Tiny Summit is an opportunity for a select group of entrepreneurial University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business alumni to compete for up to $24,000 in funding prize money.
Sponsored by Victoria’s Tiny, the summit’s competition is for startups five years and younger that are looking to scale their business and reach their next milestone.
The 2023 Tiny Summit took place on January 28th and saw pitches from four impressive alumni-founded ventures.
Taking home the top prize of $20,000 in funding was No Story Lost co-founders Andrew Hall (BCom ’11) and Jeremy Bryant.
Cousins Hall and Bryant first founded Mealshare, a non-profit organization focused on ending youth hunger. The entrepreneurial cousins are at it again with No Story Lost, which captures and writes your family’s stories and turns them into a coffee table keepsake.
Three additional startups were recognized with funding at the inaugural summit: Joni (co-founded by Jayesh Vekariya, MBA ’19), Nature Bee (founded by Katie Gamble, BCom ’18), and MeepMeep (co-founded by Eve Olynyk, BCom ’17).
Joni is a disposable menstrual care brand that’s making organic and sustainable products mainstream. Joni won an Innovative Excellence Award at the 2022 Victoria Tech Community Awards.
Nature Bee Wraps are 100% reusable beeswax food wraps made from all natural ingredients.
MeepMeep is in the business of smart disc golf accessories hardware. Their first product is a stick-on, smartphone-connected tracker device designed to help disc golfers save time by finding lost discs faster.
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