Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection and SFU Spirit Shop present #MadeBySFU, an annual competition celebrating product entrepreneurs from Simon Fraser University.

Shop at the #MadeBySFU Virtual Marketplace on Nov 18!



#MadeBySFU 2020

Applications closed: October 12

Compete in #MadebySFU for a chance to sell your items at SFU Spirit Shop’s online store and two brick-and-mortar stores. You will be judged for several prizes (see below for a list of prizes) while selling and showcasing your products at the #MadeBySFU virtual marketplace.

This competition is open to SFU undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni (graduated between 2010 - 2020).

Learn more about the SFU Spirit Shop and Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection.

For any inquiries about the #MadeBySFU competition, contact Maycko Macapugas at




#MadeBySFU Grand Prize

Up to three (3) winners will receive a $350 purchase order from the SFU Spirit Shop. Purchase order winners will be selected by SFU Spirit Shop staff. On top of this purchase order, winners will receive promotion and exposure at all Spirit Shop locations (SFU Burnaby, SFU Vancouver, and online).

SFU Innovates Prize

One (1) winner will receive a $350 cash prize sponsored by SFU Innovates.

SFU Alumni Association Prize

Cash prize for alumni competitor(s) sponsored by the SFU Alumni Association.

Fan Favourite Awards

Marketplace day shoppers will vote for their favourite maker on November 18. The maker with the most votes will win a $50 gift card to the SFU Spirit Shop. The maker with the second and third most votes will win a candle from Mala the Brand.

Participation Prizes

All competitors will receive a $50 SFU Spirit Shop gift card for participating in the competition and marketplace.



What Not To Do As A Product Entrepreneur

In this workshop, you will learn from ACETECH CEO, Peter Payne, the top things to avoid as a budding product-making entrepreneur. He will cover a variety of topics including pricing, material selection, and event design.
If you're a competitor in #MadeBySFU, you absolutely need to attend and learn how to shape your product in the most optimal way.
Even if you haven't entered the competition, you're welcome to join and learn from the best on product entrepreneurship.

Date: Tuesday, November 3


You will receive the Zoom link to the workshop after registering.



SFU makers in the #MadeBySFU competition get to show off their products at the popular marketplace! The marketplace (virtual this year!) is the grand finale where the competitors use everything they've learned throughout the competition to display their products in the best light.

Find unique items and get your holiday shopping done early at the #MadeBySFU virtual marketplace. You will find products ranging from apparel and DIY products to new innovations.

Follow us on Instagram @sfu_vc to stay updated on products offered at the marketplace! Keep it #MadeBySFU.

Date: November 18, 2020

Location: Online