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 winter term, Enterprise Co-op students submitted five-minute video pitches for prizes of $5,000 at the Ignition Week pitch competition. Each student video pitch was evaluated by a panel of judges. Meet the winter 2021 pitch winners!
The E-Launch Awards are awarded to the winners of a pitch competition among non-engineering students in the E Co-op program. Up to five scholarships of $5,000 are awarded each term.
Katie Aubrey, Elevate
Applied Health Sciences
Elevate is an innovative senior home-care service designed to enhance the quality of life for older adults through lifestyle services. Elevate leverages technology through providing cost-effective virtual services for our baby boomer population heading into older adulthood. Elevate will implement individual/group community programs as well as client-directed activities to influence autonomy, purpose, and most importantly, successful ageing.
Nathan Koo, Eco Office
Applied Health Sciences
Eco Office is using advanced mechanical design techniques to create a more affordable and quality standing desk out of recycled plastic.
Jacob McFaull, Youth Publishing Network
The Youth Publishing Network is an online platform that looks to support the next generation of great storytellers by utilizing the untapped potential of young Canadian readers.
Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards
The Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards are available to students in Engineering. There are four winners this term:
Charles Frise, Frise Design + Build
Frise Design + Build is a design and fabrication company specialized in creating unique backyard spaces. Started as a response to remote working, Frise Design + Build aims to create custom-built, highly efficient backyard offices for those without a proper at home-work setup through utilizing modular construction methods.
Rosie Bahrani, Rosie Academy
Rosie Academy is a private tutoring business located in Montreal. This academy provides; private 1-1 lessons for students in primary school, high school, or university; TOEFL/IELTS preparation courses for adults; French as a Second Language for kids, teenagers and adults. Known as one of Montreal’s best tutoring schools, Rosie Academy is making online learning accessible to students all over Canada & the US.
Yi Ming Wu, 3DAmbit
3DAmbit looks at ways of stimulating and growing local economies through arts and culture to strengthen communities and build solidarity through craft. By sourcing local materials, and testing new additive technologies, the venture operates at the intersection of art and technology.