BRITISH COLUMBIA – More than $300,000 in prizes are waiting to be scooped up by emerging companies in BC's technology space through the annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition, which kicks off this week. Now in its 13th year, the competition has welcomed over 1,400 early-stage tech entrepreneurs since 2001, all with a dream to turn their concepts into reality. Ideas entered in the competition are then judged for their potential to become successful companies.
"The BCIC-New Ventures Competition has been a mainstay in BC's tech community for more than a decade," says John Yap, Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology. "Not only have the winners gone on to do great things in the tech space, but many other participants have stayed on track to develop their ideas, create jobs and grow revenue to continue to help BC to shine as a leader in the technology startup space."