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B.C.’s Largest and Longest Running Tech Competition is Back

B.C.’s Largest and Longest Running Tech Competition is Back

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:

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