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Competition Timeline

Monday, Feb. 17

Application Deadline

Upload your application package via the Application Submission form by 11:59 PM.

Make sure you submit all the required documents and files by double-checking running through the checklist.  

These decisions will be made based upon the information provided in the application and executive summary. Business model and progress to date including prototypes, initial customers and/or revenue and future plans will be considered.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Info Session

Time: 5:30-6:30
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room HC 7000.
Register here.

Learn all you need to know about Venture Prize 2020 including application criteria, important dates, and more. Bring your questions! 

This event will be livestreamed.

 

Saturday, Feb. 29 

Get Pitch Perfect - RSVP

Date: February 29
Time: 1-3PM
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 2344

Learn the key ingredients in perfecting your pitch. For Venture Prize competitors, this is a great opportunity to improve your pitch and get valuable feedback prior to the preliminary pitch-off. This workshop is free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, Feb. 29   

Bottom Up Financials 101 Workshop

Date: February 29
Time: 10-12PM
Location: SFU Harbour Centre

The Budget From the Bottom Up Workshop is designed to help you understand, create, and define your company’s financial outlook on the basis from the ground up. Bottom-Up means analyzing and combining each key activity or process to generate the bigger picture. No prior knowledge in finance or accounting required. This workshop is free and Venture Prize competitors are encouraged to attend. 

 

Monday, Feb. 24

Application Review Results Released

After review of all application packages, a panel of judges will decide whether applicants should progress to the Venture Idea Prize Pitch-Off or the Venture Prize Preliminary Pitch-Off. 

All applicants will be notified of their status via email this week.

 

Tuesday, Mar. 10 (tentative) 

Idea Prize Preliminary Pitch-Off

Great startups are built around big vision! The Venture Idea Prize is given to the individual/team demonstrating vision for a great idea for a venture, and setting the stage for turning their idea into a viable opportunity. This award is judged on the quality of both the idea as well as the plan for carrying it out, not necessarily the current business results.  The winner of the award will be announced during the 8th Annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Awards Reception on April 11, 2019.

Competitors will receive further information regarding the Idea Prize Pitchoff via email.

This is a closed pitch room. 

Details to come.

 

Thursday, Mar. 12 (tentative)

Venture Prize Preliminary Pitch-Off

The top two teams in each category (six teams in total) from this round will progress to the final pitch-off competition the afternoon of April 11th, 2019.

Competitors will receive further information regarding the Venture Prize Pitchoff via email.

This is a closed pitch room. There will be a holding room available for competitors waiting to pitch.

Details to come. 

 

Monday, Mar. 17

Finalists Announced

The top finalists from the Venture Prize and Idea Prize Preliminary Pitchoff advancing to the final round will be notified via email & announced by Mar 18.

 

Thursday, Apr. 8

Idea Prize Finals (Public event)

The top Idea Prize finalists present their final pitch in front of a panel of judges and the SFU community. Cheer on these innovative ideas and join us in celebrating with pizza and beverages. The Idea Prize winner will be later announced at the Venture Prize Awards Ceremy & Reception. This event is free and open to the public.

Details to come.

 

Thursday, Apr. 16

Final Pitch Off - RSVP

Time: 1-4PM
Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Teams participating in the final pitch off will be presenting to a jury of industry experts.

There's a private reception to celebrate SFU’s entrepreneurs, as we announce the winners of the 8th Annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize and the Venture Idea Prize!  

 

RSVP to attend the Venture Prize Final Pitch-off!

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