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.
This month, Enterprise Co-op students pitched for five prizes of $5,000 at the Ignition Week pitch competition. Each competing student had five minutes to pitch their venture to a panel of judges, followed by a three-minute question period. Meet the fall 2018 pitch winners!
E Co-op Awards
Wesley Owen Tang, MAXIMUS Performance
Applied Health Sciences, Kinesiology
MAXIMUS Performance is an athlete development organization that uses speed training, a fundamental athletic skill, as a vehicle to integrate physical, mental, and personal development into an athlete training program. We work with teams and multi-sport athletes, building athletic foundations that enable long-term success.
To learn more, please visit: maximusperformance.ca
Andrew McEwen, Striive
Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration (Double Degree with WLU)
We believe that going to the gym does not have to be an uphill battle, rather a celebration downhill for making it to the top. Striive is a gym incentive application built to rewards gym members for their fitness accomplishments. Striive aims to help motivate gym goers by giving them tangible discounts to brands they love.
To learn more, please visit: www.gostriive.com
Youssef Mekhail, JY Group
Arts, Accounting and Finance
Real estate marketing has been stuck in the past while the rest of the world is innovated. We believe that real estate marketing media can be a greatly effective tool to drag the interest of potential clients through augmented reality with drone footage.
By combining drone footage with the power of motion-graphics, we help customers visualize the community through points of interest, future site-plans or any other areas of high-traffic that you'd like to represent. Every project done is completely unique to the client as they provide all the important information they would like to portray in the media to target the market audience.
To learn more, visit: www.jygroup.ca
Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards
The Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards are available to students in Engineering. There are two winners this term:
Ryan Gallagher, Waitime
Waitime is building an organized network for patient referrals to reduce wait times for specialist appointments.
Our healthcare system is one of the great prides of many Canadians. It ensures that all Canadians are entitled to high-quality healthcare regardless of their ability to pay. It is no secret; however, that the system has flaws.
Ryan Gallagher, a Nanotechnology Engineering student, believes it is our responsibility as citizens to do our part in fixing these flaws. On a mission to radically improve the experience of all Canadians as they navigate the healthcare system, Ryan founded Waitime.
Cole Thomas Powers, Intelliculture
Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics
IntelliCulture's main goal is to make farming more profitable. To do this we provide agricultural operations with the tools to properly monitor their equipment and be able to make meaningful business decisions from that data. Using an IntelliCulture data logger connected to each vehicle's system, data is collected, transmitted to the Cloud and displayed on a user-friendly interface, identifying inefficiencies in farming operations.
Equipment and vehicles are critical to farm operations but are currently underserved by precision agriculture technology. Further to this, rising operation costs, such as fuel and wages, are compounding with increased competitiveness which is causing a large strain on the agriculture industry. Profitability of farms has been declining year over year and farms are struggling to keep up. And that’s where we come in - ultimately striving to help farms stay profitable and competitive.
To learn more, please visit: www.intelliculture.ca