As a not-for-profit, New Ventures BC promotes entrepreneurship through innovation. Each year, we run the BCIC-New Venture Competition, offering education, coaching, and $275,000+ in prizes to BC startups. We also provide training and mentorship for early-stage tech companies in our Distance Venture Acceleration Program.

6 months, 4 rounds of competition. 150 competitors, 1 grand prize winner.

Education:  Get the essentials to help get your business off the ground.  Learn entrepreneurial building blocks from top-notch speakers at complimentary seminars and workshops.

Mentorship:  Get valuable advice.  If you make it to the Top 40, you’ll get a mentorship team, as well as pitch practice and great feedback.

Networking:  Get connected.  Join up to three events with fellow startups, plus mentors and potential investors.

Feedback:  Know what you don’t know!  Provide your business plan and pitch for a jury of experts and receive constructive feedback.

Recognition:  Be noticed.  Making it to the Top 25 means you’re a venture to watch!

Prizes:  You heard right – prizes!  And great ones, at that.  New Ventures BC gives away 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

Not sure if you qualify? Check the rules!