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New Ventures BC Competition – And then there were 30

In my post from yesterday, when I mentioned that the announcement for the New Ventures BC Competition was “coming soon”, I didn’t believe that this meant within 12 hours of the post being published they would publish the complete list of 30 BC startups that made it to the next round for the New Ventures BC Competition.

In any case, here is the complete list with the links from my “Who’s who” series:

First Name Last Name Name of business or idea
Alan Cornford TeraTek Inc.
Amber Hayes Adventure Engine: Powering Adventure Travel online: with excellent profit projections
Andrew Fursman CloudTel [ aka NothingNetworks ??… interesting looking technology, but all the Flash on the website makes search engines ignore you.]
Ben Sparrow Solar Desalination [There was a Ben Sparrow who used to work for BC Hydro… I wonder if it is the same guy…]
Bruce Sharpe Singular Software
Camilo Rostoker Scalable Analytics [UBC spinoff. This one looks interesting. “Follow the money” is always a good business model.]
Cynthia Roney PneuVation Medical Inc
David Gratton Project Opus Technologies
David Vogt Crowdtrust Technologies
Dawn Bowles DreamBank [I like this idea, and have met Dawn over the past couple of weeks. I will probably have a separate post about them later]
DeJon Costello “Rain Renewer” Storm Water Pollution Remover [RainRenewer.com is not and has not been registered. Grab it now DeJon!]
Derek Dunfield PLASMID AUTOMATED ROBOTICS [Once again, I can’t confirm that it is the same guy, but there was a PHD student at UBC a couple of years ago who wrote “Crystallographic Analysis of Complex Multiphase Powder Systems: A Synthesis of Theory and Experiment”. Sounds deep.]
Florence Leung PeerFX [Hey… These guys were on Dragon’s Den and raised $200k. I wonder if it is a change in direction from their old plan found here]
Geoff Wensel GR Building Materials Limited [Geoff was listed as the COO of Pitt Meadows’ RoofRoc. I’m not sure if it is a related venture or one in the same.]
Gordon Thiessen Heavy Tool Support Arm [As featured in the Vancouver Sun earlier in the month]
James Sherrett AdHack Media Inc. (AdHack)… Their exec summary was delivered to the VEF here
Jamie Stephen TorchLight Bioresources
Jeff MacMillan Charge It! Payment Solutions Inc. [I think this is the site. It looks like it is related to Richmond’s Aubretia Software, currently being rebranded as Boscana.
Matt Ferguson Progressive Health Innovations Inc.
Max Fanderl BookingCalendar.com
Philip Caines Rezgo – Internet Tour Booking
Saxon Shuttleworth ClicVue
Sean Hodgins QCDocs Systems Inc.
Shawn Pedersen Echoflex Solutions Inc.
Steven Jones Small Energy Group
Timothy Webster Genist Systems Inc.
Todd Winship Primisyn
Tom Koftinoff Portable Logging Trailer Attachment and Clean Energy Engine
Trong Hoang Innisoft – Intellegent Investment Software
Vladimir Savchenko SoundOfMotion
Lani O’Flynn Pure Lignin Environmental Technology Ltd.

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June 4, 2008 at 11:42 pm 3 comments

New Ventures BC Competition – Who’s Who (Part 3)

A continuation of Part 1 and Part 2.

Hugh Bawtree aPhoneTracker
Humphrey Ng Tech Ambassadors – providing technology access to mature adults
Ing-Wher (Helen) Chen Sherman Log
Irtiza Zaidi Wireless Communities
Ivan Velikov Milliondishes
Jacek Gorwa Collingwood Carbon Solutions (John Turner, Jacek Gorwa, Andrew Flostrand, Khosrow Mossannen)
James Holland Megbro Enterprises Ltd. – Biomass recylcing and reuse – total waste reduction [James… if you are fixed on Megbro as your company name, Megbro.com is available. Register it.]
James Shearer Peragro Media Inc.
James Sherrett AdHack Media Inc. (AdHack)… Their exec summary was delivered to the VEF here
Jamie Stephen TorchLight Bioresources
Jason Khehra mQ
Jeff MacMillan Charge It! Payment Solutions Inc. [I think this is the site. It looks like it is related to Richmond’s Aubretia Software, currently being rebranded as Boscana.
Jeffrey Clark Source the Globe
Jenn Lowther Woopd
Jessica Law Modopost Inc.
Joel Burke E-Port Systems, Inc. [An impressive kiosk. They were the ones who encouraged people to leave their feedback on Massive on the terminals].
Joey Jung EKEM Power Inc. [Joey… Ekem.com is owned by Frank Schilling. It is unlikely that he will sell. However, EkemPower.com is yet unregistered. Pick it up before the bots grab it on a taste.]
John Barson Health Media Marketing, Ltd.
John Grantham Notionlab Software Inc [I’m curious about the relationship between NotionLab and AdHack above. I’m no longer curious. James of AdHack clarified things in his comment below.]
Jonathon Gray PacCard
Katryn Harris Open Box Integration Inc
Kaveh Naziripour Amotrolex Technologies Corp.
Ken Curry RF Therapuetics Inc.
Kevin Ishiguro Universal Discussion Forum, codename “Wukii” [sounds like this is the Scrapboy project that Kevin is involved in, although they have registered wukii.com]
Kirk Arsenault Roadstead Technlogies Inc. home of the Road Runner driveway oil mat!
Kris Noesgaard Udutu Teach & Learn [this one looks pretty interesting. I think I’m going to explore it further]
Lane Mearns Hi=Def Digital Video Solutions for Security and 3D Video Creation
Lani O’Flynn Pure Lignin Environmental Technology Ltd.
Lara Honrado Navigate Media, Inc. [Lara of SchemaMag and Mango Communications
Laura Nastasa I the group
Lina Kay Total heath pat
Lisa Thomas-Tench Kommonwealth semantic web builder
Louise Taylor PoGo

May 2, 2008 at 12:37 am 1 comment


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