Impacting tech startups since 2000

Since 2000, 3000 companies have entered the competition. Our top companies do better than average startups, with:

  • $850M+ financing raised
  • 8630+ jobs created
  • 80%+ still operating

Find out why New Ventures BC is the largest and longest-running in the province.

Our history

2000
Wal van Lierop initiates New Ventures BC Competition
2001
First competition winner AirG
2002
TELUS becomes first title sponsor
2010
Innovate BC joins as title sponsor
2000
2020

I am one of New Ventures BC’s biggest fans. Over the last 20 years NVBC has helped identify, mentor and grow many of the leading technology and life science companies in BC.

Malcolm Kendall, CEO, Microbiome Insights