New Ventures BC Winner
New Ventures BC

The New Ventures BC Competition started in 2000, to encourage innovation in BC’s tech sector. Since then, the competition has supported 2360 startups, who have created 3720+ jobs and have raised $302 million in financing, right here in BC. New Ventures BC is a non-profit organization that receives funding from both government and corporate sponsors.

Fundica Roadshow Winner

The Fundica Roadshow begins with three pitch sessions in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal—attended by pre-selected entrepreneurs and investors—and ends with an all-day, public finale in Montreal, complete with first-class panels, keynotes, and pitches.

Top 30 Under 30

30 Under 30 celebrates B.C.'s young guns who excel in their respective industries, give back to their community and planet and who will lead business in this province for years to come. Each year, winners of 30 Under 30 are featured in the April issue of BCBusiness and on

Coast Capital Venture Prize
Coast Capital Savings

The Coast Capital Venture Prize is an award that recognizes excellence in business development through a competitive process that judges two core attributes of the finalists: The Concept – whether it shows promise; and, The Person – whether the ability to execute has been demonstrated.

Future Leaders of Canada

Chosen by Maclean's Magazine for their annual round-up of the ones to watch. From nanoscience to app design, sports to politics, Maclean's special issue showcases 16 Canadians who are outstanding in their fields.

Outstanding Venture Award
Next Canada

The Outstanding Venture Award is presented each year to the venture that made the most progress while demonstrating the highest potential to become a high impact venture.

The Satchu Prize
Next Canada

The Satchu Prize is awarded each year in recognition of outstanding performance and a demonstrated potential to lead Canada’s next generation of high impact entrepreneurs. It is named after Reza Satchu, Founding Chair of The Next 36.

Top 24 Under 24

24 Hours features Metro Vancouver's best and brightest young people for their annual feature — Top 24 Under 24 — profiling aspiring entrepreneurs, amazing athletes, clever innovators or anyone else making big strides in the world.

Top Budding Entrepreneur
Business in Vancouver

Every year, the achievement of BC's outstanding entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in public or private business and non-profit sectors are honoured at a celebration award event.

Business Excellence Award
Surrey Board of Trade

Assessed competencies for winning the award are organizational profile, leadership, strategy development and planning, customer focus and market knowledge, employee learning and people focus process management, supplier/partner focus, overall business performance, and community involvement.

Entrepreneur of the Year

Annual competition held by Enactus SFU with a judging panel comprised of highly recognized individuals in the local business community making its choice based on a number of evaluation criteria, including team background, innovation of the product or service, competitive analysis, financial road map, and overall presentation.

Top 25 Under 25
Surrey Board of Trade

Awarded by the Surrey Board of Trade to business and community minded leaders under the age of 25, chosen based upon an analysis of business achievements, leadership ability, community involvement, professional achievements and uniqueness of business projects.