Why enter the New Ventures BC 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 $250,000 in cash and in-kind services to take your startup to the next level.
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.
Applications now open.
April 10, 11 pm
Round 1 deadline
Submit your registration and describe your business idea. All eligible participants move on to Round 2.
May 6, 6pm
Round 2 deadline
Submit a 6-page response to questions about your business idea.
- 25 companies move on to Round 3
- 15 additional companies will pitch their way into Round 3.
July 29, 6pm
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 5 & 6
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.
Winners announced at Awards Ceremony
Apply to the 2019 New Ventures BC Competition, presented by Innovate BC.
Assessing the Opportunity with Ralph Turfus
New Ventures BC Competition Kickoff Networking Event
@ Spaces Gastown
Startup Sprint Day 1
@ SFU Harbour Centre
Intellectual Property Workshop
Startup Day 2
@ Segal Graduate School of Business