Competition Timeline

Tuesday, Feb. 22

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.

Thursday, Feb. 17

Info Session

Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Location: Virtual
Register here

Learn all you need to know about Venture Prize 2022 including application criteria, important dates, and more. Bring your questions! 

Thursday, 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.

Friday, Mar. 4

Get Pitch Perfect - RSVP

Time: 12:30-2:00 PM
Location: Virtual

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.

Friday, Mar. 4

Budget from the Bottom-Up Workshop

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Virtual

The Budget From the Bottom Up Workshop is designed to help you understand, create, and define your company’s 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. 

Tuesday, Mar. 15 

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 11th Annual Coast Capital Venture Prize Awards Reception.

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

This is a closed pitch room. 

Details to come.

Wednesday, Mar. 16 - Friday, Mar. 18 (tentative)

Venture Prize Preliminary Pitch-Off

The top two teams in each category (nine teams in total) from this round will progress to the final pitch-off competition.

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.

Details to come. 


Finalists Announced

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

Tuesday, Apr. 5

Idea Prize Finals (Public event)

The top Idea Prize finalists present their final pitch in front of a panel of judges and the SFU community. The Idea Prize winner will be later announced at the Venture Prize Awards Ceremony & Reception. This event is free and open to the public.

Details to come.

Thursday, Apr. 7

Final Pitch Off - RSVP

Time: TBD
Location: Virtual

Teams participating in the final pitch off will be presenting to a jury of industry experts.

There's a private reception to celebrate SFU’s entrepreneurs, as we announce the winners of the 11th Annual Coast Capital Venture Prize and the Venture Idea Prize!  

RSVP to attend the Venture Prize Final Pitch-off!

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