Two Hat Security Wins $15K Prize at BCIC New Ventures Competition

Two Hat Security, a member of Accelerate Okanagan’s Venture Acceleration Program, was awarded the $15,000 Vancity Social Venture prize at the BCIC New Ventures competition.

Earlier announced as a top 10 finalist from a field of 146 competitors, Kelowna-based Two Hat Security is making the world a safer place for online kids. Its latest product, PottyMouth Chat Tools helps block cyber-bullying and child predators by instantly mining and measuring children’s chat for risk before it even goes on the screen.

2 hat security“This year’s finalists were the strongest and most promising set of companies we’ve seen over the 13-year history of the competition,” said Angie Schick, Program Manager, BCIC-New Ventures Competition. “Congratulations to all our winning companies. The BCIC-New Ventures Competition looks forward to following their continued development and success.”

“For more than a decade, the BCIC-New Ventures Competition has helped to encourage new technology leaders and entrepreneurs,” said Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Minister Andrew Wilkinson. “We are proud to support programs like this that encourage innovation and help develop the talent that is so important for new companies to grow and thrive. Our tech sector is a vital part of the economy, and as it expands it creates new jobs and prosperity for BC families.”


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