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.
Ten student venture teams will have the opportunity to win one of four $5,000 grants at the Concept $5K finals today. Three of these ventures have founders that are current or former students of the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. Kudos!
Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, there will be no live pitch competition event this semester. Instead, the finalists will submit their three-minute video pitches to the judges who will assess the teams remotely.
Keep reading to learn more about the Conrad School students among this semester's finalists.
Citrus is solving the technological inadequacies of Lyme disease diagnostic tools. Co-founders Kiran Edwardson and Liam Croteau are both Engineering students currently taking BET 300 - Foundations of Venture Creation.
CloudSafari is automating the travel-booking process for local tour operators in Africa. Founder Joshua D'Souza is also an Engineering undergrad and a former Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) student. This spring 2020 term Joshua is taking BET 300 - Foundations of Venture Creation, BET 320 - Entrepreneurial Strategy and BET 340 - Essentials of Entrepreneurial Planning and Execution.
Eight Stories of Modesty
Eight Stories of Modesty is a Hijab brand that aims to create a meaningful journey for customers by bringing to light the experiences of women that wear the headscarf. Founder Tamania Majeed is an Accounting and Financial Management undergrad and current BET 300 - Foundations of Venture Creation student.
Want to watch the pitches? Check them out on the Concept YouTube channel.
For more information about the spring 2020 $5k Finals, read the Concept blog here.