Over $300,000 in cash and prizes awarded at 2016 BCIC-New Ventures BC Competition

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BC Innovation Council and New Ventures BC kicked off Vancouver Startup Week last night in a big way. Over $300,000 in cash and prizes was awarded to the province’s most promising technology ventures.

Microdermics, a painless alternative to hypodermic needles that delivers vaccinations and therapeutics in addition to monitoring drugs in the bloodstream, won the first prize package of $110,000 and was crowned the 2016 BCIC-New Ventures Competition winner.

Jane Software, an integrated medical clinic management tool to coordinate online bookings, plan medical bills and store electronic patient’s records, was awarded second place and $60,000.

Iris Automation, a collision avoidance system for industrial drone use, was awarded third place and $35,000.

The 2016 winners were chosen from over 150 applications of fellow startups and successfully completed four judging rounds comprising pitching and submissions. Applicants benefited from many months of mentoring and access to networking events with our province’s industry leaders.

“BC Innovation Council is thrilled to be awarding cash prizes to the Competition’s winners,” says Shirley Vickers, President & CEO of the BC Innovation Council. “We provide funding and mentorship to support the commercialization of BC technology that will change the world.”

Read more about the 2016 Competition’s winners.

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