2018 Finalists

Eggcitables (Winner)

Owner: Hannah Chisholm

Age: 21

Location: Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Eggcitables is a chickpea based vegan egg replacement that can be used to make omelettes, scrambles and other egg based meals. The product provides an "egg-like" aroma, taste, and experience without utilizing any animal by-products. Eggcitable's mission is offer delicious and unique foods to consumers while maximizing their social impact and minimizing their environmental footprint.

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Creative Urban Timber

Owner: Jacob Arsenault

Age: 22

Location: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia 

Creative Urban Timber (CUT) is a business that has aligned a passion for woodworking with a strong commitment to sustainability. Their innovative approach to sourcing wood provides the company with access to live edge (natural edge) hardwood that is unparalleled in its uniqueness and character at a fraction of the expected cost. This same approach allows CUT to divert thousands of pounds of hardwood from ending up in landfills each year, diverting over 8000 lbs in 2017. Creative Urban Timber specializes in handcrafted, top-quality live edge tables and functional home decor, and is also a supplier of their wood slabs. Through their high profit margins and diversely skilled team, CUT aims to scale to a world-renowned organization known for their positive environmental impact, customer service, and quality of their products.

Elwood Pens

Owner: Dylan Thompson- Mackay

Age: 21

Location: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia 

Elwood Pens produces handcrafted wooden pens/pencils made of over 40 different hardwoods from around the world, including maple grown in Canada. The name comes from the owner's grandfather (Elwood) and it is hoped to turn the business into a social enterprise, with a portion of sales going to different non-profit organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Alcoholics Anonymous. Organizations likes these lack the funds to expand their work, and Elwood Pens hopes to help ease this burden.