Snug Vest

Press Kit

Snug Vest founder Lisa Fraser is available for interviews & questions.

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Latest Press Coverage!

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October 18, 2016 - Pace Centre

"Register for online workshop: Solutions to help children self regulate"

October 5, 2016 - National Autism Association

"Solutions to help children self regulate - Online workshop"

Aug 28, 2016 - Geek Club Books

"Can your child benefit from a Snug Vest Hug?"

Aug 23, 2016 - SheBuiltThat

"SBT035 Lisa Fraser: Don't sit on things, just do them"

August 2, 2016 - Consumer Affairs

"Children with autism may benefit from weighted backpacks at school"

 June 30, 2016 -  Wearable Tech

"Patent for 'Snug Vest' aiming to help those with autism and sensory processing disorders"

 March 4 2016 - Accessible Media Inc. - AMI TV

"Snug Vest"
May 1 2016 - VentureBeat "100 noteworthy young startups - and what they tell us about tech this year."
"100 noteworthy young startups - and what they tell us about tech this year."


2015 - The Derek Volk Show

"Inflatable vest for providing Deep Pressure Therapy"


August 2015 - Financial Post

"This Entrepreneur Backed Out of a Dragons' Den Deal and the Reason Why is a Lesson for All Business Owners"
July 2015 - MedCity News
"Snug Vest explores pressure therapy as a treatment option for Autism"
June 2015 - CTV
"Inflatable hug: Therapeutic vest helps ease kids' anxiety"
June 2015 - Healthline
"3 Natural Ways to Calm your Child's Anxiety"
May 2015 - Tech Style News
"Health Vest"
April 2015 - Parents Canada
"New inflatable vest hopes to be a lifesaver for families with autism"
April 2015 - Globe and Mail
"'Degisn Empathy' Builds Inclusive Spaces for people with autism"
April 2015 - Autism Daily Newscast
"Snug Vest a therapeutic product for individuals with autism"
April 2015 - Vancouver Sun
"Snug Vest founder gets a Dragons' Deal, then goes elsewhere"
April 2015 - Calgary Herald
"Dragons like Snug Vest, but Fraser Opts Out" 
April 2015 - CBC
Snug Vest Pitching on Dragons' Den (second pitch)
April 2015 - Fox Business
"Snug Vest Addresses Stress"
April 2015 - Surrey Leader
"Eight Venture Labs Firms make 'Ready to Rocket' List"
March 2015 - GizMag
"Snug Vest addresses anxiety by inflating"
March 2015 - GeekTime
"5 Startups that are Helping Children with Autism"
February 2015 - Ready to Rocket
Snug Vest named 2015 Life Sciences Emerging Rocket
February 2015 - Global BC
"'Snug Vest' helps comfort children with Autism"
February 2015 - Georgia Straight
"Vancouver tech startups take aim at autism, diabetes, and bone surgeries"
December 2014 - Globe & Mail
"Vancouver designer markets inflatable vest as therapy for autistic children"
November 2014 - Bubbles Make Him Smile
"Snug as a bug. Review: Snug Vest"
July 2014 - CKNW
"Young Entrepreneurs: Lisa Fraser"
June 2014 - Financial Post
"Personal Finance: Young Money"


June 2014 - Qmed: Qualified Suppliers to the Medical Device Industry
"Snug Vest: A Wearable Medical Device That Looks Cool"


May 2014 - Wall Street Journal
"Meet Three Medical Design Excellence Award Finalists"
April 2014 - Vancouver Sun
"Steep Road from Art School Project to Viable Business"
April 2014 - Medical Design Excellence Award
Finalist- Rehabilitative & Assistive Technology Products
Press Release Here
April 2014 - BC Business Magazine
Snug Vest Founder & CEO receives Top 30 Under 30 Award
March 2014 - Red Dot Award
Snug Vest Wins Coveted International Red Dot Design Award (Press Release)
December 2013 - British Columbia Innovation Council
"Success Story: Snug Vest (Squeezease Therapy Inc.) helps decrease tantrums in children with autism"
August 2013 - Emily Carr
Alumni Story: Lisa Fraser (Video)
August 2013 - Business in Vancouver
"How I did it"
June 2013 - HuffPost British Columbia
Snug Vest is Therapeutic, Stylish Hug for Kids with Autism


March 2013 - BC Business
"Comfort Clothing: Squeezease Therapy's Autism Vest"
February 2013 - Emily Carr
Lisa Fraser's Snug Vest Receives High Acclaim
January 2013 - Canada AM
"Snug Vest for Kids with Autism"
January 2013 - Vancouver Sun
"Vancouver designer's inflatable vest helps autistic kids focus"
January 2013 - CTV BC
"Snug Vest for People with Autism"


January 2013 - Special Ed Post
"Newly designed vest provides deep pressure for sensory disorders"
January 2013 - Sing Tao Daily (Toronto)
December 2012 - Forbes
"The Entrepreneur's Holiday Shopping Guide: 7 Tech Gifts from Rising Startups"
December 2012 - CBC News
"Autism Snug Vest"

February 2012 – Gerald Narciso / BCIT –
“Rising Medical Device Inventor Connects With BCIT to Improve Her Product”


November 2011 – Red Dot Design Award –
“Squeezease’s BearHug Vest (now Snug Vest) published in Red Dot Award Yearbook”


November 2011 – Alice Lam / BC Innovation Council -
“Squeezease Therapy Inc: “feel the squeeze…live with ease”


October 2011 – Spark Awards –
“Squeezease’s BearHug Vest (now Snug Vest) published in Spark Industrial Design Award Yearbook”


September 2011 – Radhika Seth / Yanko Design –
“Children Need A Bear Hug!”


May 2011- core jr / core 77 –
“Autism Connects: BearHug, Wearable Deep Pressure Therapy”

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