Venture Directory

ALT TEX

ALT TEX creates B2B sustainable textile solutions for environmentally-conscious fashion designers and brands, through re-engineered post-industrial waste. By chemically converting landfill-destined paper waste, food waste and agricultural by-products, ALT TEX creates natural and semi-synthetic textiles, that are carbon-neutral, and biodegradable.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Myra Arshad

Ace

Ace is a personalized interview preparation platform that creates confidence in interviewing. We provide users the tools and research-backed mock interview questions that will help prepare effective answers and develop strong communication skills.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Lauren DeSouza

Ad Auris

Ad Auris is a machine text-to-speech tool for self-publishers. With our services publishers can unlock further value from their written content, and increase both distribution capabilities and value proposition to prospective subscribers.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Logan Underwood

Arkangel Ai

We detect malaria in 3 seconds with Ai for pharmaceutical companies in LATAM. Unlike other companies, our system detects the stage of infection, the type of malaria and it doesn’t require any hardware.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Jose David Gomez Zea

BeBlended

BeBlended is an online marketplace that connects black women with freelance hairstylists and tailored hair products. BeBlended’s SaaS platform provides scheduling and appointment management for hairstylists while facilitating hair product delivery.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Aileen Agada

Bounce

Located at the center of your social graph, Bounce is a one-stop-shop event (in-person & virtual) platform that helps you collect payments, interact with guests using event upgrades, and receive in-kind sponsorship from corporate partners.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Francesco Virga
Sean Monteiro

Depth Technology

Depth Technology provides critical environmental monitoring and management services to the deep-sea mining industry. Through a comprehensive and autonomous service, we ensure mining operations are compliant with international environmental regulations.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Harrison Handley
Sanchit Gupta

FeedmÏ

We believe that food has and will always be at the center of social experiences, whether you are going out for lunch with your friends or having a dinner date at home, however, there is currently no food app that focuses on the social aspects of food. FeedmÏ, the food app for the “young and hungry” focuses on creating the best social experiences around food via social group ordering, messaging, seamless bill-splitting and easy coordination

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Disha Nayak

HeroHub Inc.

HeroHub is a charitable ecosystem that connects individuals with charities, non-profits, and their opportunities! Our online platform makes giving easy, convenient, and beneficial for everyone.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Chipewyan McCrimmon

IntelliCulture

IntelliCulture helps farms manage their equipment fleet with data analytics captured through IoT data loggers, enabling them to grow their farm into a sustainable and scalable business.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Ramin Shaikhi
Cole Powers

KitchCo

A low cost solution for chefs looking to commercialize their skills by helping them start their virtual restaurant.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Mohammad Kamla

LifeLuxe

Pre-pandemic, we originally focussed on improving social well-being in retirement homes, encouraging seniors to spend less time in their rooms. We are now pivoting to explore how to connect seniors socially from their rooms and are also exploring how to enhance distance social connections for professional working communities.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Lauren Adolphe
Zoë Mitz

Lunavoy Inc.

Lunavoy Inc. is disrupting the tourism space with its artificial intelligence powered online marketplace that personalizes touristic activities to each traveler’s profile and travelers among themselves. Essentially, we are a one-stop shop for millennial and gen z travelers to experience unique local travel activities in a group with other like-minded travelers at a discounted price.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

David Lin

Moment

Moment is replacing diesel generators for remote communities by repurposing electric vehicle batteries into sustainable energy storage

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Sumreen Rattan
Edward Chiang

Monolog

Monolog is a service that allows users to create and edit websites with their voice. The user simply describes the next desired change in natural language and Monolog applies it, providing instant feedback.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Aaron Wanjala

OutLaunch

Outlaunch is a B2B marketplace that connects businesses with the talent needed to successfully bring a physical product to market. Our solution offers metrics and guidelines to help find the ideal contractor, as well as the tools needed to work with talent remotely.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Kyle Handfield
Riyaz Khair
Justin Larocque-Villiers

PilotPlans

Pilot helps people live happier lives through shared experiences. Our social travel planner helps you build itineraries for trips you want to take by yourself or with a group.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Connor Wilson

Prosperea

Our mission at Prosperea is to help the world design better cities, faster. By providing mapping visualization and the auto-generation of architecturally sound buildings, we enable developers and architects to validate their land development opportunities in minutes - instead of days.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Hannah Le
Montgomery Ngan

Ralux

Ralux is developing the next generation of prescription eyewear offering on-demand lens tint. Unlike our competitors, our unique coatings allow for this to be achieved with no added bulk, maintaining an elegant design without compromise.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Mohamed Aly

Shomigo

Shomigo is a social shopping platform that aggregates upcoming and established brands, keeps users up to date with the latest fashion trends and your friend’s activity, and allows users to interact with the Shomigo community.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Jason Wong
Alykhan Kara

Socialab

Socialab is a self-development application that helps users train essential social skills such emotional intelligence, charisma, and nonverbal communication. Personalized training pathways are created using research-backed methods from industry experts, allowing users to develop their skills effectively in a comfortable environment.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Ian Saunders

WellnessWorld

WellnessWorld is a B2B SaaS venture creating digital wellness solutions for educational institutions. We are developing an online one-stop-wellness-shop that will support students in better navigating resources and services, while providing actionable data to institutions so they can optimize their existing mental health and wellness systems.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Eve Staszczyszyn

noderu

Noderu is an employee discovery and management tool that helps enhance the work experience through effective relationship management. It works by matching employees based on their professional and personal interests and then provides a personal CRM for them to help remain connected.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Zainab Jangda

smartARM

smartARM is democratizing bionic hands for upper limb amputees by using current advances in artificial intelligence and 3D printing to create an affordable and fully articulated prosthetic hand at less than 10x the cost of any competitor. smartARM uses cameras embedded in the palm to detect any object an amputee wishes to interact with and automatically determines the most appropriate grip pattern based on the object’s geometry.

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Next 36, 2020

Founders:

Matthew Ferreira
Hamayal Choudhry

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