Business Alumni Association

Business Alumni Association Innovation Challenge

EcoFence and Decking wins the Business Alumni Association Innovation Challenge

On September 24, 2016, the Alberta School of Business hosted the first-ever Business Alumni Association Innovation Challenge.

This competition was held in celebration of 100-year anniversary of the Alberta School of Business, inviting individuals and teams to present a seed-stage social enterprise idea to an adjudication panel of business and community leaders.

We’re proud to announce that Kate Latos from EcoFence and Decking successfully caught the judges’ attention and walked away with the $10,000 prize and year-long mentorship from the judges. EcoFence and Decking is working to replace a common home product, vinyl fence panels, with one made from recycled waste. Their new method will require minimal upkeep, is stain resistant, does not leach harmful chemicals and is a lower price point than traditional fencing materials.

Congratulations to EcoFence and Decking and all competitors who applied.

The BAA Innovation Challenge committee and winner Kate Latos. From left: Lindsay Marshall, Kierstin Smyth, Kate Latos, Ashton Paulitsch, Chris Carr, Breanne Fisher