ICUBE at Karafarin Entrepreneurship Expo 2017

Just Vertical Gets Thumbs Up!

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Over the weekend ICUBE was represented by Just Vertical, FetchIt and Dalriada Therapeutics who showcased and pitched their ventures at the Ontario Science Centre, as part of the Karafarin Entrepreneurship Expo.

Out of 13 teams, Just Vertical earned the most audience votes for best venture idea. OonBox of U of T’s Engineering incubator, the Hatchery, placed second, and FetchIt, placed third.

Just Vertical is a startup that produces modular “farm walls”—energy- and water-efficient devices that hydroponically grow plants on vertical towers or attached to walls. As part of their final capstone project, Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) students, Conner Tidd and Kevin Jakiela, have partnered with Modular Farms Co., a startup company that specializes in vertical farming systems, to create distribution channels and service packages for their product.

Other notable UofT Entrepreneurship ventures in attendance included:,
Nvest, Enginehire, Oonbox and Stage Keep.