News and Updates

Laurier alumni’s startup Bonfire featured by CBC

Posted by on May 14th, 2015

Flatt is a grad of Wilfrid Laurier University, as is Andrew Wilgar, the company’s director of customer relations. The university is now among Bonfire’s clients “Before, in our old system, we had essentially a booklet that was handwritten, people had to get basically big binders full of requests for proposals that came in,” said Tracey Ens, the manager of procurement services for […]

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Mike Lazaridis and Ontario government contribute $35m to create world-class management institute at Laurier

Posted by on April 24th, 2015

Renowned business executive, technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Mike Lazaridis has pledged $20 million to Wilfrid Laurier University to create a management institute that will enhance business programs and support the growth of a globally competitive technology industry in Canada. The Ontario government is providing $15 million to support the initiative, as announced in Thursday’s provincial […]

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LaunchPad startup Local Line one of six Canadian companies attending international business competition

Posted by on April 22nd, 2015

Laurier LaunchPad startup Local Line will be one of six Canadian quarterfinalists attending the prestigious International Business Model Competition (IBMC) held at Brigham Young University from May 1-2. Local Line is an online platform that connects chefs with a “menu’s worth” of local food – and therefore local farmers – in their communities. IBMC competitors […]

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WLU Entrepreneurs Nominated for WOW Awards

Posted by on April 14th, 2015

WOWtheworld™ – Waterloo Region is an Annual Recognition Event that celebrates women, men and youth doing extraordinary things, often making a difference in the lives of others. While there are other organizations within Waterloo Region that recognize people for their outstanding achievements, WOWtheworld™ is unique. In addition to recognizing individual women, men, and youth for […]

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Laurier Student Launches Online Bicycle Brokerage

Posted by on April 8th, 2015

At the start of a stint working for a downtown Toronto data analytics company, Wilfrid Laurier University economics student Giorgio Delgado, an avid cyclist, faced a problem. He desperately wanted to make use of the city’s bicycle share system to travel the 10 kilometres to and from his workplace.  “If you go to Toronto and […]

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Imminy wins $3,000 at Conestoga College Pitch Day Competition

Posted by on March 27th, 2015

On March 24th, TESI & Laurier LaunchPad startup Imminy joined Conestoga College students from various Centre for Entrepreneurship programs in pitching their business ideas to Michael Wekerle of CBC’s Dragon’s Den, and other community leaders. Robert Saavedra, cofounder of Imminy, won $3,000 in the Technology Enabled Social Innovation (TESI) Category at the first ever Conestoga […]

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Laurier LaunchPad’s Crio Water Lands 30K in SmartStart Funding

Posted by on March 24th, 2015

Crio Water, an early-stage company involved in Laurier’s LaunchPad program, has netted $30,000 in funding from Ontario’s SmartStart Seed Fund. The fund, delivered through Ontario Centres of Excellence, provides up to $30,000 in matching funds to entrepreneurs in Campus-Linked Accelerator Programs. Crio Water’s patented reverse-osmosis technology optimizes the volume of water utilized during the filtration […]

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