We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
On Monday, January 13th, eighteen startups in the Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) program pitched their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win one of five awards of $4,000. Congratulations to our winners!
The Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards
The Norman Esch award is open to startups with at least one founder from the Faculty of Engineering. Two teams won the award this term:
Michael Reid & Adrian Wong
SparkGig is an online marketplace that seamlessly connects talented performers with event planners. Anyone organizing a corporate event, wedding or private party can use SparkGig to quickly and easily find the perfect entertainment for their event.
Victoria Suen & Carrie Cheng
Rocket aims to bring together communities through urban agriculture and fresh local food. By capitalizing on under-utilized rooftop real estate, Rocket aims to improve food accessibility and community interaction.
The E-Launch award is open to students from any faculty. This term, there were three recipients:
Medella Health is building wearable technology for diabetics that continuously and non-invasively monitors blood glucose levels and transmits the information to a mobile phone.
Ticket Labs will provide innovative and reliable e-ticketing for event planners and promoters. Purpose-built for medium-sized concert organizers, the platform is affordable and reliable.
Wendy aims to bring East Asian style into the Western fashion industry through her online store, Cottony.
Marisa is designing personalized teas that cater to the specific health and preference profiles of each customer. Insanitea is made and named just for you!
Chun Kit John Lam
uFrizz aims to build a healthier society using Ultimate Frisbee and a 'uFirst' mentality. uFrizz aligns a leisurely style of play with a healthily competitive environment to foster the growth and development of youth.
The Conrad Centre would like to thank our donors for their generous support. Specifically the Esch Foundation, whose support allows the Conrad Centre to offer important resources to students as they pursue their entrepreneurial ventures at the undergraduate level.