A fundraising pitch is a carefully crafted document that captures the soul and passion of your startup or organization. It very clearly explains the purpose of you asking for that financial support.
Webnames.ca President and Co-founder Cybele Negris’ new article titled “Business technology travel checklist to keep you connected on the road” is out and available on the Business in Vancouver magazine. In this article, she talks about what business owners and executives need to know before embarking on a business trip abroad.
What originally started as a course taught by volunteer professor Reza Satchu, The Next 36 program has quickly evolved into becoming Canada’s top entrepreneurship program. Championed by some of Canada’s top business names and founded by some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, the program uses its extensive resources to identify top entrepreneurial talent at the university level, and seeks to guide their growth over the course of the program.
From their website:
“The goal of The Next 36 is to increase Canadian prosperity by developing Canada’s next generation of high impact entrepreneurs.”
Started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, The Next 36 provides a series of life-changing experiences to young Canadians with the potential to build and lead great organizations.
Each year, the program conducts a nation-wide search to find 36 candidates. The rigorous selection process selects candidates from a wide variety of academic disciplines and Universities across Canada. For eight months, the young entrepreneurs build a business together in teams of three. During the program’s duration, they are mentored by some of Canada’s top business leaders, investors and executives. Additionally, they receive up to $80,000 in funding and academic instruction from some of the world’s top faculty. To further enhance the experience, candidates are pushed out of their comfort zones to gain skills deemed vital to entrepreneurs and global leaders.
Interested in being one of The Next 36?
Go to www.thenext36.ca/faq and see if you qualify!
Prepare your application and check when the applications for the 2014 Cohort are opened: http://thenext36.ca/content/important-dates
Video: Are You One of The Next 36?
For further information, please visit: www.thenext36.ca
The Small Business BC Successful You Awards will be back for its 10th year. The ceremony will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver on February 28, 2013.
The Small Business BC Successful You Awards is a province-wide contest that recognizes and celebrates the contributions of BC’s entrepreneurs to their communities and the economy.
The nomination period was open from October 1 until November 30, 2012. After two months of nominations, companies from a total of 29 cities from across B.C. have been deemed deserving of the award.The number of participating cities reached a record this year and it further solidifies the entrepreneurial spirit
of B.C. and its dedication to economic growth.
Nominees are voted to different categories that best describes their accomplishments and contributions. The categories are: Best Company, Best Concept, Best Employer, Best
Green Business, Best Online Marketer and Best Community Impact. On December 13, 2012, the Top 10 Finalists for each category were named. They are listed here:
You can now Pre-register new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) with Webnames.ca!
Earlier this year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that they are releasing hundreds to over a thousand new generic Top Level domains (gTLDs) in 2013. Webnames.ca has launched a system to let you pre-register for domain name extensions you may be interested in. By using the free pre-registration system, you have no obligation but you do get first priority to information on release dates and rules as these become available.
The mom inc Movement (MIM) Tradeshow is back! The event will be held at the Delta Conference Centre in Burnaby on November 4th, 2012. Webnames.ca, a proud sponsor of the event, will have a booth at the tradeshow and will be giving out
free .CA gift cards. These can be redeemed to register a free .CA domain
name and are valued up to $50!
The event is a great way for moms to meet other moms, explore new opportunities and nourish their entrepreneurial flair. The MIM Tradeshow aims to break the status-quo and shatter the
stereotypical “mom-next-door” perception by empowering all moms through
inspirational speakers, vendors and workshops.
Small Business BC’s 10th Annual Successful You Awards are open for nominations! The awards night will be held once again at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver on February 28, 2013.
The Small Business BC Successful You Awards (SYA) contest is a province-wide event that recognizes and celebrates the important contributions BC’s entrepreneurs make to their local communities and global economy.
The Awards, managed by Small Business BC (SBBC), is free to enter and open to all new and existing small businesses across BC.
Nominations will be accepted from October 1, 2012 until November 30, 2012. Small businesses across BC will have the chance to be nominated in six different categories.
Small businesses from small towns need not worry! SBBC has leveled the playing field by normalizing votes against the BC Regional District Population Figures.
Winners will be announced at the Successful You Awards Ceremony on February 28, 2013.
Cybele Negris, Webnames.ca President and Vice-Chair on the SBBC Board of Directors, is proud to have been chosen once more to judge the awards.
Webnames.ca is proud to announce that our President and Co-founder Cybele Negris has been named to the 14th Annual W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs by PROFIT Magazine
Ranking Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners. Published in the November issue of PROFIT and Chatelaine magazines and online at www.PROFITguide.com and www.chatelaine.com, the W100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women. “The women of the W100 offer 100 shining examples of Canadian entrepreneurship,” said Ian Portsmouth, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT. “They have achieved their elite status by creating valued products and services, applying deft management skills and exercising the determination required to succeed in today’s business environment.”
As one of the sponsors of the BCIC – New Ventures Competition, everyone at Webnames.ca would like to congratulate the winners of the 12th annual BCIC – New Ventures Competition that was held on September 26, 2012.The competition lasted for 6 months, with over 140 companies vying for the top prize. The winners of the competition come from different backgrounds and industries (ranging from education to health care) offering a wide variety of services to people living in B.C.
The winners are:
$100,000 BCIC first-prize – MediaCore Technologies Inc
MediaCore is a cloud-based, online video learning platform optimized for K-12, universities and corporations that provide education or training to students online.
$55,000 BCIC second-prize – NaviDent Technologies Inc
NaviDent Technologies offers disruptive leading edge technological advances to provide dentists a simpler, safer and significantly more accurate procedure to place dental implants.
$35,000 BCIC third-prize – MyBestHelper Solutions Inc
MyBestHelper offers an innovative online solution to finding childcare: families can find, book and pay trustworthy child caregivers for a flat fee.
$20,000 BC Bioenergy Network prize – Mazza Innovation Ltd
Mazza Innovation are developers of pressurized low polarity water (PLPW) extraction technology, used to extract high-value phytochemicals from plants which can be incorporated into products such as foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
$15,000 Vancity Social Venture prize – Twothirds Water Inc
Twothirds Water is a group of engineers and entrepreneurs who develop and market innovative water treatment products in developing countries.
All finalists were coached and mentored by the BCIC, who aims to assist small companies grow and and contribute to the B.C. economy.
Congratualtions to all the winners! Learn more about the awards ceremony here.
Webnames.ca is excited to be sponsoring and participating in the Mom Inc. Movement trade show this weekend. The event takes place on Sunday, November 6th at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre in Burnaby.
The Mom Inc. Movement is geared towards Moms!
The BCIC-New Ventures Competition is one of North America’s largest technology business-idea competitions. Set up to give early-stage B.C. innovators and entrepreneurs access to technology leaders, business education and the annual $365,000 funding competition.
The registration for this year is now closed; however BCIC has a wonderful New Ventures Seminar Series taking place from April to June.
Complimentary Seminar Passes
Webnames.ca is a proud sponsor of this year’s competition and we were lucky enough to receive tickets to give away to our customers. Normal cost for these seminars is $20 each or $100 for the entire series. (Students with a valid ID can attend for free). Scroll down for instructions on how to submit a request to attend for free.
Webnames.ca is once again proud to sponsor the annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition. Now in its 11th year, the BCIC-New Ventures Competition is one of North America’s largest technology business idea competitions. The Competition attracts applicants from a wide range of industries including cleantech, digital media, Internet, information technology and life sciences.
Entrepreneurs learn how to develop their ideas into a profitable company plus have the opportunity to win more than $360,000 in prizes.
Congratulations to Vancouver Sales and Social Media Experts Shane Gibson and Stephen Jagger on their new book “Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside-down.”
Gibson and Jagger talk about using social media to create real relationships that impact individuals, businesses and community, having fun and being profitable.
I was invited to speak at a really great event last week “Leadership Lessons from Influential Women in Business“. It was put on by Business in Vancouver, Professional Women’s Network, and Young Women in Business. The event was sold out!