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Introducing our ICUBE award-winning teams from MEDLIFE

Medlife is an opportunity for bright and creative minds worldwide to team up and create solutions to relevant global issues. The competition tests problem-solving, research, and presentation skills as well as the ability to work in groups toward a solution. The 2021 Medlife case theme was COVID-19 in Peru. The case competition started on March …

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Our winners from Pitch with a Twist: Celebrating International Women’s Day

To help celebrate International Women’s Day, Pitch with a Twist provided a platform for women entrepreneurs to showcase their innovations in a virtual business pitch competition that was held on March 8th. Elsie Amoako of Mommy Monitor won the prize for the early-stage category. At Mommy Monitor, their mission is to help all mothers with …

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Introducing two of our LeapStartUp ventures: Regenerate Yerba Mate and Glorious Day

Tell us about your business and what is your venture’s mission  “My business (tentatively called Regenerate Yerba Mate) is a sustainable yerba mate company. Our mission is to provide healthy and energizing iced tea to our on-the-go consumers while promoting biodiversity and sustainable agriculture where the tea is grown in South America.” (Nigel Holgate, 2021) …

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Congratulations Adams Sustainability Innovation Winners

It was a successful showing for start-ups working out of the University of Toronto Mississauga’s ICUBE accelerator at the annual Adams Sustainability Innovation Prize competition. ALT TEX, whose co-founders include alumna Avneet Ghotra, captured first place and the $10,000 prize that accompanies it. The start-up converts food waste into a biodegradable, bio-plastic fibre that can …

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Introducing our January StartUp Spotlight: Fyyne

Fyyne – formerly known as the Black Hair Network – is a startup that allows hair artists to run their businesses more effectively and efficiently. Fyyne uses proprietary technology to connect relevant artists with customers and simplifies the entire booking process from discovery to payment. The platform enables customers to book appointments online with their …

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Introducing our December Startup Spotlight: HeyGenius

Are you curious about some latest up and coming innovations from Canadian entrepreneurs? If so, you certainly will want to check out HeyGenius. If it’s new to you, HeyGenius is a social enterprise that’s dedicated to helping incubators and accelerators showcase their consumer goods startups. It’s an all-in-one platform that makes the whole experience of …

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Introducing The Queen Student Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition 2021

ICUBE team member Fizza Akhzar sat down (virtually) with George Hinin and Nicholas Payne from the Queen’s Student Entrepreneurship (QEC) Pitch Competition team, to discuss this year’s upcoming competition, their focus on EDI (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion), and their future expectations. Tell us about the competition! “QEC Pitch competition is very similar to Shark Tank. Teams …

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Congratulations Summer Pitch Winners and Welcome Fall Cohort!

  Despite the difficulties presented by COVID-19, many emerging entrepreneurs are passionately pursuing their entrepreneurial ventures in the face of adversity. ICUBE is proud to congratulate the three Summer Cohort Pitch Winners who built their business through the UTM/Sheridan joint Leap Startup program! Summer 2020 winners   Arbre is a sustainable suncare brand on a …

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Three ICUBE Start-Ups among the 2020 Lo Family Social Venture Fund Award Recipients

ICUBE aspires to be the place for social entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto, and we are proud to be supporting exciting impact-driven teams through these unprecedented times. As an industry-agnostic incubator on the UTM campus, we work with U of T students and alumni from different years and disciplines to help make their ideas …

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