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Cultiv8 students represent the Dal AC at Start It Up

Posted by Holly Fisher on November 25, 2016 in News

Cultiv8 sent 15 students to Acadia University’s 4th annual pitch competition, Start It Up, over the weekend, which offered students a chance to test their minds and solve complex problems over 28 hours! With little to no sleep, the ideas emerged from the student groups, and at the end of the event students had 3 minutes to present their solutions! Like a Local, a technology for tourism, and Localvore, a buying local food initiative, tied for third place! Second place was William Munroe’s team, Dual Power, who designed a sustainable power source using street lights. First place winners were Jeremy Stroud, Oscar Moyles, and Lois Veenings, and their team LOCALMOTION, which presented a shipping solution for small-scale manufacturers. In the end, 9 out of the 15 winners were Dal AC students! If you are interested in learning more about the teams and event check out @launchboxNS

After Start It Up had finished, the Rise-Up seminar series for advanced entrepreneurship in Nova Scotia held its first event. The event was hosted by the provincial Sandbox community and gave high-level entrepreneurial students the chance to meet and get hands-on experience for future success. The three-part seminar series will offer students the chance to connect with experts, develop skills, and build a valuable network in the entrepreneurship community! The next seminar will be held at Saint Mary’s University in February, and will teach the students how to build a winning team when starting a business!

On December 2, at 3 pm, Cultiv8 will be hosting SPRINT AG! Over the past semester, Cultiv8 has been working with student teams to help them understand industry problems and come up with possible solutions using the SPRINT methodology. Make sure to stop by the Riverview Room, Jenkins Hall, to see these great teams present and to learn how Cultiv8 is moving entrepreneurship forward in Atlantic Canada!