The 20th annual New Ventures BC Competition presented by Innovate BC is well underway.

Despite the current uncertain circumstances, this year’s annual competition broke records with over 240 applications from B.C.’s early stage tech startups.

214 of those startups moved onto Round 2 and today they announced the names of 16 companies that are advancing directly into Round 3 as well as 27 ventures that have been selected to pitch in Round 2.5.

The top nine ventures from the Round 2.5 pitch day on June 23rd will join Round 3, creating the competition’s Top 25.

The 16 Startups Advancing Directly To Round 3:

– ABOzymes Biomedical, Vancouver

aDolus Technology, Nanaimo

Agents Republic, Vancouver

Buddi, Vancouver

BujiBui, Vancouver

Craver, Vancouver

DivDot, Victoria

Dignii, Burnaby

Fable, Vancouver

Flash Forest, Vancouver

Matidor, Vancouver

Rootd, Victoria

Spliqs, Vancouver

Streamline Athletes, Vancouver

ThisFish, Vancouver

Vanmates, Vancouver

Round 2.5 (in alphabetical order)

Acterra, Squamish

Arterran Renewables, Kelowna

Attentiv Medical, Vancouver

– Bulletproof Studio Tools, Vancouver

Castofly Technologies

Cortic Technology, Port Coquitlam

Daanaa Resolution, Vancouver

Drinkfill, Vancouver

– Eproval, Vancouver

– Flameless Cremation, North Vancouver

Heal Mary, Vancouver

Kai Analytics and Survey Research, Richmond

LetHub, Victoria

MergeBase, Coquitlam

MintGreen Blockchain Innovation, Burnaby

Muddy River Technologies, Delta

Nada, Vancouver

Nutrienvisus Technologies Inc, Vancouver

– Optican Systems Inc., West Vancouver

Qase, Vancouver

– REVIVER Sport Entertainment, Vancouver

Shop and Shout ltd., Vancouver

SpayVac for Wildlife Inc., North Saanich

Things My Kids Do, Nelson

TUEX International Education, Vancouver

TRADLE, Vancouver, Vancouver