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

Are you a maker or product entrepreneur? Apply now!

ABOUT THE #MADEBYSFU COMPETITION

#MadeBySFU 2021 - Virtual - Applications are now open! Apply now!

Not ready to fill out the application yet? View the sample here!

Compete in #MadebySFU for a chance to sell your items at SFU Spirit Shop’s online store and 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 2011 - 2021).

Want to participate in the competition as a Vendor or have other inquiries about the #MadeBySFU competition? Contact Maycko Macapugas at vc_events@sfu.ca.

PRIZES

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Award(s)

Up to two (2) winners will receive a $500 cash prize, sponsored by the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship.

The Bookshelf POs

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).

The Innovation & Partnership Award(s)

Up to two (2) winners will receive a $250 cash prize sponsored by SFU Innovates.

The Engaged Alumni Award(s)

Up to two (2) winners will receive a $250 cash prize sponsored by the SFU Alumni Association.

The Finding Your Roots Award(s)

Up to two (2) winners will receive a $250 cash prize sponsored by Foliage Filipino, for companies with a strong brand narrative through compelling storytelling. Award winners will take their customers on a deeply personal journey through their products. Priority for these awards is given to entrepreneurs/makers who identify as BIPOC and/or queer, or have a mandate to support these communities.

Fan Favourite Awards

Marketplace day shoppers will vote for their favourite maker on October 28. 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.

*Prizes and amounts subject to change

#MADEBYSFU MARKETPLACE

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.