The BCIC-New Ventures judges have made it official and today announced the 10 Finalists for the the 2011 competition as well as the Top 5 for the Agritech competition. The BCIC-New Ventures Competition is open to any B.C. resident, team or business with an innovative technology product or service that has not yet secured significant financing from external investors.
Each of the competitors have paid $200.00 entry fees and participated in business-related seminars and events which began in April, along with 4 stringent elimination rounds began with pitching their idea, and then moved on to passing a feasibility test and developing a condensed business plan. The final round will take place on September 8th and 9th, when the award finalists will pitch to a live jury. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held on September 22nd.
In alphabetical order by company name the Top 10 BCIC-New Ventures companies are:
- Awesense Wireless Inc.
- CapTherm Systems Inc.
- MineSense Technologies Ltd.
- Polymer Research Technologies Ltd.
- Precision NanoSystems Inc.
- Secodix Corporation
- semiosBIO Technologies Inc.
- Wifarer Inc.
Competitors entered in the Agritech stream will be evaluated by a separate panel of jury members and the Top 5 finalists of the stream will vie for 2 prizes: the $30,000 Shildroth First Prize for Innovation in Agritech Prize and the $20,000 Shildroth Second Prize for Innovation in Agritech .
In alphabetical order by company name the Top 5 Agritech companies for 2011 are: