Ethan G - FogWatch

Updated: Mar 4

What’s the business that you came up with during the IDEA Centre and where is it now? So at the IDEA center I worked on FogWatch, which was a system for monitoring weather across the region of Saint John. My partner Ethan Z and I taught ourselves the required knowledge to build a functional weather station and a website to display the data it collects.

Once our semester at the IDEA center finished, we didn’t carry on with our business because it was more of an experimental project. We were both very interested in technology and we wanted to prove that we had the capability to really make something work. This has since carried into both our lives as since then we have used the knowledge we learned while at the IDEA center and applied it to our own personal projects.

What are you doing and working on nowadays? Nowadays personally I am working on more software related projects and hobbies, but myself, Ethan Z and another partner are working on a new business venture concerning the city and its community rinks.

If a high school student contacted you now, in what ways do you think you could help them? What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs that are just starting out? If a high school student contacted me today I would tell them not to give up, creating your own business isn’t easy and it requires extra hours, grinding and failure. If you don’t fail, you’ll never succeed.

Favourite quote? My favorite quote is by Alan Turing: “Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”

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