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Q&A with Carson Kolberg: How a haircut inspired Meal in a Jar

Posted by on December 3rd, 2014

When Carson Kolberg (BA ’13) saw a mason jar filled with layers of fresh ingredients sitting on his hairstylist’s workstation, the budding entrepreneur was inspired. He reached out to the jar’s creator, Waterloo resident Irene Divaris, who started making the jars for her family out of their dinner leftovers. The two quickly joined forces and […]

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Workplace happiness? There’s an app for that

Posted by on November 11th, 2014

In September 2009, Canadian professional lacrosse player Jim Moss (BA ’12) was training for the new season by running up a mountain. Just 48 hours later, he couldn’t walk. Moss and his wife Jennifer, who was seven and a half months pregnant, were told that Jim had contracted a rare auto-immune disease and would lose […]

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LaunchPad Startup Teknically Joins Google Innovation Space

Posted by on September 5th, 2014

Hosted by Communitech as part of Google for Entrepreneurs, five startups will take residence in the Google Innovation Space this fall. The mini-cohort will tap into a supporting ecosystem for entrepreneurs looking to gain mentorship, funding and growth opportunities. Within the program, companies receive six months of co-working space, enrollment in courses like the Fundamentals […]

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LaunchPad’s StartLight Labs at Manulife LPGA Classic

Posted by on June 16th, 2014

StartLight Labs had a hole-in-one launch last week with its first smartphone app designed to enhance the experience of fans attending the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at the Grey Silo Golf Course. “I was extremely excited about it,” said James Legue, founder and chief executive of the fledgling tech startup. About 1,500 people downloaded the […]

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Former BlackBerry employee praises Laurier’s LaunchPad entrepreneurship program

Posted by on May 30th, 2014

“It really was the Laurier LaunchPad program that changed my life,” he says. “It just completely addicted me to the notion of starting my own company.”

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My Personal Experience With Laurier LaunchPad

Posted by on May 12th, 2014

For the winter semester of 2014 I had the unreal opportunity to take part in the Laurier LaunchPad classes. I took this as an opportunity to invest in myself and soak up the wisdom floating around the room. I rode the bus for 20 minutes every Monday to be able to learn what my peers […]

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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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