We’re back! The BCIC-New Ventures Competition is back for our 16th year and we’ll be awarding over $300,000 in cash and prizes.

Why enter? Participating ventures get education, feedback, and great networking opportunities. Our top 25 companies receive mentorship plus additional exposure and recognition as a venture to watch.

With the support of our sponsors plus the accelerator and tech community, the competition attracts the best tech startups in British Columbia.

Competition registration

To enter the competition, your venture must be B.C-based, less than 5 years old, and raised less than $1,000,000 in financing. See eligibility criteria for more information.

Deadline for entries is April 14, 11:59pm.
Your $200 entry fee includes entry to the New Ventures 2016 Education series.

New prizes this year

We’re excited to announce over $35,000 in new cash and in kind prizes for this year, including:

  • The Progressa $18,000 FinTech Prize Package – $15,000 cash to the most promising FinTech Company, plus $3,000 in-kind services, including 6-month of office space and mentorship from Progressa’s CEO and CTO
  • New and valuable in-kind services to our top winners, including a $10,000 video production credit from PUSHR, $9,000 in co-working space credits from SpaceKraft, and more

 2016 Returning Prizes

Register for our education series and networking events

But the BCIC-New Ventures Competition is a lot more than a contest. There are opportunities to get involved in our programs now:

  • 9-week Education Series starts March 30th – we have 12 seminars and workshops this year. Open to everyone, and free for all 2016 Competitors, volunteers, and students. Ask us for a free pass to one seminar if you want to see what they’re all about.
  • Kick-off Networking Event April 12th – not sure if you want to enter? Attend and learn more.

We’re getting excited about the 2016 Competition and hope you are too.

Past Winners
Competition Timeline
Education Series
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