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Launch Me Competition Winners Announced

Although finalists faced a new challenge in transitioning online for their final pitch on Zoom, they embraced it and presented their business ideas effortlessly. As a competition winner, students receive a portion of $20,000 in funding and resources to support their startup.

We are proud to present the Launch Me 2020 winners:

Sana Sapra

Sana Sapra

Sana's business offers beautiful garments that are made using discarded trims of fabrics from high volume fast fashion manufacturing. She also offers customers the option to rent the garments at an affordable price to decrease the negative impact fast fashion has on the environment. Sana is a passionate entrepreneur using her love for fashion to create sustainable and friendly solutions.

Julie Alsayed and Samantha Beauchamp

Julie Alsayed and Samantha Beauchamp

  • The Bond Company
  • Awarded $5,000
  • Faculty of Media and Creative Arts

Julie's and Samantha's business offers meaningful and personalized jewelry that serves as a reminder to stay focused and accountable towards dreams and goals set by an individual. Each piece of jewelry represents a goal or value that the owner wishes to remain bonded to. Julie and Samantha are talented advertising students using their skills to build a strong business with a huge potential for growth.

Victor Armenta

Victor Armenta

  • Mexskeleton
  • Awarded $4,000
  • Faculty of Business

Mexskeletons is a company with a mission to export handmade artistic creations of Mexican traditions and culture to the world. Mexskeleton views themselves as a link between community artisans in Mexico and a world of people who love Mexican culture. Victor is a visionary entrepreneur creating solutions that can support and empower families of Mexican artisans.

Emmanuella Oladokun

Emmanuella Oladokun

  • Collaborr
  • Awarded$2,000
  • Faculty of Business

Emmanuella's business offers a web platform that enables fashion entrepreneurs to connect and collaborate. She plans to create a competitive advantage for small fashion brands within the Toronto fashion market and save costs for small brands by encouraging collaboration. Emmanualle's innovative mindset provides a solution that shines a spotlight on up-and-coming professionals in the Fashion industry.

Thomas Durham

Thomas Durham

  • Mango Digital
  • Awarded $2,000 
  • Faculty of Business

Thomas's business is a digital marketing agency that provides marketing solutions to consumer health service businesses within the Burlington-Hamilton-Oakville area. These are rooted in a commitment to strategy, effective communication, and tech innovation. Thomas's creativity and professionalism will help lead and grow his business.

Gabriel Attairu

Gabriel Attairu

  • Automoons Limited
  • Awarded $1,000
  • Alumni of Faculty of
  • Media and Creative Arts

Gabriel Attairu's business is an online classified advertising service. It operates as an online platform built to help used vehicle dealers and private sellers in local communities to sell more vehicles every day. Gabriel offers an efficient and reliable solution for car dealers and owners to sell and lease their cars at the best price. His bright smile and determination to improve the business will help him build a strong foundation.

The CfE would like to thank all of the external judges who reviewed business plans as well as coaches Mark Stoiko, Dylan Scammell, Stephen Eiler, and Todd Grierson who provided invaluable feedback to all of the finalists.

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