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QICSI alumni venture Dream Again wins Paul and Tom Kinnear Business Plan Competition

The venture was awarded $5,000 to develop their product aimed at helping sleep apnea sufferers

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | By Chloe Beisheim

After forming at QICSI in 2017, Dream Again is making strides in developing their product for sleep apneas sufferers. They recently pitched at the Paul and Tom Kinnear Business Plan Competition, held annually at the Smith School of Business, and won the grand prize of $5,000.

Dream Again is designing custom-fitting continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks for people with sleep apnea. Currently, CPAP masks come in only a few sizes. The custom fit makes masks more comfortable and leak-free.

The company is made up of Ushpreet Mehta, Comm’19; Florian Ntibarigobeka, BComp’17; Emily Gervais, Sc’18; Henry Von Schroeter, Sc’17; and Matthew Bell, HBA’17, Ivey Business School.

The venture hopes to use the funds to purchase a 3D printer and printing materials to further develop their product.

In 2008, the Paul and Tom Kinnear Business Plan was established in the School of Business to support entrepreneurship among Commerce students. Among the finalists that pitched on March 28, 2018 was another venture from DDQIC's programs. Lukabox joined QYourVenture in Fall 2017 to develop their pillbox with sensors that helps users keep track of their medications.

Read more about the competition on Smith School of Business News.