Laura Burget (ChemE 1T6) and her business partner Connie Lo were recently announced as members of the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Retail and E-Commerce.
Burget attributes her fourth-year course, Entrepreneurship and Small Business (APS234), for motivating her to dive deeper into researching the skincare industry, leading her to discover a nearly untapped market: affordable, all-natural products.
Frustrated by expensive skincare and misleading labels, Burget and Lo pooled their savings in 2017 to start Three Ships, a vegan, natural skincare brand. While manufacturing began in Lo’s Toronto apartment, products are now sold in over 700 brick-and-mortar stores, including Target, Whole Foods and Hudson’s Bay. The brand is on track to hit $4 million in revenue in 2021.