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Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize

The 9th annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize celebrates innovative ideas and entrepreneurial pursuits from the Simon Fraser University community. 

The competition is open to early-stage business ventures founded by SFU students from undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (e.g MBA), as well as by staff, faculty, and recent alumni.

Competitors are judged by a panel of industry experts on the quality of their business concept, current progress and future plans, founder track record and presentation skills. 

Over $75K in cash and prizes to Simon Fraser University’s innovative ideas and most promising start-ups.

Applications for Venture Prize 2020 are now closed. 

Why Participate?


Prizes totalling over $75K in cash and in-kind prizes available. 


Gain valuable insight from judges, industry experts, and experienced mentors who'll help you throughout the competition.

Grow Your Network

Join a thriving entrepreneurship community and meet entrepreneurs, industry experts, mentors, and investors throughout the competition.

Master Your Pitch

Gain confidence in pitching to anyone--from friends and family to potential investors.

Important Dates & Events

Monday, February 17 at 11:59PM
Application Deadline

Wednesday, February 5
Info Session
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room HC 1325.

This workshop will be live streamed.

Saturday, February 29
Budget from the Bottom Up - Venture Prize Bottom-up Financials Workshop

10-12 PM | SFU Harbour Centre | Register

Saturday, February 29
Get Pitch Perfect - Venture Prize Pitch Workshop

1-3 PM | SFU Harbour Centre | Register

Monday, March 9
Idea Stream Preliminary Pitch-Off

Tuesday, March 10
Venture Stream Preliminary Pitch-Off #1

Wednesday, March 11
Venture Stream Preliminary Pitch-Off #2

Thursday, April 8
Idea Prize Finals

Thursday, April 16
Final Pitch-Off


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