Lumen5, headed by CEO Michael Cheng (centre), an SFU SIAT alumnus—and early client of Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection— receives the top prize in this year's New Ventures BC competition.


SIAT Alumnus takes 2019 New Ventures BC top Prize

October 26, 2019

SFU alumnus Michael Cheng, CEO of Lumen5, a multi-million-dollar company that makes it easier for anyone to create speedy, “thumb-stopping” videos, is celebrating the company’s first-place finish in the 2019 New Ventures BC competition.

Shortlisted as one of B.C.’s 10 top new ventures, Lumen5’s creators netted the $105,000 prize, and will focus on taking their business to the next level.

A video creation platform powered by artificial intelligence, Lumen5 was designed to be a powerful storytelling tool that helps businesses drive online engagement. Anyone, even those without video editing experience or technical training can easily create compelling social videos in minutes.

Read the rest of the article on SFU News.