We hoped for a good vetting of our business by a credible and well-regarded jury. The results exceeded our expectations. The insight provided by our mentors was instrumental in preparing and refining our presentation, while contributing to the development of our business.
While we did not end up winning cash prizes that year we did gain incredible value through the networking, mentorship and education that NVBC provided. We made connections that continue to be of value today.
The process was something our entire team got behind and I am truly grateful for the experience. Not only were we lucky enough to take home the top prize, we were able to further highlight the amazing talent within Victoria’s tech community.
As a result of the placing in the competition, we’re received unsolicited offers of investment, we’ve had meetings with venture capitalists, and we’ve got meetings setup with big competitors who are interested in what we’re offering.
The NVBC process and mentors help even the most seasoned veterans elevate their game and really think hard about the business and strategy. In every case, we graduated from the competition a better, more viable company.