Launch Academy Names its Six Finalists for Student Startup Challenge

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Vancouver’s Launch Academy, the coworking space that houses several of the west coast city’s prominent startup institutions, has named its six startup finalists for the student startup challenge.

In early May we reported that the coworking space made a call out for its annual student startup challenge, to post-secondary students and recent grads who want to embrace entrepreneurship and build their startup ideas.

Now the finalists have been named:

 Fetch: A platform on which ethical breeders can create beautiful pages, list their litters, and connect with people looking to find the right dog. 

SafeRing: Provides you with a convenient and accessible emergency call button right at your fingertips.

Loodo AnalyticsProvides real time customer traffic insights for all retail spaces.

Blue Perch: Tinder for jobs– sending jobs straight to your phone so you never have to search for a job again. Simply swipe and apply. 

Cloudy Robotics: A platform that will enable users to get data, see real-time video and control robots from their web browsers.

Propel Swim SchoolA custom online registration, CRM, and online report card system that will change the aquatic industry forever. 

Finalists will receive three months of free office space, mentorship and over $100,000 in startup perks.

They’ll also be pitching at the end of August at the Launch Academy Pitch Day for cash prizes.

“There is a lot of young talent in BC with the potential to build great businesses and become great entrepreneurs. It has never been hotter to be an entrepreneur but it has also never been more difficult to build a viable business,” said executive director Ray Walia. “We want to provide students with the resources and tools that they need to bring their ideas to life and give them a solid chance at building a viable business.”

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk previously has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Regina Leader Post, Techvibes and BC Business Online. Joseph often goes crazy on twitter during NHL and NFL games.