Vancouver Startup Week: Edvisor takes $100,000 prize in BCIC-New Ventures Competition
More than $300,000 in cash and prizes have been awarded to innovative B.C. technology companies to kick off this year's Vancouver Startup Week.
The 15th annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition saw Edvisor take home the $100,000 BCIC First Prize Package and Rocket Builders GotoMarket Prize at a ceremony on Monday night (September 21).
Edvisor is developing a platform for education agencies that coordinate studying-abroad programs.
Ziva Dynamics, which is working on human interaction in virtual spaces, won the $55,000 BCIC Second Prize Package and Rocket Builders Most Promising Pitch Prize.
Change Heroes, the startup behind an online fundraising platform, landed the $37,000 BCIC Third Prize and $16,000 Vancity Social Venture Prize.
The $22,000 BCIC Resource Industry Prize Package went to Stem Shock.
Recycle Now! got the $20,000 BC Bioenergy Network Prize and $10,000 City Innovation Prize.
Dooly Noted netted the BCTIA Centre4Growth Accelerator Program Prize Package.
The Wavefront Wireless Prize Package went to CamDo.
Prollster claimed the Plug and Play Tech Centre Prize.
The New Ventures B.C. Society puts on the BCIC-New Ventures Competition, created in 2001, with funding from the B.C. Innovation Council.
Vancouver Startup Week 2015 runs until Sunday (September 27).
The week of events includes a recruitment fair, a hackathon, a Vancouver Enterprise Forum panel on angel investing, Fuckup Nights Vancouver Vol. 02, the 2015 Canadian Tech Showcase, parties, and lots of sessions.