Written by Kaitlyn Kochany
Published in Yonge Street Media
On May 5, five promising new start-ups had the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges and a crowd of supporters. From two park-related apps, to an online platform aimed at educating newcomers to Canada about sexual health, to a pilot program trying to integrate flexible childcare with emerging career needs, to a program looking at indigenous history, The Emerging Leaders Network ELNshowcase showcased a variety of ideas that will help shape the future of Toronto.
The showcase winners were the Get Outside! Toronto Parks+Trails App. “We’re calling the all-access experience guide to finding anything and everything to do with Toronto parks and trails,” says Neluka Leana, the project’s overseer. “A lot of people think they have to go out of the city for nature experience, so we’re trying to showcase what’s here on offer and what won’t cost you a car trip out of the city.”
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