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February 2016

Mabel’s Labels’ Keys to Success

Mabel's Labels Founders.

Thirteen years ago, along with three of my friends from the University of Waterloo, I started a business. The idea came from a simple inspiration – we all had small children who were losing their belongings. We noticed there was a gap in the marketplace for durable, dishwasher/microwave-safe, personalized name labels for children.

An Alumnus - Robin Speziale - Interviews Canada's Top Investors

Market Masters book cover

I have such wonderful memories from the University of Waterloo especially first year - new surroundings, experiences, and friends. It was in my dorm room at Ron Eydt Village (REV) that I read around 50 books on investing and opened my first brokerage account to start investing in stocks.

Life at The End of Your Comfort Zone

Picture of Priscilla.

You might hate to admit it, but there is something strangely comfortable about being a student. Practice questions, midterms and papers are your life, whether or not you choose them to be. Options are few when it seems your entire life is running on a forty percent midterm. Discounted groceries on Tuesdays, simply flashing your id to get on a bus, fee-free bank accounts. Oh the pleasures!

Moving from the Financial Sector to a Sustainability Oriented Start-up

Toddly Logo.

A start-up was probably the furthest prospect from the future I envisioned when I happily graduated from the University of Waterloo in winter 2010. I was young and really excited to take on my first full time job at Goldman Sachs.

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