ConradConnect Live at the DMZ
In June the Conrad School hosted the latest ConradConnect Live event, this time at the Ryerson DMZ in downtown Toronto. ConradConnect Live is an opportunity for the Conrad School to host our students and alumni in a casual environment to network with each other, Conrad School faculty and staff, and community members.
The event at the DMZ featured student pitches from current full-time students in the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program, who pitched their ventures for a chance to win cash prizes.
“This was one of my favourite events of the year. It felt casual and fun and it was great to see professors, staff, alumni, and classmates in the crowd. The audience was awesome!”
-Aliya Kassamali, MBET student, Co-founder, Karus Health
The following companies, selected by their peers, pitched at the event:
Founders pitching: Kenneth Wiafe and Samir Javer
SoundBooth is a mobile platform that acts as a centralized hub for music venues and DJs to connect and collaborate on all their scheduling and sound equipment needs.
Founder pitching: Sisi Gong
Giraffe is a provider of web-based pre-employment assessment services designed to make it easy for organizations to hire people with disabilities.
Founders pitching: Joel Kadish and Saarika Anand
Platable allows restaurants to entice guests and extend their experience beyond the physical space, while giving guests a platform to enter, engage with and exit the restaurant in a seamless and modern fashion.
Founders pitching: Ashley Keefner, Kevin Dang, and Vishal Vinod
CataLight has developed an affordable and reusable point-of-use water treatment unit to provide people in developing countries with affordable, safe drinking water.
Co-founder pitching: Aliya Kassamali
Karus Health connects patients and pharmacists. The platform allows pharmacists to send individualized monitoring plans to each patient and follow-up in real time.
And the winners are…
First place, and $1,500, was awarded to Karus Health. In second place was Giraffe, who received $500; SoundBooth, Platable, and CataLight all walked away with $300 each.
Congratulations to all the teams!
Stay tuned for our next ConradConnect Live event, coming fall, 2018.