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QyourVenture Company Profiles


Mero Technologies

Mero Technologies is a cloud-based technology startup delivering insights on washroom supply levels to cleaners and property managers. The platform enables its customers to ensure facilities are always kept clean, cleaning staff are properly managed, and that buildings uphold their commitment to sustainable environmental practices. Mero’s product not only saves building managers' money, but also ensures a building's dispensers are always functioning as they should be: with fully stocked supplies.


Whisk is creating a better restaurant experience. By offering a mobile payment platform, no longer will customers have to wait for the bill. Users can easily access deals, split items amongst friends, and pay right from their phones. Restaurants will benefit from quicker turnover, greater customer insight, and happier patrons. By seamlessly integrating with existing restaurant systems, there are no capital or training costs to worry about. It’s time to start dining and dashing…legally.

Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth


Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Indigenous communities by empowering youth through opportunities that will develop employable skills and greater self-confidence. In collaboration with these communities, Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth develops educational programs which will enable youth to improve their own living conditions and develop a greater understanding of land-based living. As facilitators, we create a design, source materials, and acquire funding to make the projects into a reality. Our vision is to scale this program across Canada, empowering youth with the tools they need to succeed while helping their communities thrive. Whether it’s building a greenhouse, a tiny home or something completely unique. The possibilities are endless to create a prosperous and sustainable future for all.

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Rooted Foods Co.?


Rooted Foods Co. is a grocery delivery service designed specifically for university students. They deliver fresh, affordable, and locally-sourced groceries to the doorsteps of Queen’s students every week at no delivery charge. The company seeks to engage students in the Kingston community by providing them with the tools to buy local, and the resources to live a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.?

Whee-Bike Group



The Whee-Bike team is developing an affordable mobility solution that will enable individuals who use a wheelchair to independently complete daily tasks with ease. Through leveraging e-bike technology, they are providing a solution that can help unlock the potential of those with mobility constraints.?


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DisTech Automation


DisTech designs and sells the “Prometheus V2”, an all-metal hot 3D printer head that is fully customizable and works with any 3D printer. Machined from a single piece of stainless steel, the 1-piece nozzle allows for easy assembly and eliminates all internal “melt-zone” junctions. The hot end can print at extremely high temperatures and maintain excellent consistency.


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Connectiv8 is a student-run platform that brings real-world business projects to talented students. Students can gain valuable experience, earn money, and work on short-term projects that range from web design to prototyping. Businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations looking to have a project completed can access the pool of talent available to them through Connectiv8; and in doing so, they help to provide students with experience-based education.?
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Politips is a free cell phone application that aspires to relay the platform’s of Canada’s federal?parties point by point to users. The main goal is to engage and incentivize the millennial generation. The accessible and interactive app provides the Canadian public with non-biased, non-partisan and in-depth information about platforms?of prominent Canadian political parties while giving the option to learn more about Canada’s political system. ?
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Timberwolf Cycles

TimberWolf Cycles integrates performance cycling and history's most tested material: wood. ?Producing high performance road bikes from this natural material yields aesthetic and technical elegance. ?The unique properties of woods soften road vibration while efficiently delivering power through an exceptionally light weight and beautiful frame.?
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