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Competition Timeline

Monday, Feb. 17

Application Deadline

Upload your application package via the Application Submission form by 11:59 PM.

Make sure you submit all the required documents and files by double-checking running through the checklist.  

These decisions will be made based upon the information provided in the application and executive summary. Business model and progress to date including prototypes, initial customers and/or revenue and future plans will be considered.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Info Session

Time: 5:30-6:30
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room HC 7000.
Register here.

Learn all you need to know about Venture Prize 2020 including application criteria, important dates, and more. Bring your questions! 

This event will be livestreamed.

 

Saturday, Feb. 29 

Get Pitch Perfect

Date: February 29
Time: 1-3PM
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 2344

Learn the key ingredients in perfecting your pitch. For Venture Prize competitors, this is a great opportunity to improve your pitch and get valuable feedback prior to the preliminary pitch-off. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Register

 

Saturday, Feb. 29   

Budget from the Bottom Up

Date: February 29
Time: 10-12PM
Location: SFU Harbour Centre

The Budget From the Bottom Up Workshop is designed to help you understand, create, and define your company‚Äôs financial outlook on the basis from the ground up. Bottom-Up means analyzing and combining each key activity or process to generate the bigger picture. No prior knowledge in finance or accounting required. This workshop is free and Venture Prize competitors are encouraged to attend. 

Register

 

Monday, Feb. 24

Application Review Results Released

After review of all application packages, a panel of judges will decide whether applicants should progress to the Venture Idea Prize Pitch-Off or the Venture Prize Preliminary Pitch-Off. 

All applicants will be notified of their status via email this week.

 

Monday, Mar. 9

Idea Prize Preliminary Pitch-Off

Great startups are built around big vision! The Venture Idea Prize is given to the individual/team demonstrating vision for a great idea for a venture, and setting the stage for turning their idea into a viable opportunity. This award is judged on the quality of both the idea as well as the plan for carrying it out, not necessarily the current business results.  The winner of the award will be announced during the 9th Annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Awards Reception on April 16, 2020.

Competitors will receive further information regarding the Idea Prize Pitchoff via email.

This is a closed pitch room. 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 10 and Wednesday, Mar. 11

Venture Prize Preliminary Pitch-Off

The top two teams in each category (six teams in total) from this round will progress to the final pitch-off competition the afternoon of April 16th, 2020.

Competitors will receive further information regarding the Venture Prize Pitchoff via email.

This is a closed pitch room. There will be a holding room available for competitors waiting to pitch.

 

Wednesday, Mar. 18

Finalists Announced

The top finalists from the Venture Prize and Idea Prize Preliminary Pitchoff advancing to the final round will be notified via email and announced online.

 

Thursday, Apr. 8

Idea Prize Finals

The top Idea Prize finalists present their final pitch in front of a panel of judges. The Idea Prize winner will be later announced at the Venture Prize Finals on April 16.
 

Thursday, Apr. 16

Final Pitch Off

Teams participating in the final pitch off will be presenting to a jury of industry experts. We will announce the 9th Annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize and Idea Prize winners.

 

Check back for more information. This page is updated frequently.

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