Normally, if you tell a Guelph student they’re going to be stuck in the Science Complex all weekend, perhaps even into the night, they are apprehensive to say the least. During the Improve Life Challenge, though, they jump at the chance to band together with other students, community partners, and mentors to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.
It seems like just yesterday the Ambassador team found ourselves working with a talented group of computer science students to put together A-Code-Amy in efforts to bring together the gryphon community with the common goal of learning some new skills in Python – does time ever fly!
Most people would find it totally overwhelming to start a new business when they already have 1400 goats, a guard llama, over 600 acres, and four sons to keep track of. Luckily for the ice cream lovers of this world, Cheryl and Greg Haskett are not most people.
A few years ago, when this married couple was setting goals for their goat dairy farm, they decided it would be a good time to turn Cheryl’s ice-cream-making hobby into a whole new company. The idea became Udderly Ridiculous.
In the years since drones became commercially available we’ve heard a lot of good things about them – they’re fun to use, capture amazing imagery, and can be our eyes at heights where it’s dangerous for a person to climb. We’ve also heard some troubling things, as people question whether drone flights are safe for aviation or respectful of privacy.
Fortunately, Dronemates is here to make the good better and leave the bad in the dust.
Jarrett Blair and Charles-Étienne Ferland spent a summer driving around Guelph and nearby communities, collecting canola samples for the UofG lab where they both worked. As students of biodiversity and entomology, respectively, their thoughts on those long car rides often turned to bugs. The pair bounced around ideas for a mobile app – one that could put their hard-won, specialized knowledge into everyone’s hands by identifying insects on sight.
One concept – many products
What can a Guelph student get with a loonie? A few things – two cookies or extra cheese at the Bullring, a beer at Trappers on Thursdays, or ten photocopies at the Library.
What can a Guelph student get, though, with a loonie and a great idea? A kick started career, mentorship from famous business leaders, and a global impact.
With a new semester comes a fresh Cohort of exciting businesses into The Hub. With this Cohort The Hub continues to support businesses from a wide variety of industries. This Cohort's businesses have amazing products and services and without further ado we would love to share more with you about each business.
It’s Nathan, from CBaSE! In this post, I am going to briefly explain my experience with entrepreneurship at Guelph and how I see future entrepreneurial implications in my endeavors throughout the years to come.
Background & CBaSE Involvement
2 feet of snow dumped down overnight and don't have a snowblower?
Having a big party but don't have big speakers?
Want to test out new camera equipment before you buy?
Hey everyone! I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Jake – I’m a third-year Finance and Economics student here at Guelph, and I’d like to tell you about a project myself and my partner Nathan have been working on these last few months as part of our involvement as Student Life Peer Helpers.