CO-FOUNDER | 2018 Cohort
Happipad is a social enterprise and home-sharing platform that operates BC-wide and is expanding across Western Canada.
Happipad is teaming up with community organizations and seniors’ outreach centres in Revelstoke and Kelowna to create to help seniors share their homes with compatible renters.
The large-scale home-sharing solution is helping to solve the affordable housing shortage and reduces social isolation in vulnerable communities.
“We have a single mother with a son in middle school and we connected her with an engineering school student. She has an extra income now, they share meals together and help each other out.”
- Contract with Seniors Outreach and Resource Centre to provide home-sharing services to seniors across the Okanagan
- Recipient of Columbia Basin Trust Award to fund the Revelstoke Community Resources Network in January 2020 – city’s first large-scale home sharing program
- Winner Staples Canada This is How I Grow My Business Contest
- Winner Purrpl CHANGEUP 2020 Pitch Competition
- Recipient of funding from NRC IRAP and BDC
In the news
Happipad connects people looking for company and affordable housing
At Happipad, the concept is simple — hosts with a spare room are matched with guests looking for a place to stay.
Happipad connects people in search of an affordable place to stay with those who have spare rooms to offer
Do you have a room in your Burnaby home you’d like to rent out, but are looking for an alternative to Craigslist? There’s an app that wants to hear from you.
Given the number of empty bedrooms and people seeking accommodations, home sharing seems like a practical idea whose time should come, says Michael Geller (Vancouver Courier).
The best of the best were honoured in Vernon recently at the Business Excellence Awards.
Happipad was selected as one of three winners of the This is How I Grow My Business contest
UBC engineers create a program to help connect renters and landlords.
Happipad is an authenticated home-sharing platform which began in Kelowna and the Okanagan area and has officially extended to the Greater Vancouver Area and Vancouver Island.
Happipad Technologies, City of Revelstoke and Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society awarded funds.
Winners of “This is How I Grow My Business” contest announced, receive mentorship from Champion of Entrepreneurs, Joe Mimran.
A senior and a university student aren’t typical roommates — but say it makes life easier for both of them.
A trio of contest-winning Canadian small businesses are about to get a helping hand from Joe Mimran.
It’s a tough world out there for renters, and Kelowna is no exception with rental vacancy rates below 1%.
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