$350,000 up for grabs for BC tech startups

Looking for cash to help your tech venture get off the ground or reach the next level?

There’s a total of $325,000 in cash prizes to be had in the New Ventures BC Society’s BCI- New Ventures Competition.

The competition is open to any British Columbia resident or business with a technology-focused idea that has not yet secured significant financing from external investors (i.e. investors other than friends, family and company founders). Application deadline is Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at midnight.
Prizes include:

  • $100,000 BCIC First Prize
  • $55,000 BCIC Second Prize
  • $35,000 BCIC Third Prize
  • $40,000 BC Hydro Sustainability Prize
  • $30,000 Shildroth Agritech Innovation First Prize
  • $20,000 Shildroth Agritech Innovation Second Prize
  • 20,000 BC Bioenergy Network Prize
  • $15,000 Vancity Social Venture Prize
  • Plug and Play Prize (value $10,000)
  • The BCIC-New Ventures Competition supports BC’s emerging and dynamic technology industry. Established in 2001, the BCIC-New Ventures Competition is operated by the non-profit New Ventures BC Society and made possible through the generous support of BCIC, private and public sponsors, and volunteer mentors, speakers and judges.

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    Over the last 12 years more than 1,200 BC companies have participated in the six-month, five-round competition offering unparalleled networking, learning and mentoring sessions. Past winners include AirG (2001 first prize winner), Augurex Life Sciences (2007 first prize winner), Saltworks Technologies (2008 first prize winner), Pulse Energy (2008 second prize winner) and Hiretheworld.com (2010 first prize winner).

    CIC-New Ventures Competition seminars will take place in Vancouver at the SFU Beedie School of Business beginning April 4, 2012. To register in the Competition or for more information regarding rules and eligibility requirements, visit www.newventuresbc.com.


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