As we promote youth and entrepreneurship, we are featuring entrepreneurial student leaders showcasing how each one has made an impact on their community across North America. In this blog, Dr. Yvonne Wang shares how she has made an impact in the entrepreneurial community in Edmonton.
Which current startup has caught your eye?
Bionym has got to be one of the most interesting wearable tech start-ups that I’ve seen recently. Some fellow U of T students co-founded the company and created a wrist-band device which uses your hearbeat as a unique identifier. I can’t wait to see the how developers integrate this with locking/unlocking of devices or even location-aware products. I actually also can’t wait to get my hands on one.
Which startup city would you want to work in? Why?
San Francisco and the bay area is my city of choice! Such a vibrant mix of technology, art, great foods, cafes and non-Canadian cold! Also it just feels like the world of tech in SF is extremely tight-knit which makes it that much quicker to learn, grow and build startups.
As president of Your Next Career Network, what impact have you had on the entrepreneurship community at your school?
The team of 42 students on You’re Next Career Network this year have helped grow exposure and build excitement about startups in Toronto. We are excited to be launching Canada’s largest start-up event – drawing over 80 startups (across Canada and USA) and expecting over 1500 students on Feb. 25th at the MaRS Discovery District. Over the past few months, we have also partnered with many startups including Kiwi Wearables, Uken Games, Nvest and more to host demo days, company tours, and networking events.
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