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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.
Read on to learn about the latest winners!
|Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards||E-Launch Awards|
Off the ej
|Andrew Martinko & Derek Jouppi
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:
Off the ej is a jewelry design company whose focus is to reinvent retired and forgotten objects and materials.
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.
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!
The E-Launch Award is open to students from any faculty. There were two recipients of the E-Launch award for the spring term:
POET (Point of Experience Technology) creates interactive digital solutions for retail environments that deliver decision-influencing product information in a seamless in-store experience.
More information on the Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards and links to previous winners are available on the undergraduate awards page.