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BREAKING: NTP Winners Announced

SFU's Next Top Product Top 3 Finalists alongside competition judges Ali AbdulHussein, Albert Seah, Colleen Collins, and Mikhail Dzuba.
October 29, 2013

Today's finals brought together the top 3 teams to award the SFU's Next Top Product for 2013. Finalists were selected based on their video pitch submission for the semi-finals, today they pitched their products live to an expert panel made up of Ali AbdulHussein, Albert Seah, Colleen Collins, and Mikhail Dzuba.

Finalists include:
Helen Luo & Debbie Le 
 - Joy’s Lip Balm
Henry Chan - Henry’s Wallet
Eleanor Li and Rachel Cheng - Onana Knitted Accessories

And the winner is... Onana Knitted Accessories! Congratulations to all as the participants it was a tough decision for the judges to make.

Onana's products will be showing up in the SFU Bookstore soon, but they already have an etsy store if you can't wait to check out their fantastic knitted mug sleeves.


Competition Info 

SFU's Next Top Product has been developed by the SFU Bookstore, in partnership with SFU Venture Connection. The competition is made up of three stages: application, video pitch, and finals presentation. Teams will create a 5-minute video to pitch their product, with a selection of teams moving to the finals. See below for video pitch information including judging criteria and submission instruction. 

These teams will present to a panel of experienced judges who will select one product as the winner. Judging will be based on the original video pitch, final presentation, quality of the product and an overall relevance to the SFU Bookstore's market. 

Upon being selected as the winning product, SFU Bookstore will place an initial order of a minimum of $500 worth of product. The winners will also receive:

  • Promotion and exposure in all three Bookstore locations and the Bookstore online store
  • Potential further exposure of the product through SFU media and beyond
  • Professional product photography

All teams in the final will receive a gift card to the SFU Bookstore. 

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