My introduction to the “pitch competition” and our guests: Yaron Bazaz (CEO of Western Headquarters), Diana Costain (Entrepreneur and Angel Investor), Ernest Dadey (CEO IQ Materials), Dr. Ed Levinson (Start-up consultant), Danny Robinson (CEO Strutta Inc.), Reg Nordman (Managing Partner, Rocket Builders) and Michael Slinn (CEO Micronautics Research). Also present, but arrived later, were Dr. Ernie Love (Chairman, BC Ventures Society) and Dr. Basil Peters (Director, Fundamental Technologies Investment Fund)
Here are the 16 presentations by the students of BUS 477:
|Amotrolex, Curtis Chow|
|–TOP SECRET – Presentation removed at request of student.|
|Aphesco (Spoil Flo), Amanda Heiler
|Guerra Solutions (I-Dry), Sarah Tadeuszow|
|Hedgehog Security, Adele Zhao|
|ISIS – Innovative Safety, Adenan Purnomo
|Inspirational Energy, George Wogiatzis and Rodney Noriega|
|MedVision, Andrian Sudali
|NaviaTech, Thi Ly Dinh and Sarah Vefghi
|Pensito, Shanny Kim and Morgan Lam|
|Plex (Smart Massage), Tim Coleman|
|Portable (Easy Play), Jas Sohi|
|Systegration (Ez-Shop), Cassie Wong|
|Sigma Technologies, Rey Lim|
|Shorka Systems, Mark Barker|
|Trailer Innovations, Paulina Siu|
|VIT, Anny Chih
|–TOP SECRET – Presentation removed at request of student|
Ken Spencer Business Plan Competition
Six of the business concepts presented above were selected to
participate in the SFU Ken Spencer Business Plan Competition for cash
and bragging rights. (Sorry, your grades were already in!) Which ones
do you think were selected?
An independent panel of judges selected the following teams in the
following order as winners of the 2007 Ken Spencer competition.
|1st Prize – $3,000||2nd Prize – $1,500||3rd Prize – $500|
Pulling this off successfully took a lot of behind the scenes work from a lot of people.
The students of BUS 477.
Congrats to each and every one of you for accomplishing what you did
with the resources and time frames you had to work with. Your business
plans and presentations blew the sox off my expectations and made me
very proud to have been a part of this class.
Our guest investors. Yaron,
Diana, Ernest, Ed, Danny, Reg, Mike, Ernie, Basil, thank you for taking
your afternoon and evening to share your real life perspectives with
the class. I hope that one day soon, some of the students will be
knocking on your doors with some “real” deals for you!
The SFU audio-visual team.
Thank you Maggi Bailey and Andrew Szendrey for your help with getting
things set up, Joel and Frank for filming the presentations and Jordan
Paters for all of your help with editing and getting the presentations
up on the web.
SFU Undergrad Business. Many
thanks to Maria Lambert, Judy Zaichkowsky and the admin staff of SFU
undergrad business for all of your behind the scenes help with making
this class what it was.