Venture Connection hosts two different competitions each year:


Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Competition

Now in it’s 3rd year, the annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize recognizes excellence among clients participating in the Venture Connection Early-Stage Business Incubator Program. Teams will compete for $5000 in cash prizes and will be judged by a panel of industry experts. 

New for the 2014 competition is the introduction of the Venture Idea Prize, which will be awarded to an idea- or early concept-phase team showing great promise in the development of their idea towards bringing it into reality. 

2014 Application Deadline:  January 10, 2014
Final Competition:  February 12, 2014

Past Winners


Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize
1st place – MetaOptima/MoleScope
Runner-up – Enhanced Scientific

Coast Capital Savings Venture Idea Prize
1st place – Str8 A Tutors
Runner-up – Transcription Ninjas

Keynote speaker: Terry Beech (HireTheWorld and VC incubator alum)

1st place – WittyCookie Digital Agency
2nd place – CKM Sports Management
3rd place – MLT Media

Keynote speaker: Howie Wu (LayerBoom, and VC incubator alum)

1st place – Texts4Health
2nd place – VenueWize
3rd place – AdsonNaps (New Heights Creative)

Keynote speaker: Milun Tesovic (MetroLyrics, and VC incubator alum)


SFU's Next Top Product

SFU's Next Top Product
gives SFU students from all faculties the chance to showcase and sell their product in the SFU bookstore. We encourage all students who would like to participate to begin planning soon. It's never too early to begin to research and plan.

Application deadline: October 15, 2014
Final Competition: October 30, 2013 

For more details and application form, visit the SFU Bookstore Website.

Presented by the SFU Bookstore in partnership with SFU Venture Connection

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