Celebrating Vancouver Island’s Best New Businesses in 2021

Humaira Ahmed, Locelle
Humaira Ahmed, Locelle


Douglas magazine is proud to feature the 2021 10 to Watch winners, who represent the very best of Vancouver Island’s new businesses.

From identifying faulty infrastructure to ending period poverty and printing living human cells, these innovative companies have created unique and competitive businesses that stand out. The 10 to Watch winners were selected by an independent panel of judges that included local business leaders  and representatives of the University of Victoria Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and Royal Roads University School of Business.

The 2021 10 to Watch winners are:

Axolotl Biosciences
Flathaus Solutions
Locelle Digital
Maiiiz Nixtamal Tortilleria 
Nature Bee Wraps
Niricson Technologies
Save Da Sea Foods

“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.”

Sponsor logos for 10 to Watch Awards 2021