After a weekend of hard work, we would like to congratulate the winners of the third annual Ryerson Social xCHANGE!

The weekend allowed for social entrepreneurs to come together in a hack-a-thon forum to develop business that address current social issues and pitch for cash prizes, entry into the SocialVentures Zone and more. This year’s theme was Canada in the Next 150, where we focused on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, climate change, diversity and inclusion, and youth engagement.

We would like to thank and congratulate all participants for their excitement and engagement throughout the weekend. There were many great ideas pitched and we hope you continue on with your path to social entrepreneurship! Also, a big shout out and thank you to all of our partners, sponsors, speakers, mentors, and facilitators for the weekend, we couldn’t have done it without you!

And now for the winners….

1st Place: TimeAlive (Kareem Olatinwo)

TimeAlive is a time management app that will directly synchronize with university portals, Facebook events and other calendars to automatically create schedules for students, suggest study groups and monitor progress. 

2nd Place: The Bruise Bar (Monique Chan, Jesse Han, Ryan Schott)

The Bruise Bar is a social food enterprise that repurposes unwanted produce into affordable, healthy meals.

3rd Place: On Track (Matea Andonova, Saadia Esat, Hansel Igbavboa, Gizelle Lao)

On Track is a community building initiative that challenges current volunteering and education structures in secondary schools. The focus is to pair high school students with new immigrants to provide both groups with experience and insight in community engagement, future education options, and employment.