Why enter the New Ventures BC Competition?
Get the essentials. Learn entrepreneurial building blocks from top-notch speakers at complimentary 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 $250,000 in cash and in-kind services to take your startup to the next level.
COVID-19 response: competition running as usual
All submissions are being reviewed virtually, as per usual. Events, including Startup Sprint, our annual educational series, are moving online.
- BC residents, teams or businesses
- Innovative technology product or services
- Any type of tech
- Raised less than $1,000,000 of non-grant funding from any source
- Less than 5 years old
- Incorporation not required
- Pay $200 entry fee
Have what it takes to compete for over $250,000 in cash and prizes? 6 months, 4 rounds of competition. 150 competitors, 1 grand prize winner.
April 7, 11 pm
Round 1 deadline
Submit your registration and describe your business idea. All eligible participants move on to Round 2.
May 4, 7pm
Round 2 deadline
Submit a 5-page response to questions about your business idea.
- 15 companies move on to Round 3
- 25 additional companies will pitch their way into the final 10 spots in Round 3.
- 25 companies pitch to get into round 3.
Round 3 Top 25 announced
July 29, 7pm
Round 3 deadline
Condensed Venture Plan
Companies will be paired with a mentor team to expand their idea into an 8 page condensed venture plan.
September 17 & 18
Round 4 pitches
Top 10 pitches finale
Top 10 finalists make an in-person pitch to the jury for a chance to win $250,000 in cash in prizes.