Meet Mount Royal University's 2021 JMH LaunchPad Cohort!


On Monday April 12, the top ventures are competing for their share of cash and in-kind serves during the ninth annual JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition!


LaunchPad is our biggest event of the year where students and recent alumni from across campus pitch their venture to a panel of esteemed judges and a supportive audience. Teams are given 5 minutes to pitch, followed by another 5 minutes of Q&A from the judges. 

The JMH LaunchPad is generously supported by JMH & Co, LaBarge Weinstein LLP, and Grant Designs.

This year LaunchPad will be hosted digitally. Mount Royal students, staff and alumni can email for tickets and the public can watch via a live stream starting at 6:00pm on Monday April 12.



Announcing the 2021 LaunchPad Finalists!


Swim by Em is an ethical swimwear line that fosters comfort without sacrificing style. Founded by Emily Robitaille and Connor Pupp, Swim by Em diverts unused commercial fabric from landfills to create limited edition garments that cater to increasing body confidence.


IIE_IMG-BUGBROZJake McLellan is the founder of Bug Broz, a licensed pest control company aiming to make your backyard safer. Bug Broz eliminates pests that damage property and that carry various diseases using safe and eco-friendly methods.



Aarondeep Maan is the founder of Evergreen Lights, a custom outdoor LED Lighting company. Evergreen Lights offers permanent, cloud-enabled lighting solutions that provide homeowners control of millions of colours and animations year-round.


Chinook Aerosports is bringing innovation to the rapidly growing world of Disc Golf. Founded by Ben Pearman, Chinook Aerosports builds technology that lets you track your athletic progress, and helps you find your disk when it gets lost (which it inevitably will).

Moov is out to change the way the junk removal industry operates. By utilizing contract drivers with their own vehicles, founder Kevin Lee is finally making junk removal a painless process.


The mural pictured here was commissioned from local Calgary artist, Nicole Wolf. The mural is a testament to the diverse and inspirational Mount Royal students and alumni who have called the Slate Innovation Lab on campus home. Nicole's work can be found on Instagram @nicolewolfdesign.