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BCIC-New Ventures Regional Competition: Top 20 Companies Announced!

Webnames.ca, as sponsor of the Regional BCIC New Ventures Competition, would like to congratulate the 20 businesses advancing to the final round of the competition. The Regional Competition is geared towards early-stage BC technology entrepreneurs based outside the Lower Mainland.

Similar to the province-wide competition that celebrated its 10th anniversary in September, the four-month, three-round regional competition includes a unique mix of business education, networking and mentoring. This year’s regional competition attracted more than 40 applications from technology startups across BC.

The top 20 finalists include businesses in the life sciences, clean-tech, sustainability, new media and high technology sectors.

  1. A22 Rent-A-Bike
  2. AC Global Systems Ltd (@ACGlobalSystems)
  3. EcoMeter by EnviroSpeak Media (@EnviroSpeak)
  4. Find It EZ
  5. HuStream Technologies Inc. (@HuStream)
  6. Hydra Cat Performance System
  7. JuliasWild.com
  8. KoK Technologies Inc
  9. Map Jungle
  10. MemoryLeaf Media Inc
  11. Rapid Water Testing Ltd
  12. Reef Safe Fish Inc.
  13. Resonessence Labs
  14. Ripcharger
  15. SchedulePanda.com
  16. SideStix Ventures Inc. (@SideStix)
  17. Smile software (Smart Menu)
  18. TRiBiNET
  19. Vida
  20. Wolf Trailer Company, Inc

The top 20 companies will be matched with mentors and will attend a business education seminar in January. Each company will have a chance to present to a panel from February 9-11 in Victoria and Kelowna where they will convince a jury of venture capitalists, financiers and angel investors of the commercial viability of their business idea and that they have what it takes to succeed in the marketplace.

The winners of the 2010 Regional BCIC-New Ventures Competition will be announced February 24, 2011 at a reception in Kelowna. Prizes will be awarded as follows: $30,000 First Prize, $20,000 Second Prize and $10,000 Third Prize.

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