VENTURES IN THE NEWS

ATTRACTING MEDIA ATTENTION

Our incubator ventures are making headlines! We are tremendously proud of our incubator ventures and their accomplishments! Check out some of the articles below:

June 13, 2021

BC Local News

Since initiating the Compost Pilot Program, Tofino Urban Farm Co has been able to divert 67 tonnes of organic waste from the landfill. Participating restaurants have also been able to divert 85% of their waste from the landfill.

Tofino Urban Farm Co

2019 Cohort

March 10, 2021

Chek News

Founder of Salt Legacy, Meaghan McDonald has collected end-of-life sails and is turning them into weatherproof backpacks. While Salt Legacy is for-profit, they have a greater goal to connect their customers with nature. 

Salt Legacy

2020 Cohort

June 30, 2020

Adam Kreek, a former Olympic rower channels his athletic drive into business and consulting. Kreek found parallels between sport and entrepreneurialism while planning and conducting a row from mainland Africa to North America. 

Ergo Eco Solutions

2019 Cohort

May 19, 2021

CTV News

The small start-up has secured $50,000 in funding under the new provincial initiative for an eight-month pilot project to turn used plastics into new products.

Flipside Plastics

2020 Cohort

December 7, 2020

Chek News

30-year old Taylor McCarten and founder of BinBreeze has been put in the national spotlight after appearing on Dragons Den. Taylor landed himself a deal with the popular and highly successful businesswoman Arlene Dickinson.

BinBreeze

2019 Cohort

May 4, 2020

The increased awareness around food security since the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Cow-Op's to overcome the logistical hurdles associated with growth. There is now an increased demand for connecting local farmers with consumers, and Cow-op is making is working it make it happen.

Cow-Op

2021 Cohort

May 6, 2021

Times Colonist

Polar Engineering has partnered with West Shore Parks and Recreation to install a new energy recovery system. The system is expected to reduce GHG emissions by 62%, or 284 tonnes per year. 

Polar Engineering

2020 Cohort

November 16, 2020

Douglas Magazine

Nyoka Design Lab designs a product that pushes back on the plastic industry but also pushes policy making, innovation, and regeneration. The world's first eco-friendly glowsticks will be waiting for the post pandemic world. 

Nyoka Design Labs

2019 Cohort

December 30, 2019

Nancy Prevost and Caroline Thibault, founders of the Nulla Project are sick of disposable coffee cups. Their program allows people to leave a $5 deposit to then take a reusable coffee cup that can be used, cleaned, or swapped at any participating coffee shops. 

The Nulla Project

2019 Cohort