We take pride in all our participants but only one team can take the title as the Winner of Bright Ideas' Final Competition.
FALL 2018 WINNERS
Mentor: Cindy Cheang
Dr. Charles Best Secondary
Waking up every Saturday morning and travelling from Coquitlam to SFU Surrey was all worth it. Our experience at Bright Ideas has been nothing but beneficial. We learned so much that we can apply in the future to further our dreams of being apart of the business world. Throughout the program, we didn’t only learn the fundamentals of business, but we built amazing friendships and bonds with others we can never forget. We shared many laughs and memories every week. It puts a smile on our faces to see other bright minded youth all together sharing the same passion. We are truly grateful for our experience during the 8-week program and are so thankful by everyone who contributed to make it amazing.
GLASS HALF FULL
Glass Half Full was created by 5 high school students in East Vancouver, with the goal of tackling the local issue of wood waste, while bringing attention to the Global issue of water sanitation. They saw wooden coasters as the perfect way to address these two topics, by using up-cycled wood to create their product, and printing informative messages on each coaster. For every coaster sold, Glass Half Full donated 20% of their profits to Water Aid Canada, and by the end of their time at Bright Ideas, they were able to generate enough funds to donate a flush toilet to a community in need.
Mentor: Elena Pantazopoulos
FOR A CAUSE
North Surrey Secondary
Mentor: Jaclyn Rainbow
Cushions For A Cause is a business started by high school students in Surrey who wanted to raise awareness for social issues while creating a positive impact on the environment. Cushions For A Cause revolves around four main pillars – poverty, education, equality and global warming. These issues affect a great portion of the world’s population so we wanted to use our business platform to stand up against them. A portion of profits go toward your choice of charity and, for every tenth cushion purchased one will be donated to the Vancouver Women’s Shelter. Also, all cushions are made of up-cycled materials that would have ended up in landfill.