Getting a company off the ground is filled with challenges. LaunchYU, York University’s entrepreneurship unit, helps people to develop and grow their ventures. Support includes workshops, coaching, mentoring and making the right connections – to a first customer, potential investors or a strategic partner.
With 15 years in Toronto’s startup scene, Cameron Couch is well-versed in the pain-points of entrepreneurs when it comes to internet connection speed and downtime. That’s why he launched Ethica, a startup that provides software for tackling these issues.
Lenmo is disrupting the small-dollar loan business, connecting borrowers and lenders on a convenient platform. Co-founder Mark Maurice says the peer-to-peer app enables competitive rates, with no hassle and quick payments.
Richa Gupta says you can do well in business and do good too. Her company, Good Food For Good, sells an array of organic sauces, and donates a meal to food banks for each product sold. Her goal – feed 1 million people by 2020.