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Startups

Arcadia

One Line Pitch: Production of a revolutionary bio-cement

Business Summary: Using biological production of bio-cement to stabilize sand, strengthen infrastructure, and support inhabitation without any pollution while also stabilizing atmosphere CO2

Sector: Green construction

G-Tech

One Line Pitch: Provides manufacturers with more affordable and cost-effective milk testing machines, water purity analyzers, and slurry analyzers for use in quality control.

Business Summary: Will sell milk testing machines to small dairy farms that would otherwise not be able to afford such a device. Will sell a water analyzer that is affordable enough to be purchased by even the smallest of water treatment plants. Will sell slurry analyzer for use in the mining industry.

Sector: Life Sciences

Virtual Dance Studios

One Line Pitch: Connects dancers with dance instructors from around the world to provide live virtual dance classes.

Business Summary: Sell dance lessons to individuals or groups to be taught at the Virtual Dance Studios self-renting studio or at partnered dance studios across Winnipeg. The studios will contain all equipment necessary to virtually connect the dance instructor to their students.

Sector: Information and Communications Technology

5 Second Marketing

One Line Pitch: Specializes in creating targeted Micro Commercials for Advertising on Social Media (Bumper Ads)

Business Summary: 5 Second Marketing specializes in bumper ads which are five-second, unskippable video advertisements commonly (but not exclusively) used on social media platforms. 5 Second Marketing will employ a unique combination of AI advertisement tools thereby allowing companies to provide focussed messaging to potential customers on a more frequent basis than traditional commercials which are 15 or 30 seconds in length

Sector: Social Media Advertising 

Active Metix

One Line Pitch: Research and development into the discovery and commercialization of new active ingredients for use in skincare products.

Business Summary: Our business focus is on exclusive distribution of high-quality functional cosmetic ingredients manufactured by world top level companies such as CODIF France, Phenbiox Italy, Linnea Swiss, etc. to the Chinese market.

Sector: Life Sciences/Fashion

Agelon

One Line Pitch: Online designer marketing research to reduce market research costs

Business Summary: Agelon searches social media for the right audience to respond to your research

Sector: Information & Communications Technology, Business

AirGuide

One Line Pitch: A platform for connecting local experts with travelling visitors so that visitors can get authentic, niche, tours tailored to their specific interests.

Business Summary: Local experts make money by creating and leading their own tours, visitors get authentic tours, pay less, and support the local entrepreneurs.

Sector: Tourism

AntiMyce

One Line Pitch: Biological control of fungal pests to control Early Blight Disease and citrus postharvest decay.

Business Summary: One of the most important goals of the project is to produce an organic substitute for antifungal chemicals that will lead to the production of organic crops.

Sector: Agriculture/Sustainable Food Production

Architi

One Line Pitch: Architi deploys AI to support architects and designers to develop more sophisticated and effective project plans.

Business Summary: Architi is developing AI-assisted software using a cloud-based platform (SaaS) to provide services to architecture firms that will 1) speed their development process; 2) enable more efficient and effective work with clients; and 3) through the machine learning process, open new vistas in architectural vision, supporting human creativity in ways that have not previously been possible using traditional methods of architectural drawing, including programs like AutoCAD.

Sector: Architecture & Engineering/Construction

ATSidekick

One Line Pitch: ATSidekick is an online software as a service (SaaS) designed to help jobseekers know where they stand vis à vis job requirements and to ensure that their resume gets past recruitment Applicant Tracking System (ATS) systems as well as stand out in front of hiring managers/recruiters.

Business Summary: The job market is competitive and the better the job is, either in terms of compensation or hiring company profile, the tougher it is to get an interview or even a call from the employer. ATSidekick helps ensure that candidate resumes pass through the ATS system by making various checks on the resume. ATSidekick will also ensure high keyword match.

Sector: Information & Communications Technology

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AutoBooks

One Line Pitch: Bookkeeping automation/account reconciliation for people who do not have time and/or cannot afford expensive 3rd-party service providers.

Business Summary: We develop smart AI-based solutions to help our users with repetitive, complex, and time-consuming tasks.

Sector: Business Automation

AutoEstate

One Line Pitch: An automated estate and financial planning solution for individuals.

Business Summary: We focus on smart tools that simplify life and reduce the stress of complex and frustrating, but necessary, tasks.

Sector: Business Automation

Best Before

One Line Pitch: Innovative food waste and environmental damage prevention software

Business Summary: Best Before helps support businesses and reduce food waste, negative environmental impacts, and helps consumers save money on groceries

Sector: Retail / Environment

Best Buddy

One Line Pitch: BestBuddy is a full digital solution and app for the management of proper, life-long pet care.

Business Summary: When an owner purchases or adopts a new companion, that pet’s information is input into the system. BestBuddy prompts users to input various details about their pet, the living conditions, and their own personal preferences with regards to pet care.

Sector: Information and Communications Technology

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BluDate

One Line Pitch: Blood donation management

Business Summary: Bludate is a platform that enables people to find out which blood type is currently in urgent demand, by whom and where, so donor recruitment efforts can be managed accordingly

Sector: Healthcare

Cardiocan

One Line Pitch: An AI-based software solution to analysis of ECG signals

Business Summary: We are proposing a software which helps with the diagnosis and prevention of the cardiotoxicity by means of analyzing Electrocardiogram (ECG) signals through Machine Learning. Based on the result of this analysis, the clinicians will be able to diagnose cardiotoxicity in the early stages of the disease and plan the anticancer treatment accordingly

Sector: Life Science and Advanced Health/Health Care IT

CBSA Life

One Line Pitch: Develop and manufacture buffers, cell culture media, DNA & RNA extraction kits, molecular kits for rapid diagnosis of viral and bacterial diseases, and molecular enzymes.

Business Summary: CBSAlife is a company involved in developing and manufacturing cell culture media that has succeeded to achieve the technology of manufacturing diagnosis kits. The team of CBSA life is committed to providing customers with first class sample preparation kits for RNA, DNA and protein purification, clean-up and concentration for use in research applications as well as diagnostics, and to provide dedicated and expert support services to our customers and partners worldwide.

Sector: Life Sciences

www.cbsalife.com

Community

One Line Pitch: Provides senior citizens with an online environment for socialization and online classes.

Business Summary: Sales of health care and wellness-related products, online courses, leisure packages, medical travel packages, and advertising revenue.

Sector: Life Sciences

TRL:

www.yuechina365.com

CyberCover

One Line Pitch: CyberCover provides cyber insurance crafted for the small businesses using the underwriting method customized by AI

Business Summary: Sell cyber insurance to small businesses and connect third-party cybersecurity service providers to the customers. The provided end to end cyber insurance will enable small businesses with limited technical knowledge to get access to affordable cyber insurance. This will allow small businesses to expand their revenue from online sales and also manage their risk of online business

Sector: Insurance technology

Data Pitcher

One Line Pitch: DataPitcher has been started this year (2019) by a company that has been a pioneer in the start-up world in the last 6 years by building various products/platforms. They have worked over 40+ clients in the last 6 years for various AI/ML use-cases in the domain of Healthcare, Fintech, education, etc. 

Business Summary: DataPitcher is Blockchain and Auto-ML driven most secured marketplace to either get the best value for your data assets, Workflows or Algorithms or else solve your business use-case with the best possible solution with scientist or Auto-ML acting as solution miners.

Sector:Information & Communications Technology

TRL: 4

Dealership Pro

One Line Pitch: Dealership Pro provides full, SaaS-based customer lifecycle management solutions to car dealers.

Business Summary: The Dealership Pro platform is integrated with social media to generate sales leads and targeted marketing via rules-based AI and big data. Dealership Pro provides full customer lifecycle management with a mobile, user-friendly CRM platform, and with tools that streamline car dealership workflow processes.

Sector: Information & Communications Technology

Dental Phobia Treatment

One Line Pitch: A Virtual Reality (VR) gaming software based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and biofeedback signals to address dental phobia.

Business Summary: In a worldwide survey of 18,000 people, 61% stated that they had a dental phobia. About 4% of the population had never been to a dentist because of the fear of the dental procedure.

Sector: Medical Devices/Life Sciences

DigiDent

One Line Pitch: An AI-based software solution assisting dentistry procedures

Business Summary: The business proposes introducing an Application, which employs Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assist dentists in deciding whether to choose the best option in Dental prosthesis, either replacement procedures or reconstruction.

Sector: Life Science and Advanced Health/Health Care IT

Digital Rain Fission

One Line Pitch: Digital Rain Fission has developed a cloud based digital platform that is custom designed to assist water utilities simplify and improve operations by combining big data and machine learning technologies, alerting monitoring personnel of anomalies and streamlining problem isolation and diagnosis.

Business Summary: Digital Rain’s platform is a suite of software solutions that help water utilities reduce costs, boost efficiency, increase the accuracy of planning and improve day-to-day decision-making in an ever-changing landscape. Competitive advantages translate to identifying previously undetectable changes in system performance and unlocking new opportunities to control costs, manage risk and improve service.

Sector: Information & Communications Technology

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https://digitalrainfission.com.au/

Drug Detail Establishment for Trade

One Line Pitch: A private Establishment which sells and promotes aesthetic products, food supplement, health products, Medical Devices and we work also in the pharmaceutical brokerage business.

Sector: Life Sciences/ Manufacturing

http://www.drugdetails.net

Easy Reg AI Solutions

One Line Pitch: Innovative intelligent cloud-based software platform for manufacturers to manage all warranty services information. As well as intuitive APPS for customer’s warranty registration and management.

Business Summary: To create and easy way to help every end consumer to register warranty and manage the after-sale service. It is a third-party platform to offer technology-led warranty registration.

For Consumers, Easy Reg provides an intuitive APP that contains easy steps to register and manage warranty. On the manufacturer’s end, Easy Reg provides a cloud-based software platform to manage warranty info. 

Sector: Information’s and Communications Technology

https://www.easyregai.com/

Electrocompost Machine

One Line Pitch: The Electrocompost machine can turn 10 tonnes of organic waste into compost in a single day – 10 times faster than any competitor, saving time and real estate.

Business Summary: Significant value is being offered to municipalities, waste management companies, farming, fishing, and poultry associations, and large food production and restaurant chains across North America and Europe.

Sector: Manufacturing/Clean Technology

Energy Inspection

One Line Pitch: Energy Inspection has developed an AI-based method that analyzes thermal images and identifies leakage points of a building envelope.

Business Summary: The Energy Inspection solution incorporates previous records of the scanned location, captured data of neighborhoods and similar buildings, green energy standards and normalized information of the city.

Sector: Information and Communications Technology

https://www.einspection.ca/

EquipShare

One Line Pitch: A digital platform that creates a revenue opportunity for owners to rent idle equipment.

Business Summary: Idle construction equipment only collects dust and rust!  Now, thanks to EquipShare, owners of idle equipment can rent out equipment and create a valuable new revenue stream.  On the flip side, no longer does a company have to buy expensive equipment for the next job. Thanks to EquipShare, a company can access available equipment to rent and return it when the job is done.  This unique digital platform brings owner and renter together in an easy to use application, where everyone wins!

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Expentory

One Line Pitch: Expentory is an exchange platform to sell and buy medicine with peers with particular goal in mind: Preventing expiry of medicine and their subsequent waste

Business Summary: Main target market of Expentory is small, medium, and large independent pharmacies though franchised pharmacies can also join and use Expentory’s exchange system. In particular pharmacies located in rural areas can significantly benefit from joining Expentory exchange network as these pharmacies has Signiant turbulences in their demand pattern which directly affect their inventory management

Sector: Life Science

https://www.expentory.com

FCC

One Line Pitch: Creation of online Chinese Character learning courses directed at the children of Chinese immigrant parents. To help support the student’s cultural heritage growth.

Business Summary: The application of AI aided technology with a web platform to provide Chinese students real-time live course teachings with real-time corrective feedback.

Sector: Services

https://www.xhanzi.com/

Find My Parking

One Line Pitch: Find My Parking is an integrated online and offline app that lets drivers choose a specific spot in designated parking lots by using links to specialized sensors in the lot that update real-time availability

Business Summary: Upon arrival at a parking lot, the Find My Parking app guides the driver to their spot through adjusted location technology. The app also helps parking lot owners maximize the utility of their properties. Find My Parking has even created a unique indoor navigation system, which allows drivers and lot owners to determine the exact location of vehicles in places with poor GPS connections

Sector: Information and Communications Technology

Fire Damper

One Line Pitch: A paperless solution to fire damper inspections.

Business Summary: Development of digital solutions for complex maintenance and monitoring of building systems.

Sector: Construction/Life Safety Systems/Business Automation

FTA Canada

One Line Pitch: Production and sales of an innovative bio-disinfectant to kill resistant bacteria, viruses, and fungus.

Business Summary: Our compound kills bacteria, virus and fungus to be fully effective without leaving harmful residues and not exposing users, and health care givers to risk.

Sector: Life Sciences/Biomedical

Gas Inspection

One Line Pitch: Gas Inspection is a software solution for oil and gas facilities of all sizes to manage the maintenance of their equipment; plan, predict and schedule maintenance; manage their workforce; control their parts inventory; and track their assets.

Business Summary: Gas Inspection consists of a backend dashboard accessible in the cloud, and a field platform accessible by authorized maintenance workers through unique printed QR codes for every tracked asset.

Sector: Information & Communications Technology/ Life Sciences

GC Perfect

One Line Pitch: GC Perfect is a smart platform that helps contractors to:

  1. Professionally manage contracts
  2. Expectations 
  3. Payments online & on the go

Business Summary: GC Perfect focuses on contractor operational efficiency with ease of use, and full invoicing, payments, bank account, escrow, and email integration. 

Sector: Information & Communications Technology/ Services

GelEntroCeutics

One Line Pitch: Development and commercialization of acid-resistant (Enteric) soft gelatin capsules for pharmaceutical/nutraceutical industries

Business Summary:

The focus of our business is providing the technology of enteric delivery of soft gelatin capsules which could be used by pharma/nutraceutical industries for their product development.
The routine enteric delivery for softgels consists of applying an acid-insoluble coating on the capsules after encapsulation process. We have developed an intrinsically acid resistant gelatin formulation which could be used to make enteric softgels in one step to create clear soft gelatin capsules, avoiding additional time and cost for coating process. Our technology provides an integrated enteric functionality in a softgel which could be easily used for rapid prototype development and formulation screening, avoiding different challenges of enteric coating such as high temperature associated with enteric coating process which could damage some of the ingredients in formulation

Sector: Pharmaceutical/Nutraceutical

GentoWound

One Line Pitch: A first in kind proprietary and patent pending wound rinse and topical salve for the wound care market

Business Summary: GentoWound is an antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative wound rinse and topical salve that comes in a pH neutral aqueous liquid. It is effective against antimicrobial resistance bacteria and has dermal layer regenerative properties

Sector: Healthcare

Global Immigration Consultants Ltd.

One Line Pitch: Affordable and global solution to current immigration consultants approach ensuring more people are serviced at a lower cost.

Business Summary: Have created a platform that makes things easier for the consultants and the clients, through their unique approach and addition of DSS. GIC has lowered the actual assessment time to an average of 6 minutes, which enables the consultant to access double the amount of profiles in a single workday, compared to their competitors.

Sector: Services

http://www.gicbd.com/

GP Practice Management System

One Line Pitch: EMR/HER which will be cloud based systems

Business Summary:

EMR/HER designed by a GP for GP. This will be simple intuitive interface. Access to all functions and data through two main screens and hot keys. Access from any place or device. The cloud based outpatient(ambulatory) clinic ambulatory management administration susyems. It will be customizable, built in connectivity, integrated remote health, long term patient care path, no maintenance and high security standards

Sector: Life science / Medicine

Green Chicken

One Line Pitch: Green Chicken has developed a unique organically produced feed supplement designed to improve chicken’s health and egg laying productivity

Business Summary: Green Chicken has made a significant improvement in feed supplements for chickens based scientific research performed using microalgae. As a result, Green Chicken will develop and market this natural feed supplement to the chicken industry in North America

Sector: Agriculture

https://www.greenchicken.ca

Hangzhou Yaoxin Technology Co

One Line Pitch: One of the largest suppliers of AOC (Active Optical Connection) solutions in China, supplying products to a variety of top tier consumer electronic manufacturers

Business Summary: Hangzhou Yaoxin Technology Co., Ltd. was established in 2016 to commercialize PCIe over fiber products. Operating under the Mo-Link brand, the company uses innovative integrated circuit packaging technology to specialize in the development, design and manufacturing of optical cable products, and is committed to providing cost-effective solutions supporting higher-bandwidth, smaller size and lower power consumption

Sector: Information & Communications Technology

http://www.mo-link.com/

Heamac Healthcare Inc

One Line Pitch: We develop an intelligent newborn monitor to prevent babies from getting readmitted to hospitals within the first 30 days.

Business Summary: Jaundice & respiratory distress are the top two reasons why babies get readmitted within the first 30 days of birth. Heamac Healthcare developed an innovative patent-pending newborn discharge monitor that non-invasively monitors babies’ vital parameters at home via insurance providers to prevent early discharge. It uses a wide range of frequencies to achieve this monitoring and costs $299. The device is posed for home & hospital use by end of 2021.

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Imutism

One Line Pitch: A platform is designed to teach speaking and life skills to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), based on video modeling method. Our mission is to make sure that every child with ASD in the world has access to therapy resources at affordable price. IMUTISM video products will be available in English at first step, then in other languages in a few years

Business Summary: As an alternative program of regular occupational and speech therapy, our digital imitation- based videos and tasks, designed for different age groups and levels of autism, are available through a platform to teach life skills to ASD children and adults. IMUTISM also provide families with a place to communicate with other families and exchange experiences

Sector: Life Science

https://www.imutism.com

Industrial Membrane Solution

One Line Pitch: Using multi-layered Nano-bubble technology to restore membranes in industrial water purification systems that enhance membrane cleaning. 

Business Summary: Membrane Solutions Pro uses its award-winning technology to restore the worn-out membranes and improve the effectiveness of the periodical cleaning for RO water purification systems. This advanced technology leads to a decrease in capital cost (membranes replacement) and operating expenses (membranes cleaning costs).

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Innovative Industrial Hygiene

One Line Pitch: Real-time industrial safety monitoring

Business Summary: We have developed a solution that will improve industrial safety and reduce safety costs by taking a previously static, one-time process, and making it real-time with continuous monitoring and improved decision-making.

Sector: ICT, Healthcare

Invaste

One Line Pitch: A platform that enables households to generate revenue simply by separating their wastes at source.

Business Summary: Mismanagement of waste is harming human health and local environments while adding to climate challenge. Even though we all know that waste management is the key to protecting the environment, we need new incentives and prompts to take action on recycling.

Sector: Clean Technology

KidiHealth

One Line Pitch: The vision KidiHealth is to make every daycare an extension of the child’s home by creating collaborative circles of parents, dedicated daycare staff, and healthcare professionals around every child so they can reach their full potential.

Business Summary: While existing solutions attempt to automate some administrative tasks, KidiHealth’s cloud-based platform provides a single, easy to access place to manage daycare activities, automate government forms & compliance tasks, inform parents, and refer children to healthcare specialists when they need it most.

Sector: Information and Communications Technology

TRL:

http://www.kidihealth.com/

LeFu Health Products

One Line Pitch: Health Biotech products company.

Business Summary: LeFu produces and distributes nutrition supplements, including a collagen-based UC-II line to treat arthritis and joint pain, and kefir starters that are added to milk to produce a pro-biotic rich and healthy beverage. LeFu is also developing new innovative health products based on soybean fermentation.

Sector: Life Sciences

Max 9

One Line Pitch: Provides quality assurance on safety (non-tampered) and legitimacy (non-counterfeit) of products using technology for under two cents an application.

Business Summary: Sell a version of RFID chips attached to devices that are validated at point of manufacture.

Sector: Information and Communication Technology

MBF Group

One Line Pitch: MBF provides the autobody, car-dealer, car rental and paint industry with a surface defect detection smartphone application that detects damage and surface defects better than the human eye. The application features AI and machine learning, providing a cost effective tool to record and report damage and imperfections of any painted surface

Business Summary: MBF’s mission is to provide industry with an affordable and reliable surface paint quality measurement system. The MBF app is user friendly and will allow easy capture and reporting of surface defects – saving operators time and money

Sector: Auto-body repair, car rental, car sales, and paint industry

McClick

One Line Pitch: McClick is a motor design and engineering services company with a propriatery Rotary-Linear Switched Reluctance Motor that can provide weight and efficiency benefits in several applications

Business Summary: The Company will provide engineering services in design, optimization, and manufacturing of electrical motors and will sell smart Rotary-Linear Switched Reluctance Motors, Brushless DC motors and their electronic drives. The Company’s products will feature a novel, compact structure and offer higher reliability and energy and cost efficiency as well as applicability in automotive, rehabilitation products, robot, drilling tool, and home appliance manufacturing

Sector: Engineering services & Manufacturing

https://www.mcclick.ca

Miracare Medi Tech

One Line Pitch: Magnolia Medi Tech combines an affordable 3D image capture system and 3D printing techniques. Which deliver customized maxillofacial prosthetics with accurate skin colour with fine textures over a 3Dshape, with significant savings in both time and cost.

Business Summary: New and innovative methods for manufacturing facial soft tissue prostheses that prioritize accurate 3D color image reproduction have been developed and a framework and protocol for specific 3D processing designed. Additionally, color management processing has been developed and successfully applied to 3D imaging devices and manufacturing processes.

The overall plan is to integrate electronic sensors at the intersection between the prosthetic and the wearer’s tissue, which the prosthesis can gather information related to prosthetic function and comfort, such as the pressure, temperature, and light across wearer’s tissue, that can help improve further iterations of these types of prosthetics.

Sector: Life Sciences

http://miracaremeditech.com/

Modular Green

One Line Pitch: ModularGreen growing surgically clean food without soil, lighting and heating – all year round

Business Summary: ModularGreen has developed entirely self-sustained modular greenhouses that will help solve the problem of food security in non-agricultural climates. The modules will enable year-round production of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish using an aquaponics system, pyrolysis heater and solar energy.

Sector: Agriculture / Food

My Patissier

One Line Pitch: My Patissier are tech “family bakers”, providing access to full bakery services through a ground breaking digital platform designed to deliver the most positive consumer experience

Business Summary: My Patissier provides a digital platform consisting of mobile app and omni-channel chat system using start-of-the-art technology to create a powerfully branded, high quality, on-demand  personalized bakery service to consumers. The proprietary offering is designed as a personal / family baker that connects customers directly to the digital bakery, conveying client  needs,  expectations, custom orders with delivery to the customers doorstep

Sector: Food/ IOT

https://mypatissier.com

Nano-Con Monitoring

One Line Pitch: Nano-Con Monitoring is a Canadian construction technology company that is in the business of using smart-dust technology to aid in the monitoring of buildings to detect structural integrity issues or other building discrepancies before they become a larger issue

Business Summary: Nano-Con is looking to facilitate the construction and prolong the lifetime of of buildings by detecting structural integrity issues before they become major building threats. Nano-Con uses smart dust which is made of tiny sensors the size of grains of sand to collect data vital to engineers, safety personnel, and stakeholders. Technology will be integrated into buildings using two methods: embedding smart dust into pre-cast concrete for new buildings, and embedding smart dust on sheets of glass or tint to apply to existing buildings. Our technology will constantly collect real-time data, and information will be stored in the cloud, accessible by our well-curated software

Sector: Architectural and Engineering/Construction

www.sightvet.com

Naturial

One Line Pitch: A marketplace for natural, sustainable, and organic producers to sell to industrial manufacturers

Business Summary: An online marketplace using a unique matching algorithm so industrial manufacturers can find providers of innovative natural, sustainable, and organic ingredients for their cosmetic, food, supplement, and clothing manufacturing requirements.

Sector: Life science / ICT

Neuron Technologies

One Line Pitch: Innovative new surgical tool

Business Summary: A new tool to make a common surgery faster, less invasive, and less expensive

Sector: Healthcare

Niotex

One Line Pitch: An Enterprise content services and communications platform for business automation.

Business Summary: Niotex Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software is a web-based platform, designed in a robust and user-friendly interface, providing organizations with the ability to store, share, archive and manage all types of corporate/business correspondence and documentation in an easy and secure way.

Sector: Information & Communications Technology

https://www.niotex.com

Ocusur

One Line Pitch: Ocusur has designed and developed an ocular speculum capable of safe eyeball fixation during both short and even lengthy fine ocular examinations and interventions

Business Summary: Ocular examinations and surgeries are the most frequent medical interventions in the world. Ocular interventions are also the most delicate and sensitive operations in which any unwanted movement of the eyeball can cause major injuries. The Ocusur invention is made of FDA-approved materials, and it provides fine fixation of the eyeball during the ocular interventions, and prevents unwanted injuries in ophthalmology surgeries. The device also prevents ocular post-operation ophthalmitis and infections by decreasing ocular injuries and rinsing disinfecting agents during the surgeries

Sector: Healthcare / Life Sciences

https://www.ocusur.com

Otse Optical

One Line Pitch: The Company will operate an optical goods store and offer eyewear and optometry service to individuals of all ages and requirements

Business Summary: The Company will sell optical lenses, frames, and other eyewear and offer professional support to clients. Through high-quality corrective and protective eyewear, the Company will provide solution to the increasing health conditions and support health and safety measures enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, through mobile delivery and reliance on online channels, the Company will reach clients in remote areas and enable them to receive quality support

Sector: Life science / Retail

Outworks (BSJ tech Inc.)

One Line Pitch: On-demand solution for the provision of general home labour. Outworks allow for their customers to find contractors on the network (online platform) which can offer the required service.

Business Summary: What sets outworks apart, is the way in which contracted workers are integrated into the system. Contractors facing components of the system allow for workers to bid on work, collaborate with other workers, track and analyze performance over time, optimize performance and efficiency, manage their bookings and communications, and even record revenues and expenses in preparation for tax return submissions.

Service providers using Outworks can either offer services as individuals or as organizations. Any contracting or construction services may wish to augment their traditional business and marketing, by offering services and bidding on jobs through the Outworks platform.

Sector: Services

Polynix Technology

One Line Pitch:

Polynix has developed a breakthrough technology to overcome the problems of bone grafts by using an in-situ forming scaffold (IFS) which does not originate from humans or animals.

Business Summary: In bone grafts with human or animal sources, both detecting and eliminating viruses in the preparation procedure are not possible. This IFS solidifies in the site of the surgery within 2 minutes, with evenly distributed homogenous porosities resembling spongy bone.

Sector: Life Sciences

Posture Leader

One Line Pitch: A smart wearable posture corrector, which tracks the postures and identifies whether they are harmful to the neck and back in the long-term. It provides users with an AI-powered posture detection system, that alerts them to correct their postures based on minor targets, which will be defined after analyzing their postural habits.

Business Summary: A smart wearable posture corrector, that is connected to a mobile application. This device has high-performance fabric, which contains some sensors to record dentists’ postures, in order to analyze their postural habits at first, and monitor it afterward. The team has used machine learning algorithms to detect improper postures, specifically in dental practices. This AI powers the smart posture detection system, that updates the posture database based on users’ performance and feedback. This posture detection system alerts the users to correct their postures, whenever they have exceeded their specific threshold. These thresholds are minor targets that the device specifies for each user individually, so that the user get used to the standard postures step-by-step, through a personalized schedule. In addition, it suggests effective daily exercises to help them to prevent MSDs.

Sector: Information & Communications Technology/ Life Sciences

http://postureleader.com/

PotsCoin

One Line Pitch: A automated irrigation and maintenance system for potted plants that’s remotely controlled from a smart phone, plus an interactive gaming system where users can earn rewards

Business Summary: POTSCOIN uses loT technology “smart pots” to manage potted plants intelligently including automated irrigation, soil temperature and light and also by using the app for proper instructions on how to grow healthy plants

Sector: Retail / Environment

Prosmile

One Line Pitch: Our goal is to provide an Augmented Reality with the layer of Machine Learning based software to assist the Dental Aesthetics Industry so that expectations can be better managed from the start, to avoid any disappointments. We strive to make the dental enhancement procedure most effective, so the best option available can be chosen by the patient.

Business Summary: Our software combines technical and artistic work, as it allows users to superimpose their dental designs onto recordings of the patient in a natural motion. It enables the patient to see within seconds the result of the dental reconstruction. The Application software can import 3D models of patient-specific dental restorations as well as teeth from tooth libraries that contain natural-looking beautiful teeth. These digital models can then be viewed in real-time. This virtual try-in allows patients to see their new smile before they consent to the treatment. Also, visualization of the treatment goal facilitates the communication not only with the patient but also between the dental professionals. The software needs to access a database of 3-D models of naturally attractive sets of teeth to dynamically alter the virtual images.

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Psykon Consulting

One Line Pitch: An online platform that helps individuals diagnose early stage mental health disorders and matches them with a licensed professional most suited for their specific case

Business Summary: Psykon has developed a mental health assessment that allows for the diagnosis of mental health concerns at an early stage.  By leveraging their online counselling platform, users of the mental health assessment are matched with certified professionals most suited for their unique diagnosis.  The integrated scheduling system allows users to sign up for time sensitive online or in person counselling thus simplifying the scheduling process and reducing the resistance users may have in signing up for therapy

Sector: Information & Communication Technology/Life Sciences

QBS Space

One Line Pitch: Architecture and engineering proposal evaluation and selection tool

Business Summary: QBS Space allows clients to hire the best-qualified architects and engineers at fair and competitive prices, instead of lesser qualified firms at artificially low prices.

Sector: Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Construction

Ramis (Agri-Bot)

One Line Pitch: Ramis is engaged in designing, making, and retailing agricultural robots. 

Business Summary: The current product is an autonomous insect hunter, specially designed to be used in a wide range of Canadian farms as a replacement to chemical insecticides, eliminating their side effects such as soil/water contamination and destruction of plant and animal ecosystems.

Sector: Clean Technology

Roham Cell Teb

One Line Pitch: Roham Cell Teb (RC Teb), is a medical technology company focused on the field of regenerative medicine with its patented Black Pearl Technology. The technology stimulates human or animal blood cells to produce and release growth factors and regenerative cytokines that accelerates the regeneration of soft tissues

Business Summary: The Company plans to manufacture and distribute globally its branded Heila family of products suited and designed specifically for different remedies. The products will target MSK disorders in veterinary, MSK and sport related injuries, skin rejuvenation and wounds. Currently under development are products to target the management of endometrial related infertility and stem cell culture media. The company plans to distribute the products to health clinics and hospitals through specialized distribution partners initially once marketing clearance has been obtained in Canada and USA

Sector: Medical Device and Technology

RSA

One Line Pitch: RSA offers a range of solutions to solve traffic issues for road users and road managers.

Business Summary: RSA produces and develops high technology and modern systems to collect real time road data, manufactures high-tech systems and solutions to indicate road data to governments and road users, and offers integrated solutions of various systems to reduce road maintenance costs and increase road safety.

Sector: Artificial Intelligence/Information & Communication Technology

SailBox

One Line Pitch: Platform-based bookkeeping, accounting, and financial management software integration.

Business Summary: SailBox is the boutique accounting firm of the future. Their team of accounting professionals will be trained to specialize in the use of the software that your company chooses to manage finances internally. Whether it be Quickbooks, NetSuite, Zoho, Xero, Wave, or one of the many other solutions.

SailBox provides three key benefits:

  1. Preparation of the books, using the software that you choose to run your business.
  2. The staff specializes in the use of leading-edge accounting software and is well-prepared to consult with your team to maximize the benefit your business receives form using an innovative approach to financial management.
  3. Using their services, engaging with our accountants, scheduling calls and meetings, and even paying contractors, can all be done through a single, centralized online platform. They can even assist your team in integrating their platform with your other productivity tools.

Sector: Information & Communications Technology/ Services

SeedAR

One Line Pitch: SeedAR Inc. is building Indiroot, an augmented reality (AR) based Customer-to-Customer (C2C) online marketplace dedicated to indigenous peoples’ art, handicrafts, and traditional non-perishable foods

Business Summary: To build a C2C online platform to both sell indigenous created products and to showcase their rituals, ancient knowledge, and languages with AR marketing methods. Our goal is to empower the indigenous people financially while revitalizing their culture and languages

Sector: E-Commerce/Augmented Reality

http://seedar.dev/

Sell My Threads

One Line Pitch: Online system to enable individuals to use social media to easily sell their gently used clothing and accessories without setting up an online store

Business Summary: A peer-to-peer online system using a unique and innovative matching algorithm enabling individuals to sell and ship their gently used clothing online without having to set up their own online store or ship their clothing for consignment sales

Sector: ICT / Retail

SHADI

One Line Pitch: Shadi is a network of experienced, exclusively trained and licensed therapists who deliver 24/7 mental health services through a high-tech, AI-equipped platform.

Business Summary: To establish a global analytics platform and online inventory of outdoor advertising opportunities whose services and brand will not only be accepted in Canada but also in other parts of the world. 

The clients provide basic data via questionnaires. In less than a few hours, the platform suggests several therapists based on the clients’ objectives, preferences, and the type of issues they are dealing with. The clients choose the favored therapist. They can start communicating through the dedicated private online room instantly using text messages, voice memos, scheduled phone calls, or live video sessions.

Sector: Life Sciences

SightVet

One Line Pitch: Sightvet provides a Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) Tool That Quickly and Accurately Differentiates Between Primary Brain Tumors in dogs and cats using MRI image data

Business Summary: Sightvet software is sold to veterinary radiologists that want to increase the accuracy and thoroughness of their patient diagnosis and analysis. Both dogs and cats with brain cancer benefit from MRI imaging.  We use the MRI images and apply our image processing software to quickly and accurately determine the type of tumour between gliomas and meningiomas. The radiologists use this software as a trusted second opinion for their diagnosis

Sector: Veterinary Radiologist Tool using Artificial Intelligence

www.sightvet.com

SignVid

One Line Pitch: A communication platform to support people with hearing disabilities that assists them in communicating with people as well as service providers such as banks, health care providers and other businesses.

Business Summary: SignVid markets accessibility services for deaf people to services providers.  By leveraging code scanner technologies and on demand video calls with a sign language call center, SignVid creates communication platforms that help businesses communicate their products and services to deaf people. 

Sector: Information & Communications Technology

SK Technology

One Line Pitch: Professional internet digital reading company

Business Summary: SK Technology is a digital book reading business providing mobile application, online web bookshop, audible book reading including animated books, comics and novels. This includes recommending books to readers through algorithms

Sector: Information and Communication Technology

SmoShop

One Line Pitch: Implementation of Smart Shopping Based on a Patent Invention.

Business Summary: This system provides all necessary information for the customer, including guidance in finding the product location, offering several similar products and comparing them, teaching the use of new goods to the customer, as well as a short advertisement in relation to that issue. 
The customer can get out of the store without a queue. This system, in addition to the guidance of the client, can exclusively show ads for each customer, which are required and followed by the product. In hopes to make a breakthrough in advertising and make advertising meet individual needs. 

Sector: Manufacturing/ Information and Communications Technology

SMP Materials Inc.

One Line Pitch:

SMP Materials Inc. developed a tunable biodegradable shape memory polymer (BSMP) which has extensive applications in different medical devices

We offer multiple products and operate in the biomedical segment of the market. Our shape memory polymer has an excellent shape memory recovery

Our product portfolio contains surgical splint, sutures and staples, dental wire, embolization coil and stents

Business Summary: We have developed a novel tunable Shape Memory Polymer that activates around body temperature, has excellent and reliable shape memory properties, and is biocompatible and biodegradable. Our strategy is carefully orchestrated to take into account the regulatory barrier that surrounds any medical applications. We will start with a low regulatory barrier product to generate positive cash flow and slowly climb the regulatory barrier ladder to capture the most profitable segment of the biomedical market

Sector: Life Science and at the TRL 7 stages

SolidSense

One Line Pitch: SolidSense creates wireless concrete sensors for use by contractors to optimize concrete temperature and humidity during a project.

Business Summary: The SolidSense product is a combined sensor and software bundle that allows engineers on a construction site to precisely monitor the state of concrete as, and after, it is poured. This ensures that over the critical few days of curing, expensive concrete is not ruined due to changing environmental conditions, and so that the concrete settles with maximum strength.

Sector: Clean Technology/Information and Communication Technology

http://www.solidsense.ca

SOSD Group

One Line Pitch: SOSD has developed a technologically superior medical device to help treat a variety of respiratory diseases such as COPD, Asthma, and Cystic Fibrosis

Business Summary: The Company will initially design, manufacture, and distribute an ultrasonic inhalers to be prescribed by global health care practitioners to their patients with respiratory diseases. The product to be manufactured by the Company offers better and more effective therapy to the patients suffering from respiratory diseases (COPD, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis) and decrease the total amount of aerosolized medicine wasted by the current products on the market

Sector: Medical Devices

https://www.sosd.io

SpeakBlock

One Line Pitch: A superior mobile app, connecting small African entrepreneurs to the developed countries through a cross-border communication platform and fraud-free cryptocurrency payment systems.

Business Summary: To promote seamless cross-border transactions using a combination of a Niche Messaging Platform, Fraud-Control Blockchain Technologies, and Artificial Intelligence “AI” Computational Cryptocurrency Payment Models.

Sector: Information and Communications Technology

Study Guide Consulting

One Line Pitch: Study Guide is a destination portal for students and parents, overseas study agencies, local and international institutions, and English training centers.

Business Summary: Study Guide is a form of social network, as it brings together students and parents with a centralized education admission system. Using sophisticated AI tags, Study Guide is based on a master agent model that connects students to the post-secondary institutions in North America that are the best fit to the students’ interests.

Sector: Information & Communications Technology

https://globalstudyguide.ca/

SurgicalVR

One Line Pitch: Uses an IoT based surgical model that involves a virtual reality based user interface and predictive analytics

Business Summary: SurgicalVR is a sophisticated virtual reality infrastructure that allow doctors and doctors in training to practice and test out ideas for surgeries virtually. Our product allows doctors to access a safe, repeatable, realistic and immersive environment to master and test out procedures

Sector: Life Sciences / Medicine

SURT

One Line Pitch: SURT is a cloud-based AI-powered, Analytics and Forecastingplatform focused on Small Businesses.

Business Summary: To bring radical growth by harnessing focused research, data analysis, and machine learning, aimed at small businesses in fashion, lifestyle, and the retail sector. Surt aims to create dedicated programs and tools to turn strategy into decisions and execute for the highest measurable results.

Sector: Information and Communications Technology

www.SurtCollective.com

TMS

One Line Pitch: TMS is the component conductor that creates real-time orchestration between all of your heating and cooling components to optimize reliability, savings, and performance

Business Summary: TMS is a manufactured HVAC solution that is delivered by a smart controller, that intelligently connects all of the elements of a heating and cooling system in real-time. The patented TMS system collects environmental data and reacts to select the appropriate function of each component to improve efficiency and comfort in an absolutely reliable way

Sector: HVAC commercial and residential

Tooth Secret View

One Line Pitch: TSV uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help dentists diagnosis dental problems more accurately and automate client interactions

Business Summary: TSV have designed and developed a new generation of dental diagnostic software based on Computer-Aided Detection through the use of Artificial Intelligence and Convolutional Neural Networks. The system provides the dentist with highly accurate diagnostics on early caries lesions, plaque formation and other anomalies. The system also provides scheduling information to patients according dentist recommendations

Sector: Healthcare/ Software

www.tsvpro.com

Transia

One Line Pitch: A crowdsourcing translation platform focused on Persian and Arabic languages. 

Business Summary: The translation platform has been developed to offer users the ability to translate daily conversations by leveraging an extensive language database accessed via an application downloaded to their smartphone.   As well, leveraging Transia’s extensive network of translators, users will also have the ability to upload text files to a server and have their files translated.

Sector: Information & Communications Technology

TuffShell

One Line Pitch: Tuffshell is the first Canadian makers of the Smart Hard Hat, bringing artificial intelligence and augmented reality technology into the construction industry to promote improved safety, hazard protection, and practice

Business Summary: Tuffshell consists of two components; the smart hard hat, and the Tuffshell software. The smart hard hat is a hard hat that will have functions of GPA location, transmittable audio and video, and a visor that comes down to showcase the feature of augmented reality. The Tuffshell software will analyze all relevant data and send information to the smart hard hat accordingly. Furthermore, managers will be able to communicate remotely with their workers, track their location, and send them information for the job site

Sector: Augmented Reality

TwinLab

One Line Pitch: TwinLab is a solution company specialized in AI in healthcare. They have experts in IoT and AI, and have delivered several solutions in finance, manufacturing, and healthcare. 

Business Summary: A healthcare solution named EasyDOC is a mobile app service having intelligent self-check-in and unified appointment system based on the unified medical data. Based on the collected data, EasyDOC will predict emergent patients when they check-in at the hospital. 

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Ultralizer

One Line Pitch: An innovative UV curable coating with long-lasting anti-microbial/antiviral effect

Business Summary: Sale of sanitizer equipment and coating

Sector: Healthcare / Bioscience

Vacant Boards

One Line Pitch: Online marketplace for outdoor advertising.

Business Summary: Vacant Boards connect businesses and brands to available, low cost, and result-oriented outdoor advertising opportunities whilst tracking return on investment via their property mobile app. Aim to set up a Canadian top-level domain name that will house all the outdoor advertising inventory in Canada ranging from billboards, street light poles, transit, and digital out of the home.

Sector: Information and Communications Technology

https://vacantboards.com

Venta

One Line Pitch: Venta has created a highly user-friendly cross-platform application which encourages its users to take part in real life events by using psychological incentives and gamification.

Business Summary: Venta is a social networking platform which enables people to balance the “Digital Lifestyle” by using the magic of events. You do not follow people on Venta; instead, you simply follow your interests which eventually leads you to meeting new people in a real-world experience. These events cover the downside of the digital lifestyle based on a series of studies which indicate the impact of them on human beings. In addition, Venta provides event planners with instant access to a targeted audience based on mutual preferences by using Venta’s analysis of the existing audience.

Sector: Information and Communications Technology

Vista Medical

One Line Pitch: A Biomedical Knowledge-based enterprise for fabrication and development of Biodegradable (resorbable) implants for Orthopaedics and Traumatology surgery using biodegradable polymeric filament and a 3D printers using CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design /Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology.

Business Summary: Orthopedics and Traumatology surgeries of patients with bone fractures in the head and face area (Midface and orthognathic Pediatric craniofacial Cranial, Cheekbones, skull and mandible fractures) are needed to use some implants and/or fixators to restoration their bones. Currently, many Orthopedics and Traumatology surgery departments use metallic fixators, but, there is a need for degradable fixators to be absorbed in the body especially in head area fractures of injured or other orthopedics patients. In babes and children this issue is more crucial due to prevention of metallic fixators from their proper bone growth. Therefore, there is a need for fabrication and developments of this kind of implants.

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VR Depares

One Line Pitch: VR Depares designs and develops interactive audiovisual content, for virtual reality systems, that distract patients’ minds from discomfort or pain normally experienced during dental / medical procedures.

Business Summary: The business has taken advantage of gamification methods to develop an interactive meditative application exclusively designed for the audiovisual distraction of patients during dental treatments.

Sector: Information and Communications Technology

http://vrdepares.com/

VR Mighty

One Line Pitch: An online virtual social platform designed to address the widespread problem of the loneliness felt in old ages. Our dementia-friendly VR-based social network enables seniors and people in the early stages of dementia to enjoy life like social conversations more frequently and give them a chance to be heard in the form of virtual group sessions.

Business Summary: V.R. Mighty is a social virtual-reality world, which is accessible through VR glasses anytime and anywhere. This VR world is specifically designed for the demands of seniors and people in the early stages of dementia. This virtual world enables users to have real-time interactions with like-minded people. In the core of this world lies the so-called “Group sessions” where users can speak about their daily concerns and support their peers by sharing similar experiences, regardless of their physical location. Different groups are designed to target specific problems, such as depression, Alzheimer’s, social anxiety, LGTB, etc. The long-term plan is to develop a VR-based advertisement revenue model using branded virtual rooms (huts) to promote businesses, who target seniors primarily such as hydrotherapy centers, yoga centers, retirement communities, and even luxury brands.

Sector: Information & Communications Technology/ Life Sciences

https://vrmighty.com/

XR Medical

One Line Pitch: XR Medical is a medical technology company focused on measuring the amount of chronic heavy metal poisoning in-vivo in a non-invasive manner. The technology is also capable of measuring the amount of bonne mass and density

Business Summary: The Company plans to manufacture and distribute globally its product targeted to measure chronic heavy metal poisoning in humans, in addition to measuring bone mass and density. The product is establishing a new capability not yet available in a non-invasive manner that will provide a measure at the Point of Care for clinicians around the world

Sector: Medical Device and Technology

Zaymex

One Line Pitch: Zaymex is a novel high level disinfectant formulized in Zaymex Canada with a broad  scope of efficiency against different type of organisms like SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and high end technical specifications.

Business Summary: Zaymex Canada will initially start with manufacturing 4 major high demand products in its site plant in GTA and in the scale- up and growth phases will add the new forms of products as well as new kinds of reagents like wound washers and sterilizers. In the first phase we will run the most part of the business with the minimum MOU agreements with contractors.

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