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Navigating BC’s Innovation Landscape with Capital Compass BC

Capital | Sep 29, 2023

Capital Compass BC - Navigating BC's Innovation Landscape with Capital Compass BC

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This week hails the launch of Capital Compass BC, a dynamic and collaborative platform by Innovate BC, InBC Investment Corp., PacifiCan, and New Ventures BC, designed to bolster and connect BC's thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

British Columbia (B.C.) is a hub of innovation, with entrepreneurs and companies propelling it as a leading innovation center in North America. Capital Compass BC is not just a boon for businesses but also for investors, innovators, and ecosystem enablers. It's publicly accessible, free-to-use, and allows individuals to submit relevant information, making it searchable within the platform.

Key Features of Capital Compass BC:

  • Comprehensive Database: The platform provides detailed insights into startups, scaleups, investors, entrepreneurial resources, and the flow of investment capital within BC.  There are currently 538 fintech startups and scale-ups based in BC listed on the platform.
  • Advanced Filtering: Users can explore the vast database using filters like sector, company stage, funding round, and other pivotal characteristics. This facilitates the identification of trends, opportunities, and gaps in the regional innovation ecosystem.
  • Support for Companies: Beyond just being a data repository, Capital Compass BC aids companies in navigating funding sources and amplifying their visibility in the market.
  • Investor's Paradise: Investors and funding providers can leverage the platform to pinpoint companies in BC that resonate with their investment strategies.

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Brenda Bailey, the Minister of Jobs, Economic Development, and Innovation, expressed her enthusiasm about the platform, emphasizing its role as a one-stop site for accessing funding-related resources in BC. She believes that this publicly accessible platform, developed collaboratively by multiple stakeholders, will be instrumental in connecting BC businesses and investors, paving the way for more developmental opportunities and growth.

For those eager to delve deeper into what Capital Compass BC has to offer, the platform is accessible at

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