Meet the Next Cohort of The Hub Incubator
This month CBaSE will welcome six new startups into our incubator program, The Hub. This will be the sixth cohort of The Hub and we are very excited to announce the companies that will be joining us!
Allan Mai (B.Sc. Food Science) and Brandon Guild (M.Sc. Food Science) founded Souper to combat the limited options consumers face when wanting a quick, healthy meal. Souper is a Guelph-based soup delivery service specializing in the creation of wholesome, made-from-scratch, ready-to-eat soups featuring seasonal ingredients. With the addition of Dylan Robertson (B.Comm. Real Estate and Housing) to their team, Souper will be increasing production in 2017 as it plans its expansion into the GTA.
Tempus Electric Bikes
Without even having shipped its first order, Tempus Electric Bikes is already making waves in the e-bike world, having been featured online in Wired Magazine this past Fall. Founded by Ikenna Ofoha and Xavier Chan (B.Comm. ’17), Tempus’ café racer inspired design makes their production model stand out from other e-bikes on the market, and they hand build their bikes in Canada using aircraft-grade steel.
Kenna Whitnell, a Biochemistry undergraduate at the University of Guelph, founded Soleluna Cosmetics because of a need for truly natural skincare, haircare, and body products. Kenna and her partner, Margaret Baker (B.Comm. Marketing), formulate their cosmetics with 100% natural ingredients from trusted (local when possible) sources to ensure the purest products and best performance. Soleluna’s products are handcrafted in small batches to ensure that each product is fresh and packed with handmade love.
M&M BBQ Boys
M&M BBQ Boys is a barbecue cleaning and detailing service that provides barbecue cleaning in a quick and convenient manner at the most affordable price on the market. Co-founders Matt McCoy and Mike Sutton, two University of Guelph Commerce undergraduates, believe in providing a high-quality cleaning service to ensure that everyone can enjoy a healthy, safe and happy barbecue season!
NGTronix Industries Corp.
In an attempt to reduce the risk of seniors falling and injuring themselves, the NGTronix team has created an early warning fall detection system. Co-founded by Sarvpreet Kaur, a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Engineering Systems and Computing program, and Nate Groendyk, the NGTronix team also consists of University of Guelph graduates Doug Pearson (B.Eng. Mechanical), Jacob Wighton (B.Eng. Computer), Norrie Sheng (B.Eng. Engineering Systems and Computing), and Marshall Asch (B.Comp. Computer Science). Supporting the team are Jeff Chochinov and Carolyn McLeod.
Elena Zammit (B.A Psych) and her partner Ashley Thackaberry want to reduce the $51 billion the Canadian government spends annually on mental health care by promoting, implementing and evaluating Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBIs) for secondary school students. Mindfulness/Matter’s service is unique because the implementation of MBIs into the school system works as preventative health care, in contrast to currently existing retroactive mental health care models. Mindfulness/Matter aims to provide adolescents with a diverse toolbox of mindfulness and self-care techniques that will help to manage students’ stress and anxiety, and enhance overall well-being through greater mental, emotional, and attentional balance.
About The Hub
Whether for-profit or not-for-profit, you can receive the support to grow or begin your startup. The Hub offers UofG students and alumni funding, dedicated office space, and access to experienced entrepreneurs. The Hub focuses on helping startups develop a strong business model that can be rigorously tested and intelligently scaled.
The program is available to University of Guelph students and alumni working on innovative projects. Eligible teams must have at least one co-founder who is a current University of Guelph student or alumnus between the ages of 18 to 29. The Hub focuses on businesses in the beverage and food, life sciences, agriculture, or social enterprise sectors but all ideas are welcome.