Startups to battle for $300,000 in prizes at BCIC-New Ventures competition

Business In Vancouver | Tyler Orton 

With new tech startups sprouting up in B.C.’s vibrant tech community on weekly basis, Angie Schick there’s one sure-fire way to gain credibility: win the BCIC-New Ventures competition.

Now in its 15th year, the annual showdown between early stage tech ventures can serve as both a launching point and benchmark for entrepreneurs, according to the program’s manager.

“We really are kind of the best filter for startup ventures in the province,” Schick said, adding a placement in the top 25 serves as great way to grab the attention of investors who can’t necessarily comb through each of the 130 applicants.

“And then, of course, what everyone goes into it for is the $300,000 in cash and prizes. But we structure the competition along the way so you’re getting mentorship.”

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