Meet the top 25 for New Ventures BC 2023

From wastewater treatment and period care to aircraft bookings and smart strollers, it’s a stunning selection of startups.

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New Ventures BC has unveiled the 25 finalists in Round 3 of the 23rd annual New Ventures BC competition, presented by Innovate BC. Sixteen had already solidified a place in the 2023 competition's third round while nine arrive in the top 25 after advancing via round 2.5. Let’s meet ‘em:

Round 2.5 companies advancing to Round 3(in alphabetical order)

Original 16 in Round 3(in alphabetical order)

  1. Avenue Intelligence, Vancouver

  2. Cibotica, West Vancouver

    1. Go deeper: Cibotica recently received funding through the Canadian Food Innovation Network’s (CFIN) Innovation Booster Program.

  3. Eigen Fitness, Vancouver

  4. Ginger Desk, North Vancouver

    1. Go deeper: Supporting healthcare providers through Ginger Desk

  5. Halitra, Vancouver

    1. Go deeper: Halitra also featured in the Angels for Climate Solutions’ top 10

  6. Immfinity Biotechnologies, Vancouver

    1. Go deeper: Immfinity moved past this round last year and was a semi-finalist.

  7. Joni, Victoria

    1. Go deeper: Joni won the social impact award at the most recent Victoria Tech Community Awards

  8.  Leasey.AI, Vancouver

  9.  No Story Lost, Vancouver

  10. Pilot, North Vancouver

  11. Proxima HQ, Vancouver

  12., North Vancouver

  13. SkiKrumb Trackers, Westbank

  14. Trading Terminal, Vancouver

  15. Viridis Research, Vancouver

    1. Go deeper: Viridis Research lands $300K from Mitacs

  16. Voxelis Canada Corporation, North Vancouver

Next up for this cohort of companies is the Round 3 Showcase, which will be held June 27. The top 25 companies will give a one-minute lightning pitch, be introduced to their assigned mentor team, and gain insight into how to make the most of their mentorship experience from veteran NVBC competition mentors and past competition participants.

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