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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 […]

UBC welcomes government initiatives re technology education capacity and Robson Square district

UBC welcomes government initiatives re technology education capacity and Robson Square district

The University of British Columbia welcomes two important initiatives announced today by the provincial government. The government announced today a 250-graduate increase to UBC’s technology education capacity and a planned public consultation process to chart a course for a more vibrant, innovative and connected Robson Square district. Today’s announcement means UBC will be able to graduate more students […]

Pain Management Venture, Curos Labs, Takes Top Prize in Life Sciences Startup Competition

Pain Management Venture, Curos Labs, Takes Top Prize in Life Sciences Startup Competition

February 27, 2017 (Vancouver, B.C.) – The second annual Life Sciences Startup Competition wrapped up after 11 new ventures pitched their startup idea to a full house at the Life Sciences Institute at the University of British Columbia. Many patients can attest to the difficulty of remembering and noting down pain symptoms prior to a […]

Resources and Applications

Your opportunity for marketing and PR with new UBC story! Submit your innovation story to UBC by January 27 BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative Funding Why You Should Care: Five BCIC ISI grants available for e@UBC ventures. The grants are for ventures that will be hiring personnel and interns to complete projects by April 2017. Open Angel Pitch Night Why […]