Conrad alumni in the Technology Spotlight

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Last week, the Waterloo Region Record published Technology Spotlight 2015, their annual showcase of the individuals and companies making a mark in the local tech ecosystem.

The publication tells the stories of some of the 1000-plus tech-based startups that make the Waterloo region an internationally-renowned hotspot for entrepreneurial activity. 

This year's issue featured many Conrad alumni, including: 

Ian and Patrick of HiveIan Roberts and Patrick Hannigan

Ian and Patrick are co-founders of Hive, an online platform that uses social analytics and marketing to help musicians understand, track, and connect with their fan base. 

They built their business on an Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) term and spent last summer at Y Combinator in Silicon Valley. Patrick is also a current student in BET 320: Introduction to Commercialization Management

Craig Haney

Craig, a graduate of Conrad's Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program, is featured in the Spotlight in the role of director at Canadian Tire's Innovation Lab. The aim of the lab is to create a better customer experience through technical innovations that solve key problems faced by the home improvement retailer. 

Danny Yaroslavski 

Danny is the founder of Lightbot, a startup dedicated to teaching kids to code through gaming. He worked on Lightbot during an Enterprise Co-op term and also took BET 300: Foundations of Venture Creation

Rachel Friesen 

Rachel is a co-founder of EyeCheck, where the team is developing affordable and easy-to-use vision screening tools for individuals who lack access to eye care.

She is an alumna of BET 300: Foundations of Venture Creation and BET 400: Growing Early Stage Ventures

Jim Robeson 

Jim co-founded his company, PiinPoint, while studying the MBET at the Conrad Centre. PiinPoint in an online platform that provides predictive analytics to help businesses make educated decisions about relocation and expansion strategies for their brick and mortar stores. 

Read the full publication here. 

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