Check out this sentimental video showcasing Vancouver tech startups

Launching a startup can be as tough as it is scary. It can also be totally worth it. That, at least, is the message behind a new three-minute “micro-documentary” released this week to promote the BCIC-New Ventures Competition for early-stage entrepreneurs. The Vancouver competition is open to all B.C. residents willing to fork out $200, which is perhaps not bad considering it covers a series of seminars and the chance to score a slice of the $300,000 prize pie. (The registration deadline is Apr. 16; you can find out more here.)

This year, the BCIC-New Ventures Competition pulled no punches producing an expertly-made, if mildly melodramatic, video highlighting personal success stories in Vancouver—just in case you were on the fence. (Personally, I draw my ambition from Paul Stanley’s modern classic, “Live to Win.”) Check out the video below: