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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What does it take to build the next big thing?

Posted by on November 10th, 2014

Through my experiences as an undergraduate student I’ve seen the two sides of the student spectrum. On one hand, through amazing programs like LaunchPad, I’ve spoken to students who wake up hustling and trying to build the next big thing. On the other hand, I’ve spoken to students who are lost. They have big dreams […]

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The Importance of Competing on Value

Posted by on May 16th, 2014

I almost did it. I almost fell into the trap of competing on price rather than value. It’s a dangerous trap, and I’m going to tell you why. I started building my company, Local Line Inc. back in January and one of the most important things I’ve learned is to always compete in the market […]

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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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Laurier LaunchPad’s Teknically Wins 25K at Canadian Business Model Competition

Posted by on March 19th, 2014

Halifax NS: The Canadian Business Model Competition is not your traditional pitch your business plan competition. Hosted and organized by the Starting Lean Initiative at Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business, the competition emphasizes the lean canvas model methodology. It pushes students to validate their business by getting outside of the classroom to test their […]

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The Competitive Fallacy, Cake Mix and the $30 Pizza

Posted by on October 21st, 2013

I cringe every time I hear it – “I can’t do it, my competition has too low a price, I can’t possibly compete!” This is the competitive fallacy: a need for entrepreneurs to compare themselves to the rest of their market and feel that they are always responding to their competition. It’s a mantra that […]

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