Congratulations to ChatterBlock, we wish you the best of luck in the last round of the competition! Winners of the BCIC-New Ventures Competition: Regional will be announced on February 24, 2011.

Go ahead and drink… your tap water, that is