Winners congratulate each other at an informal winner/sponsor gathering for the 2022 Douglas 10 to Watch Awards.

Douglas magazine’s annual 10 to Watch Awards are given to ten distinctive new businesses less than three years old who show incredible promise in their field.

Every year, our winner announcement issue marks a moment of celebration within our team and our community. It brings us together to take stock of an incredible cohort of entrepreneurs bringing their ideas to fruition. These aren’t just any old ideas, but great ideas that illuminate the spirit of the times.

They give us a sense of what values are driving innovation, collectively and independently, and create an opportunity for us to see how the Island’s entrepreneurs reflect global trends and the state of the world around us.

This year’s winners stand out for successfully building unique and competitive businesses impacting the way we interact with the world. To not only start a new business during a pandemic but also succeed and build is a testament to the grit, determination and passion of the entrepreneurial spirit.

2022 Douglas 10 to Watch Awards Show

Victoria Market Collective

Connecting the handmade community with a local community that cares about handmade, by instilling the trust in people that when they’re shopping local, they’re not compromising.

Bicycle Pizza

Pivoting from fresh to frozen pizzas with plans for a restaurant in the works.

Blend Projects

Creating a stress-free build experience for customers through comprehensive, off-the-shelf, sustainable design and construction packages.

Doodlebug Pet Food

Overcoming the stigma of insects as food by becoming flexible, going for it and figuring it out as you go.

Origen Air

A high impact, small footprint, plant-powered commercial quality air purification unit,  using genetically enhanced plants to remove microscopic airborne contaminants from the air.


Easy-to-use video chat tool for a mobile device or tablet specifically geared to those people who are aging and who may be struggling with cognitive, vision or hearing impairments, mobility restrictions or dementia.


A transparent marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling of small businesses.

Solaires Enterprises

Bringing what could be a game-changing product to the market: Perovskite-derived components for solar energy.


A disc golf stick-on tracker with Bluetooth connectivity that lets players know exactly where their beloved disc has landed.

Justo’s Plant-Based Dips

Plant-based dips with enhanced sustainability by using returnable glass jar packaging.

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