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Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a non-profit organization headquartered in Seattle, Washington that brings people together for weekend-long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

An exclusive edition of Startup Weekend is coming to uOttawa and is geared for current uOttawa students and recent graduates. The objective is to connect students across all faculties to encourage and promote entrepreneurship regardless of discipline of study. We look forward to seeing the different types of innovative ideas that can come to life when students branch out and connect with those around them with different skill sets and areas of expertise. Stay tuned for more details.

Elizabeth Audette-BourdeauStudent Success Story: Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau

Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau is a 2016 uOttawa graduate with an inspiring startup story that all began at the University of Ottawa’s Startup Weekend. Elizabeth participated in the University of Ottawa’s Startup Weekend and was able to pitch Welbi, an innovative technology that analyzes your loved one’s health condition using off-the-shelf devices, like Fitbit or iHealth, and then notifies you if a change in habits or health condition is detected. Winning the competition, Elizabeth was able to develop a team to further build the application, and plan to launch the company in late 2017. Welbi has gained recognition from various organizations, and made uOttawa’s List of Top 5 Startups in 2017.

For more information on Welbi, visit: https://www.welbi.co/

For more information on how you can get involved in startup weekend and have the chance to launch your own business in 54 hours, visit: https://tinyurl.com/uosuw17