We will be hosting a contest for the most innovative start-ups affiliated within ZEN 24/7
and/or on Vancouver’s North Shore (West Vancouver and North Vancouver).
Applications for the Grizzly Den will be accepted between September and October 2016
$25,000 in Prizes
(mix of cash, products, services, office space and coaching)
Live pitch event
(Dragon’s Den-style -150 attendees, 5 judges, 10 finalists)
15 Finalists will have 5 minutes each to present
Social media and traditional media exposure
Sponsorship presentation opportunities
Angel Investors, Venture Capital firms, Bankers
University professors, students
Local business Chamber`s of Commerce
Community businesses and stakeholders
Members of the media
Platinum $20,000 premium branding
ZEN 24/7 will handle all fine details
All fields welcome
Whether you are in the tech industry or studio art, If you think you have a good idea, submit an application.
The best ideas can come from anyone, any time, anywhere; people naturally think of ways to make jobs easier, faster, and more productive. If you have a product or service that can do this, or a brand new idea!... Apply now
Real market feedback
Our Judges are industry experts, and will give you an honest assessment and evaluation with real industry insight
Past Grizzly Den Winners
A BCIT student at the time won the Grizzly Den competition with among 100 applicants and 20 finalists. Procurify enables your team with procurement digitization. Electronic purchase & expense approvals within days with minimal training and is always on. A a friendly front end user interface, so your back office accounting system can handle the rest.
Purity Aqua Farms
A Capilano student at the time won the Grizzly Den competition with among 100 applicants and 20 finalists. Purity Aquafarms has a plan for urban farming and aquaculture to benefit local businesses and the community. Through the use of modern urban growing methods and producing only 100% organic and pesticide-free produce and seafood it can achieve environmentally friendly food production.
Vancouver Rain Hats
A Capilano business student was among 15 live pitches at the Grizzley Den to win the top prize for a unique rain hat design which she plans to commercialize within the next few years.
A Capilano business student was among 15 live pitches at the Grizzley Den to win the top prize for a unique and mobile growing platform design which he plans to commercialize within the next few years.