LaunchPad

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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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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