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Alumnus takes over the internet with mystery crowdfunding

Posted by on July 17th, 2014

$9 will get you… something. Jordan Bishop (BBA ’13) is running a campaign on Crowdtilt and asking for your blind support. He mysteriously says that it’s “something you will give to someone else” and “you can easily use at least 12 of these within the next 12 months”. There will be 24 unique SKUs to choose from [...]

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LaunchPad’s StartLight Labs at Manulife LPGA Classic

Posted by on June 16th, 2014

StartLight Labs had a hole-in-one launch last week with its first smartphone app designed to enhance the experience of fans attending the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at the Grey Silo Golf Course. “I was extremely excited about it,” said James Legue, founder and chief executive of the fledgling tech startup. About 1,500 people downloaded the [...]

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Former BlackBerry employee praises Laurier’s LaunchPad entrepreneurship program

Posted by on May 30th, 2014

“It really was the Laurier LaunchPad program that changed my life,” he says. “It just completely addicted me to the notion of starting my own company.”

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PumpUp Celebrates 1M User Milestone

Posted by on May 23rd, 2014

Phil Jacobson (Laurier BBA) and Garrett Gottlieb (UW CompSci) founded their fitness app, PumpUp, in 2012. After only 6 months in beta, they have acquired 1 million users and are officially launching out of beta!

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Irene Divaris (Meal in a Jar) Wins WOW Entrepreneur Award

Posted by on May 1st, 2014

The sixth annual Women of Waterloo Region Awards were handed out last night in Kitchener. Founder of Meal in a Jar, Irene Divaris, was honoured with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Keep up the great work Irene and CONGRATS!

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Dave Inglis Speaks to Communitech About ‘Sobering Up’ Startup Founders

Posted by on April 3rd, 2014

In a frank and thoughtful blog post on March 17, Inglis – who these days works as an instructor and community co-ordinator with LaunchPad in the Communitech Hub – wrote about how the “liquid courage” of emotion can cloud an entrepreneur’s objectivity and increase the odds of failure. Anthony Reinhart caught up with Inglis in the LaunchPad this week [...]

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MyLocal, iNotForProfit, and Professional Performance Shine at Startup Consulting Case Competition

Posted by on April 2nd, 2014

Waterloo, ON: On Saturday March 22nd, the Laurier Consulting Club, in partnership with Startup Laurier and the Laurier LaunchPad, put on a truly unique case competition at the Communitech Hub. A $900 prize pool was up for grabs, donated by the fantastic sponsors of the event: the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, Satov Consultants, PRISMRESOURCES, [...]

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