New Ventures BC Competition – Who’s Who (Part 1)

April 30, 2008 at 1:29 am 3 comments

I see that the list of qualifying companies that made it to Round 2 of the New Ventures BC Competition have been posted. It is a big list, considering that word going in was that only 100 companies were going to be chosen. But when you had 179 submissions, each of whom paid their entry fee, why not let 175 of them through to the next round.

I do find it kind of curious that they posted the list naming the company and the key contact. Even for early stage companies that want the press coverage, I know some on the list that are operating in what they thought was stealth mode. Oh well. Cat’s out of the bag now. Confidentiality be damned. I bet others (as I have) have trolled the list to see who they recognize. For those too lazy to click, here is the list of companies.

I’ve attempted to link through to their websites and make comments if I could learn anything through publicly available means. Here is part number 1 of my efforts

First Name

Last Name

Name of business or idea
Aaron Hilton CellMap
Adrian Vasiu Web-based Global marketplace with dynamic multi-language support
Ahmad Wasfi Lerna
Alan Cornford TeraTek Inc.
Alan Smith Oprius
Alan Yu Modifiable Shoes [Hey Alan… ModifiableShoes.com is available]
Alex Wang MealMax.com by BeyondMax Technologies Inc.
Alexandra Skey word of mouth marketing project ltd.
Alynn McKenzie Bhubble.com
amber hayes Powering Adventure Travel online: with excellent profit projections
Amil Kolechstein Floatek Innovation Inc. [yikes… Floatek.com was still available. I registered it. Amil…contact me if you would like to facilitate a transfer]
Amin Toufaniasl Open News Network (Opennn™) [Opennn.com is for sale for $900. Worth the price before you launch. It will save you more than that in future marketing costs.]
Amir Niroumand StartLabs Research Corporation [It looks like Amir is about to get his PHD in Fuel Cell Diagnostics]
Andrea Scholz Smart Nuts Technology
Andrei Iancu Sustainable Easy Computing for Anyone
Andrew Fursman CloudTel [ aka NothingNetworks ??… interesting looking technology, but all the Flash on the website makes search engines ignore you.]
Andrew Wong dScrybe Personal Financial Assistant
Angela Reid Absolute Technologies
Angela Robert Tourist Cellphone Rental: Handy Mobile Technologies
David Clark-Wilson Ultimate Gift Card (UGC)
Arif Meghji OnGuard Enterprises – PwerLoc [not sure if it is a typo, but pwerloc.com is available]
Ben Sparrow Solar Desalination [There was a Ben Sparrow who used to work for BC Hydro… I wonder if it is the same guy…]
Beth Ringdahl Red Dot Campaign [seems noble enough, and if it causes advertisers to look more to online means where things are measurable and more accountable, than all the better]
Bill Potts Thermo Matrix (computerize distribution and managemnet of heat and cooling) [Seems like the same guy… and finally someone who is client centric rather than an engineer]
Bob Brash In-line Water System Power Generation
Boyd Cohen 3rdwhale
Bret Conkin fundfindr Media [I saw them launch at Massive Tech]
Bruce Kwan Tecagora Solutions – Photo Sharing Solution
Bruce Sharpe Singular Software
Camilo Rostoker Scalable Analytics [UBC spinoff. This one looks interesting. “Follow the money” is always a good business model.]
Carol Lange ReThink Diabetes Inc.
Chang Han Raeyco Lab Equipment Systems Management Ltd.
Chris August Electric Muscle Car Company Ltd.
Chris Naychuk Battery-Free Wireless GPS Security System for Shipping Containers
Christina Matheson PairCoach [I think I need an executive coach. Anyone?]
Craig Volker Global Cultures Inc.
Cynthia Roney PneuVation Medical Inc
Dan Ashman AC Global Systems [“he expects the company to be a major player in the rapidly growing stealth GPS automotive security tracking business—through his AC Global Systems division—and he foresees the company developing a Canadawide all-makes leasing portfolio.”
Daniel Cowx Kreofusion Inc.
Dan Parlow Mytripjournal.com
David Armour Transit Alert
David Black Wall Share [That’s what I like to see “David Black owns 290+ domains” and he is developing one of his parked pages. Don’t forget to get your domain unblocked by Google]
David EU Vvvroom.com
David George SailMeter
David Gratton Project Opus Technologies
David Huer eCET – electronic Cognitive Enhancement Technologies
David Towert Taglocity
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