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Finalists in 2013 Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize

February 05, 2013

Five teams from SFU Venture Connection's early-stage business incubator will compete on February 13th for $5000 in cash prizes at the 2nd annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Competition:

CKM Sports Management
Five Hole for Food
MLT Media
Perkuna Engineering

The jury panel for the February 13th competition includes Robert Dean (VP Commercial Banking, Coast Capital Savings), Mark Longo (LaBarge Weinstein LLP), Brad Palmer (CEO & Founder, Jostle), Peter Payne (CEO-in-Residence, BCTIA), and Albert Seah (Consultant and Business Advisor).

The final competition is open to the public:

February 13, 2013
Room 4600 Segal Graduate School
500 Granville, Vancouver, BC

The results of the competition will be announced at an evening reception; the event's keynote speaker is Howie Wu (SFU EMBA), a Venture Connection alumnus and co-founder of LayerBoom, recently acquired by Joyent.


In partnership with Coast Capital Savings, SFU Venture Connection provides support for student ventures from initial idea to business validation through provision of an early-stage business incubator, mentorship, co-op terms, competitions, networking, speaker events, workshops & seminars, and other business resources. Over 3000 students have participated since 2009 in its range of programs, with development services provided to over 250 student venture teams. For more information visit

For more information on the Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize visit


CKM Sports is a consulting company providing high level development and recruiting services for student-athlete and professional hockey players. The agency's focus is on increasing Client's competitive advantage and improving skills relating to education, scholarship opportunities, psychological strength, nutrition, athletic ability and life planning.

MLT Media Inc. is a mobile ad agency that delivers innovative performance-based advertising, specializing in mobile media buying to achieve its clients' marketing goals.

Five Hole for Food is a non-profit re-defining the social enterprise and social giving experience, which organizes an annual coast to coast tour playing hockey to support food banks across Canada.

Perkuna is an engineering services firm specializing on electric vehicle technologies, helping companies to quickly bring to market a new or improved, on- or off-road vehicle, complete with charging infrastructure to meet the vehicles' needs.

WittyCookie is an all-inclusive digital agency that specializes in building high quality websites at affordable monthly rates. Web design plans start at $19/month, and additional services include graphic design, video production, search engine optimization, dedicated hosting, and more.


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