Two Ryerson-based startups each received $25,000 in funding at this year’s Slaight New Venture Competition. Now in its 15th year, the competition, held at the Ted Rogers School of Management, gives crucial aid to young entrepreneurs to bring innovative, viable business ideas to the market.
When business economics grad Rachael Senjule launched Love Lakeri, a clothing accessories business, she was pretty confident she could manage the financial side of the venture. It was the marketing side she wasn’t so sure about.
For teaBOT there’s no better home base than Toronto: international tea drinkers, long winters and an inherent sociability. But that hasn’t kept the Toronto-based startup from expanding its robot army beyond the ecosystem here to cities like Palo Alto and Chicago.