TERO IS MENTIONED IN THE DAILY NEWSPAPER OF CHICOUTIMI LE QUOTIDIEN
Elizabeth, President and co-founder of Tero, spoke with journalist Eve-Marie Fortier as part of an interview for the daily newspaper in Chicoutimi Le Quotidien.
They talk about Tero, from the very beginning until today. What is the device? What is it used for? How does it affect the environment? When will the first Tero devices be delivered?
The answers to these questions and more in this article.
TERO IS AT THE GRAND MARCHÉ OF QUÉBEC
The Tero team went to the Grand Marché of Québec for two weekends to present the Tero device to the general public for the first time.
This activity took place as part of the Innovarium journey: the alimenTerre challenge organized in partnership with Défi-Évasion. What an honour it was for us to meet our community and answer all of their questions about the Tero device.
Thank you for this beautiful event!
TERO ON CODE QUÉBEC AIRING ON TÉLÉ-QUÉBEC
On their way to the 2020 edition of Expo Entrepreneurs, Elizabeth and Valérie had the chance to speak with Dave Ouellet for the show Code Québec.
The program's theme: Do inventive people still exist in Quebec? Discover the answer of Tero's two co-founders in this coverage!
THE TERO PRE-SALE IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN!
The Abitibi regional newspaper Le Citoyen wanted to chat with Valerie to find out how the start of our most recent pre-sale was going.
"The creators of the Tero device, Valdorian Valérie Laliberté and Elizabeth Coulombe, have the wind in their sails again"
"We were looking forward to seeing if the buzz for the Tero device would be the same as in our 2019 crowdfunding campaign, and I think we can say that people are still interested in our product" - Valérie
TERO LAUNCHES ITS NEW PRE-SALE!
In order to meet the growing demand of the public, but mainly in order to plan the production in a responsible way, Tero has launched its new pre-sale directly on its website.
It was a success from the very first day and we would like to thank you for your enthusiasm!
Be among the first to receive your device in the fall of 2021 by pre-ordering it now.
TERO ON PLANET TECHNO ON ICI EXPLORA
Elizabeth and Valérie gave an interview to host Marie-Audrey Houle for the Planet Techno program.
In honor of Waste Reduction Week, this segment addresses a topic familiar to Tero: organic waste management.
The three women discuss how Tero facilitates recycling and waste management at home.
ELIZABETH TALKS WITH ENTREPRENEUR SERGE BEAUCHEMIN
As part of the alias entrepreneur·e initiative, Elizabeth Coulombe discussed with entrepreneur Serge Beauchemin.
If you are interested in business, have a project in mind, or simply want to learn more about the basics of a crowdfunding campaign, this interview is for you.
TERO X GSOFT: HOW TO GROW A START-UP BUSINESS?
As a company with similar values to Tero’s, GSoft wanted to discuss with Elizabeth and Valérie about starting a business.
As Tero was still a start-up, the exchange focused on the organization of limited resources and the importance of knowing how to surround yourself with the right people when setting up a large-scale project.
It was a pleasure to speak resourcefulness with Jean-Philippe Crevier.
VALÉRIE GIVES A RADIO INTERVIEW ON ÉNERGIE ABITIBI
Valérie Laliberté, co-founder of Tero, spoke with radio host MO to discuss the development of an innovative product in the unique circumstances of a global pandemic.
They also addressed topics ranging from Earth Day to the new employees who arrived on the Tero team and their Kickstarter crowdfunding.
We would like to thank the Énergie radio station for the great interview!
ELIZABETH AND VALÉRIE, TWO INSPIRING WOMEN
What a surprise it was for us to find ourselves among the inspiring women of Canada in a Simons newsletter!
Rubbing shoulders with other equally inspiring female models really warmed our hearts. Simons is a company from home that shares our values and stands out for its responsible commitments.
This is the kind of initiative that pushes us to surpass ourselves even more every day to offer a high-quality product which is aligned with a strong social and environmental responsibility.
RICARDO MAGAZINE FEATURES TERO
Tero is featured in the March-April edition of Ricardo magazine, in the mouth to EAR section on page 15.
"Young Quebec entrepreneurs are causing a stir in the world of food recycling."
To be mentioned in this issue with a special focus on vegetarianism and the transition to a greener lifestyle is a true honour for us.
TERO ON THE GÉNIAL! PROGRAM OF TÉLÉ-QUÉBEC
On December 3, 2019, Tero appeared on the Génial! program of Télé-Québec. Guests Bernard Lavallée (the urban nutritionist) and Florence Léa Siry (Chic Frigo Sans Fric) and their teammates had to answer a question about the Tero device.
It was a very nice experience for us and above all, the viewers received a very nice explanation from the renowned scientist Martin Carli. A warm thank you goes out to the host Stéphane Bellavance and the whole team of Génial!.
TRADE MISSION TO EUROPE
From November 23 to 30, 2019, Elizabeth embarked on a trade mission to Belgium and France with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Quebec (CCIQ) to meet the various stakeholders related to food waste management.
She had several very interesting meetings that will allow the team to integrate their European market more easily when they will be ready to export the Tero device. This trade mission was organized as part of the CCIQ’s Parcours Europe program.
KICKSTARTER : $1.75 M
From October 15 to November 14, 2019, we carried out our very first crowdfunding campaign and it was a huge success! In 24 hours, we raised over $1 million in funding! Our goal was to reach $70,000 and it was reached in less than 10 minutes.
It was a great reward for our team, for all the years working with dedication, to see all the interest and enthusiasm in our Tero device. After 30 days of campaigning, over $1.75 million had been raised and this money will be used for the production of the devices that have been ordered.
The Tero team would like to thank all the contributors who participated in the crowdfunding campaign from the bottom of their hearts. Their contributions will allow us to make Tero a reality!
ADVERTISING IN LE JOURNAL DE QUÉBEC AND LE JOURNAL DE MONTRÉAL
It’s already been a year since we won the prestigious Pierre-Péladeau scholarship of $35,000! Thank you to Quebecor for this great advertisement in Le Journal de Québec and Le Journal de Montréal!
UNVEILING OF OUR NEW IMAGE AND KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCEMENT
After several months of work with our various product development partners, including Creaform Engineering and the Centre de Recherche et d’Industrie de Québec (CRIQ), we finally unveiled the new brand image of the Tero device in September 2019 and announced the launch date of our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
The crowdfunding campaign will last for 30 days and will start on October 15, 2019. During this campaign, people will be able to contribute to our project by pre-ordering their Tero device.
PARTICIPATION IN STARTUPFEST
Tero’s team participated in the Startupfest in Montreal from July 9 to 12, 2019.
It was a great opportunity for us to network with industry players, to attend conferences of women in technology and to participate in a few pitch contests such as the one in front of a panel of grandmother judges including Daniele Henkel!
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN FILE IN LES AFFAIRES
We are very happy to have collaborated on the file that looks at our profession of industrial designer in the newspaper Les Affaires.
"Having a positive impact is part of our training, but also part of our core values" - Elizabeth
"It’s not just a trend, it’s an element that must be part of our decisions from now on" - Valérie
THE J. ARMAND BOMBARDIER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
It is with great pride that we received one of the three J. Armand Bombardier Foundation’s Excellence Scholarships for Young Entrepreneurial Women worth $10,000!
These scholarships were named in honour of the three Bombardier daughters and we won the one of Madame Claire Beaudoin for the processing and manufacturing sector.
It was an honour for us to meet Madame Beaudoin and the entire Bombardier family present at the event!
Tero is fortunate to be part of the 5th cohort of the Parcours Europe of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Quebec!
This program will allow us to discover the players in organic matter management on the European market during the trade mission to France and Belgium next November!
Photo credit: Audet Photo
Photo credit: Audet Photo
TERO WINS THE MEI HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP
Tero is one of the 75 companies who received the honorary grant worth $25,000 awarded by the Quebec Department of Economy and Innovation!
We are proud that the government and the members of the jury recognized the importance of making organic waste management more accessible, thanks to our Tero device!
The honorary entrepreneurship grant was awarded to us during the Reso360° event organized by the Quebec Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Thank you for this great recognition and especially for encouraging emerging entrepreneurs!
A VISIT TO THE AMERICANA TRADE SHOW
The Tero team was present at AMERICANA - Environmental forum and International trade show for environmental technologies, the largest multi-sector environmental event in North America, organized by the Environment Network.
Several conferences and meetings took place where we had the opportunity to discuss with experts on the major issues in the environmental field.
Thank you to our partner CRIQ – Industrial Research Center of Quebec for giving us this opportunity!
THE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE ABITIBI REGION L'ÉCLAT TALKS ABOUT TERO
Originally from Val-d’or in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, our co-founder Valérie gave an interview for the weekly newspaper L’Éclat.
A PORTRAIT OF THE ENTREPRENEURS BEHIND TERO
A portrait of the entrepreneurs behind Tero was produced in the business and finance section of the Journal de Montréal.
" The compost bins may soon become obsolete thanks to Elizabeth Coulombe and Valérie Laliberté, the businesswomen behind Tero. The company is at the base of a household appliance capable of reducing food waste by fertilizing in a few hours. In less than two years, the initiative has won multiple awards for women entrepreneurs and their reputation in the field of eco-responsible innovation in Quebec is well established. "
Photo credit: Jean-François Desgagnés / Journal de Québec
THE TERO TEAM AT THE CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SHOW IN LAS VEGAS
Tero was celebrating the New Year at CES in Las Vegas, the world’s largest tech innovation event
Among other things, we had the opportunity to meet the Minister of the Economy and Innovation of Quebec, Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon – Member of Parliament for Terrebonne, and to discuss the various issues facing startups in technological innovation.
To find out more about our presence at CES 2019, listen to the Planète Techno show and the radio interview on Bernard Drainville’s show at 98.5 FM in the links below.
NEWS REPORT ON ICI RADIO-CANADA: A HELPING HAND TO REVOLUTIONIZE HOME COMPOSTING
A news report was conducted on Tero by Nicole Germain and was aired on Radio-Canada's newscast on December 9, 2018.
TERO: WINNER OF THE QUEBEC CITY CALL FOR PROJECTS
We are proud to be one of the 15 winning companies of the 4th cohort of the Quebec City call for projects
We thank the City of Quebec for supporting the creation of innovative, structuring and job-creating businesses in Quebec. This financial contribution makes all the difference for start-up companies like ours!
A SECOND ARTICLE IN LA PRESSE+ FOR TERO!
As you can read in the article, "A quick and odourless alternative to compost, we are supported by Ecofuel, an accelerator program for clean technology companies." Their team of experienced mentors helps us propel our business by offering a specialized and personalized training program.
Photo credit: Éric Myre
TERO PARTICIPATES IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PIERRE-PÉLADEAU SCHOLARSHIPS
On October 22, 2018, the evening celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Pierre-Péladeau Bursaries was held in the Old Port of Montreal.
"This year, $200,000 was distributed to four innovative start-ups who found ingenious ways to combine profitability and environmental awareness." - Business and finance section in the Journal de Montréal
We are very grateful to see our project recognized by the jury of the prestigious Pierre-Péladeau Bursaries. It is with great honour that we won the $35,000 grant! We thank the entire Quebecor team for this wonderful evening, but above all for this financial assistance which definitely makes a big difference for the development of our product!
TERO WINS THE AVENIR ENVIRONNEMENT AWARD
"Students committed to making compost more accessible to Quebec families."
After qualifying to represent Université Laval last April, Tero participated in the Forces AVENIR University Gala which aims to recognize, honour and promote student involvement in projects that contribute to the formation of conscious, responsible, active and persevering citizens.
It is with great pride that we announce that Tero has won the AVENIR Environment Award! It was a wonderful evening where we were surrounded by some very inspiring people.
We had the chance to spend our evening with a wonderful team from Cascades. We would like to thank Mr. Hugo D’Amours, Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs at Cascades, who presented us with our prize!
LA PRESSE+ FEATURES TERO
La Presse+ published an article by Samuel Larochelle on our company called "Towards a revolution in home composting" in the Business – portfolio section.
" Their goal is clear: to simplify composting. Tero is perfect for keeping things simple and ideal for people who don’t have a lot of time but want to do their part for the environment ."
TERO WINS THE PIERRE-PÉLADEAU SCHOLARSHIP VALUED AT $35,000!
On August 7, the Quebecor Media team accompanied by Marie-Claude Barrette, spokesperson for the event, came to surprise us at our office to tell us that we had won one of the four Pierre-Péladeau Bursaries!
This year, it is the 20 th edition of the Pierre-Péladeau Bursary, which aims to stimulate the creation of businesses among young Quebec university students. We are therefore invited to participate in the evening specially organized in honour of the 20th anniversary which will take place in October 2018, where all the winners will be announced.
TERO WON 2 GRAND PRIZES AT THE NATIONAL GALA OF THE OSE ENTREPRENDRE CHALLENGE!
On June 14, the 20th Desjardins Grand Prize Gala of the OSEntreprendre took place, which celebrated its national winners at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec.
After winning the local and regional galas of the OSEntreprendre Challenge, Tero stood out this time on a national scale by winning the Student Business Creator Coup de cœur prize worth $5,000 in addition to winning the 2 prize of the Technological and Technical Innovation category
valued at $5,000.
" The company offers an innovative solution for household food waste management in the form of a compact product with an attractive design that saves time while generating a fertilizer. These inspiring women entrepreneurs are compelling because of their social and environmental convictions. The OSEntreprendre Challenge brings visibility, that’s for sure. Meeting the juries who have varied experiences and who question us allows us to push the product further and ensure that we have a good professional proposal. "
INNOVATIONS FOR THE PLANET: TERO IN THE MAGAZINE LE MUST
Eight great Quebec and eco-responsible projects are presented in the spring edition of LE must magazine, including our product Tero!
You can read the paragraph on Tero in the "Beau, bon ou inédit" section: green trends section, under the title: QUICKLY COMPOSTED! QUICKLY USED! (p.19)
TERO FEATURED IN LE SOLEIL NEWSPAPER
The Quebec daily Le Soleil published an article by Alexandra Perron about Tero in the Maison Express section.
" After having surveyed 300 people by questionnaire and made several interviews, the duo understood that consumers were ready to reduce their amount of waste, but with something of […] sleek format, which fits well on the counter. " - Alexandra Perron
INTERVIEW WITH TERO ON PREMIÈRE HEURE
On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Tero team had its first interview on the Radio-Canada program: Première Heure with Claude Bernatchez. Thank you Martine Côté for the interview and for your interest in our company!
" "Two young entrepreneurs from Quebec are developing a whole new way of composting at home with their product called Tero. The odourless composter provides fertilizer for indoor plants or the garden within three hours. " - Martine Côté
THE TERO EXPRESS COMPOSTER WINS THE $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP IN THE MOUVEMENT COMPETITION
After several months of practice, stress and adrenaline, Tero participated in the "pitch" competition which was held on February 13, 2018, in Montreal. Tero was named the winner of the 3rd edition of the Mouvement Novae and won the grand prize, the Loto-Québec scholarship of $10,000!!
A huge thank you to everyone who encouraged us! And a special thank you to the juries of Novae, Loto-Québec, Keurig and Cascades for believing in our project!
" "Tero clearly shows us that we still have unexplored territories where Quebec genius can create a movement and change the world" "
– Simon RobertDirector of Social Responsibility at Loto-Québec,
main partner of the Mouvement competition.
" "This concept aims to facilitate the adoption of composting by Quebec families, by eliminating irritants such as odour, insects and other time and management constraints. Tero wants to transform food waste into ready-to-use fertilizers in less than 3 hours, using a clean sleek composter. " - Novae
TERO AT THE CIVILIZATION MUSUEM OF QUEBEC
The Tero team is very proud to have been selected by none other than Michel Dallaire himself, a pioneer of industrial design in Quebec, to exhibit alongside him at the Dallaire exhibition. From idea to object. This exhibition allows you to get to know more than 80 creations by the designer, from the Olympic torch for the 1976 Montreal Games to the BIXI public shared bicycle.
" "And the exhibition ends with a project by two students who won the Musée de la civilization prize: Valérie Laliberté and Elizabeth Coulombe. They made a wonderful homemade composter. […] It’s super interesting, it seems that everyone on the committee has ordered one when it will be done. Just like that, we are now looking into the future. "
- Pascale Lévesque, columnist for the Entrée Principale program
* From December 8, 2017 to September 3, 2018
TERO WINS THE FIRST PRIZE AT THE 2017 BUSINESS IDEAS COMPETITION
" On Wednesday, November 15, the Gala for the awards ceremony of the 16th edition of the Business Ideas Competition organized by Entrepreneuriat Laval took place in the Le Grand Salon room of the Alphonse-Desjardins pavilion. This competition aims to stimulate the emergence of new business projects within each of the faculties of the campus. This year, 108 people representing 13 of the 17 faculties of Université Laval submitted a total of 81 projects." "
The Tero business project stood out during this event and won the 1st prize outside the faculty: a $400 grant.
TERO: WINNER OF THE INCUBADIQ 2017 COMPETITION
To mark the International Industrial Design Day, the Association of Industrial Designers of Quebec (ADIQ) presented the winners of the incubADIQ competition on June 29, 2017 during a networking cocktail at the Espace BRP in Montreal.
The "Tero" project presented by Université Laval graduates Valérie Laliberté and Elizabeth Coulombe won the incubADIQ Prize "Most original project – chosen by the professional community ."
TERO WINS 3 AWARDS AT UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL PRODUCT DESIGN GRADUATES EXHIBITION
" The opening of the exhibition of the first 18 graduates in product design was held on May 19, 2017. During this evening, various prizes were awarded to the most deserving students.
The Tero project by Valérie Laliberté and Elizabeth Coulombe won the Prix du public award, the ADIQ award and the Musée de la Civilization award allowing a project to be exhibited at the Dallaire exhibition. From Idea to Object on Quebec designer Michel Dallaire. "
TERO'S FIRST PRIZE AT SIDIM
Tero was at the Salon International du Design Industriel de Montréal, at Place Bonaventure, on May 6, 2017, with the graduates of the first cohort of the bachelor’s degree in product design from Université Laval. The Tero team had the incredible surprise of receiving an Award of Excellence in Sustainable Development during the event, among more than 300 exhibitors!
" Aesthetic and very promising prototype facilitating the efficient management of [food waste] " - SIDIM, may 2017See the full article