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LaunchPad company Joycult featured in Brantford Expositor

Posted by on August 26th, 2015

Not very long ago, Matt Watkinson’s passion for skateboarding led him only to a minimum wage job at a skate shop. With the help of a entrepreneurship program offered through the provincial government, Watkinson has started a specialized Brantford-based business called Joycult with customers around the world. His home has become the production site for […]

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Plasticity Sells the Science of Happiness

Posted by on August 11th, 2015

Many great entrepreneurial stories start with a founder ruefully thinking, “There has got to be a better way.” The story of Jim and Jennifer Moss and their company, Plasticity, was borne of the same struggle but is sure to put a smile on your face. Jim was a professional lacrosse player in California, but one […]

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Eventpeeks makes Twitter real for the World Cup

Posted by on June 9th, 2015

Eventpeeks’ core product is a social media broadcasting platform that curates and compiles social media posts to be shown live on-screen during events like the Junos, TIFF or the YouTube Fan Fest, as well as an analytics platform that measures the audience engaging with the event. John Beresford, co-founder and managing partner at Eventpeeks, says […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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LaunchPad startup and co-founder nominated for 3 KW Chamber Business Excellence Awards

Posted by on January 6th, 2015

Laurier LaunchPad startup, Local Line – a platform that connects chefs with local food in their communities – has been nominated for Small Business of the Year and the Environment and Sustainability Award as part of the KW Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards for 2015. Additionally, Local Line Co-Founder Cole Jones, a fourth-year philosophy […]

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