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2016 WINNERS

COAST CAPITAL SAVINGS VENTURE PRIZE

Ionomr

Ionomr manufactures aemion, the most pH-durable, mechanically strong anion-exchange membrane and ionomer – one polymer customizable to any anion-exchange application, primarily clean-tech energy and purification systems.

 

Ophthalight Digital Solutions Inc

Ophthalight Digital Solutions Inc. provides an accurate, portable and automated eye test device, name O-Glass, for physicians who need to diagnose and monitor patients for optic neuropathy, glaucoma, and diabetes. This safe patent-pending technology lets specialists and GPs perform conventional tests with more confidence, while saving their time and patient monitoring and referrals. This award winning technology reduces the number of cases with mis-and late diagnosis and improves the quality of care for patients.

 

VENTURE IDEA PRIZE

Heilu

Heilu is whole food powdered protein that allows consumers to eat nutritiously, ethically, and sustainably without breaking the bank. People can eat without compromise.

2016 COMPETITION

The Fifth Annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition recognizes entrepreneurial excellence at Simon Fraser University. Judged by a panel of external industry experts, winning Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize teams are selected based upon the quality of their business concept, current progress and future plans, as well as presentation skills. Business ventures of any level, from idea to operating companies, involving students from undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (e.g MBA) are invited* to compete.

In 2014, the Venture Idea Prize was created to recognize the achievements of earlier-stage companies who are not yet ready for progression to the final round of the Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition. This award emphasizes the potential of ventures based on their vision and execution plan for developing their idea.

Winners of both awards will be announced at the awards ceremony and reception on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The Reception will also include presentations from a keynote speaker and networking opportunities with Venture Connection clients, affiliates and industry representatives.

 *Please refer to eligibility requirements for competition

FINAL PITCH OFF Competitors

The competitors for the Venture Prize Preliminary Pitch Off made it difficult for the judges to pick just 5 ventures to compete at the Final Pitch Off. 

The six teams chosen to present are:

 

Artemis Technologies

Artemis Technologies collects aerial images to gather data analytics using image recognition software to help farmers predict growth patterns, detect diseases and reduce the require treatments necessary for crops.

 

Daily Delivery

Daily Delivery is a crowd-sourced on-demand delivery service for local stores an restaurants. Using a crowd-sourced network of drivers in every neighbourhood, Daily’s platform makes it simple for local businesses and individuals to provide/request on-demand and same-day deliveries from one point to another in under an hour. Using a propriety algorithmic dispatching/scheduling, Daily’s platform offers businesses neighbourhood analytics, smart routing and full transparency.

 

Ionomr

Ionomr manufactures aemion, the most pH-durable, mechanically strong anion-exchange membrane and ionomer – one polymer customizable to any anion-exchange application, primarily clean-tech energy and purification systems.

 

Ophthalight Digital Solutions Inc

Ophthalight Digital Solutions Inc. provides an accurate, portable and automated eye test device, name O-Glass, for physicians who need to diagnose and monitor patients for optic neuropathy, glaucoma, and diabetes. This safe patent-pending technology lets specialists and GPs perform conventional tests with more confidence, while saving their time and patient monitoring and referrals. This award winning technology reduces the number of cases with mis-and late diagnosis and improves the quality of care for patients.

 

Switchboard

Switchboard is the end-to-end freight management platform that allows shippers to find, track and pay pre-verified trucking companies.

 

Watergenics Inc. 

Watergenics Inc. provides the exclusive world-wide licensee of the Hybrid Atmospheric Water Generator (“HAWG”) , a disruptive technology designed to extract purified water from the atmosphere through the novel integration of advanced sorption, refrigeration, and water filtration systems.

COMPETITION INFORMATION

 

COMPETITORS

Find all you need to become part of Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize 2016

 

Prizing

2016 will boast new prizes for both the Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize and Venture Idea Prize

 

Schedule

Competition timeline and event schedule

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