B.C.’s largest and longest running tech competition is back. Over the past 20 years, the New Ventures BC Competition presented by Innovate BC has become a rite of passage for any B.C. tech startup – and applications are now open for 2020.
Last year’s competition attracted a record 200 companies developing innovative solutions in sectors including software, robotics, hardware, healthtech and cleantech. For almost two decades, the competition has awarded B.C.-based startups with over $250,000 in cash and prizes to grow their companies.
The competition is open to B.C.-based tech businesses that are under 5 years old and have raised less than $1M of non-grant funding from any source. This October, after 6 months, 4 rounds of competitions and 150+ competitors, 1 grand prize winner will be awarded with the Innovate BC First Prize Package of $112,000.
But it’s not just about the cash prize. The mentorship and education startups receive during the competition has contributed to the success of alumni companies including Aspect Biosystems, a Vancouver-based company 3D printing human tissue, as well as the female-led intelligent dermatology company MetaOptima. Since its inception, the competition has helped 2,700 startups create over 3,800 jobs and raise over $380 million in financing.
Have what it takes to compete for over $250,000 in cash and prizes? Enter the competition by Tuesday, April 7:
For questions regarding the competition, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.