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56 Game Studios
56 Studios is a Kitchener based Game Studio with the aim to reach out to as many players as possible by bridging the gap between platforms. The mobile game market and the console game market generally are mutually exclusive and we want to break that exclusivity. We want our players to be able to play our game on their console or PC, then when they have to go out (to school for instance) they’re able to continue playing on their phone without loss of functionality or quality.
Aterlo Networkinc. is a Waterloo-based startup company that builds innovative software products to improve the quality of experience for Internet users. Our NightShift product makes it possible for people with slow or limited-usage Internet to experience high quality streaming video by time-shifting streaming services such as Netflix. We are a small team of networking experts who are solving hard problems and are focused on building great things.
Built with both travellers and bed owners in mind, Backpacker College is a marketplace for budget-minded accommodation and local experiences.
The Backpacker College app makes it easy for travellers to find and book affordable beds in trusted locations on campus and nearby. Like a virtual onsite concierge service, travellers can also find great local experiences, making it easier to have fun and connect with new friends!
The app also allows bed owners to manage their inventory in real time and take advantage of Backpacker College marketing efforts targeted at key traveller demographics.
With a great mix of college/university, hostel and budget hotel inventory coupled with easy access for great things to do, Backpacker College is the go-to app for budget conscious travellers headed to a college or university town.
Brisk Synergies delivers end-to-end solutions and services to monitor and predict traffic flow to improve urban mobility. Brisk Flo collects and analyzes real-time and historic traffic flow data in the Cloud, allowing city planners to make informed decisions on improving road networks. Brisk Cycle allows municipalities and/or transportation agencies to collect GPS data from smartphones, and integrates with all available sources of information such as bike counters and surveys.
With the crazy housing market these days, more individuals are renting instead of buying, while many people are also seeing the value of purchasing income properties to rent out. Cassle is a two-pronged solution to this rising house trend. For tenants, once a profile is filled, it searches for homes, giving a potential tenant a list of properties they are most likely to select, showcasing landlord ratings, neighborhood information and verified pictures thus reducing stress and time wasted viewing homes. For homeowners, it brings in a professional platform to manage the home easier by integrating key handyman, local businesses and a messaging system to limit unwarranted emails/phone calls, all at a touch of a button. For example, a landlord out of town can send Jim the Internet Guy to the house. Cassle will send prior notice to tenants and the internet can get fixed in a timely fashion even though the landlord cannot be present. A landlord can now manage multiple homes via Cassle, remotely, ensuring tenant issues are resolved at all times.
Care Connector is a mobile application that allows front-line clinicians to easily coordinate patient care, including hand-offs during shift changes.
Cushman & Wakefield
Our goal is to foster the development of a UAV/Drone services delivery company for enterprise-level clients in the real estate, telecom, construction, insurance and government sectors. There has been a fragmented adoption of UAV/Drone services technology in the Canadian marketplace across many industry sectors. While many third-party UAV/Drone technology software platforms are currently available to drone service providers, there appears to be a gap in the delivery of professional enterprise level drone services that includes UAV consultancy, work flow planning, flight planning, and data capture and analysis. We wish to explore the broader international markets for leading applications and grow a UAV/Drone service practice within the Canadian market.
The company’s core software platform is dedicated to creating an order of magnitude improvement and new standard around the world for happiness, health and sustained high performance. Leveraging neuroscience, big data and artificial intelligence the proprietary content and core platform ultimately helps people and companies rapidly to achieve sustained high performance.
eDrop By Solution Inc.
eDropBy connects individuals travelling either inter-city/cross city, to individuals looking to transport packages. Essentially, if someone is already driving somewhere, instead of paying FedEx/ UPS high fees, and longer wait times, these individuals can transport their packages the same day using this service (ex. An individual who commutes from Waterloo to Toronto can earn money simply by taking the package on their journey they were going to have to do anyways). They currently have 55 active users and are already taking approximately 20-30 orders per day.
Eagle Vision Systems
Residential waste collection is a critical municipal function which happens day after day, year after year. Municipalities are always looking for ways to reduce costs. The latest trend to reduce costs in North America is moving to a single operator truck, the use of standardized bins, and using a robotic arm controlled with a joy stick manipulated by the truck operator sitting in the driver’s seat to retrieve, dump the waste material into the truck, and then replace the waste container into the ground. EagleVision System’s technology will reduce the amount of time it takes to pick-up curb side residential waste using a robotic arm by about 2 seconds per pick-up.
Our solution is an electrified converter dolly that enables operators with double or triple semi-trailers up to 8% fuel savings. This is significant since fuel cost is one of the largest operating cost in the trucking industry. Furthermore, our solution requires no modifications to existing semi truck or trailers, thus providing immediate fuel savings upon purchasing of our product. The electrified converter dolly essentially converts a tractor trailer into a hybrid electric vehicle, with the additional features of automatic shunting at transport yards and anti-idling at truck stops. Return on investment is around two years, allowing fuel savings for the remaining lifetime of our product. Prototyping of the solution is underway, and we are aiming to demonstrate the effectiveness of the solution within a year.
At Emmetros, we are making it is easier for people with cognitive impairments, such as those presented by dementia, to live independently and with dignity.
We develop useful and easy to use information software in collaboration with people affected by cognitive impairments, partner with organizations to make complex information and health-related research databases useful, usable, and accessible, and we collaborate with research institutions and industry partners to influence and create standards for cognitive accessibility.
Powerful new quantum technologies promise tremendous benefits, but also pose serious threats to cybersecurity. evolutionQ was founded to help organizations worldwide with the critical task of managing these emerging risks. Our team is led by globally renowned experts who have for over two decades worked in cryptography and quantum science & technology. We are positioned at the forefront of the evolving quantum threat and have the expertise to mitigate it. evolutionQ delivers quantum-risk management strategies and robust cybersecurity tools designed to be safe in an era with quantum computing technologies.
Developed an idea for an app that facilitates teaching and learning of equestrian disciplines through the sharing of notes, corrections, and key lesson takeaways between coach and athlete. The idea was initially developed for equestrian use, but can be easily adapted and applied to almost any scenario or discipline in which it is impossible for the student to make notes, such as music. The app would allow a coach to make notes on the app during or after a lesson and share this information with the rider to have and review at any time. Media such as photos, video, and links to helpful websites can also be shared seamlessly. Beyond coaching, we would like our app to be capable of having interlocking apps to monitor payment and scheduling, as well as sport-specific apps such as veterinary, feed/supply, and fitness tracking.
ExpeFlow, a proprietary “on-demand software” platform, has been designed natively for the management of medical and healthcare claims/workflows, including Independent Medical Examinations (IME). ExpeFlow is truly a unique tool that allows all users to handle medical and healthcare claims and IME in a customizable, systematic, efficient, and secure environment. ExpeFlow is offered using a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and centrally hosted.
Finserve is a mobile payment startup which acts as a gateway for Canadian merchants to access China’s Wechat mobile payment ecosystem. Our target market for WeChat payments in Canada are primarily Chinese tourists, business travelers and international students. There has been an explosive growth of Chinese travelers to the Canada.
FlourishiQ isn’t your average activity tracker; it’s a lifestyle changer. Developed with a team of experts, the clinical-grade device and comprehensive smartphone app give you a better picture of your overall well-being, with real-time feedback and concrete strategies that you can put into action right away.
FlourishiQ can also help companies – big and small – improve the well-being of their employees. It empowers them to look at their own habits and work to their own goals. Your employees benefit from improved health, and you benefit from improved productivity and lower costs.
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healthypets.io makes basic pet care affordable and transparent by connecting veterinarians and pet owners within the comfort of their homes over a video consult. Incurring administration fees, consultation fees, examination fees, and more can be very frustrating for pet owners when facing a simple health issue, and can prompt owners to inadvertently turn small problems into big concerns. By agreeing to a flat fee upfront, pet owners know what to budget for the simple medical advice they need, as opposed to being presented an arbitrarily-priced bill once the traditional consultation is complete. If in-clinic advice is needed thereafter, a plan of action is already in place. Whether your question relates to toxicity concerns, dermatological issues, exotic care, single episodic events, or a variety of other issues, Healthy Pets offers the certified answers you need to reach peace of mind and maintain financial stability. By removing high fees for small problems, Healthy Pets simplifies pet care solutions.
Horizon Engineering Solutions
Horizon Engineering Solutions is striving to be the market leader in building automation services. At Horizon, we offer various building automation services for a variety of industries such as Hospitality, Manufacturing, Commercial buildings, Hospitals and more. In addition to building automation services, we also provide energy monitoring and control services that help buildings optimize the energy distribution and operate at a better efficiency.
Industrial Cyber Sensing Inc.
Industrial Cyber Sensing Inc. was formed in 2013 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
ICS allows you to realize the value in your data through automation and control. In the age of the internet of things (IoT), businesses everywhere have begun to see the value behind their data. Automation, monitoring, sensing and control technologies from ICS will help you improve your operational efficiency and drive your bottom line
ICS is a solutions partner you can trust for any IoT application. Our leadership team has extensive experience in the wireless communications, cellular, automation and IT services. ICS provides the industry’s most reliable and rugged wireless products and solutions. ICS also provides our customers with a secure cloud computing platform and additional development services to help assure your specific needs are met.
InkSmith 3D Printing
We are re-imagining education using 3D printers as the hardware tool for enabling adaptive “STEAM+” educational programming. Our hardware and curriculum platform will engage students as they learn the fundamentals of robotics, code, design, and a variety of other engineering principles in an integrated, cross-curricular environment.
Day to day, InkSmith works on a variety of commissioned projects from prototyping to small batch manufacturing and even custom designed promotional giveaways/decorations. We help people bring their ideas to life!
Liiv Global Inc.
LiiV is a privacy focused location-based, social network geared towards MSM; for whom discretion and control of their social self is of paramount importance; for whom social dimensions of sexuality – lesbian, gay, and bisexual – do not fit – the app provides users in urban or conservative societies globally with revolutionary tools to interact online.
Livescape is currently a consulting company that helps clients choose the best living wall or green roof for their space and budget. Livescape supports clients for the full life of their project by designing,building, and maintaining the living wall or green roof. Over the past 15 years, Livescape founder, Ashley DeMarte, has developed expertise with systems in different living wall and green roof categories (i.e. plants on a wall and biofilters). She has identified that there is only one biofilter living wall company operating in Canada. This biofilter technology is now outdated and has design flaws that negatively impact the plants. Livescape is in the early stages of developing a new biofilter system that will be modular, light weight, and easier to insall/repair. This new system will decrease the risk of wall failure (i.e. plants dying) because there will be less stress on the plants. Livescape has identified that the industry would benefit from having additional options in the biofilter division of living walls.
MagnusCards is a free app that combines a proven method of instruction (Social Stories) with elements of game design to help people learn life skills. With Magnus as your guide, you can collect and create digital Card Decks, which provide step-by-step instructions for various social interactions, situations, behaviours, and activities. For example: grocery shopping, doing laundry, and taking the bus.
Monarch Clothing brings stress-free assisted dressing to adults who have physical or cognitive challenges by revolutionizing the ritual of dressing. They have a design patent pending on the two garment system (Overgarment and Undergarment) and are currently submitting a utility patent in both Canada and the US.
THE UNDERGARMENT : For those who are not mobile, the Undergarment (first garment) will be part of a dual-garment set whereby it will be made specifically of 4-way stretch, breathable and antibacterial fabric. A stretchier and breathable fabric will prevent compromising comfort and allow for the garment to be worn for a couple of days (reasons: it is not uncommon that a person with Alzheimer’s may feel uncooperative and refuse to be change). The undergarment will have an integrated loop/docking system upon which an Overgarment (second garment) will be affixed. Its specific location on the shoulders and angled positioning are purposely coherent with how a caregiver would dress and undress another person.
My Smart Cocoon
My Smart Cocoon creates home automation systems that save homeowners time and money while giving them a simple and customizable system that gives great control over your home. Their first system is designed to give better temperature control and distribution throughout the home, even in rooms where the temperature fluctuates greatly from the average temperature of the house.
MyShop is a facility that empowers makers to create anything they can dream of by providing access to equipment, training, and a community of like-minded individuals.
For a low monthly fee, you have the ability to access all that MyShop has to offer. Think of it like a gym, except instead of physical workout equipment you get to use all sorts of high tech, really expensive equipment to make anything you want.
Transparent electrodes are a crucial component of many devices such as touch screen panels, solar cells, displays, and smart windows. In touch panels for examples, theses electrodes need to be electrically conductive so they can response to your touch and at the same time they must be transparent so you can see the screen behind it. Transparent electrodes have a market of more than 1 billion dollars and expected to reach to 5 billions in next four years due to the rapid expansion of electronic device production in the world. Currently Indium tin oxide (ITO) is the most common material on the market. However, It has two major problems. First, Indium is rare and if we keep using this material the price of electronic devices will increase drastically and the second problem is that indium tin oxide is not flexible.Therefore, they are not suitable options for flexible electronics. Metals are the most conductive materials and silver is at the top of the list. However, a thin film of metal is not transparent. We developed a silver-based nanomaterials which is 1000 times thinner than your hair to make a film of conductive network. This film is highly conductive because of silver make a highly conductive path for electrons and since the nanomaterials are small and only cover 10% of the surface it is highly transparent. The cost is most important parameter for industry so it is worth mentioning that we use less than 30 mg of silver to make 1 meter-square transparent electrode which will be half price of indium tin oxide film. Beside these benefits our transparent conductive films are pretty flexible and can be deposited on plastic which enables fabricating flexible touch devices. We believe that our material will help the device technology and the dream of having flexible electronics will come true very soon.
NeuRecall Inc., is an early-stage educational technology start-up, with offices at the Accelerator Centre in Waterloo as well as in San Francisco. The company is developing an online platform for increasing teaching and learning efficiency. The system includes software inspired by cognitive neuroscience, and a uniquely-structured knowledge base grown online by users. The system tracks each learner’s level of understanding, and uses such data to extract relevant information from the knowledge base and then generate novel questions.
Key initial users will include postsecondary students, as they prepare for standardized exams such as the SAT, GRE, and MCAT. Other users will include secondary teachers and students, as they prepare for in-classroom and standardized tests. For teachers – overwhelmed by their existing responsibilities and pressures to “teach to the test” – NeuRecall will automate and distribute the work of creating and grading the training and testing materials they give to students. For learners – in need of more individualized instruction and better scores – it will increase the rate and retention of their learning.
For independent service providers and their clients, phyxter.ai harnesses intuitive technology to connect fulfilling their needs, with enabling social issue solutions – for a professional and personal life lived in balance.
Rapid Novor Inc is the world leader in antibody protein sequencing. Specializing in the field of mass spectrometry-based proteomics, the team has developed the REmAb™ technology to directly sequence the antibody proteins without needs to access the cell line.
Plastic waste is one of the greatest challenges faced by our world today. It’s everyone’s problem. Imagine if it could be a part of the solution instead! At RECYCL3D, we transform plastic water bottles into prosthetic limbs, solar panels, and more. Our team has combined social business model design, supply chain innovation, and patent-pending engineering advancement to convert PET plastic waste into filaments that can be used in 3D-printers, remain durable, and even conduct electricity. As a social enterprise, we focus on creating tools for social and environmental good, while using a revenue-generating, social enterprise model to ensure the long-term sustainability of our venture.
Site Safety Solutions
Site Safety Solutions is a software that allows construction companies in Ontario the ability to bring their health and safety program online, stay compliant with rules and regulations and keep their workers safe. The mobile application is a simple, comprehensive and affordable way to assure worker safety on site. This is made easy with safety documents and training certificate storage, online checklists, digital signatures and adding photos and your health and safety program will always stay up to date with the convenient reminder notifications. Unlike the paper based DIY and other complex, expensive software compliance systems that are geared to just assisting the employer, Site Safety Solutions is a free download with quick health and safety reference material that will help the employee make the right health and safety decision on site. Site Safety Solutions is the future of safety saving time, saving money and saving lives!
Tebbs Robotics, is planning to develop an autonomous retail service robot, that is equipped with a natural language vocal and touch pad interface, and is integrated into the client’s business logic system. The robot will help retailers by improving their customer’s experience; by engaging with customers in conversation, sharing targeted marketing visuals, and physically leading customers to product shelves. The robot will initiate conversations and interact with customers in an authentic personalized way. It will share advice, product knowledge, and interesting facts to engage with the customer. It will suggest alternate products, complementary pieces, and outfitting and style tips based on the customers statements. It will utilize its display screen to provide visuals, and targeted marketing material.
Vitruvian Sport Systems
Vitruvian Sport Systems is developing an immersive environment utilizing VR (virtual reality) technology to provide strategic and mental training for soccer players. Their first product, Zone VR will leverage emerging hardware and software technologies to provide an interactive experience that will enhance the player’s understanding of strategies and improve the quality and speed of their decision making in game situations.
We are the team of developers in facial recognition (FR). We make FR algorithms and products around it for people safety and security at public objects (like airports, stadiums etc), access control and secured access to devices (like doors, computers and private accounts), people count, gesture and marketing research (in retail, banking and restaurants) and many other applications of biometrical facial recognition. We just apply our scientific knowledge and potential to the market demands.
We believe that the safety, reliablility, elasticity and redundance of the cloud provides you the right and most secure place to store your digital content. Through state of the art technology and solid partmerships we are able to provide you end to end solutions to handle all your information effecttively with useful features to enhance the user experience.
Wriber helps busy people write high-performing blogs using artificial intelligence. It’s difficult to write content that drives business results because there aren’t enough hours in the day for everyone to write engaging, professional sounding content. Wriber’s AI helps you research and structure content by suggesting ideas, facts, and quotes. And, Wriber measures how your content is performing. So even as you’re writing, Wriber can automatically show you how to sound more professional and more engaging so your content drives business results.
XYZ Interactive Technologies Inc.
XYZ Interactive Technologies Inc. provides a low-cost method to identify the absolute x, y, and z position of an object in space, as well as its orientation with roll, pitch, yaw. It has patent claims that cover the entire electromagnetic spectrum, with immediate market focus on Infrared embodiments with both Reflective and Active Applications.
A unique approach to network design, they offer an affordable Internet security service to a wide variety of small and medium businesses that rivals enterprise-class security solutions and eliminates the capital requirements of network security. Their subscription services are designed to suit the needs and budgets of smaller businesses but can also scale up and scale out to address the needs of large enterprises. With their solutions, businesses are never directly exposed to the internet which protects them from malware and hacking. This gives them a significant advantage over competitive offerings. Initially they are targeting businesses connected to the Internet via a DSL, cable connection, or another medium up to 100 mbps. They intend to fund growth of their platform with these customers so they can scale up to support any connection at any speed. They have completed the preliminary concept and are currently in development. They put control of the Internet in the customer’s hands by moving the network edge to the cloud, thereby protecting the weakest link from Internet attackers.