BCIC Announces Winners of BC’s Biggest Tech Startup Competition

This evening the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) and New Ventures BC announced the 2015 winners of the biggest technology startup competition for B.C.’s emerging innovators.

The $100K First Prize was awarded to Vancouver’s Edvisor.io.

A graduate of TechStars NYC, Edvisor.io is the first end-to-end platform that directly connects schools that recruit internationally with the education agencies that sell their programs.

Schools currently recruit international students by marketing their programs in an ad-hoc, low-tech way, through education agencies located in the student’s home country.

Edvisor.io distributes school offerings globally to agencies and centralize enrolments from agents to schools.

The additional 2015 BCIC-New Ventures Competition winners are:

  • $22,000 BCIC Resource Industry Prize: Stem Shock
  • $20,000 BC Bioenergy Network Prize: Recycle Now
  • $16,000 Vancity Social Venture Prize: Vancouver’s Change Heroes
  • $10,000 City Innovation Prize: Recycle Now
  • BCTIA Centre4Growth Prize: North Vancouver’s Dooly Noted
  • Wavefront Wireless In-kind Package Prize: CamDo Solutions
  • Plug and Play Prize Package: Vancouver’s Prollster