The 2020 competition is now closed. Stay tuned for the 2021 competition in spring!

Over $75K in cash and prizes to Simon Fraser University’s innovative ideas and most promising start-ups.

Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize

The annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize celebrates innovative ideas and entrepreneurial pursuits from the Simon Fraser University community. 

The competition is open to early-stage business ventures founded by SFU students from undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (e.g MBA), as well as by staff, faculty, and recent alumni.

Competitors are judged by a panel of industry experts on the quality of their business concept, current progress and future plans, founder track record and presentation skills. 

APPLICATIONS FOR VENTURE PRIZE 2020 ARE NOW CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR THE 2021 COMPETITION!

Why Participate?

Prizes

Prizes totalling over $75K in cash and in-kind prizes available. 

Mentorship

Gain valuable insight from judges, industry experts, and experienced mentors who'll help you throughout the competition.

Grow Your Network

Join a thriving entrepreneurship community and meet entrepreneurs, industry experts, mentors, and investors throughout the competition.

Master Your Pitch

Gain confidence in pitching to anyone--from friends and family to potential investors.

Important Dates & Events 2020

Monday, February 17 at 11:59PM
Application Deadline

Wednesday, February 5
Info Session
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room HC 1325.

This workshop will be live streamed.

Saturday, February 29 (Tentative)
Venture Prize Pitch Workshop

Saturday, February 29 (Tentative)
Venture Prize Bottom-up Financials Workshop

Tuesday, March 10
Idea Stream Preliminary Pitch-Off

Wednesday, March 11
Venture Stream Preliminary Pitch-Off #1

Thursday, March 12
Venture Stream Preliminary Pitch-Off #2

Thursday, April 8
Idea Prize Finals

Thursday, April 16
Final Pitch-Off and Awards Reception