Douglas magazine’s 15th Annual 10 to Watch Awards

Douglas 10 to watch 2023 previous winner - BCause

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.

Each year the 10 to Watch Awards are judged by a qualified independent panel of judges who reviews applications from an impressive number of startups vying to be chosen.

Winners receive well-deserved applause, build brand recognition and take the spotlight as we showcase the Island’s spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.

In 2024 we will celebrate 15 years of the award program with an invite-only awards party and we will showcase the winners in our April/May 10 to Watch issue.

Over 90% of the 130 businesses celebrated so far have gone on to long term success, and several have received – and are receiving – international acclaim.

Our winners – like many startups before and after – have overcome all the challenges thrown their way and stand as shining examples of the immense talent that drives our business community.

As Odlum Brown’s Mark Mawhinney, Portfolio Manager, says “I know first-hand that being an entrepreneur can be tough. Beginning in my early 20s, I founded, built and successfully sold two businesses. I understand the hard work, dedication and passion of the entrepreneurial journey and, along with Odlum Brown Limited, I am pleased to support Vancouver Island’s emerging business leaders as the Presenting Sponsor of Douglas Magazine’s 10 to Watch Awards.”

Watch: The 2019 Awards Party