We’re excited to announce that this year’s New Venture BC Competition includes three specialty prizes, all sponsored by Innovate BC. These prizes aim to recognize woman-led ventures, startups outside of Vancouver, and companies that are creating a social, environmental or community-based impact. All are non-dilutive, cash prizes.
Three speciality prizes for #nvbc2021
$10,000 Innovate BC Woman-Led Venture Award
Awarded to the most-promising venture with a woman CEO or Co-Founder in the Top 10 or Top 25. Preference will be given to CEOs, then to Co-Founders who hold 20% or greater ownership. This prize is open to anyone who self-identifies as a woman.
$10,000 Innovate BC Social Venture Prize
Awarded to a for-profit venture, placing in the Top 10 or Top 25. The venture must aim to create a strong social or environmental impact that creates shared value to the local community and society at large, in addition to economic profits.
$10,000 Innovate BC Regional Startup Prize
Awarded to the most promising startup placing in the Top 10 or Top 25, that is positioned to make a significant regional impact. The venture must located outside of the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
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About the 2021 Competition
Enter the 21st annual New Ventures BC Competition presented by Innovate BC for education, mentorship, and a chance to win over $250,000 in cash and prizes.
The competition is open to early stage, BC-based startups. Your business cannot have raised over $1,000,000 in financing, and must be less than five years old.
Ready to enter? Get your application in by April 12 2021, 10:00pm.