VANCOUVER, BC – July 11, 2019
New Ventures BC (NVBC) this month announced their list of the top 25 startups in the 2019 startup competition. This list recognizes some of the most promising and fastest growing startups in British Columbia. Startups were selected by several separate committees of jurors and mentors comprised of industry experts, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs. Startups on this list typically attract investor interest, or even get acquired. NiceJob advanced to this stage due to the judges' optimistic assessment of their market opportunity, distribution strategy, competitive analysis, financial estimates, overall potential, and NiceJob's growth which has exceeded $1.7 million annual recurring revenue in 2 years. Currently, NiceJob helps over 3200 small businesses across North America. NiceJob’s growth has been entirely funded by its own revenue, with no outside investment.
"I rarely give 5s but the thought process which shows in your answers to each section tells me you have the corporate braintrust and maturity to scale well. Go for it." - NVBC Judge for NiceJob
This top 25 list from the annual NVBC competition provides accurate growth predictions of private companies across multiple sectors. These ventures are identified as likely to experience significant growth, venture capital investment or acquisition by a major company in the future due to their business plan and market potential. This year features the following companies:
"It’s great to see what other tech startups are doing and what seasoned entrepreneurs think about our model. As we continue to scale our operation, the New Ventures BC Competition provides an opportunity for us to test out assumptions against experts for feedback. This experience has been really helpful." said Director of Growth, Connor Wilson.
New Ventures BC is a non-profit organization that recognizes, encourages, and supports entrepreneurship in BC’s technology sector. Each year, the New Ventures BC Competition, the largest and longest-running tech competition in BC, offers education, coaching and awards $250,000 and prizes to BC startups.
The competition’s mandate is to recognize startups but also to help them succeed,” comments Mike Volker, Chair, New Ventures BC.
“Over the last 17 years, past winners of the annual New Ventures Competition have gone on to hire thousands of full-time employees, raise millions of dollars, and create innovate technologies that help put BC on the map as a leader in technology.”
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ABOUT NEW VENTURES BC - The New Ventures BC Competition started in 2000 under the direction of Wal van Lierop, to encourage innovation in BC’s tech sector. Since then, they’ve supported 2360 startups, who have created 3720+ jobs and have raised 302 million in financing, in British Columbia. New Ventures BC is a non-profit organization that receives funding from both government and corporate sponsors.