Vancouver-based reputation marketing platform NiceJob is the winner of a $60,000 prize in the 2019 New Ventures BC Competition, presented by Innovate BC, coming second out of nine other finalists to collect this years at the competition’s 19th annual awards ceremony, edged out by video creation platform Lumen5.
Vancouver, September 24th 2019 - NiceJob places 2nd in this years New Ventures BC competition. This years competition received a record-breaking number of applications – over 200. After six months of rigorous competition, four rounds of judging, the 200 contestants was whittled down to 42 companies, then 25, then the top 10, to the top 3: Lumen5, NiceJob, and Cuboh.
"Being one of the top 2 startups in BC this year is crazy for us. We know our customers love our product, and we're proud that we've gone from 2 to 18 employees in less than 2 years without funding, but there were so many other great startups this year like Lumen5 and Cuboh. Honestly we're just honoured to a part of such an amazing group. Winning for us is just more validation that the mission we're on, helping small businesses get the reputations they deserve, is a worthwhile one." said Connor Wilson, Director of Growth at NiceJob
Winners of the New Ventures BC competition have gone on to raise over $305 million dollars, and have created 2700 jobs. They were judged on their idea, the viability of the business, and its chances of success. They were also given mentorship and workshops to hone their pitches, write their business plans, and improve their models.
“Every year, I’m taken away by the strength of the companies in BC’s tech sector. The diversity of ventures in this year’s top 10 is a true representation of the creativity and innovation we see emerging from all corners of the province,” said Mike Volker, Board Chair of New Ventures BC.
“We’re proud to be supporting the industry and are looking forward to seeing this group of companies grow and succeed in BC, Canada and beyond.”
"NiceJob will be using the prize money to further our goal of helping small businesses everywhere get the reputation they deserve. For us, that means investing in both more local engineering talent, and our customer acquisition efforts." said Connor Wilson, Director of Growth at NiceJob
ABOUT NICEJOB – NiceJob is a reputation marketing software company that helps businesses that do great work get the reputation they deserve. NiceJob offers a complete reputation marketing platform providing features such as customer review collection, website management services, and marketing automation, and starts free. https://get.nicejob.co/
ABOUT NEW VENTURES BC - The New Ventures BC Competition started in 2000 under the direction of Wal van Lierop, to encourage innovation in BC’s tech sector. Since then, they’ve supported 2360 startups, who have created 3720+ jobs and have raised 302 million in financing, in British Columbia. New Ventures BC is a non-profit organization that receives funding from both government and corporate sponsors. https://www.newventuresbc.com/