Operating through high school cafeterias and in the botanical gardens at the University of Alberta, Viva Café is a family and community-run catering company that focuses on providing healthy meal options while creating jobs for immigrant women.
“These women have a lot of wisdom, knowledge, skills, and commitment,” Abboud explains.
“It is so much work,” laughed Rose, who previously founded startups Digg and Milk.
“You get back into it and you realize, ‘Oh yeah, VCs do have an amazing job.'” Rose’s North Technologies, an app incubator of sorts, has already introduced two apps and has two more potential projects on the horizon.
It launched Tiiny, an ephemeral video sharing app in September, and it introduced Watchville on Saturday, a “luxury good” app that aggregates news and offers tools for timepiece enthusiasts.