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Former U of M Botany Student Wins Innovate Manitoba’s 2016 Venture Challenge

Venture Challenge Award Goes to Heather Urquhart's Huna Natural Apothecary

June 29, 2016 — 

from the Winnipeg Free Press

Heather Urquhart quit her job in the corporate world, went back to school to study strategic management to go along with her botany degree and is now making her own line of skin-care products that’s being scooped up by eager customers at $95 per vial.

On Wednesday, her company, Huna Natural Apothecary, won Innovate Manitoba’s 2016 Venture Challenge against a field of five other presenters that were arguably some of the most polished presenters in the program’s history.

Urquhart’s products, a line of premium skin-care creams and lotions, has already caught the attention of the likes of British Vogue magazine and some high-profile online beauty bloggers.

“I got a botany degree at the U of M way back in the day, and left to go into the corporate world.” Urquhart said. “Now I’m coming back to my roots. It’s all coming together.”


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