Apply for Startup of the Year

Celebrating an impressive early/second-stage startup technology company that is not only generating revenue, but demonstrates significant growth potential, unique creativity, and an exciting future.

Here are the criteria to base applications on:

  • Revenue positive—in the $500k to $1M range
  • Under 20 employees
  • Under 3-years old
  • Producing a technology-focused product or service
  • BC-based

Evaluation Criteria

Completed applications should include responses to all topics/questions below.

ELEVATOR PITCH 

  • A 60-second video on why you think your company deserves to be a finalist in this category. (A scrappy cellphone video is great. Send us the link via Dropbox or any any other file sharing app)

WHO WE ARE

  • 200 max words description of your company.

MUST COVER: How your story is part of the fabric of BC’s tech ecosystem. Past, present or future.

WHERE YOU CAME FROM 

  • 300 max words sharing how you developed your business and grew it to where it is today. Feel free to include any pivots you made along your journey.

MUST COVER: Examples of how hard-work, hustle, and entrepreneurship catapulted your company and has sustained its growth.

WHERE YOU ARE GOING

  • 300 max words on your growth strategy and aspirational goals.

MUST COVER: Specifics of your growth targets and markets.

HOW WILL YOUR STARTUP CHANGE THE WORLD 

  • 100 max words on the blue-sky goals for not only company growth but also how you’re start-up is going to affect the community and ecosystem change.

REFERENCES 

  • 2-3 people who can speak to the growth and success of your company.