The BCIC-New Ventures Competition is one of North America’s largest technology business-idea competitions.

Learn from some of B.C’s best business experts at our business-education seminars

§  Network with top professionals in business, law, finance, government and academia

§  Improve your business and strategies during each round of competition

§  Receive advice and insight from mentors In Rounds 2.5 and 3

§  Present your condensed business plan to a panel of ‘angel’ investors, venture capitalists and industry experts in Round 

 

Provincial Competition & Regional Entrants

The BCIC New Ventures Competition has achieved over 140 entrants to this competition, with 143 eligible for Round 2. A summary of the entrants and their company types are listed below:

Type of Co.:

Round 1

%

BioEnergy

3

2.1%

IT/NMI

73

50.0%

Life Science

8

5.5%

Cleantech

15

10.3%

Wireless

10

6.8%

Other

37

25.3%

TOTAL:

146

100.0%

Location:

 

 

Metro Van

123

84.2%

North

4

2.7%

Thomp/OK

5

3.4%

Kootenays

2

1.4%

VI/Coast

12

8.2%

TOTAL:

146

100.0%


ICS would like to congratulate three of its clients from the northern region who are progressing to the second round of the competition!


Current Competition Stage

The Round 2 deadline is this Thursday, May 9th at 5pm. Companies will be submitting a 5-pager, which will be reviewed by 4 or 5 jury members. The top 15 ranked teams will advance automatically to Round 3. The next 25 ranked companies will go to Round 2.5. Round 2.5 companies will receive coaching from the team at the Centre4Growth and do a live pitch to the jury on June 20th. 10 (out of 25) companies will be chosen to form the rest of Round 3. 

For the full competition dates and breakdown: http://www.newventuresbc.com/the-competition/about-the-competition/

 

Regional Seminars & Mentor Panels

We have already hosted 4 regional seminars this year and there are another 8 in the works now. This year, we are also doing mentor panels in the regions! Learn from the best in the business with hands-on guidance from our panel of experts!

The competition is brought to you in part by BCIC and our major sponsor, the Discovery Foundation.


For more information, please contact:
Ernest Daddey – Executive Director
Innovation Central Society

"
ICS is the regional organization with resources and professional expertise to develop innovative ideas into successful business ventures. Using targeted programs and services, ICS helps entrepreneurs to drive the innovation to commercialization cycle in a structured manner by adding value at each stage."