Terry Song admits that he had no idea what he was getting into four years ago. A self-described “physics guy” who studied aircraft engineering in Xi’an, China, before moving to Alberta for his master’s degree, Song nonetheless dreamed of being an entrepreneur. That drive led him and Yardly co-founder Sheldon Zhang to develop a snow shovel app that would eventually turn into the online year-round yard-maintenance service it is today.
By Michelle Ferguson
An Edmonton entrepreneur is completely disrupting the field of maintenance engineering with his patent-pending vibration sensors.
An avid reader and consummate learner, Sunil Vedula has always been interested in the power of predictive modelling. Rather than get rich off stock market predictions, however, the mechanical engineer turned his attention to the field of material sciences — using the latest discoveries in artificial intelligence to help companies predict when and how their industrial equipment will fail.
When Ali Habib went to his optometrist in 2010, he was prescribed a warm compress treatment — whereby patients apply warm, wet towels to their eyelids for five to 10 minutes daily to help with symptoms of digital eye strain.
He did it once. Lying on his bed with water dripping into his ears and soaking his pillow, the Umay Care founder and CEO thought there’s no way he was doing this again.