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TRU Generator Showcases Local Business Success

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Thompson Rivers University Generator is hosting an Open House which will be showcasing university talent and entrepreneurial success.

The networking and showcase event is open to students, alumni, faculty and staff who have an interest in entrepreneurship and the local startup community.

The generator is an opportunity for students to pitch an idea and seek guidance and support.

“The TRU Generator was created through a unique partnership between Kamloops Innovation and Thompson Rivers University. The Generator is a place for students to start new ventures while receiving support every step of the way,” said Lincoln Smith, Director of Enterprise Creation at TRU. “This Open House will showcase TRU students and alumni founded startups and their impressive successes.”

Robert Atwood and the team from Hummingbird Drones will be showcasing their award winning business. Amplytica will also be showing off their new startup which provides a new microbial community data analysis platform for biologists.

“We’re excited about the resources and mentor network that the Generator has to offer. As students, we didn’t know where to start or how to get our ideas off the ground,” said Lee Bergstand, Co­Founder of Amplytica. “Access to a space like the Generator has opened doors for us in networking opportunities and established a place for support from other student teams on the same journey.”

The Open House takes place on Thursday, November 26th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Irving K Barber Center in the House of Learning Building. Admission is free.