Innovation

Lion’s Lair 2020: online paint store wins Hamilton innovation contest

Lion’s Lair 2020: online paint store wins Hamilton innovation contest

A Hamilton-based online paint store, which boasts being Canada’s first, has taken top prize with the Innovation Factory’s annual Lion’s Lair competition. The e-retailer picked up the $30,000 prize for providing a convenient online portal to 60 of the most popular colours of high-quality, made-in-Canada paints. CEO and co-founder Jill Torrance said the business model was helped along by the COVID-19 pandemic and a change in the way some people of have been shopping in the last seven months. Story continues below advertisement “Certainly with the current state of the world right now, more and more people want to do […]

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Montreal high school student builds coronavirus care package business to help grandfather

Montreal high school student builds coronavirus care package business to help grandfather

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March and students suddenly stopped going to school, many lost their social networks, motivation and essentially ended up wasting a lot of time online, at least according to their parents. But over time, some brilliant ideas also emerged in some young minds. One Montrealer and his father took the opportunity to build a business with a purpose. “We had the idea of starting something, maybe to raise money for covid so we came up with the idea of the care packages” said 15-year-old Elan Vigderhous. Read more: M4SK ARMY continues to hand out […]

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