Startup Guelph Blog

Lessons from Leaders: Hiring and Retaining Quality Talent

Lessons from Leaders: Hiring and Retaining Quality Talent

On October 28, 2022, Innovation Guelph hosted a Lessons from Leaders panel discussing best practices for hiring and retaining high-quality employees. The objective of Lessons from Leaders panel discussions is to have diverse sectors, leaders, and stages represented by...

Blending Up Smoothies and Success

Blending Up Smoothies and Success

Amber Cubitt of Spoon In had the idea to bring healthy, ready-to-eat vegan smoothie bowls to those looking for inclusive food options, and they’ve never looked back. Their smoothie bowls are a delicious blend of fruit and plant-based protein, topped with an assortment...

Collaboration for a Common Goal

Collaboration for a Common Goal

What do financial planning and estate executor support have in common? It’s that people don’t know they need these services until the moment is upon them. Kristine Beese from Untangle Money and Debbie Stanley from ETP Canada realized they shared this common hurdle...

The Big Questions – Alexis (Lexi) Charles, Shyne Body Butter

The Big Questions – Alexis (Lexi) Charles, Shyne Body Butter

Startup Guelph asked Alexis (Lexi) Charles a few big questions about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. Learn about how Lexi created a business as a way to bring people together not only through skincare – but also through education and empowerment. Read the full blog by clicking on the photo above.

Krippit: Stepping into the European Market

Krippit: Stepping into the European Market

Melissa Chung created a product to solve a problem! She said she loves wearing heels, but like many women, found she had to change shoes when walking any distance. Anyone wearing heels at an outdoor wedding has likely experienced the struggle of inadvertently...

Earlier Posts

The Big Questions – Lynn Broughton, Taste Detours

Startup Guelph asked Lynn Broughton a few big questions about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. Learn about how Lynn has created opportunities to celebrate our regional heritage through local food and drink purveyors. Read the full blog by clicking on the photo above.

Continuing the Conversation – Branching Out

Kimberley Van Ryn, founder of Branching Out, a social enterprise that provides community supports for individuals with neurodiversity and their families, said the company supports about 50 clients from age 7 to 92! Branching Out provides adult day service where...

The Big Questions – Nik Wever, GAIN Media

Startup Guelph asked Nik Wever a few big questions about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. Learn how Nik has cultivated the local music scene by collaborating with local organizations. Read the full blog by clicking on the photo above.

Continuing the Conversation – B12Give

Tony Colley, Be One To Give founder, said his company is like Instacart for surplus food. Their on-demand B2B delivery app is for retailers with surplus food along the food chain. The company takes surplus food from retailers and redistributes it to those in need...

Humans of Innovation Guelph – Evan Forster

What/where do you consider your hometown?  I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!  Do you have a talent, hobby or skill people wouldn’t expect? If so, do tell!  I’m very passionate about sports and video games, whether it’s playing them or watching them. I...

Continuing The Conversation – Comeback Snacks

How it startedEmily O’Brien of Comeback Snacks said she started her business at the worst time! “I was incarcerated in federal prison. I had smuggled narcotics into Canada,” she said. “I knew I could do better, and I wanted to create fair chances while putting a light...

Humans of IG – Carly Beneteau

What/where do you consider your hometown? I was born and grew up in Windsor, Ontario. Do you have a talent, hobby or skill people wouldn’t expect? If so, do tell! One hobby people may not expect is that I enjoy lifting weights. I like going to the gym in general and...