SFU’s first international entrepreneurship co-op students head to China

March 22, 2018

Members of Zennea Technologies, a Simon Fraser University student venture and a Venture Connection client, will be the first entrepreneurship co-op (eCo-op) students from SFU to cross international waters, joining the HAX accelerator program – the world’s first and largest hardware accelerator.

The team is one of 15 companies in the latest cohort intake to relocate to Shenzhen, China, considered the Silicon Valley for developing hardware.

Zennea is a student venture that works out of the Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection incubator program at the SFU Surrey campus. They are developing a portable ‘sleep wearable’ device to support individuals suffering from sleep apnea. The discreet, battery-operated device aims to reduce snoring and provide insight into one’s sleep quality.

This story has been featured in SFU NewsBusiness in Vancouver, and Xinhua Net.