Mejuri Wins $25,000 Slaight Business Plan Competition at StartMeUp Ryerson

StartMeUp Ryerson, in conjunction with SIFE Ryerson, has announced that Mejuri is the winner of the 2012 Slaight $25,000 Business Plan Competition.

Mejuri is an exotic gold, diamond, and silver jeweller that uses crowdsourcing to bring ideas together from designers all over the world. Consumers select and enhance the winning designs that will be manufactured and sold online on the company’s website.

The startup beat out five other competitiors: Bank My Coupons, MakeTreks, My Task Runner, Peytec Inc., and SoapBox (HitSend Inc.).

Bank My Coupons consolidates electronic coupons onto a website, where users are able to manage their account and later redeem them via a smartcard, key fob, or mobile device. This is another mobile couponing alternative to Clip Mobile and Mobeam, which Techvibes posted about last year. 

MyTaskRunner solves the issue of not having enough time in your day. They will have somebody who is trusted and verified to complete a task that can get the job you need done so that you can have more free time put back in your life. 

Peytec Inc. went to the Ontario Engineering Competitionm – and while they didn’t win, they were commended for making their technology “widely usable” and “cost-effective.” They are looking for funding for their pilot project. 

Techvibes reported on SoapBox and MakeTreks last year and you can view that here.