Pitch

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    The Investment Showcase will be taking place on March 11that the #BCTECHSummit in Vancouver, BC see more

    #BCTECHSummit Investment Showcase Deadline: Dec 11

    The Investment Showcase will be taking place on March 11that the #BCTECHSummit in Vancouver, BC. The Investment Showcase is a great opportunity for companies all over the province to meet and pitch global and local investors.

    Here’s what you need to know about the Investment Showcase:  

    • Last year’s Investment Showcase attracted more than 150 global and local investors representing more than $200 billion in capital
    • Last year, 77% of investors reported that they will have, or have already had, meetings with pitching companies they met at the Showcase
    • If a company that you personally put forward applies, they will have a higher chance of being selected because of your recommendation.
    • Deadline is December 11th

    There are incredible businesses that exist in all corners of our province, so you're encouraged to apply! More information about the Investment Showcase can be found on the #BCTECHSummit website.

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    The application deadline is Thursday, November 15that 11:59 pm CST. see more

    Two Weeks Away: Application open for the 2019 SXSW Pitch
    - Deadline Thursday, November 15, 2018

    SXSW Pitch (formally Accelerator) returns for its eleventh year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem most exciting, innovative and cutting-edge technology! This event provides an outlet for companies to present the latest ideas in Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health & Wearable, Hyper-Connected Communities, Social & Culture, Sports & Performance Data, Transportation & Delivery to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Venture Capitalist / Angel community. We invite you to attend this incredible pitch event as we highlight Startup technologies most impressive new innovations. 

    We invite your company to join us for this incredible event, as we highlight the technology market’s most impressive new innovations.  The application deadline is Thursday, November 15that 11:59 pm CST., and the event itself will be March 9 & 10th, 2019 in Austin, TX. Please apply SXSW PITCH.  

    Application Fee

    SXSW Pitch Application Fee $220 

    Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your emerging technology product or service in front of industry leaders by participating in the 2019 SXSW Pitch (Formerly Accelerator).

    This event takes place on March 9th and 10th as a part of the SXSW Festival, during which you can improve your product launch, attract venture capitalists, polish your elevator pitch, receive media exposure, build brand awareness, network, socialize and experience all that SXSW Interactive has to offer. The deadline to register is Thursday, November 15that 11:59 pm CST., a few weeks away, so visit SXSW PITCH 

    Of the 453 companies who participated in SXSW Pitch between 2009 and 2018, over 71% received funding, with combined funding in excess of almost $5.43 billion (does not include undisclosed grants, angel and seed funding). Of these 453 companies, 16% have been acquired by the likes of Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable, Constant Contact, and Harmon. Some of our prestigious alums you may know to include Klout, Hipmunk, Wildfire, Tubemogul, Siri, Foodspotting, and Tango.

    Top Tips for Entry Success

    1. Meet the minimum – review the SXSW Pitch Eligibility Criteria
    2. Showcasing a startup that is innovative and disruptive
    3. Share a video – there’s no better way to convey a thorough sense of your project than through a demo video
    4. Showcase what makes you different in the market (i.e. What is your market differentiator? What is unique about your project? Why should people be excited about it?) 
    5. Highlight key members from your team and/or those supporting your startup (Staff, Advisory Board, Board Members, Mentors, Funders, Accelerator and/or Incubator involvement, etc.) 

    We invite your company to join us for this incredible event, as we highlight the technology market’s most impressive new innovations.  The application deadline is Thursday, November 15that 11:59 pm CST. and the event itself will be March 9 & 10th, 2019in Austin, TX.   Please apply SXSW PITCH  

    Launch date eligibility requirements:

          The company’s product or service must have launched no earlier than March 9, 2017;

          The company’s product or service must not launch after June 9, 2019;

          Each company may only enter one product or service to SXSWPitch;

          A company that enters more than one product or service will not be eligible to participate in SXSWPitch;

          Founders of the company applying must retain some portion of ownership in the company;

          Each applicant is only eligible to present in one of the SXSW family of startup events (SXSW Pitch, SXSW Pitch Release It, SXSW Pitch Launchedu). In contrast, if you have applied for one of these events (other than SXSW Pitch), and were not accepted to participate, then please feel free to apply to SXSW Pitch.

          The Company must not have raised over ten (10) Million Dollars in funding from combined funding sources; and

          The product or service must fall into one of the SXSW Pitch categories.

     

    Applicants must be within one of the ten categories: 

    Artificial Intelligence

    Technologies related to simulation of intelligent behavior by machines, a machine's capability to improve and perform tasks on its own. These startups seek to address medical diagnosis, remote sensing, electronic trading, transportation, tutoring, speech and visual recognition, and many more on the subject.

    Augmented & Virtual Reality

    Technologies using augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), robotic automation and other novel visualization technologies, including applications for Cardboard, Oculus Rift, and other emerging offerings from industry giants. These applications may address such uses as gaming, entertainment, data visualization, education, medical care, warfare, transportation, and many more subjects.

    Blockchain 

    Technologies using digital ledgers, decentralized internet, and other distributed applications as ways to structure and share data. These applications may address such uses as a cryptocurrency, supply chain, energy, media, global trade, security, and numerous other industries.

    Enterprise & Smart Data

    Technologies that facilitate the comprehension and application of informational data through workflows and analytics. These startups seek to improve productivity for businesses and/or individuals by using big data through a number of ways that include (but are not limited to) data collection, management, analysis, presentation, interpretation, security, and augmentation.

    Entertainment & Content

    Technologies and applications that are reinventing the ways in which we learn, relax and enjoy our time. Examples of included sectors include (but are not limited to) gaming, music, film, television, video, news, and publishing, streaming and digital storytelling, as well as new and hybrid forms of entertainment.

    Health & Wearable

    Technologies focused on human-centric health applications that connect the “health optimizer” and those with illnesses, their care teams, primary and specialist clinicians, inpatient and outpatient facilities, benefit providers, and corporate wellness programs to share timely, relevant health data and drive better outcomes at affordable and sustainable cost levels.

    Hyper-Connected Communities

    This category showcases new products, services, and apps that help hyper-connected communities (such as what occurs on-site at SXSW) better navigate and maximize their engagements. In addition to the kind of technologies that thrive in March in Austin, this category is for any creative and innovative app, product or service that does not fit elsewhere in the Accelerator lineup. Examples of technologies that might fit into this category include (but are not limited to) Internet of Things, energy, space, natural resources, agriculture, and robotics.

    Social & Culture

    Technologies that push the boundaries on how we navigate and interact in life with ourselves, our community, and our world. Examples of such sectors include (but are not limited to) social media, networking, dating, travel & hospitality, food or dining, fashion, the environment, and social good.

    Sports & Performance Data

    Technologies impacting the before, during, and after in the sports and athletics sector. Whether geared towards novices or elite professionals, innovations in this field include (but are not limited to) the way we experience, prepare for, and participate in sports and outdoor recreation by using hardware or software applications focused on data-centric intelligence, measurement, and other analytical forms.

    Transportation & Delivery

    Technologies transforming and optimizing the transportation industry on a consumer and enterprise level. These innovations create efficiency in the way we move from point A to point B through (but are not limited to) the connected car, data routing applications, on-demand or ridesharing services, autonomous vehicles, logistics, delivery, and other new disruptive means.

    We SXSW announce the Judges before the event? 

    Past Judges Include: Tim Draper of DFJ, John Sculley of Apple/Pepsi, Robert F. Smith of Vista Equity Partners, Constantijn van Oranje of Startup Delta, Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Kay Koplovitz of Springboard Growth Capital/USA Network Co-Founder, Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Guy Kawasaki of Alltop, Cyan Banister of Founders Fund, Werner Vogels of Amazon, Shervin Pishevar of Sherpa Capital, Christine Herron of Intel Capital, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Albert Wenger of Union Square Venture, Bob Metcalfe of 3Com/Ethernet Co-Founder, and Laurie Segall of CNN to name a few…

    Where can I get more Information? 

    Visit the SXSW Pitch website at SXSW PITCH 

     

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Application Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 15th at 11:59 pm CST see more

    Showcase your emerging technology product or service at 2019 SXSW Pitch

     Application Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 15th at 11:59 pm CST.

     

    Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your emerging technology product or service in front of industry leaders by participating in the 2019 SXSW Pitch (Formerly Accelerator).

    This event takes place on March 9th and 10th as a part of the SXSW Festival, during which you can improve your product launch, attract venture capitalists, polish your elevator pitch, receive media exposure, build brand awareness, network, socialize and experience all that SXSW Interactive has to offer. The deadline to register is Thursday, November 15that 11:59 pm CST., a few months away, so visit

    https://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/sxsw-pitch/

    Application Fee
    SXSW Pitch Application Fee $220 

    Of the 453 companies who participated in SXSW Pitch between 2009 and 2018, over 71% received funding, with combined funding in excess of almost $5.43 billion (does not include undisclosed grants, angel and seed funding). Of these 453 companies, 16% have been acquired by the likes of Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable, Constant Contact, and Harmon. Some of our prestigious alums you may know include Klout, Hipmunk, Wildfire, Tubemogul, Siri, Foodspotting, and Tango.

    Launch date eligibility requirements:

    ·      The company’s product or service must have launched no earlier than March 9, 2017;

    ·      The company’s product or service must not launch after June 9, 2019;

    ·      Each company may only enter one product or service to SXSWPitch;

    ·      A company that enters more than one product or service will not be eligible to participate in SXSWPitch;

    ·      Founders of the company applying must retain some portion of ownership in the company;

    ·      Each applicant is only eligible to present in one of the SXSW family of startup events (SXSW Pitch, SXSW Pitch Release It, SXSW Pitch Launchedu). In contrast, if you have applied for one of these events (other than SXSW Pitch), and were not accepted to participate, then please feel free to apply to SXSW Pitch.

    ·      The Company must not have raised over ten (10) Million Dollars in funding from combined funding sources; and

    ·      The product or service must fall into one of the SXSW Pitch categories.

     

    Applicants must be within one of the ten categories: 

    Artificial Intelligence 

    Augmented & Virtual Reality

    Blockchain 

    Enterprise & Smart Data

    Entertainment & Content

    Health & Wearable

    Hyper-Connected Communities

    Social & Culture

    Sports & Performance Data

    Transportation & Delivery

     

    We SXSW announce the Judges before the event? 

    Past Judges Include: Tim Draper of DFJ, John Sculley of Apple/Pepsi, Robert F. Smith of Vista Equity Partners, Constantijn van Oranje of Startup Delta, Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Kay Koplovitz of Springboard Growth Capital/USA Network Co-Founder, Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Guy Kawasaki of Alltop, Cyan Banister of Founders Fund, Werner Vogels of Amazon, Shervin Pishevar of Sherpa Capital, Christine Herron of Intel Capital, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Albert Wenger of Union Square Venture, Bob Metcalfe of 3Com/Ethernet Co-Founder, and Laurie Segall of CNN to name a few…

     

    Where can I get more Information? 

    Visit the SXSW Pitch website athttps://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/sxsw-pitch/

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Early Deadline: October 4 ($100 fee). Final Deadline Period: October 5 – November 15 ($220 fee) see more

    SXSW Pitch 2019's deadline approaching

    SXSW Pitch (formerly Accelerator) returns for its eleventh year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem most exciting, innovative and cutting-edge technology! This event provides an outlet for companies to present the latest ideas to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Venture Capitalist/Angel community.

    Early Deadline: October 4 ($100 fee)

    Final Deadline Period: October 5 – November 15 ($220 fee)

    To Apply: https://www.sxsw.com/APPLY-TO-PARTICIPATE/SXSW-PITCH/

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Deadline to apply to pitch was April 18th, but it's been extended to THIS Friday...your last chance! see more

    Want to secure a $1,000,000 Investment Award?
    Apply to Fundica by THIS Friday!

    Don't miss out on the Fundica Roadshow: all-day live pitches & kick-ass fireside chats from VCs and guest speakers on May 2nd at Fort Tectoria.

    Reasons to attend:

    • Learn about important funding trends and opportunities

    • Discover available resources to start and grow your business

    • Connect with entrepreneurs, funding experts and advisors

    • Potentially win a $1,000,000 Investment Award!

    Deadline to apply to pitch was April 18th, but it's been extended to THIS Friday... so this is your last chance!

    Want to Pitch?

    Eligibility

    • Must have a technological component to your business
    • Be incorporated in Canada
    • Be in seed or growth stage
    • Expect revenue growth >50%

    City-stop Winner Receives

    • A spot at the Grand Finale to secure the $1,000,000 FSVP Investment Award
    • 3 months free office space at WeWork
    • Cloud Hosting package from CANARIE
    • Free accounting services from Intuit

    [APPLY TO PITCH]

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Fill out the application form to be considered to present at upcoming investment dinner events. see more

    Open Angel Canada seeking applications from tech startups for Feb 16 Pitch event

    Apply to Present

    Fill out the application form to be considered to present at upcoming investment dinner events. These happen roughly three times per year, with 30 - 40 active investors attending.

    IDEAL PRESENTING COMPANIES

    • Early stage digital / tech company
    • First or second funding round
    • Traction (pre-product is probably too early, pre-launch is OK for strong teams)
    • Raising up to $1M

    Information collected is held in confidence.

    An AngelList profile for your company is required. Please visit angel.co to create one before filling out this form.

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Startups that are selected to pitch will get their business in front of a panel of VCs and more. see more

    VIATEC and the Capital Investment Network are happy to partner up with Fundica as they travel across Canada for the 2016 Fundica Roadshow. In each of the 10 cities they travel to, Fundica is searching for the best startups working on an innovative solution. On April 13 the roadshow makes a stop at Fort Tectoria. You can sign up to either pitch (deadline is April 6), network or attend RoadTalks. 

    Startups that are selected to pitch will get their business in front of a panel of VCs, Angels, banks and government organizations. The winner gets a life-changing trip to San Francisco to pitch to Valley investors, funding for their business and more.

    If you're not ready to pitch yet, you can still register for inspirational RoadTalks led by expert guests to learn how to take your business to the next level. This is a great opportunity to make great connections and engage with your startup community.


    Register to pitch now: http://bit.ly/1OZuhLu - DEADLINE IS APRIL 6th!
    Attend RoadTalks: http://bit.ly/1P825V5 
    Keep up with @fundica on the #FUNDICAROADSHOW at www.fundingroadshow.com
     

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    CIN is hosting its fourth Pitch & Mix on Feb 17th at Fort Tectoria. see more

    The Capital Investment Network (CIN) continues to put Victoria angels on the map, proving that Silicon Valley isn’t the only place for companies to fundraise.

    CIN is hosting its fourth Pitch & Mix on Feb 17th at Fort Tectoria, an event that brings together local angels to see 10 presentations from pre-revenue to multi-million dollar enterprises.  Every company chosen to present has undergone a rigorous application and vetting process before making it to the stage. They’re given three minutes to pitch and then answer questions from an esteemed panel of experts. CIN has streamlined the process to create a fast-paced program with plenty of time for networking to encourage appointments between entrepreneurs and investors. Past participants have received up to $250,000 in a single investment from pitching in this event, demonstrating the impact of this new, but vital organization.

    Established in 2014, CIN founders recognized the potential for Victoria to become a powerful angel hub.  Since then, they have been dedicated to building a sophisticated investment community through providing opportunities for education and deal flow, helping grow the local economy from the bottom up.  What may surprise some skeptics is that CIN run completely by volunteers and has recently incorporated as a non-profit.

    With this change, CIN welcomes new board members, community leaders in their own right, including: Hannes Blum, Laurie Baggio, Briony Bayer and Rodger Bannister.  These champions bring critical expertise to CIN and are active in the organization’s development.  At this upcoming Pitch & Mix, CIN has partnered with VIATEC and the City of Victoria to kick off a series of events that converge on the City’s Reverse Trade Mission and Discover Tectoria.

    Companies that would like to be considered for this event should complete the application form http://capitalinvestmentnetwork.ca/entrepreneurs/ or contact Chrystal Phan at chrystal@capitalinvestmentnetwork.ca for more information.

     

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    The founder of Flytographer will appear on CBC TV’s business reality show Dragon’s Den on Wednesday see more

    Source: Times Colonist

    Victoria’s Nicole Smith has made a pitch to the Dragons. The founder of Flytographer will appear on CBC Television’s business reality show Dragon’s Den on Wednesday in a pre-recorded episode.

    Her company has a downtown Victoria office, where staff work with about 300 photographers in 160 cities around the world. Flytographer lines up photographers for customers who want memorable photos for everything from honeymoons to holidays.

    Dragons’ Den participants are not permitted to reveal the results of their bid for money. Business people appear before a panel of entrepreneurs to seek funding for their ventures.

    If a verbal deal is struck on the show, the business person and the entrepreneur enter into discussions, to try to finalize a formal agreement. That may or may not happen. 

  • VIATEC posted an article
    Spin Master Innovation Fund invests in 11 emerging Canadian businesses -and LlamaZOO is on the list! see more

    Source: Yahoo Finance

    Date: 29 September 2015

     

    Spin Master Innovation Fund invests in 11 emerging Canadian businesses (and LlamaZOO is on the list!)

    TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Futurpreneur Canada, in partnership with leading Canadian toy company Spin Master Corp. and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), is pleased to introduce the 2015 recipients of the Spin Master Innovation Fund. Eleven businesses were chosen through a highly competitive process that tested the viability and innovative aspects of their business plans. This year's recipients represent industries from extreme sports to online gaming, wearable fitness devices to custom fashion, and online shopping to online learning.

    These 11 businesses will each receive start-up financing of up to$50,000 from Futurpreneur Canada and the BDC, and will be matched with a mentor from Futurpreneur Canada's industry-leading mentoring program. They will also visit Toronto in October to attend a two-day workshop, with networking opportunities and one-on-one coaching from Spin Master's senior executives on topics including sales and marketing, licensing, and talent management to help them propel their businesses.

    "This is our fifth year partnering with Spin Master to deliver financing and mentoring to young, innovative entrepreneurs and, as always, we were blown away by the ideas, energy and strong business sense of our applicants," said Julia Deans, CEO, Futurpreneur Canada. "Since the program's inception, 42 exciting young Canadian companies have benefited from the Spin Master Innovation Fund, which is now seen as a proven way for innovative new companies to make their mark, and is a testament to the power of connecting established executive teams with up and coming business leaders."

    "The success of the Spin Master Innovation Fund has allowed us to give back to young entrepreneurs all across Canada," said Ronnen Harary, President and Co-CEO, Spin Master Corp. "With the impressive recipients who have already come through the Fund, we've been so excited to see the high quality of candidates and the creativity, passion and outstanding character they've demonstrated once again this year. We look forward to coaching them and supporting their continued success."

    "BDC is pleased to once again be a partner of the Spin Master Innovation Fund team with Futurpreneur Canada and Spin Master Corp.," says Steven Oliver, Assistant Vice President, Automotive Group, BDC.  "Working together, we can offer a greater number of resources to these deserving young entrepreneurs and equip them with the tools to make a difference to their growth and success."          

    The 2015 recipients of the Spin Master Innovation Fund are:

    Company: Aorte Fitness Gear
    Entrepreneurs: Robert Omer Carriere
    Location: Oakville, Ontario
    Company Description: Aorte Fitness is a Canadian manufacturing company, specializing in the production of the Kinetic Resistance Apparatus, a specially designed wearable fitness device that provides users with a low impact resistance-training experience. With guided motion-resistant technology, Aorte Fitness maximizes the potential of resistance training by reducing impact and correcting form and posture.

    Company: CertClean Inc.
    Entrepreneurs: Jenise Lee
    Location: Mississauga, Ontario
    Company Description: CertClean is Canada's first and only certification for safer beauty and personal care products. Since there is no governance on the terms "organic" or "natural" within the beauty sector in Canada, consumers are often misled as entire products are labelled natural when only one or some of their ingredients are natural and the remaining ingredients consist of questionable chemicals. CertClean administers the CertClean certification so brands that manufacture products free from harmful ingredients can be instantly recognized as safer beauty and personal care products.

    Company: CORE Renewable Energy Inc.
    Entrepreneurs: Andrea Kraj
    Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba 
    Company Description: CORE Renewable Energy provides renewable energy planning tools and operation management optimization for power projects, incorporating combined renewable energy systems such as wind, solar, biomass; small to large scale storage solutions including batteries, compressed air, fuel cells, and backup diesel generators. The company has technology solutions that optimize the performance of the systems that they design or already exist, so that users can reach maximum renewable generation at the least cost while maintaining no black outs in energy supply.

    Company: Creel Net
    Entrepreneurs: Peter Llewellyn Greene, Alfred Tiutei Schaefer
    Location: Smithers, British Columbia
    Company Description: Creel Net makes fishing licencing and regulatory applications for smart phones, improving the fishing experience and providing fisheries management with important angler effort and catch data. The app includes the following capabilities: enables users to store and purchase licences on their phones; provides user friendly version of the regulations; includes a permanent catch log for enforcement purposes and a voluntary log for personal use; provides fishing tools such as water levels, charts, tide levels, and fisheries indicators. 

    Company: Crik Nutrition
    Entrepreneurs: Alex Drysdale
    Location: Stony Mountain, Manitoba
    Company Description: Crik Nutrition sells protein powder made primarily from crickets – one of the most nutritious and efficient food sources on the planet. Crik Nutrition promotes its protein powder as looking, smelling, and tasting as good - or better - than any other protein powder on the market.

    Company: GamerLink Inc.
    Entrepreneurs: Ryan Figueiredo & Deion Farrington
    Location: Cambridge, Ontario
    Company Description: GamerLink provides online gamers with a powerful, real-time matchmaking service that connects gamers of similar playstyle, personality, demographics and more. The service will support any online game, on any platform, and uses an advanced matchmaking algorithm that takes into consideration all the possible data points about a gamer. GamerLink aims to create better online gaming experiences for everyone.

    Company: Hearshot Inc.
    Entrepreneurs: Sebastian KoperBart Lipski
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    Company Description: Hearshot is a company founded with the purpose of marrying the worlds of technology, wearables, and extreme sports to improve the ability of users to communicate and interact with the environment around them. Its first product, to be released in 2016, is a wearable communication device that can be used in harsh conditions and in areas without any mobile or WiFi reception. 

    Company: Hexa Foods
    Entrepreneurs: Philippe PoirierMathieu PoirierPaul Shenouda
    Location: Montreal, Quebec
    Company Description: Hexa Foods creates tasty, healthy and sustainable foods made with insects. The company's first product is BugBites: dog treats made with cricket flour and fresh fruits and vegetables. Hexa Foods uses insects because they can significantly increase the diversity of the world's current food system and help solve global food insecurity, while using limited natural resources in a much smarter way. Replacing a 40g bag of dog treats made with beef with a bag of BugBites dog treats saves an amount of water equivalent to more than 200 water bottles.

    Company: Kube Innovation Inc.
    Entrepreneurs: Frédérik Marcil and Juan Antonio Contreras
    Location: Montréal, Quebec
    Company Description: Kube Innovation is revolutionizing the dental industry with disruptive new technology. There is no measuring tool on the market that allows professionals to objectively quantify the average biting force that a patient can apply. The measurement of the biting force generated by Kube Innovation's device is used by denturists, dentists and physiotherapists, enabling them to provide an optimized solution for their patients. Kube has a multi-disciplinary team of young engineers and industrial designers more than ready to lead the next medical revolution.

    Company: LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.
    Entrepreneurs: Charles T. Lavigne and Kevin Oke
    Location: Victoria, British Columbia
    Company Description: LlamaZOO is developing a software platform for educational markets; the platform utilizes 3D visualization and borrows concepts from cognitive neuroscience to improve learning and teaching. The first application for the platform is helping veterinary students learn and master anatomy, using 3D models of animals built from MRI and CT scans. The platform also provides educators with deep analytics into how students are performing and progressing, providing insight into self-directed studies.

    Company: Nathon Kong Tailleur 
    Entrepreneurs: Nathon Kong
    Location: Montreal, Quebec
    Company Description: Nathon Kong Tailleur aims to set a new standard for the convenient shopping experience by offering custom made cloth at a client's work place. It brings a solar-powered truck configured with a 3D scanner, allowing it to get 360-degree measurements of a customer's body in under five seconds. Customers can feel the fabric and design anything in less than 10 minutes. Fit guaranteed and delivered in 3-4 weeks. The service is enhanced with an e-commerce platform, allowing customer to design and re-order without hassle, and balances the speed and convenience of online shopping with the tactility and rapport of traditional retailing.

     

    About Futurpreneur Canada
    Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, or CYBF) has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada's young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,700 volunteer mentors. Futurpreneur Canada is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance, the Canadian member of Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Weekwww.futurpreneur.ca. Facebook: Futurpreneur Twitter: @Futurpreneur

    About Spin Master Corp
    Spin Master (TSX:TOY.TO - News) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, Spin Master Games™ and the 2015 Toy of the Year, Zoomer™ Dino. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 58 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 14 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 11 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced five television series, including the 2007 hit series Bakugan and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 850 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Bratislava, Germany, Holland, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

    About BDC
    BDC is the only bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. With more than 100 business centres and over 32,000 clients across Canada, it offers loans, investments and advisory services. BDC's purpose is to support Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. To learn more, visit www.bdc.ca.

    SOURCE Futurpreneur Canada

  • VIATEC posted an article
    Expose your company to investors, thought-shapers and even potential customers! see more

    Experience Tectoria is coming up on September 17th & 18th and we are looking for more companies to participate in our Demo Camp and Showcase Showdown events.  We've already locked in Nathan FielderRyan Guldemond and Paul Singh for other parts of the ET agenda, and now we've set our sights on our local talent! 

     

    Reasons to participate in Experience Tectoria's Demo Camp and Showcase Showdown 

    (spaces in both events are limited)

     
    Demo Camp (Thursday September 17th @2pm) - 17 spots available
    (like a tradeshow, but more fun, and with beer)
    • Every participant receives a VIP pass to Experience Tectoria (includes VIP pass to Rifflandia)
    • Chance to get introduced to / speak 1on1 with international investors, thought-shapers, potential customers and other local companies
    • Be the face of Victoria's tech industry & help us demonstrate what makes Tectoria world class 
    Showcase Showdown (Friday September 18th @2pm) - only 8 spots available
    (Pitch competition where the audience determines the winner and a panel provides colour commentary. Work your way up the ladder with 2min pitches to become champ!)  
    • Winning company gets to name an offering from Fort Tectoria's Ground Control Cafe, and their logo will be featured in the cafe too (both for 1 year)
    • Every participant receives a VIP pass to Experience Tectoria (includes VIP pass to Rifflandia!)
    • Winning company will also receive an additional 4 VIP passes to Experience Tectoria
    • Chance to get your name out there, earn bragging rights, and have a great time!

     

    If interested, please contact dmccannel@viatec.ca