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Startup Weekend Vancouver is an action-packed weekend of entrepreneurial learning, execution, and fun. With such a short timeframe for teams to build a new idea, it’s amazing to see what they come out with.

That said, Startup Weekend is still a competition to see who can create the best idea, MVP, and present the viable business in the short 54-hour period—and competitions aren’t competition without an awesome basket of prizes to be won. So let’s take a look at what’s up for grabs!

Prizes for the Winning Team

  • 1-year MailChimp PRO account from MailChimp
  • 1-year Premium account from Todoist
  • 1-year account from Zapier
  • $3,000 of accounts services from Smythe
  • Coffee with Mobify Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Peter McLachlan
  • $2,500 worth of legal service (including incorporation) from MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
  • A month’s supply of free snacks for your office from SPUD
  • 1-year account from Unbounce
  • 1 free pass for a team member to attend the Lean Entrepreneruship Program from Launch Academy
  • 1-month of office space at the wantoo Lounge

Total basket is worth over $10,000 in prizes!

Second & Third Place

  • 1-year Premium account from Todoist
  • 1-year account from Zapier
  • $1,000 worth of legal service (including incorporation) from MLT (2nd place only)

That’s not all, though. We also have some alternate prizes for teams that meet other criteria.

Most Disruptive Idea

PressReader is also offering the team with the “Most Disruptive Idea” a 1-year PressReader membership for the whole team.

Best Impact

Spring is also offering the team with the “Best Impact” one (1) scholarship to Spring’s Kick pre-accelerator program—a 4-week intensive to help you get from concept to clarity by emphasizing lean methodology, idea validation, and customer discovery. The “Best Impact” prize will be awarded to the most promising business concept that looks to create the biggest positive social or environmental change through technology.

Global Startup Battle Prizes

But wait! There’s more!

As our Startup Weekend event is participating in Global Startup Battle, the top 3 teams will also be able to compete in the exclusive Champion’s Track against other winning startups from around the world for even more prizes!

There are also addition tracks open to all teams that compete in Startup Weekend where you can still win some of the awesome prizes.

There are still a small handful of tickets available to Startup Weekend Vancouver on Nov 20-22 so if you don’t have your ticket yet, what are you waiting for?



Sean Kennedy