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Conestoga students rise to the entrepreneurial challenge

“There are so many entrepreneurs in this city – pioneers and trailblazers in the food community,” says Jennifer Fletcher, manager at Conestoga College’s department of Applied Research and Entrepreneurship. “We’re trying to foster that skillset, and inspire the next generation to push that entrepreneurial spirit even further.”

Igloo grows in DTK

One hundred and thirty eight per cent revenue growth seems in juxtaposition to the small, downtown business most are familiar with. But, because of Igloo, a provider of digital workplace solutions, this figure has found a home in Kitchener’s downtown core, and has nowhere to go but up, literally.

Night\Shift layers sound, space and experience

Few spaces are more ordinary or passive than an office-building hallway.  These long, narrow expanses, dotted with the occasional acrylic landscape exist solely to bring you somewhere else.  Night\Shift, Kitchener’s placehacking festival has another idea.

The Underground Studio makes meanings

“We have access to incredible technology, like the smartphone recording this interview, for example,” says Brent Wettlaufer, the Underground Studio coordinator at THEMUSEUM, taking note of the phone-turned-recorder on the table. “As a user, we don’t need to know how it works, but that means we’re missing out on so much about how it’s made.”

The Makers. The Hackers. The Writers.
The Coders. The Builders. The Creators.

You inspire us. You lift up the hood, mix up the ingredients, unveil hidden beauty, or harness new powers. You’re fearless with your hands and with your mind.