Why enter the Innovate BC-New Ventures Competition?
Get the essentials. Learn entrepreneurial building blocks from top-notch speakers at complementary seminars and workshops.
Get advice. If you make it to the top 40, you'll get a mentorship team, plus pitch practice and feedback.
Get connected. Join up to three events with fellow startups, plus mentors and potential investors.
Know what you don't know. Provide your business plan + pitch for a jury of experts to receive constructive feedback.
Be noticed. Making it to the Top 25 means you're a venture to watch.
Did we say prizes? We're giving away over $275,000 in cash and in-kind services to take your startup to the next level.
6 months, 4 rounds of competition. 150 competitors, 1 grand prize winner.
Have what it takes to compete for over $275,000 in cash and prizes?
Submissions open March 13 → April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018
11 pm // Round 1 deadline
Submit your registration and describe your business idea. All eligible participants move on to Round 2.
6pm // Round 2 & 2.5 deadline
Submit a 6-page response to questions about your business idea.
- 25 companies move on to Round 3
- 15 additional companies will be paired with mentors and pitch their way into Round 3.
6pm // Round 3 deadline
Condensed Venture Plan
Companies will be paired with a mentor team to expand their idea into an 8 page condensed business plan.
Top 10 pitches finale
Top 10 finalists make an in-person pitch to the jury.