"I cannot wait to start my business," Noura Sakkijha told StartMeUp Ryserson as it
she was the winner of this year's $25,000 Slaight Business Plan competition
. The company she's starting, Majoura, is a crowdsourcing platform for designers, allowing them to get feedback from consumers before manufacturing and distributing products.
In addition to $25,000 in seed money, Sakkijha will get mentoring from StartMeUp, an organization designed to foster entrepreneurship among students at Ryerson University.
To win this year's competition, Sakkijha beat out 31 other entrants, including four other finalist companies: Soapbox
(recently profiled by Yonge Street
), engineering consultants Peytec
, homelessness documentarians Make Treks
, job board My TaskRunner and discount postboard Bank My Coupons.
Past winners of the contest include former Yonge Street subject Damn Heels
Writer: Edward Keenan
Source: Piotr Makuch, StartMeUp Ryerson