New Ventures BC Competition: $275,000+ in cash and prizes to the best new startups in BC. Submissions open March 4, 2019.
Do you have what it takes to compete for over $275,000 in cash and prizes? 6 months, 4 rounds of competition. 150 competitors, 1 grand prize winner. It could be you!
Why Enter the New Ventures BC Competition?
Education: Get the essentials. Learn entrepreneurial building blocks from top-notch speakers at complementary seminars and workshops.
Mentorship: Get advice. If you make it to the top 40, you’ll get a mentorship team as well as pitch practice and valuable feedback.
Networking: Get connected. Join up to three evetns with fellow startups, as well as mentors and potential investors.
Feedback: Know what you don’t know. Provide your business plan and pitch for a jury of experts to receive constructive feedback.
Recognition: Be noticed. Making it to the Top 25 means you’re a venture to watch!
Prizes: Over $275,000 in cash and in-kind services to take your startup to the next level.
- BC residents, teams or businesses
- Innovative technology product or services
- Any type of tech
- Raised less than $1,000,000 in financing
- Less than 5 years old
- Incorporation not required
- Pay $200 entry fee
Want to learn more about the 2019 Competition? Attend these educational seminar and networking events.
March 4, 2019 – submissions 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
Feasibility Test. 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 $275,000 in cash in prizes.
September 20 – Winners revealed!
Winners announced at Awards Ceremony.
Curious about past winners? Check out the list of winners of past competitions.