Get the latest news on Venture Connection - from venture success stories to events and more! 


The Venture Stream recognizes startups that are further out in their venture development.

These Venture Stream Finalists are making moves and are looking to take their business to the next stage. The Venture Prize Finalists are selected based upon the quality of their business concept, current progress and future plans, as well as presentation skills. 

Meet the finalists who are competing for the $35K grand prize and additional category awards.

  • Anonymous Chat

    Anonymous Chat enables users to chat while maintaining confidentiality and anonymity. Their proof of concept testing resulted in $20k profit in 10 months with 30,000 daily active users, verifying a need for improved solutions. read more

  • Aplica!

    Aplica! is a start-up enterprise focused on delivering exceptional educational results for high school students, looking to attend university in Canada and the United States. Aplica! offers personalized consulting services and methodology, vocational development, and a web-based SaaS platform designed to streamline the university search and application process. read more

  • CareCrew

    CareCrew aims to solve one of health care’s biggest challenges: how to care and support for the aging population. CareCrew’s seniors care solution (called Caren App) coordinates and communicates the plan of care (care plan). Users can share to-do lists, digitally log updates, and see changes to the care plan that is personalized to the senior's needs and preferences. read more

  • Davos

    Davos is a cost-effective intuitive web platform for online fundraising and donor management for small- and medium-sized Canadian charities. Our goal is to provide a unified experience for donors while easily integrating with the other tools charities already use. read more

  • Employ to Empower

    "Employ to Empower (ETE) is a non-profit organization that focuses on drastically reducing homelessness through meaningful, long term employment that people are passionate about. ETE focuses on an individualized and holistic approach by being our client’s mentor and resource navigator. For low income entrepreneurs, we provide access to fair and equitable loans and offer personalized mentorship to turn that loan into something tangible. We provide an experience by walking alongside our client’s employment journey. Our focus is in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) and we are looking to expand this concept worldwide in the coming years. read more

  • FluxPharm Canada

    Utilizing patented technology and knowhow, FluxPharm Canada will produce generic pharmaceuticals in a highly scalable, modular, and systematic manner at significantly cheaper prices than current market values. FluxPharm Canada also addresses the rapidly rising need of a skilled workforce in continuous manufacturing through training programs, where workers gain the skills required for this disruptive technology in both R&D and GMP simulated, operational manufacturing environments. read more

  • SSR Security Services

    SSR Security Services Ltd is an acclaimed firm of security professionals with a reputation for both effective security solutions and the use of innovative technology in the protection of life and property.  read more

  • Spexi GeoSpatial

    Spexi Geospatial is a startup using drone technology to make geospatial data more accessible than ever before. Our cloud-based platform provides organizations a streamlined end-to-end solution that automates drone flights, photogrammetric data processing, and geospatial data analysis. We’re empowering new industries and unlocking the power of drone technology to help deliver aerial intelligence at scale. read more

The Venture Prize Finals are on Thursday, April 11th at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, also open to a public audience. The competition will come to a close with a celebration and the announcement of all the winners on the evening of April 11th.

Cheer on these competitors at the Final Pitch-off:

You can also follow along on social media to join the #VenturePrize2019 March Madness and attend the Finals to cheer on the competitors! 


Get the latest news on Venture Connection - from venture success stories to events and more!