Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
My leadership tendencies started early, more precisely in primary school where I was elected President of the student body. In University, my entrepreneurship classes really enlightened me and made me discover that I would have a greater impact by creating a social venture than by going into politics. Since then, Groundit won 4th place overall in the Small and Medium Enterprise track of the McGill Dobson Cup 2015, an entrepreneurship competition based in Montreal. My team and I have been featured on various promotional material for McGill University as well as being invited speakers to several entrepreneurship events at the Macdonald Campus of McGill University.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Our mentor is Dr. Joann Whalen, a Professor at McGill University. She is a world renowned soil ecologist and leading expert in her field. Dr. Whalen provides us with advice and mentorship for designing our composting facility and packaging of the finished coffee-ground compost. Overall, our team's diverse skills sets, work experience and business contacts make Groundit prone to succeed and give us a strong competitive advantage!