Following guidance on COVID-19 from regional and provincial health officers, SFU will not be holding large, in-person events at this time. Opportunity Fest 2020 will be the first year that the festival goes online. Please check back soon.
On April 2nd, 2020, The Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Beedie School of Business will host the 10th annual Opportunity Fest (OppFest): SFU’s largest showcase of student entrepreneurship projects.
Every year more of our entrepreneurship and changemaking community comes out to support our students! Judges/Friendly dragons from every SFU discipline, industry, academia and our entrepreneurship and changemaking community will be attending to give useful feedback to our student participants and help them take their opportunities further (and give out prizes)!
Triple Bottom Line Judges
Business & Lifestyle Judges
Community Resilience Judges
Educational Innovation Judges
Environmental Impact Judges
Personal Health & Well-being Judges
1st – Climate Influx: A multi-modal awareness campaign to engage MetroVancourites in the global climate migration conversation
2nd – A tie*! Hybridnetic: providing a clean energy alternative for gas consuming vehicles
Fade Apparel: Transformable Clothing that offers versatility and ease of styling to customers who have that need.
3rd – Green Guard: Tackling the sustainability issue of hockey equipment, specifically looking at alternatives to petroleum plastics in pads and skates.
Entrepreneurs’ Choice – BioPak: Sustainable and biodegradable packaging made from natural ingredients
1st – Studyhubble: a platform to easily connect students through a shared responsibility in studying for their classes
2nd – Athena Class Collaborator: Making class taking simpler and easier for everyone
3rd – Foodversity: A new way for you to easily view your food options on campus
Entrepreneurs’ Choice – Top Down Nights: Development of entrepreneurial and creative thinking skills
1st – Cultivate: focuses on empowering local business in their role as employers to people living with employment barriers
2nd – Neighbourhood Clubhouse: Improvement of neighbourhood resiliency through low barrier and inclusive space to develop connections with like-minded peers
3rd – Meet: A mobile application to help international students make friends
Entrepreneurs’ Choice – Cultivate (as above)
Business and Lifestyle
1st – KIXL: A consumer hardware company that is making a shoe cleaning machine
2nd – OpeNest – A renter-and-owner management app that helps owners manage compatible, responsible renters and creates a smooth housing experience for renters
3rd – Stirr: Coffee and tea made stir sticks that dissolve in water, making it instant and ready to drink
Entrepreneurs’ Choice – KIXL: A consumer hardware company that is making a shoe cleaning machine
Personal Health & Well-being
1st – A tie*: Team KHROM: Making Splints for Gradual Rehabilitation of Children with Disabilities Using 3D Imaging
SafEat: Universal allergen symbols for the food supply chain
2nd – Four: A self-care destination that covers four different aspects of wellness: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual
3rd – Skinnovate: Helping everyday people learn about and understand their skin by connecting them with experienced professionals
Entrepreneurs’ Choice – Luvzi: A solution that targets couples in long-distance relationships
TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE GRANDPRIZE
for the Team that showed the most significant dedication to people, planet and economic sustainability is:
Climate Influx: A multi-modal awareness campaign to engage MetroVancourites in the global climate migration conversation
Neighbourhood Clubhouse: Improvement of neighbourhood resiliency through low barrier and inclusive space to develop connections with like-minded peers
SFU track and field alumni Alexandre Paré and Brett Montrose just launched Streamline Athletes, an online platform connecting high-school student-athletes to an extensive database of U.S. and Canadian post-secondary athletic and academic programs and scholarships. Supported through Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection. The founders are life-long track athletes who met on Simon Fraser University’s National Collegiate […]
The Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition celebrates innovative ideas and entrepreneurial pursuits from the Simon Fraser University community. Competitors are given the opportunity to practice venture ideation, business plan writing, and presenting pitches. They’ll receive support in dedicated workshops and coaching sessions from Venture Connection’s mentors prior to the finals in April. The competition […]