Articles By Kayleigh Platz

Hunger Games: An easy solution to a wasteful problem

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an entrepreneur in possession of a good idea must be in want of a meal. We know that thinking hard takes a lot of brain power.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 30th, 2013 Kayleigh Platz

Weaving a Webb of love: One entrepreneur’s strategic approach to online dating

Martha Stewart made headlines when she announced on national TV that she was joining an online dating site. Amy Webb could give her a few pointers about looking for love. A storyteller, serial

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2013 Kayleigh Platz

Emerging country music star applies Lean Startup lessons

Last year we met Hannah Chapplain, a musician venturing into the world of entrepreneurship and digital media as a new client of Communitech and the Canadian Digital Media Network. Chapplain was a bit of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2013 Kayleigh Platz

Nicoya Lifesciences wants to help you mend a broken heart

What started as a platform to measure stress levels of grizzly bears in the Alberta wild may just keep you out of the hospital in the future. Ryan Denomme and his team at Nicoya

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2013 Kayleigh Platz

Soft-landing program leads to hard contracts for Weever Apps

When Steve McBride landed in New York City this summer, the streets were sweltering but his schedule was decidedly cool. Despite months of attempting to book meetings via email, the VP Business Development

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Concussion Toolbox app can help avoid deadly consequences

Putting an athlete with a concussion back into the game too early can have deadly consequences. The Concussion Toolbox, an app created by Michael Cinelli and David Inglis, will help trainers, parents and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Waterloo’s farmers promote local food with mobile app

What do you get when you cross a farmer, a coder and a designer? No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. It’s a snapshot of a local collaboration of agriculture and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Communitech digital media entrepreneur also a country music sensation

Marc Castel just wanted a coffee one winter morning. But what the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Communitech got was something far more stimulating than an espresso shot. Making his coffee at a Second Cup in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 3rd, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Communitech’s Apps Factory has a lot to celebrate after its first year

By Kayleigh Platz Only a year old, the Communitech Apps Factory has an impressive resume, including collaborative work that has been showcased at the BMW Guggenheim lab. Communitech Apps Factory partnered with Spurse, a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 5th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Ingredients in Waterloo region’s ‘secret sauce’

Waterloo Region aims to be the second-best place on earth to start a tech business. We believe in this goal because we know something special is going on here. We have over 30,000

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz