2022 Winners

Coast Capital Venture Prize is the largest entrepreneurship competition at SFU. The brightest entrepreneurs competed in a series of pitch-offs to claim the top title.

Competitors were filtered into two streams: the Idea Stream and the Venture Stream. The former celebrates ventures in the ideation stage and the latter is designed for fully operating businesses.

Congratulations #VenturePrize2022 winners! 

WINNERS OF THE VENTURE PRIZE AWARDS ARE:

Top Venture Prize: ODEN Health Solutions Inc.

Top Idea Prize [TIE]: Fingerprint Electric Bicycles and One Iota Performance Inc. 

Local to Global Category Prize: Tires 2 Go

Digital Platform Category Prize: AdvisorFlow

Research & Development Category Prize: NANOSentinel Technologies Corp.

Diversity Award: MeaningfulWork

Social Impact Award: Viridis Research

SFU Alumni Founder Award: Brandon Chapman, Founder & CEO, AdvisorFlow

SFU WIL Award: MeaningfulWork

 

TOP VENTURE PRIZE

ODEN Health Solutions Inc.

Founder(s): Alex McGovern
SFU: Applied Sciences alumnus
Website: www.odenhealthsolutions.com
Social media: LinkedIn

ODEN is developing a wearable device to monitor a wearer's vital signs while they use drugs, and detect an overdose. When an overdose occurs, a notification will be sent directly to EMS, and a buzzer will sound to alert bystanders. This data can be recorded for analysis to help better treat and respond to overdoses, and better allocate resources. ODEN has improved wearable monitoring capabilities, developed an overdose detection algorithm, developed prototypes, and secured a method of contacting EMS. This technology can be used in many other emergency situations, and ODEN’s platform will be adapted for use in other applications.

TOP IDEA PRIZE

Fingerprint Electric Bicycles

Founder(s): Anthony King
SFU: Invention to Innovation (i2I) graduate student
Website: fingerprinttech.ca
Social media: N/A

If more people cycled each day, we would be healthier and happier knowing that we are helping to take better care of the planet. Our next-generation electronic bicycle is designed to allow the older and less able to cycle comfortably by simply flattening roads so they can ride anywhere without overexertion. By making cycling easier, safer and smarter, we can encourage people of all ages and abilities to leave their car at home and use a bike for local transport.

One Iota Performance Inc.

Founder(s): Matthew Steinbach, Ryan Stolys, Kim Senecal
SFU: Staff and Communications alumnus, Engineering undergraduate student
Website: oneiotaperformance.com
Social media: Instagram

OneIota Performance Inc. is a small startup with the mission of helping our end users get one iota better on their performance and self-development journeys each day. We provide simple and intuitive tools and systems that help people track, reflect on and use data to identify trends and uncover insights that will allow them to improve their performance. Our primary focus is on golf where we currently have a small user base of high-performance competitive golfers. Our current offerings include advanced golf statistics tracking, daily habit tracking and event preparation and assessment tools.

LOCAL TO GLOBAL CATEGORY PRIZE

Tires 2 Go

Founder(s): Ethan Symons, Brenden Symons
SFU: Business undergraduate student
Website: www.tires2gomobile.com
Social media: Facebook

Tires 2 Go provides convenient, fast and reliable mobile tire and wheel service to hundreds of our customers in the Eastern Fraser Valley area. Our quick and convenient mobile service trucks allow our technicians to save you the time spent waiting at traditional shops, along with providing opportunities for mobile repairs and roadside assistance when your vehicle or business fleet needs it most. As we continue to grow both our business and our loyal customer base, our streamlined mobile service, friendly technicians, and overall professionalism will continue to innovate the tire industry.

DIGITAL PLATFORM CATEGORY PRIZE

AdvisorFlow

Founder(s): Brandon Chapman, Bill Collier, Shirin Escarcha
SFU: Business alumnus, Computer Science alumnus, Communications alumnus
Website: www.advisorflow.ca
Social media: LinkedIn / Twitter

AdvisorFlow simplifies data gathering for financial advisors while enhancing the client onboarding and compliance experience. Our digital platform is used to power insurance and wealth advisor practises across Canada.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY PRIZE

NANOSentinel Technologies Corp.

Founder(s): Viridiana Perez, Jacobus van Nieuwkoop, Thomas Holm
SFU: Invention to Innovation (i2I) alumnus, Business and Science alumnus
Website: nanosentinel.ca
Social media: LinkedIn / Instagram / Twitter

NANOSentinel has developed an accurate and portable technology to measure trace metals from macro and nanoscale samples of solids and liquids. Our device is automated and fast, acting as a mini laboratory that quantifies samples in only 4 minutes.

DIVERSITY AWARD & SFU WIL AWARD

MeaningfulWork

Founder(s): Raaj Chatterjee, Leejoo Hwang, James Young
SFU: Mechatronics Sytems Engineering PhD, Business undergraduate student, Computer Science undergraduate student
Website: www.meaningfultech.ca
Social media: Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

MeaningfulWork connects people to purpose and impact. We are building the most impactful global community for giving by engaging companies and their employees to volunteer and building capacity at local nonprofits.

SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD

Viridis Research

Founder(s): Dr. Macarena Cataldo-Hernandez, Dr. Ricardo Rivera-Acevedo
SFU: Invention to Innovation (i2I) alumni
Website: www.viridisresearch.com
Social media: Twitter / LinkedIn

Viridis is a cleantech company addressing urgent global water pollution challenges from microplastics to harmful contaminants by eliminating toxic compounds from water. Its IP-protected, patent-pending VEOX water treatment technology delivers the first of its kind solution to safely and completely destroy microplastics and microfibers. VEOX regenerative filters can be used both at scale in textile manufacturing & commercial washing machine markets, as well as in individual households for consumers within the homecare products market. Co-founded by leading electro-chemical experts, Viridis is on a mission to develop fully sustainable, totally effective and completely accessible water treatment solutions to ensure our right to safe, clean water.

SFU Alumni Founder Award

AdvisorFlow

Founder(s): Brandon Chapman, Bill Collier, Shirin Escarcha
SFU: Business alumnus, Computer Science alumnus, Communications alumnus
Website: www.advisorflow.ca
Social media: LinkedIn / Twitter

AdvisorFlow simplifies data gathering for financial advisors while enhancing the client onboarding and compliance experience. Our digital platform is used to power insurance and wealth advisor practises across Canada.