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Former Starter Company Participant Nominated for the MARTYS

Former Starter Company Participant, Jennifer Ribout, was nominated for the Mississauga Arts Council MARTY Awards in the Emerging Media Arts category. The ceremony took place on May 18th  at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Ribout is the owner of J.K. Ribout photography. Ribout...
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Make Your Pitch Mississauga Winner Joins the Summer Company Program!

Applications for the City of Mississauga’s Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) Summer Company Program ended in May but Ben Jacobs of Mississauga had his spot secured as the winner of the 2017 Young Entrepreneurs Make Your Pitch Competition. Ben Jacobs and his partner...
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Young Entrepreneurs Series: Painting a Positive Mindset

Writing, painting, drawing and music are examples of creative outlets that inspire the lives of many people. When it comes to pursuing a career in the arts, genuine aspirations are often met with skepticism. However, with her bold artistry and drive, young entrepreneur Camille...
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Young Entrepreneurs Series: Minimizing the Language Barrier

Imagine that you are an executive in an English speaking company and you want to reach out to as many customers as possible in order to spread awareness and build more business connections. One day, while you were on a sales call for your company, you meet someone who expresses...
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Young Entrepreneurs Series: A Personalized Pop Up in the Card Industry

When it comes to giving gifts to other people, sometimes it is hard to try and come up with a gift that is personal and meaningful. Kailyn Seo, a Grade 12 student from Mississauga wanted to give her friend a special gift – a card, but more personalized and unique. Starting off as...
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Young Entrepreneurs Series: Making a Case for Skincare

It can be frustrating to wake up to start a new day only to discover that somehow overnight you developed a pimple or a seemingly random flare up of acne on the side of your face. This is a common problem that some people go through. One of these people was Kushi Kaur. For the...
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My Internship Experience at the City of Mississauga Economic Development Office

My name is Tomisin, and I am currently a final year student studying economics, geography and sociology at the University of Toronto, Mississauga (UTM). I am an international student and I have the opportunity of being a part of an economics internship program with a placement at...
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Summer Company Program helps fuel success of student-led business

Adrian Arnieri has always loved fashion and being creative. Currently a third year student at Ryerson University’s Fashion Design program, Adrian is the national winner of the REMIX Fur Design Contest in 2015. With his skills and accomplishments, Adrian decided to take the next...
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Framestr, A Social Commerce Platform Success Story

With the expansion and growth in social media, Jordan Whelan and his team saw an opportunity in the marketplace after struggling to build their own e-commerce store for a previous company Our Paper Life. Although their website was setup, there was a problem driving traffic and...
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Mexican heritage and passion for fashion inspire new business

Born and raised in Mexico, Paola Silk left her home country and moved to Canada in 2008. Paola always did her best to stay connected with her Mexican culture and roots. With the inspiration of her Mexican heritage and a passion for fashion, Paola decided to combine the two and...
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