2017 BCIC-New Ventures Competition and Education Series

#nvbc2017 Is Open for Entries | Deadline: April 12, 2017

2017 BCIC-New Ventures Competition and Education Series

The BCIC-New Ventures Competition – #nvbc2017 – is more than a contest. We provide the education, mentorship, and recognition you need to move your tech venture forward.

Over $300,000 in cash and prizes for BC Tech Startups

This year we’re giving away over $300,000 in cash and prizes to the most promising tech ventures. The competition contains four elimination rounds, running from April – September. For details, see the full competition timeline.

Entries for the 2017 Competition are now open!

Deadline: April 12, 2017.


In Round 1, we’re just getting started. You’ll submit your registration and describe your business idea.

We want to know: what’s your unique technology? How does your business plan to make money? And practically speaking, we determine if you qualify for the competition.

Submission deadline: April 12 at 11PM.

  • All eligible participants move on to Round 2.
  • Round 2 participants announced in April.

In Round 2, participants will demonstrate that their innovative tech business can generate revenue.

Each company submits a 6-page response to questions about their business idea. The purpose is to convince the jury that their idea is feasible.

Submission deadline: May 3 at 6PM.

  • 25 companies move on to Round 3.
  • Top 40 announced May 29. The top 15 placing teams move to Round 3 directly.
  • The next 25 teams will get coaching from the Centre4Growth and 10 will pitch their way into Round 3.
  • Top 25 announced June 22.

In Round 3, companies will be paired with a mentor team to expand their idea into an 8 page condensed business plan.

Submission deadline: August 2 at 6PM.

  • 10 companies will move on to Round 4.
  • Top 10 announced August 30.

In Round 4, ten finalists will make an in-person pitch to the jury. Judges will make their final decisions and select the winners.

  • Round 4 Top 10 Pitches: September 7 – 8.
  • Winners announced on September 25 at the awards ceremony

Winners announced at our annual awards ceremony

All winners will be unveiled at the annual BCIC-New Venture Competition Awards Ceremony.

Who is eligible to enter?

The BCIC-New Ventures Competition was open to any BC resident, team or business with an innovative technology product or service. Companies cannot have raised more than $1,000,000 of financing.

For more information, check out the full eligibility requirements.


For questions about the contest, contact us.

For the comprehensive requirements for each round, please see the rules.

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