Cascadia Seaweed one of the 10-to-Watch Winners

VICTORIA, BC (NEWS RELEASE)Douglas magazine is proud to announce this year’s 10 to Watch winners, who represent the very best of Vancouver Island’s new businesses. 

From slowing down climate change or helping veterans reclaim their health to sustainably farming the land oceans or providing mobile natural healthcare solutions, these innovative companies are looking to change the world. The 10 to Watch winners were selected by an independent panel of judges that included local business owners and representatives of the University of Victoria Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and Royal Roads University School of Business.

“A 10 to Watch Award is a strong endorsement from local business experts,” says Lise Gyorkos, co-owner of Page One Publishing, which produces Douglas magazine. “The award recognizes that these businesses demonstrate sound business models, scalability, talent and great market potential.”

The 2020 10 to Watch winners are:

Bilston Creek Farm

Maintaining a beautiful balance of progressiveness with sustainability, Bilston Creek Farm produces natural face, body, kitchen and bath products, and has become a hotspot destination for weddings, retreats and dinners. 

Cascadia Seaweed

Cascadia is a commercial seaweed farmer looking to bring more seaweed into the diets of North Americans. 


The Covault app is powerful co-marketing software that connects brands and retailers to unlock co-op funding and reach a shared local audience.


This company’s inventive app streamlines restaurant ordering by combining meal delivery applications like DoorDash, Grubhub and SkipTheDishes in a single interface.


With its integrated payment software, DivDot solves a major pain point for business — how to pay and get paid.

Eir Mobile Medicine

An acupuncture and natural medicine clinic housed in a multi-coloured Winnebago, Eir Mobile Medicine brings a vivacious farmer’s-market energy to the typically staid health environment.

Little Fox Design

This certified carbon-neutral green graphic design and branding studio focuses on something no one else in the industry seems to be paying attention to — the climate.

Rehab and Performance

Rehab and Performance provides a rehabilitation space for a particularly vulnerable sector: Veterans and service personnel.


VINN’s innovative online auto buying platform makes buying a car simpler and less time consuming for Canadians.

Zero Waste Emporium 

Vancouver Island’s first full-serve, zero-waste grocery store, Zero Waste Emporium provides food, personal care and cleaning items all package-free.