Microdermics Wins $110,000 BCIC First Prize Package

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Congratulations to Microdermics for taking first place in the 2016 BCIC-New Ventures BC Competition!

The BCIC-New Ventures BC Competition is the largest technology start-up competition in Canada. After four rounds and many months of mentoring and pitching, the results are finally in!

Last night, we announced the winners of the 2016 competition. The awards ceremony was held at Venue in Vancouver, and also kicked off Vancouver Startup Week.

With the help of our lead partner and title sponsor, the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), over $300,000 in cash in prizes were awarded to eight of B.C.’s emerging tech ventures.

This year’s top prize was awarded to Microdermics, a painless alternative to deliver vaccinations and therapeutics and monitor drugs in the bloodstream. Microdermics’ proprietary, hollow metal microneedle injection system both eliminates the need for hypodermic needles, and improves the patient experience.


Microdermics came in first place, followed by Jane Software, an integrated medical clinic management tool to coordinate online bookings, bill, and store electronic patient’s records, and Iris Automation, a collision avoidance system for industrial drone use.

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