JMH LaunchPad Finalist Announcement


The Team at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship would like to introduce you to the 2022 JMH LaunchPad Finalists! Our finalists come from programs all across campus, bringing innovative ideas to the main stage. For our 10th anniversary, these 7 finalists will pitch in hopes of winning their share of $70,000 in prizes.



We hope you can join us on April 7th at Ross Glen Hall to cheer them on, network, and be a part of our community.



Dina Ibrahim
4th-year Psychology 


HYAT CO. is an inclusive brand that creates beautiful, innovative and affordable hijabs. Dina is on a mission to educate people on misconceptions about hijabis and use her business to share tips, tricks, knowledge, and style.



Erin Creegan-Dougherty
4th-year Business 
Maskwa Backcountry Foods


At Maskwa Back Country Foods, Erin has been making delicious dehydrated camping meals for those with dietary restrictions and allergies since 2019. By utilizing locally sourced ingredients and traditional indigenous recipes, Erin is making good food available anywhere your adventure takes you.



Dale Swampy
3rd-year Computer Information Systems


OK Blankets sells unique, Indigenous-made star blankets with a deep-rooted history. Dale’s beautiful handmade designs are a meaningful gift to show respect and gratitude to the recipient while embracing reconciliation.  



Launa Austin
4th-year Information Design


It can be hard for children to find athletic wear in non-traditionally available sizes, but Launa is out to change that. Husky Jocks makes athletic clothing for children in all shapes and sizes so they can focus on enjoying the game, not how they feel in ill-fitting clothes.



Alexander Brodie and Jordan Brenda
Recent Alumni
Criius Gaming Corporation


Criius Gaming is bringing a new level of media professionalism to Canadian esports. Alex and Jordan facilitate esports events, broadcasts, brand deals, and more, giving players a platform to show off their skills, and fans fresh and engaging content.



Crystal Wai
4th-year Science
Memoir Candles


Memoir candles creates memory-triggering scents like spa day, breakfast cereal, ice wine and more. With refills available for each scent, you don’t need to choose between beautiful candles and sustainability.



Rod Hernandez
2nd-year, Sociology


Mineral Drip’s workshops teach you how to make trendy jewelry pieces in a matter of hours. Rod has helped hundreds of customers learn a new skill, and walk away with a handmade ring in the process.



Students, staff, professors and community members are invited to join us on April 7th at Ross Glen Hall. Our 10th-anniversary JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition is not something you’ll want to miss! Join the community and cheer on our student founders at one of MRU’s biggest events of the year.