Come see the Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition on February 26th

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Join us on Wednesday, February 26th for the final round of the Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition. Stop by the Senate & Board Chambers on campus at 3pm to see amazing presentations from the 6 finalist teams:

Marmanbee

If you ask people about a favourite gift, they’ll often describe a trip or an event. They hardly ever talk about “stuff.” Yet this is what we often give others – particularly children. Marmanbee is an e-commerce gift website that will feature unique experience gifts specifically for children and teenagers.

‘R Space

‘R Space is a social venture in Waterloo that is dedicated to helping university students deal with stress. They offer 10-minute massages on campus during exams, and make them available to students for the same price as a latte. The massagers are massage therapy students from a reputable college.

Steeply Bar

Steeply Bar is entering the stagnant ice pop category with ice pops targeted to young adults — all natural, no artificial flavour or sweeteners, all with less than 80 calories. There will be caffeinated options, craft brewed ingredients, and specialty flavour combinations. The business also plans to incorporate a one-for-one giveback model.

Teknically

Teknically focuses on building Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for small businesses that help make technology more approachable. The initial brand is Webplio which focuses on solutions that help small business websites become more effective.

Vazu

Vazu brings forward an innovative take on an existing product. The Vazu vase is a collapsible and re-usable polyethylene vase that comes in a variety of different unique designs. The vase takes up practically no space when stored and could be fully customized.

Vidhub

Vidhub is the best way to comment, review, and discuss videos in real time with anyone around the world. Their web app lets users share drafts of their videos to get feedback from clients and interested parties.

There will also be a keynote address from Jim Moss, founder of Plasticity Labs (which began as Smile Epidemic) and a finalist in last year’s Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition. The judges – Diane Wolfenden, Kevin Magee, and Jordan Hyde – will be picking the top 3 who will walk away with some killer prizes:

1st place: $5,000 and $3,000 worth of video services from George Briggs

2nd place: $2,000

3rd place: $1,000

There’s also a Fan Favourite award this year of $500, so make sure you come by and cheer hard for your favourite team!

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