Costarter Graduation

Costarter Graduation


Congratulations to this years Costarter graduates!  We celebrated the graduation of our fourth cohort of four innovative companies.  Each company presented the progress they made throughout the program and the opportunities they are pursuing as they continue to move forward.  These businesses have come a long way in 3 months and it was great to celebrate all their hard work as they continue to grow into successful companies! 



Graduated Companies:


Toolbelt Pro

A mobile application that helps customers find the right person in their communities for tasks ranging from household chores to skilled labour.


Border Giant 

Developed a software solution that helps Thunder Bay businesses ship their products to the USA and around the world at rates up to 75% less than Canada Post offers.



Offers a complete line of lightweight, portable suction products aimed at increasing workplace efficiency while reducing the inherent strains and stresses placed on the individual handler.


Canada West Maple

Has created new maple products such as granulated maple sugar to support the growing demand for maple syrup in Western Canada and Internationally.



Left-Right: Sean Murray (Canada West Maple), James Foulds (Border Giant), Conor Lyon (Lynac), Michael Muia (Toolbelt Pro)


We would also like to thank this year's Costarter sponsors:

CEDC, Entrepreneur Centre, Grant Thornton, and the Northern Ontario Angels