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A financial technology startup that makes non-traditional lending accessible on a peer-to-peer platform has won the top prize in York University’s LaunchYU Accelerator program this year. Randy Williamson, partner, Aird & Berlis LLP and Marc-Antoine Caya, goPeer co-founder As the first prize winner, goPeer will receive the $25,000 Aird & ...

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LaunchYU, York University’s entrepreneurship unit, and the Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC) have launched a community staple, Founder Fundamentals. The 11-week virtual workshop series is designed to help students and community members build the basic skills and understanding necessary to start a business. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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A startup bio-technology company that has found an innovative way to boost the quality of production in various industries, from paint and textile to winemaking and water filtration, has taken the top prize in an annual competition for entrepreneurs. BIOSA Technologies was one of three finalist teams, whose founder was a ...

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A startup company that is significantly lowering the cost of indoor air filtration has taken the top prize in an annual York University competition for entrepreneurs. The three finalist teams in the competition, whose members have all graduated from York University’s LaunchYU Accelerator program, were judged on their ability to take their ...

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LaunchYU has partnered with York University’s Alumni Engagement team to create the LaunchYU Speaker Series; featuring top York University alumni who are entrepreneurs. Each part of the evening series aims to capture the real stories, challenges, successes and failures that these accomplished grads have encountered in their journeys. The talks ...

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LaunchYU Graduating class 2018

The graduating class of entrepreneurs at the LaunchYU Graduation and Launch Day on Sept. 27 The graduating entrepreneurs didn’t disappoint the crowd at the LaunchYU Graduation and Launch Day held on Sept. 27 at the offices of Aird & Berlis LLP in Toronto. Hosted by Innovation York’s entrepreneurship unit, LaunchYU, ...

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LaunchYU Social

LaunchYU is York University’s entrepreneurship unit with a mission to support entrepreneurs and their ventures at the University and in the neighboring communities. LaunchYU, which is a part of York University’s Innovation York, offers multiple programs to help entrepreneurs develop and grow their ventures by connecting with other innovators and ...

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LaunchYU cohort

York University’s entrepreneurship program, LaunchYU, has awarded five startups from the 2018 cohort of its AccelerateUP program with $3,000 in development funds. With 20 participating companies, the four-month-long program supports entrepreneurs as they build, launch and scale their ventures through boot camps, workshops, one-on-one mentorship and other services. These awards ...

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