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TRU Generator open house

Generator open house

Find out how to turn your idea into a business during the TRU Generator open house.

What: Generator Open House
When: Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, 5-7 pm.
Where: Irving K. Barber Centre, House of Learning
Cost: Free
Register Now

Join TRU’s expanding Startup community during this networking event designed for students, alumni, faculty, and staff interested in entrepreneurship and the emerging startup community on campus. Meet the young innovators and entrepreneurs on campus, and become inspired by the #startuplife over appetizers and drinks.

“The TRU Generator was created through a unique partnership between Kamloops Innovation and Thompson Rivers University,” explains Lincoln Smith, Director of Research Partnerships and Enterprise Creation. “The Generator is a place for students to start new ventures while receiving support every step of the way.”

“This open house will showcase TRU student- and alumni-founded startups and their impressive successes.”

Read: Generating Entrepreneurial Success

Meet the entrepreneurs:

  • Hummingbird Drones: Robert Atwood and his team at Hummingbird Drones graduated from the Generator to Kamloops Innovation last year. Hummingbird Drones is an aerial imaging, remote sensing, and software development company that specializes in realtime data processing for wildfire management, emergency services, and environmental industry, and the first UAV service provider in North America to become involved in wildfire suppression activity.
  • Amplytica: New to the Generator, Amplytica is building a new microbial community data analysis platform as a service for biologists and bioinformaticians and will be showcased at the open house.
    “We’re excited about the resources and mentor network that the Generator has to offer. As students, we didn’t know where to start or how to get our ideas off the ground,” says Lee Bergstand, co-founder of Amplytica.
    “Access to a space like the Generator has opened doors for us in networking opportunities and established a place for support from other student teams on the same journey.”Other companies that will be on hand: Truvian Labs, Joy Factory Films, Memory Leaf, iTel Networks, Lightship and more.

More information
Dr. Lincoln Smith, Director of Research Partnership and Enterprise Creation
Research and Graduate Studies
250-371-5973
[email protected]



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