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Meet the S19 Hub Incubator Cohort!

It’s 22 degrees outside. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the University of Guelph campus is quiet – with one exception. As soon as you open the doors to JD McLachlan the buzz from room 204 fills the halls of the entire building.  It’s a typical Wednesday for this enthusiastic group of University of Guelph students and alumni who squeeze into the small but lively room.

A couple of latin dancing engineers.

A veterinarian who has a focus in grief counselling.

A music enthusiast and wood working expert.

A group of liqueur drinking Aggies.

Get Creative this Valentine’s Day!

For weeks before Valentine’s Day, storefronts everywhere display giant teddy bears, chocolates and roses – but what if we want to give our special someone a more unique and personal gift? Something homemade and designed specifically for this person. Do it yourself projects can be fun, so why not focus this Valentine’s Day on being more creative?

1 BBQ. 2 Guys. 3 Days Notice.

The Canadian BBQ Boys journey through entrepreneurship and into the Dragon’s Den.

The moment Matthew McCoy and Mike Sutton heard the words $50,000, they instantly experienced relief and excitement. Feelings that reminded them of three years ago when they first began their journey to becoming entrepreneurs!

Meet Cohort 11!

Cohort 11 of our Hub Incubator program has been working hard this semester to further develop their business ideas, build prototypes, gain customer discovery, and more! We are very proud of all of their accomplishments and are excited to celebrate each of the businesses at our Hub Startup Showcase on December 5th, 2018. To learn more about the event and to register, please visit our registration page!

Lendr Launches its App!

It was a typical day for second year university students, Ryan Frampton and Drew Mortensen.

The temperature outside was dropping, the leaves were changing colour, and Ryan and Drew were spending their first Saturday of the fall semester lounging at home, full off KD, brainstorming how they could get text books without breaking their bank.

During their quest of exploring options, they realized a problem.

Philip Hipkiss: Side Hustler Extraordinaire

Philip Hipkiss. The man, the myth, the legend. To some people, Phil is the Director of Finance. To others, he is the owner of the local brewey - and to some, he is a landlord.

No matter what role Phil is embracing, there is one thing that is for certain: Phil is a side hustler extraordinaire.

As the Director of Finance at Sivantos Group, the co-founder of Block Three Brewing Company and the owner of multiple rental properties, Phil’s journey to where he is today wasn’t easy.

Startup Crawl 2018

Failure is good.  

It’s good when you’re trying your hand at improv acting; it improves it, makes it more entertaining. And, according to some successful business owners, failure can also be good for entrepreneurs. 

This was just one of the many lessons learned during the first-ever Startup Crawl hosted by Innovation Guelph and CBaSE on July 31st.  

University of Guelph students, alumni, CBaSE and IG staff travelled by foot through the charming streets of downtown Guelph to meet some of the inspiring entrepreneurs who weave the community together. 

The Power of Social Enterprise in the Food Industry

When it comes to preparing potatoes, how to dispose of the peels is usually the last thing on the mind of any cook.

For local restaurateur and business leader Court Desautels, finding a creative method to reuse potato peels at the restaurants that encompass his The Neighbourhood Group of Companies was only one of many innovative ways that helped the Guelph-based family-owned company become a Certified B Corporation.

Improve Life Challenge 2018

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.

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