Ten student venture teams will have the opportunity to win one of four $5,000 grants at the Concept $5K finals today. Six out of ten ventures have founders that are current or former students of the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.
Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, there will be no live pitch competition event this semester. Instead, the finalists will submit their three-minute video pitches to the judges who will assess the teams remotely.
Keep reading to learn more about this semester's finalists.
Rachel Bartholomew (MBET '14) took home $25,000 for her startup, HyIvy Health, at Communitech's Fierce Founders Finale, last week. HyIvy is making a difference in sexual rehabilitation for women with pelvic diseases and cancers. The suite of sexual rehabilitation products that HyIvy Health helps women's sexual recovery after diagnosis, treatment and/or surgery.
CataLight, a University of Waterloo social impact startup shone brightly at the 2019 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) competing head-to-head with students from the world’s top schools like MIT, Notre Dame, Penn State and Northwestern. After three days of competition, Co-founders Ashley Keefner, Ph.D., MBET and Kevin Dang, MBET advanced to the Final Round as one of only two Canadian teams competing, defeating 35 teams in the process.