Laura Burget (ChemE 1T6) makes Forbes 30 Under 30

Laura Burget

Laura Burget (ChemE 1T6), photo taken by Roberta Baker

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.

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