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Guelph Today chats with Domenique Mastronardi about how she's changing the way people look at waffles:
Domenique shares with Guelph Today how she started The Happy Era: from science fair winner to business owner. She discusses what makes these waffles unique, and how her passions, her family, and studying in the town of Guelph have inspired her to bake these nutritious treats.
Watch Dom’s video interview to get to know her and to share a few laughs with her.
Class Assignment Turns Into Waffle Delivery Business for U of G Student:
The University of Guelph news tells Domenique’s story, from growing up on her family’s cucumber farm, to becoming a young entrepreneur with The Happy Era. Dom talks about how the Food for Thought research program’s Project Soy Plus competition became the “springboard” for her to enter the entrepreneurial space. The opportunity was not only a great learning experience, but also allowed her build a network of mentors and other entrepreneurs that continue to be a support system for her.
No Waffling Around for Student Start-up Business:
Domenique speaks about creating a startup while pursuing her degree in biological engineering at the University of Guelph. Her journey began while doing a course project. She drew her inspiration from her own personal life and passion for nutrition, and turned it into The Happy Era. From there, she scaled her business model with help from the U of G’s John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise, through the Hub Incubator program.