Education platform, Oscar winner take top prizes at BCIC-New Ventures startup competition

Tyler Orton | Business In Vancouver

Nicolas Miller has been to a lot of schools.

And he figures attending classes in Canada, Austria, Switzerland and Algeria has helped him understand the needs of different people and organizations when it comes to studying abroad.

His background seems to be paying off, with the CEO of Edvisor leading his company to the top-place finish at Monday night’s (September 21) B.C. Innovation Council-New Ventures startup competition.

“The study-abroad industry is actually very low-tech with few players in this space,” Miller told Business in Vancouver shortly before being awarded the $100,000 grand prize.

Edvisor has been looking to exploit that low-tech industry by developing a software platform that allows education agencies to manage study-abroad programs throughout the globe.

According to Miller, Edvisor has experienced 25% month-to-month growth since launching its platform in the summer of 2014.

“It felt like technology had overlooked this industry,” he said.

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