If you’re passionate, you will find ways to getting ‘yeses’ out of people
ANGELA HAMILTON: CEO & CO-FOUNDER OF QUUPE
In a world of overconsumption and having too many things, Quupe gives us a silver lining. Their mission is to be the leader in peer-to-peer rentals, encouraging communities to share with each other instead of buying something new every time a need arises. Angela’s startup is a marriage of her lifelong interests in technology, community building, event planning, writing, and design and help create a way for neighbours to share resources.
VitalSines is a health-tech company known for their first product iHeart, a fingertip device and mobile application. iHeart determines a user’s Internal Age in 30-seconds by measuring a scientifically proven heart health metric Aortic Stiffness. Aortic Stiffness has been proven to be a marker of heart health, cognitive decline and dementia and risk of death from all causes.
NAT CARTWRIGHT: CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF FINN.AI
Finn.ai is a white-labelled virtual banking assistant, powered by artificial intelligence. We put a ‘personal banker’ in every customer’s pocket, helping them to manage their money wherever they are, whatever they need via a simple, natural conversation.
Transforming a childhood passion into a thriving business
JUSTIN WONG: CO-FOUNDER & CTO OF BATTLEFY
Battlefy is where anyone can create or find an esports experience. They also bring brands into the world of esports with special campaigns that connect them directly to players and organizers. Whether you are a college club, national esports organization, production company or a brand supporting gamers, Battlefy makes creating and managing a tournament or league easier and more professional.
JORDAN BRIGHTON: FOUNDER & CEO OF VIRTRO ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Virtro Entertainment INC is a rapid growth start-up focused on delivering rich content within the Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) space. Our key focus is to capitalize on the explosive growth of the hardware development to provide much needed content to fill rapidly expanding demand.
Greg Smith is the Co-founder of Thinkific and an alumni of Launch Academy. Thinkific helps individuals create, market, and sell online courses. You don’t need to worry about tech difficulties. Instead you can fully focus on your business. Greg’s energy and warmth is so inspiring as he shares with us his startup story and great advice.
Craig Slagel is the founder of RunGo, the first navigation app that guides runners on different routes through turn-by-turn voice navigation. With 17 years of running experience running and 30+ marathons and 90+ ultra marathons under his belt, Craig decided to combine his passion for running with his tech background.
As an entrepreneur, you create something that reflects your vision of the world
DR. ALEXANDRA T GREENHILL: CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF MYBESTHELPER
myBestHelper is a tech company that helps people live life well. We invent tech that supports families who are increasingly disconnected, struggling to care for kids and elders which leads to stresses that reduce happiness and productivity and impact health.
Startups are not tech sexy. It’s all bloody consuming
JAYESH PARMAR: CEO & CO-FOUNDER OF PICATIC
Jayesh Parmar is the CEO of Picatic, a free online ticketing and event registration platform with no service fees. He is also an alumni of Launch Academy. What I love about Jay is his genuine willingness to help young entrepreneurs. So take a listen for yourself to see what he has to share!
You learn far more from starting a start-up than from years of education
SARAH MAIN: CEO & CO-FOUNDER OF REACH
Reach is a virtual classroom helping students stay engaged anytime, anywhere and most importantly, helping you stay on top of your game. It’s designed to enhance productivity where it heightens group and project management as students can use the interactive calendar, share files, collaborate on projects, and plan meetings.