New Ventures BC announces competitors advancing to the next rounds

The vast majority of outfits selected for its rounds three and 2.5 hail from the Metro Vancouver area.

Ovou was crowned winner of the 22nd annual New Ventures BC Competition. Photo: New Ventures BC.

New Ventures BC’s annual competition heated up today with the announcement of which companies have been selected to move forward to the next stage.

The 23rd annual contest, presented by Innovate BC, received 178 submissions to enter round two. A panel of 105 judges evaluated those applications, and decided which will be advancing to round three.

From the pool, 16 ventures have been selected to move forward directly to that next stage. Twenty seven more companies have been placed into a separate category – round 2.5. Those teams will pitch on June 20 for a chance to advance to round three, with the top nine ventures going through. The top 25 teams will then be announced in late June.

Top 16 companies advancing directly to round three (alphabetical order)

  1. Avenue Intelligence, Vancouver

  2. Cibotica, West Vancouver

  3. Eigen Fitness, Vancouver

  4. Ginger Desk, North Vancouver

  5. Halitra, Vancouver

  6. Immfinity Biotechnologies, Vancouver

  7. Joni, Victoria

  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

  16. Voxelis Canada Corporation, North Vancouver

Companies selected for round 2.5 (alphabetical order)

  1. Acrostrong Technologies (flentoapp), North Vancouver

  2. Airble Aviation, Richmond

  3. Aqua Intelligent Technology, Surrey

  4. Arrowsmith Genetics, Vancouver

  5. Back On Stage App, Vancouver

  6. Bikebac, Whistler

  7. Blanka, Vancouver

  8. Browse AI, Vancouver

  9. BryoSphere Biotechnologies, Vancouver

  10. Build Smartr Robotics, Burnaby

  11. Buskr, Vancouver

  12. Edee Care, Vancouver

  13. Emoot Vancouver

  14. FinoSeed, Vancouver

  15. GlüxKind Technologies, Vancouver

  16. Hangeh Labs, Vancouver

  17. Ibex Artificial Intelligence, Courtenay

  18. Idea Oven Labs DBA Leafi Home, Burnaby

  19. Knowbie, Delta

  20. Lite-1 Microbial Dye, Vancouver

  21. Loba Wellness, Vancouver

  22. MeepMeep, Victoria

  23. Orca Water, Burnaby

  24. Seawise Innovative Packaging, Campbell River

  25. Seleste Innovations Inc, Vancouver

  26. SkyAcres Agrotechnologies, Surrey

  27. Visaflo Trex Tech Services, Coquitlam

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