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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.

To read the full story in The Gazette, click here.