“We wish to thank TEC VenturePrize for the positive feedback we received. As a result, we will use what we have learned to enhance our business plan as we move ahead with our Primeair project." Keith Prime, Prime Controls
"The TEC VenturePrize contest has been an invaluable experience for us in a number of ways. First, the structure of the contest has forced us to think about a number of strategic issues that often get lost in the requirements of day-to-day operations. Secondly, the resources and training have been excellent. The bootcamp gave a wealth of practical information about venture capital, and how to pitch an idea to investors. The media training provided useful advice about how to interact successfully with the media. Finally, the people we have met along the way have been personable, knowledgeable, easy to work with. Overall, the process has been a huge boon for our company." Dan Haight, Darkhorse Analytics.
"The TEC VenturePrize competition was an enormous learning experience for all of us. We continually improved our plan as we learned more about our suppliers, customers and business. The competition also taught us a great deal about pitching our ideas to investors and creating the perfect presentation, through the VenturePrize Entrepreneur Boot Camp offered to the semi-finalists. The judges of the competition also gave us an enormous amount of feedback and suggestions to improve our plan and to get our business off the ground." Tristan Willson, AltaCarbon.
"The TEC Venture Prize Fast Growth Business Plan Competition has been a truly rewarding experience. At each stage, we have had our work evaluated by experienced entrepreneurs, investors, academics and industry panelists. Receiving feedback through each stage has allowed us to fine tune not only our business plan but the core elements of our business. The exposure from winning the Venture Prize has already resulted in interest from investors and other industry participants, and the prize funds will be extremely useful in better positioning Biolithic en route to success." Maziyar Khorasani, Biolithic Inc.
“Going through TEC VenturePrize was a huge benefit to our company’s development. The prizes and exposure we received were definitely a benefit. The mentorship and opportunities to engage with other participants gave us excellent feedback and insight that we’ve used to refine our business strategy,” says Ken Bautista, CEO & Creative Director of CIE: Seek Your Own Proof. CIE: Seek Your Own Proof is a subscription-based community where kids are challenged to investigate history as agents of a fictional agency called the ‘Central Institute for Exploration’. CIE offers kids and families opportunities to play both online and offline through real-world activities at local museums.
“TEC VenturePrize was extremely beneficial to me. Writing a business plan is not just proving to potential investors that you have a viable business but it also helps in the creation of new ideas and strategies.TEC VenturePrize not only gave KennelSeek.com financial support but also gave me knowledge which will help me grow the site in the future,” says Gordon McKinlay, CEO of Kennelseek.com - a website that provides an online reservation and management system to connect pet care providers, namely boarding kennels and catteries, with pet owners.