York University Program Gives Monetary Awards to Start-Ups

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As the chief executive officer of St. George Logistics Holdings, Chris Jamroz leads a company that operates the most extensive network of independent container freight station facilities in North America. Chris Jamroz earned a BA in business studies from Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

York University’s LaunchYU operates a four-month program called AccelerateUP that gives entrepreneurs guidance as they develop their business ideas. Offering a number of awards to fund promising ventures, AccelerateUP has granted awards of $3,000 each to several start-up companies, including:

Blade Filters, a business that develops carbon air filters with a replaceable carbon cartridge;

Nugget, a talent discovery platform on which companies can create their own task-based assessments to gauge potential employees’ decision-making process; and

Candy Cutlery, the first brand to develop eco-friendly edible utensils that have the potential to reduce waste in the food service industry.

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