The CIX Top 20 Early and Top 10 Growth Awards recognize outstanding Canadian tech companies in early and growth stages.
York Region business and research leaders are welcoming a new strategy to help develop the regional economy and businesses.
The selection process for cohort 7 was highly competitive, including a rigorous bootcamp to ensure the selected companies were primed for success in the hardware industry, which is notoriously known for long lead times for product validation and securing investment.
In the ever-evolving world of startups, building successful ventures goes beyond just innovative ideas and market analysis – it lies in the strength and diversity of your startup’s team.
The Secutron fire detection and alarm products meet the most stringent industry standards, including UL 864 10th edition and are meticulously engineered and produced at Mircom Group’s two North American manufacturing facilities.
Treefrog assists a broad range of businesses, particularly focusing on those in their developmental stages or facing technological or marketing/growth challenges. Their team aims to provide solutions that enhance growth, improve technological capabilities and streamline operational processes.
ventureLAB is proud to announce the 3rd cohort of the Accelerate AI program. This transformative 6-month program is designed to champion the growth and scaling of AI startups, empowering them to deliver cutting-edge solutions and applications that tackle the challenges in the modern industry!
The recently held ribbon-cutting event celebrated the move to a new site in Markham, which now boasts a custom-built, state-of-the-art space spanning 118,500 square feet. The new location represents a 54% larger physical footprint for Creation Technologies in Markham.
$4.5 million for the next phase of the Hardware Catalyst Initiative, supporting 30 technology companies while creating and maintaining over 170 jobs in southern Ontario.
The funding proposed would be over three years and would come from the region’s Innovation Investment Fund, which the region includes in its budget to support innovative projects on an application basis.
The approvals from Transport Canada mark a significant milestone for DDC and signifies the government’s recognition of the Company’s cutting-edge technology, rigorous safety standards, and commitment to advancing the field of drone logistics.
Yin says York Region is truly one of Canada’s key innovation engines and an economic powerhouse. “We gained direct access to a diverse network of government grants, angel investor platforms, venture capital investing, workshops for prototyping and production, testing agencies and support of big multinational corporations,” Yin comments.
Sonic Foundry is dedicated to transforming how the world works and learns through innovative and scalable technology solutions.
The completion of the first milestone of the project involved nine test objectives pursuant to which the Company completed a total of 145 flights with an overall flight distance of almost 800km.
The company will operate within Trinity’s built environment business, combining its acoustical capabilities with those that span North America, Ireland, and Australia into one unified entity.
It is no secret that the way people and goods move is changing. From the transition to hybrid or fully-electric cars to better the environment or drone delivery to support hospital capacity, there is no shortage of examples of ways innovation is propelling sustainability in our communities and moving us forward.
The City of Markham and City of Vaughan, with funding from the Ontario Government through Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN), officially launched the Demonstration Zone and are now inviting businesses to apply to demonstrate their mobility technologies. The first round of selected businesses will pilot their technologies in early 2024.
Most of the team members call York Region home. “This allowed us to centrally serve customers across GTA and beyond, enabling consumers to buy and sell cars with just a click,” Ng explains. “Carity introduced an industry-first profit-sharing car selling program, which allows consumers to share in the profits when Carity resells their vehicle, while also guaranteeing a selling price and offering upfront payments.”
The most common way for people with visual impairments to navigate outside is through the use of guide canes and raised tactile indicators at intersections. Yu said these devices are more than 100 years old, and there hasn’t been much progress made with alternative solutions, while the Visiontif wearable device is a screen reader for the real world.
The summit featured an exclusive Pitch Gala where eight companies vie for a chance to win a collective $50,000 in non-dilutive cash prizes to further advance research and scale operations.
DDC flew its Sparrow RPA and Workhorse Aero flew its Horsefly RPA to successfully demonstrate the delivery of medical products and handoff to Caduceus Medical Logistics in Holland, Michigan.
At ventureLAB’s third HardTech Summit, speakers discussed challenges and opportunities facing deep technology startups across the country and offered entrepreneurs advice on navigating them.
“We know that Aurorans increasingly need more reliable and faster internet, especially with the massive shift we’ve seen in the number of people working from home,” he said at the time. “The reality is that access to high-speed and affordable broadband service is now a necessity not a luxury, especially in today’s economy. And what’s incredibly important for us is that this project will only strengthen the town’s ability to get critical information to residents and businesses, while also allowing us to explore exciting new initiatives like offering free wi-fi at places like Town Park.”
Chiropractor Dr. Jim Feng, well-known in York Region for his commitment to healthcare innovation, has recently made significant strides in improving patient access to physiotherapy options. Jim is no stranger to York Region’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, having long been associated with York University’s YSpace, a leading resource hub for entrepreneurs in the region.
PharmaGuide patient portal, PharmaVisionAI, aims to ease the administrative burden faced by physicians in the Canadian health care system by using technology to facilitate drug coverage processes.
The facility utilizes free cooling and the company said the site features multiple physically separated Meet-Me-Rooms and fiber entrance vaults.
Founded in 2016, Snappy offers restaurant management technology for customer touchpoints including point-of-sale, online orders, loyalty programs, reservations, waitlists, and custom-branded mobile apps and websites.
There were 19 York Region-based business to make the list.
The new space provides 25,000 square feet of contiguous space with superior utility infrastructure and a modern office complex that is expected to improve operational efficiencies and enhance custom service.
ventureLAB’s VP of the Hardware Catalyst Initiative, Avinash Persaud, took on the role of moderator for a thought-provoking panel discussion “Sustainable Semiconductor Solutions with AI” at Elevate Festival 2023.