Opportunity fest

The fourth annual Opportunity Fest will be held at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus on Monday, March 31st, 2014 (6-9pm). Hosted by the Beedie School of Business, this year's event is also open to innovators and opportunity-seizers from across the university, celebrating and highlighting the need for collaboration in innovation, increasingly seen at SFU Surrey.

This marketplace-style festival of student creativity gives our students the opportunity to showcase their products and ventures to the wider community. Innovative products, solutions and projects, including product prototypes and business plans will be exhibited. Judges from industry, academia and the wider community will engage with student teams, evaluate their endeavours and award a number of cash and gift prizes for a variety of categories.

A range of proposed categories allows SFU to celebrate the diverse range of innovations being produced, including:

  • Most impactful solution: innovations that are attempting to address social or sustainable issues
  • Most innovative technological solution: innovations applying new or improved technological solutions
  • Most investable opportunity: projects that will create revenue and have a feasible business model
  • Mr. and Ms. Opportunity: The most engaging student presenters will receive the title and a networking lunch with industry judges
  • Entrepreneurs Choice

This year, the event will also include a showcase of "Junior Innovators" from Fraser Heights Secondary.

Opportunity Fest is an event that is open to the community. For directions on how to get to SFU Surrey, please visit: http://www.surrey.sfu.ca/maps_directions

Are you an undergraduate students from any discipline with an innovative project, solution or venture to showcase*? Please contact Sarah Lubik (slubik@sfu.ca).

*And have not participated in Opp Fest before