Helping seniors to live on their own
Peachy was started by Chrissy Rossiter, a Memorial University Business Commerce student, with the help of a paid work term by the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) and the Office of the Vice-President (Research). The company provides software solutions to enable seniors to better manage their health and be less reliant on outside support and the company won $10,000 already in Startup Cup, a business idea competition.
“The Genesis Centre has also been a huge help through the Evolution program,” said Ms. Rossiter, who took part in the program previously with a different business idea.
Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) is campus-wide and promotes entrepreneurship by supporting students, faculty, and staff in the development of their startup idea.
Any student doing a co-op term or Memorial-recognized internship can apply for an entrepreneurial work term with the MCE. The MCE supports students, faculty and staff in the development f their startup business idea, promoting entrepreneurship. The students own the IP they develop and to date, the MCE has had 11 work-term students from the faculties of engineering and applied science and business administration and the departments of computer science and folklore.
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