Conrad Centre selects six award winners

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

On Monday, May 12th, Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) students pitched to a panel of judges for the chance to win an award of $4,000 for their startup. Each competing student had five minutes to pitch and three minutes to answer questions from the judges.

Group of E Co-op award winners

Spring 2014 Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) Award winners. From left to right: Bjorn Dawson, Chase Denomme, Emma HalenkoHumberto Gutierrez, Derek Jouppi, and Andrew Martinko.

Read on to learn about the latest winners!

Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards E-Launch Awards
Emma Halenko
Off the ej
Bjorn Dawson
Chase Denomme
Andrew Martinko & Derek Jouppi
Humberto Gutierrez

Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards

The Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Award is open to students in the Faculty of Engineering who are building a startup on their Enterprise Co-op term. Three students won the award for the spring term:

Emma Halenko​, 3A Architecture

Off the ej is a jewelry design company whose focus is to reinvent retired and forgotten objects and materials.

Emma Halenko with her $4,000 cheque

Bjorn Dawson, 3A Mechanical Engineering

Bjorn Dawson with his $4,000 cheque

Grobo Inc. is developing the next generation of smart indoor planters designed to allow consumers to easily grow fresh produce at home. Grobo's modular system is designed to fit into any space and lets the user easily and economically grow an indoor garden.


Andrew Martinko & Derek Jouppi, 3B Nanotechnology Engineering

Suncayr​'s marker ink changes colour when exposed to UV light. Suncayr makes it simple to know exactly when to reapply sunscreen so that you are always protected!

Andrew Martinko and Derek Jouppi with their $4,000 cheque

E-Launch Awards

The E-Launch Award is open to students from any faculty. There were two recipients of the E-Launch award for the spring term:

Chase Denomme with his $4,000 cheque

Chase Denomme,
3B Arts & Business

POET (Point of Experience Technology) creates interactive digital solutions for retail environments that deliver decision-influencing product information in a seamless in-store experience.


Humberto Gutierrez, 4A Environment & Business

Pearl is an electronic payment system that enables simple, secure, and efficient transactions for high-traffic entertainment venues.

Humberto Gutierrez with his $4,000 cheque

More information on the Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards and links to previous winners are available on the undergraduate awards page.

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