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Attend the Social Innovation Jam: In collaboration with UBC Social Enterprise Club

Attend the Social Innovation Jam: In collaboration with UBC Social Enterprise Club

Have a social impact venture? The Innovation Jam offers you a free strategy session to improve the performance and growth of your venture. Register for the opportunity to have your venture featured, please complete this brief form here. Venture Brief Innovation Jam is a collaboration between the UBC Social Enterprise Club and entrepreneurship@UBC which provides […]

Announcing the Finalists for the 7th Annual Canadian Innovation Awards

Announcing the Finalists for the 7th Annual Canadian Innovation Awards

After pouring over thousands of nominations, the finalists for the Canadian Innovation Awards have been named. The list features some of the hottest startups, biggest companies, and cutting-edge entrepreneurs in the country—so take a look and think long and hard before casting your votesbeginning Monday, January 8th. Startup Element AI Ritual Rubikloud Wealthsimple Entrepreneur David Ciccarelli, Voices.com Kerry […]

Leading Organizations in the Pacific Northwest Sign MOU for Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network, a Partnership to Fuel Innovation

Leading Organizations in the Pacific Northwest Sign MOU for Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network, a Partnership to Fuel Innovation

New partnership among British Columbia, Washington and Oregon boosts innovation by introducing startups to cross-border funding and collaboration opportunities  SEATTLE, Dec 8, 2017 – Today, nearly 50 organizations in the Pacific Northwest convened at Cambia Grove in Seattle to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing the Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network, a partnership of incubators, […]

Nine startups shine at the BCIC-New Ventures awards

Nine startups shine at the BCIC-New Ventures awards

Original article from BC Business Top honours went to Ecoation Innovative Solutions, which took home more than $130,000 At its 17th annual awards on September 25 in Vancouver, non-profit New Ventures BC announced the winners of the BCIC–New Ventures Competition. The nine winning startups, which span the province, represent industries ranging from agricultural technology and life […]

CIX reveals its 2017 list of Canada’s top 20 most innovative tech companies

CIX reveals its 2017 list of Canada’s top 20 most innovative tech companies

Original article from Betakit CIX has revealed its top 20 most innovative tech companies for 2017. Companies were chosen based on factors like product and service offering, depth of management, market opportunity, and business model. The CEO of each CIX company will present their company and share their story at CIX on October 17 to […]

NVBC2017 Top Ten Announcement

NVBC2017 Top Ten Announcement

The judges’ scores for Round 3 are in–we’re down to the final 10! Here are the Round 4 finalists in this year’s BCIC-New Ventures Competition. 2017 BCIC-New Ventures Competition top 10 finalists: In alphabetical order Aeriosense Technologies axSense Technologies Certn Copypants Creator Technologies CryoLogistics Refrigeration Technologies Cyberdontics Ecoation Innovative Solutions InputHealth Microbiome Insights Slickspaces Technologies After receiving […]

2017 Winners of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge

2017 Winners of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge

The Eighth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event held on August 17-26, 2017, provided a unique opportunity for student teams and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate and initiate their personal global networks through learning, socialization, and friendly competition in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  During this celebration of […]

Canadian Government Opens Applications for $950-million ‘Superclusters’ Initiative

Canadian Government Opens Applications for $950-million ‘Superclusters’ Initiative

Original story from BetaKit When the budget was announced in March 2017, the federal government promised $950 million towards ‘superclusters’, which would be provided on a competitive basis to business-led clusters. At the time, there were few details. Today, the federal government announced specifics on the innovation superclusters initiative, which officially launched its application process. Today is the […]

New Ventures BC: Round 3 and Round 2.5 Ventures Announced

New Ventures BC: Round 3 and Round 2.5 Ventures Announced

Congratulations to e@UBC ventures that made it to Round 3 and Round 2.5 of the New Ventures BC Competition; we are excited to see 6 ventures in the Top 16 and 4 ventures in the Top 17-43. The New Ventures BC Competition offers education, coaching, and $300,000+ in prizes to BC startups. Original Post from […]