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The Satchu Prize was awarded to
Helen Lin for demonstrating great
potential to lead Canada’s next
Augmentr is the career advancement tool
generation of entrepreneurs.
that empowers emerging talent in remote and
hybrid work environments. For new and young
employees, joining the workforce during the
DEAN’S HONOURS LIST
COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder than
high-achievement, hard work &
ever in terms of the onboarding experience,
dedication to her studies over the
psychological safety, and opportunities to feel
past academic year.
supported and included. Augmentr seeks to 10x
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the impact and experience of interns, new grads,
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WOMEN FOUNDERS COHORT
and junior employees as companies continue to
offer remote work options.
The Women Founders Project, run
by Front Row Ventures, supports
sixteen females across Ontario &
Quebec, passionate about making
KEVIN MPUNGA & JEAN BRUCE KOUA
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an impact through business.
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FOUNDERS IN TECH
Kevin Mpunga wins 2nd place as
the founder of Elev, which helps
students find a home and build
Elev is a housing platform that helps students
their credit scores.
find affordable and suitable off-campus housing.
The platform offers a variety of options to match
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students with trustworthy hosts, securely pay
ELEV WINS BFN PEOPLE’S
rent and handle other housing-related tasks.
Granted $10,000, voted by the BFN
Elev is budget-friendly and offers an all-in-one
community based on their pitch &
app for booking viewings, sending applications,
impact on the broader community.
signing leases and more. The platform also offers
roommate matching and a community of students
to share advice and tips. Elev is dedicated to
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helping students with any questions or concerns
Elev took home 2nd place, winning
they may have throughout the housing process.
$5,000 out of the 7 chosen starups
pitching in the University Pitch
Competition in Tulsa, Oklahoma