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SEY Competition & Awards Ceremony 2012

SFU Entrepreneur of the Year

Saturday, 24 November 2012 from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)

SEY Competition & Awards Ceremony 2012

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Award Ceremony - Regular
ONE ticket for attendance to ONLY the Awards Ceremony.
Ended $20.00 $1.30
ONE ticket for attendance to ONLY the Competition.
Ended Free $0.00
Competition and Awards Ceremony Ended $20.00 $1.30

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Event Details

On November 24, 2012,


aspiring student entrepreneurs will compete
will move on to the finalist round
will be crowned the

2012 SFU Entrepreneur of the Year

Going into its fifth year, the SFU's Entrepreneur of the Year (SEY) Competition seeks out student entrepreneurs from the Simon Fraser community to be recognized for their achievements and to compete for the 2012 title.


The SEY Competition has awarded over $20,000 in funding, in-kind resources and services, as well as exposure to potential customers/users and the local business community.  Past winners have gone on to achieve greater successes through local, national, and global entrepreneurship competitions such as the ACE Regional and National Competitions, and the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year Competition.

2008: Milun Tesovic (MetroLyrics, recently acquired by CBS)
2009: Benjamin Brown-Bentley (Adrenaline Productions)
2010: Jordan Gutierrez (Libreria LEO)
2011: Matias Marquez (Buyatab Online, Inc.)


Event Itinerary

12:45pm: Registration Begins

2:00pm – 4:30pm: Final Competition Round

4:45 – 6:30pm: Award Ceremony


Competition Details

After completing two online preliminary rounds, ten semi-finalist teams will be chosen to compete on the day of the Competition. Each semi-finalists will have 20 minutes to present their venture to a panel of local entrepreneurs, followed by a Q&A sessions. Of these ten teams, four will advance to the finalist round of the Competition where audience have the opportunity to observe who will become the next SFU Entrepreneur of the Year. 

Competition is free to attend. Space is limited. Register to confirm your spot.



Michael Cheng - WittyCookie
Anam Hameed - BAGS
Gurm Pandher - Pacific Rim Creative
Cliff Mander - CKM Sports Management
Tommy McKinnon - Analytical Path
Andrew Simard - GNUMatrix Consulting Corporation
Daria Mostowa - PLA Naturals
Sukhi Sangha - Sangha’s Learning Centre
Ouldooz Karimi - Wifier
Michael Tran - MLT Media


Finalist Judges

Mike Volker, Director, Simon Fraser University Innovation Office, WUTIF Capital, GreenAngel Energy Corp

Janice Abbott, CEO, Atira Property Management, Atira Women’s Resource Society & Atira Development Society

Judy Brooks, Co-Founder of Blo Blow Dry

Pavel Bains, Founder, Story Panda

Emad Yacoub, Founder, Glowbal Group


Semi-Finalist Judges

Alexandra Skey, Co-Founder, Spokal

Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch, CEO, Silicon Sisters

Mark Brand, Owner, Save On Meats

Madeleine Shaw, Co-Founder, Lunapads

Rick Perrault, Co-Founder, Unbounce

Jamie Garratt, Founder, Idea Rebel

Igor Faletski, CEO, Mobify

Shawn Smith, Founder, Global Agents for Change

Ray Walia, Executive Director, Launch Academy

Katie Reiach, Principle and Co-Founder, Talkshopmedia


Prize Packages
Prizes packages for 1st and 2nd place will be announced at the Awards Ceremony. Audience members will also have the chance to vote for the entrepreneur they think should win the People’s Choice Award during the Competition.

First Place

SFU BeedieAccess to up to $3,000 in Funding
Launch Academy: 2 hot desks for 4 months of workspace valued at $1,500. Guaranteed spot in March 2013 LA Demo-Day. Opportunities for participation in other LA events.
UnbounceOne-on-One Marketing/Design Consultation with Rick Perreault or individual from Unbounce
Blakes Cassels GraydonOne-on-One Legal Consultation with Mischa Zajtmann
Renewal 2One-on-One Investor Consultation with Kate Storey
Idea RebelOne-on-One Marketing/Design Consultation with Jamie Garrett
HiretheWorldOne-on-One Funding and Human Resource Consultation with Terry Beech
Talkshop MediaOne-on-One PR Consultation with Katie Reiach ($250 value)
Glowbal Group$100 Gift Card
Webnames$50 Gift Card
JJ Bean$25 Gift Card

Second Place

SFU BeedieAccess to up to $1,500 in Funding
The Network Hub: 6 months of workspace at the New Westminster location valued at $1,500. Must be used by December 2013.
One-on-One Marketing/Design Consultation with Rick Perreault or individual from Unbounce
Idea Rebel:
One-on-One Marketing/Design Consultation with Jamie Garrett
Webnames$50 Gift Card
JJ Bean: $25 Gift Card

People's Choice Award

SFU BeedieAccess to up to $500 in funding


Awards Ceremony

After an intense two hours of presentations, competitors, judges, and attendees will have the opportunity to mingle and connect over appetizers and drinks. An cash bar will be available, please drink responsibly. A panel discussion featuring our finalist judges will share their insights and advice on their entrepreneurial endeavors, in hopes to inspire other individuals to follow the same path. At the end of the reception, the winner of the SEY 2012 title will be announced.


Tickets to the Awards Ceremony:

October 15 - 31, 2012 - $20 early bird tickets

November 1 - 24, 2012 - $30 regular

Award Ceremony tickets include food, beverages, and eligibility for door prizes.  There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door on the day of the event. 

All proceeds will go to the not-for-profit, Enactus (Entrepreneurs in Action) SFU*, a student-led organization aiming to create social enterprises to drive change in the community.


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Email info@sfusey.com

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When & Where

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4R5

Saturday, 24 November 2012 from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)

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SFU Entrepreneur of the Year

The SFU Entrepreneur of the Year (SEY) program helps aspiring entrepreneurs at Simon Fraser University expand their business ideas and businesses through two major components: the Annual Competition and theJumpstart Accelerator.

SEY is one of the signature programs started by Enactus SFU (formerly SIFE Simon Fraser) in 2008. The 6th Annual SEY program continues to pave its way in 2013 as a budding program and stepping stone for young entrepreneurs. Our program inspires business ideas and recognizes the future innovative leaders of tomorrow.

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