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How homework becomes entrepreneurship

It’s no secret that students tend to turn to alternative marketplaces to find, trade or sell their textbooks to other students.

Marlena Books: bridging the gap between a love of reading and dementia

Rachel reading to her grandmother

Rachel reading to her grandmother

Seeing an opportunity and seizing it is one of the first steps to creating a successful entrepreneurial venture. For Rachel Thompson, a graduate from the faculty of Applied Health Sciences and alumna of St. Paul's GreenHouse, her leap into entrepreneurship began when her grandmother, a lover of books, was diagnosed with dementia.

Innovative startup to make a difference for bedridden patients

Curatio Team

Pressure ulcers, better known as, bedsores, are the number one hospital-induced illness. The problem affects a quarter of all patients in North America, and contributes to nearly 60,000 deaths every year.

Revolutionizing your wardrobe using bamboo

You might be pitching an idea on a co-op term. You might be hustling to make that exam on time. Whatever you’re doing, sweat stains are an annoyance for many people - and a nuisance that should have been eradicated long ago, according to Chanakya Ramdev. 

Velocity Fund winners lead the self-driving vehicle revolution

Five months ago, Michael Skupien and Alex Rodrigues founded their company, Varden Labs, after a full year of research, concept development and brainstorming. Now, as one of the four Velocity fund $25K winners, the pair hope to drive the autonomous vehicle revolution, one golf cart at a time.

Rockstar Café: a youth-centric community

Mark Kryshtalskyj is working to make Rockstar Café more than just your average tea and coffee house.

In January, Mark was accepted into the Next 36 program for his idea of a zero-waste coffeehouse that connected young people looking to make an impact. It's an idea steeped in a desire to blend sustainability, coffee and the youth community. 

Remaining passion8

It's Victoria Stacey's passion that keeps her magazine moving forward.  

UWaterloo Life talked with the Arts and Business student back in September 2013 about her newly-introduced magazine - we thought we would check in to see how she’s doing.

Sparking a change

A recent Sociology grad is putting his best foot forward tomorrow night as he pitches his company that connects people looking to hire live entertainment, on CBC's Dragon's Den.

A nutty idea

After being diagnosed with Crohn's disease in Grade 12 and constantly having a limited diet, Alexandra Longo decided it was time she took action to change the way people think about food.

Taking the CEO seat for a day

Bjorn Dawson with Elyse Allan, President and CEO of GE Canada 

Have you ever wondered what the leaders of today's largest companies are like in person? Wouldn't it be amazing to job shadow one of these CEOs? Two Waterloo students were lucky enough to have that opportunity.

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