EcoConscious Collective was founded by two Univeristy of Guelph science students who are knowledgable and passionate about zero-waste living. When you make a purchase through EcoConscious Collective, you’re selecting proven sustainable products and reducing waste within your community. We sat down with one of the founders, Kristine Sondergaard, to find out the inside scoop about their business!
Meet Celeste Lopreito, the founder and owner of The Conscious Kitchen. The Conscious Kitchen offers prepared meals, recipe boxes, and a grocery subscription service that allows her customers to eat in alignment with their values.
If you live in the Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, or surrounding areas you can get breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the table in minutes with local, seasonal, and plant-based ingredients in zero-waste packaging!
We sat down with Celeste to learn about her journey to becoming an entrepreneur!
James Lyster moves quick, but he’s not a runner. James is an entrepreneur who has the determination, drive and speed of operating as an Olympic sprinter.
James Lyster is a 5th year Engineer Student at UofG, and he went from being a student to the founder of his own company in just 3 months. James owns and operates Birchwell Solutions.
Domenique Mastronardi is a 4th year engineer student at UofG and the founder of her own company, HappyWaffle! HappyWaffles are healthy, allergen-friendly frozen toaster waffles that taste delicious. The waffles were created as a solution to Domenique's real world problem. Domenique needed a healthy, delicious and portable treat for her early mornings and late nights on campus. So she took matters into her own hands and created a snack that provides a balance of protein, fats and fibre.
Este Sustinable Kitchen is on a mission. A mission to make healthy and sustainable living acceccisble to everyone! Sara Corcoran, the founder, has been enthusiastic about nutrition since she was young, but it wasn't until she started her Master's degree at the University of Guelph that she realized the connection between human health and the enivornment and the need for sustainable, nutritous food solutions. We recently caught up with Sara and learned about how she turned her passion into a noble business.
Housed within the John F. Wood Centre for Business & Student Enterprise (Wood Centre), The Hub is a new-venture business incubator designed to support early-stage business ideas with high-potential, but unproven business models. The goal of The Hub is to provide University of Guelph students (undergraduate and graduate) and alumni the opportunity to build a successful business enterprise in a supportive learning environment.
Pangea is a reusable water bottle company dedicated to providing clean water to international travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. The bottle contains a powerful, user-friendly filtration mechanism to create potable water no matter where you are in the world.
K9 Lifelines helps individuals with disabilities acquire lifesaving service dogs who aid their owners with day to day tasks that would otherwise be extremely difficult. K9 Lifelines specializes in psychiatric and mobility service dog; their experienced trainers provide fully trained service dogs and aid individuals training their own service dog through the entire process from selecting the right dog to advanced obedience training and specialized skills training to help mitigate their owners disability.