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So tell me… what do you think? Be honest!

Posted by on April 16th, 2014

This is a very scary question. It’s also one that we’re not usually 100% sure we want to hear the honest answer to. It’s a question that should only be answered on a need-to-know basis. As a small business owner… you need to know! We start with a dream and we build our company based [...]

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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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SympleID Featured in CTV Series on Protecting Personal Data

Posted by on March 25th, 2014

LaunchPad entrepreneur Richard Fox-Ivey and his company SympleID were featured in a CTV news series that explores the ubiquity of Big Data and how consumers can make sure they are protecting their personal data.

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WLU student’s tutoring business takes off

Posted by on March 25th, 2014

LaunchPad entrepreneur and fifth-year math and business student, Addesse Haile, is making his business dreams come true. Haile started the program Grade Up, a tutoring resource for university students. Grade Up employs only tutors with nearly perfect GPAs. What makes Grade Up different than other traditional tutoring methods is their ability to teach deep understanding of [...]

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Don’t Go Chasing Happiness

Posted by on March 24th, 2014

“Smile. Be happy. Change your outlook. Think positive thoughts. You just need to want it bad enough.” These commands have almost become mantras in today’s society. Never stop being happy – and don’t forget to smile! Everyone’s talking about it and everyone seems to be doing it. There are books, conferences, apps, self-help routines, podcasts, articles, [...]

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4 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Should Be Rock Climbing

Posted by on March 21st, 2014

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.” — Doug Larson As entrepreneurs we are constantly searching for a leg up. That little piece of market information we didn’t have before, a line of code that gives us a hold over the competitor, or simply [...]

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