Entrepreneurship
Alumna baking up batches of kindness

Alumna baking up batches of kindness

The former London educators Joanne Lombardi and Deb Parr-Nash have since left the classroom, donned aprons, and now spend their days transforming attitudes and encouraging small acts of kind-heartedness with their cookies.

Western brings yogurt enterprise to London

Western brings yogurt enterprise to London

It has been 15 years since Western Heads East first introduced a social enterprise around its probiotic yogurt in Africa. Now, they are looking to replicate that success closer to home.

Western helps fine tune music lessons biz

Western helps fine tune music lessons biz

If you have a musical destination in mind, but you need the perfect teacher to get you where you want to go, Zach Havens wants to be the matchmaker. That’s the idea behind Miistro, the former Western student’s latest business venture that looks to ‘unlock your inner Mozart.’

Grad offers a ‘Clew’ to future success

Grad offers a ‘Clew’ to future success

Udara Jayawardena, BSc’19 (Bioinformatics), gets straight to the point when you ask him what he does: “I write code, design things, and dabble in genomics.”

Rowing inspires recent grad’s business idea

Rowing inspires recent grad’s business idea

After spending much of the past year testing innovative ways to keep her hair in check during workouts on the water, Nicole Baranowski is forgoing the casual-chic look during Convocation.

BURST funds offer boost to medical startups

BURST funds offer boost to medical startups

A pair of fledgling London-based medical startups are prepared to further test the viability of their ideas in the marketplace, all in an effort to improve patient outcomes across the country, following their graduation from the Western Medical Innovation Fellowship.

Teams offer ideas a helping hand to market

Teams offer ideas a helping hand to market

The Proteus Innovation Competition features teams from across Southwestern Ontario and challenges them to take three emerging technologies and plan their commercialization.

Companies picking up speed at Western Accelerator

Companies picking up speed at Western Accelerator

A second cohort of entrepreneurial souls learning how to embrace calculated risk in an effort to create meaningful, sustainable value in the world have been chosen to participate in the Western Accelerator.

Innovation Ambassadors are shifting the culture

Innovation Ambassadors are shifting the culture

In a milestone for the university, every faculty at Western now has at least one Innovation Ambassador whose job it is to help share and cultivate all these ideas and values.

Study: ‘Loyalty points’ can fuel physical activity

Study: ‘Loyalty points’ can fuel physical activity

Relatively small financial incentives – as little as pennies a day – and goal-setting can increase physical activity, according to a Western-led study published today in the journal JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Morse tapped to lead campus entrepreneurship efforts

Morse tapped to lead campus entrepreneurship efforts

Entrepreneurs have always been Eric Morse’s kind of people. Today, Morse now finds himself charged with fueling entrepreneurial success across the entire campus after being named Special Advisor to the President and Director of Entrepreneurship at Western for a three-year term.

Moonlite brings bright idea to night-night

Moonlite brings bright idea to night-night

A night-time ritual that began as a shadow-puppet theatre between a mother and daughter has transformed into a medley of storybook favourites playing out on ceilings across North America.

Western partners on Toronto base for entrepreneurs

Western partners on Toronto base for entrepreneurs

It’s the “home away from home” Western entrepreneurs need to compete across Canada. Last week, Western, along with partner institutions the University of Toronto and McMaster University, launched ONRamp, a collaboration and co-working space on the Toronto campus...

Program helps retrain brain, refocus life

Program helps retrain brain, refocus life

Adam Rice knew precisely why he wanted to return to school, nearly a decade after his undergraduate years at Huron University College. “I wanted to retrain my brain. I thought there was no better way to do that than by being in school and using my head.” Rice, 32, is...