News and Updates

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

Cole Jones of Local Line named a Rock Star of Waterloo

Posted by on March 16th, 2015

CyberNorth Ventures made a list of Waterloo’s innovators in idea creation and community support. These 55 entrepreneurial rock stars show the strength of the startup ecosystem in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Read More »

New Game Design & Development Program to Feed into LaunchPad Brantford

Posted by on March 12th, 2015

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus will offer a new Game Design and Development degree program in the fall following the recent approval from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The new Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts is a partnership with Conestoga College, where students will take courses from both institutions on campus in […]

Read More »

Waterloo Chronicle Features Paint Nite, a Laurier BBA’s Startup

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

Erin Bunting never had formal training as a painter but art has been a private passion of hers for years. “Painting has always been a consistent hobby of mine,” she said. “Of all the hobbies I’ve had, including sports, it’s the one that I’ve always stayed with.” That includes taking some classes in high school […]

Read More »

LaunchPad Startup imminy Advises CODE Hackathon Participants

Posted by on February 23rd, 2015

Last year, over 900 Canadians entered the contest, and the winning team included Carlos Saavedra, who’s still a student at Ontario’s University of Waterloo and the founder of imminy. He spent the first day of the 2014 competition doing research and thinking of what type of problem he and his partner could solve. Saavedra’s project imminy […]

Read More »

Cole Jones Named Ontario’s 2015 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion

Posted by on February 9th, 2015

Cole Jones, owner of Local Line and student at Wilfrid Laurier University, has been named Ontario’s 2015 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion. Provincial Champions coast to coast were named by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter, the John Dobson Foundation as part of the Student Entrepreneur National Competition.

Read More »