OppFest is SFU’s largest showcase of student entrepreneurship projects. This celebration brings together ambitious young leaders from elementary and high school through to university and inspires the new era of innovators and problem solvers!
This annual event is hosted by SFU’s Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship.
OppFest is attended by SFU students, faculty, alumni, participants, and junior innovators. The event includes live pitches from the participating teams and a showcase of their products for attendees to view. Mentors will evaluate the teams and choose their top choices who will receive cash prizes and awards!
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM (PST)Location: SFU Surrey Mezzanine | SRYC 2400
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From outdoor adventure kits, to golf attire, all the way up to holographic novelties, teams in this category tackle the problems of personal well-being and overall enjoyment of life.
Safe work at high altitudes and safe transport for members of the LBGTQ+ community are only a couple of the social challenges that these teams take on. Their approaches focus on improving systems and infrastructure for the specific audiences in their market.
Teams look at unique ways to reduce waste at the end-user level. Whether it be recycling waste material or reducing food waste, these teams tackle the challenge of using resources more efficiently.
Big business means big pollution. Teams in this category take a look at unique and diverse solutions to tackle sustainability and the by-products of big production.
While we humans may think we’re invincible, we’re not. We push ourselves to the limit, and at what cost? Teams look at the various barriers humans face when it comes to mental health and well-being and the human capacity to hold information and add value.
Thank you to all of our guest mentors!
Thank you to all of our volunteers!
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