Western Entrepreneurship
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.

‘Freelator’ scores student entrepreneurs a victory

‘Freelator’ scores student entrepreneurs a victory

A mobility aid that offers seniors a safe, comfortable way to exercise took top honours at the annual Business 2257 Feasibility Study Competition. First Law Mobility – comprised of Ivey Business School students Saksham Chaudrhy, Teddy Kassa, Ryley Mehta, Melissa...

Entrepreneurial team wins with surgical precision

Entrepreneurial team wins with surgical precision

Make it another innovation-and-commercialization win for PhD candidate Patrick McCunn and Alex Moszcynski, PhD’17. After taking one of the top spots in last year’s Proteus Innovation Competition with their plans to commercialize a cloud-based data collection app, the...

North points new way for funding athletes

North points new way for funding athletes

A trio of Western entrepreneurs, determined to reduce the financial sacrifices Canada’s elite athletes make in pursuit of excellence, has built a fitness clothing line predicated on supporting them.

Device helps correct atrial fibrillation

Device helps correct atrial fibrillation

A patient with an irregular heartbeat often requires multiple hospital visits and procedures, called catheter ablation treatments, to restore the heart to good health. One Western Biomedical Engineering PhD student, however, is using robotics to change that to a...