The 20th annual New Ventures BC Competition, presented by Innovate BC, has determined their Top 25 startup ventures.

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

Earlier this month they narrowed the field, naming the 16 companies that would advance directly into Round 3 as well as 27 ventures that were selected to pitch in Round 2.5.

Today they announced the nine ventures from this week’s Round 2.5 pitch day that will join Round 3, creating the competition’s Top 25.

Here they are:

Acterra Tech, Squamish

Castofly Technologies, Vancouver

Eproval, Vancouver

Daanaa Resolution, Vancouver

– Flameless Cremation, North Vancouver

LetHub, Victoria

– Optican Systems, West Vancouver

Qase, Vancouver

Shop and Shout, Vancouver

The following companies had already been selected to move into Round 3:

– ABOzymes Biomedical, Vancouver

aDolus Technology, Nanaimo

Agents Republic, Vancouver

Buddi, Vancouver

BujiBui, Vancouver

Craver, Vancouver

DivDot, Victoria

Dignii Technologies, Burnaby

Fable, Vancouver

Flash Forest, Vancouver, Vancouver

Rootd, Victoria

Spliqs, Vancouver

Streamline Athletes, Vancouver

ThisFish, Vancouver

Vanmates, Vancouver

In the next stage of the competition, ventures will be paired with a mentor team and create a condensed business plan.