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Venture Prize Final Competition Details

Finalists will present their Ventures to the Competition jury on April 16.

Participants may use PowerPoint or other graphic displays to support their oral presentation. Each Participant will be given 10-minutes to present their venture plan, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session between the Participant and the jury. There will be approximately 5 minutes between presentations.

The jury, who may also have called upon outside expertise to complete their “Due Diligence”, will evaluate presentations. The jury will be directed to rank the entries in the order they deem to be most likely to succeed according to the stated competition criteria.

All Finalists will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement.

The winners will be announced at the Competition finals on April 16.


Awards and Ceremony Details (postponed)

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation, and we are guided by SFU policies, which are following advice and measures recommended by the BC Ministry of Health; we will adjust activities and events based on these recommendations. For more information about COVID-19, please visit SFU’s FAQs. As such, the final pitch competition is continuing, but the Awards Ceremony will be postponed. Further details will be emailed to participants.

The Participants will be informed of the results for the Preliminary and Final Rounds by e-mail. The results will also be posted on the Website. The names of the Final Round Category winners, Idea Prize winner and winners of the supplemental prizes will be made public on the day of the awards ceremony, April 16.

A jury appointed by CCS-VC will determine the recipients of the Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Awards.

The prize award structure will be announced soon.

All prizes are in Canadian dollars. All Final Round competitors will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement at the awards ceremony. The winners will be announced at the Competition awards ceremony on Date TBD.

Prize amounts may change without notice. CCS-VC administration will communicate any changes to all participants.

Participants nominated for an award shall be represented at the final ceremony; they will, therefore, be informed of their nomination sufficiently in advance.

All prizes that are to be awarded will be awarded at the final ceremonies.


The 2020 Awards Page will frequently updated to reflect has full information on cash and in-kind awards for this Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize. 

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The Venture Connection Resources page is a great place to start for resources on entrepreneurship, including writing company descriptions and preparing your pitch.



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