New Ventures BC Competition gets regional

Attention technology startups located outside metro Vancouver.

The folks behind the New Ventures BC Competition have created a new regional competition tagged the BCIC-New Ventures Competition: Regional (BCIC-NVC: Regional) and it’s open to technology companies located outside Metro Vancouver.

BCIC-NVC: Regional promises the same valuable networking and learning opportunities of the main province-wide competition, only on a smaller scale.

“This new competition will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to take advantage of education and mentorship designed for a companies outside Metro Vancouver,” says BCIC New Ventures Competition Executive Director, Bob de Wit.

BCIC is the title sponsor and lead partner for the competition. “I highly encourage technology companies in the regions to take advantage of this extraordinary learning opportunity, even utilizing it as a lead-in to entering the larger province-wide BCIC New Ventures Competition in 2011, which offers $300,000 in prizes,” says Dean Rockwell, CEO of BCIC and Board Member for the BCIC New Ventures Competition

BCIC-NVC: Regional offers $60,000 in prizing, including the $30,000 BCIC First Prize, $20,000 BCIC Second Prize and $10,000 BCIC Third Prize. The competition is open to any BC person, resident or business located outside of Metro Vancouver with a technology-focused idea that has not yet secured significant financing from external investors (i.e. investors other than friends, family and company founders).

Program seminars will take place in Kelowna and Victoria beginning October 5th. Applications are being accepted until Monday, October 18th.