LaunchPad

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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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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Wise Words: A Kickstarter Project

Posted by on November 5th, 2013

“Why don’t we just build our own?” This simple phrase has been the starting point for thousands of companies, and nothing has changed for the three guys behind Wise Words, a brand new Waterloo design project that launched on Kickstarter this morning at 10am. Jordan Bishop, Michael Gagliano, and Josh Nezon formed a friendship around [...]

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Turn Your Idea Into a Business… For Course Credit!

Posted by on November 1st, 2013

Starting a business has become a very sexy and appealing career choice lately, especially in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. We see success stories all around us, and we respect the people who can make a go at it in such a hyper-competitive time. If you find yourself dreaming of an entrepreneurial path, we would love to [...]

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