Venture Directory

AccessNow

AccessNow uses crowdsourcing to pin-point the accessibility status of locations around the world on an interactive map. Their platform allows users to search for specific places or browse to see what is nearby with the accessibility features they need.

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Leah Davidson
Maayan Ziv

Allset

Allset's mission is to help users find the best insurance according to their real needs, in complete transparency. Their platform achieves this thanks to partners of choice with recognized institutions in the insurance world and, most importantly, to their smart technology that manages thousands of different algorithms to get users personalized options in less than 4 minutes.

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B2C

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Xavier Freeman
Fellipe Monteiro

Amina Health

Amina Health (formerly Vitameter) makes a device that measures your vitamin levels from a single drop of blood, combining home-diagnostics with personalized nutrition. Whether vitamins are being taken for health or performance, efficient nutrition is important.

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James MacLean

Babbly

Babbly is an artificial intelligence powered mobile app designed to track your baby’s speech development.

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Shane Saunderson
Maryam Nabavi

Betterbooks

Betterbooks helps you gamify your reading habit, improve your comprehension, and find the best books.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Shawn Moss
Liam Herbst

Boxit

Boxit provides portable plastic storage boxes and delivery services, so you can declutter your space without leaving home.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2013

Founders:

Lauren Long
Aditya Dhoot
Michael Fok

Cerebian

Cerebian is building a neural interface based operating system that entirely redefines the way humans interact with computers.

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B2C

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Sima Hoseingholizade
Kareem Ayyad

Comfable

Comfable's product, QSun, is the key to avoiding sunburn and skin cancer, which affects millions of adults worldwide. The must-have AI-powered wearable sun tracker syncs with the free companion app to give even more sun safety features.

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Neda Ghazi

Destin AI

Destin AI is an artificially intelligent platform and chatbot solution for immigrants. Their mission is to create a pleasant experience for everyone on their journey to Canada.

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B2C

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Yangqi Xu
Mahammad Ismayilzada
Nargiz Mammadova

Enhanced Medical Nutrition

EMN supports patients' journeys through surgery with clinical nutrition to help patients prepare better and recover faster. EMN's initial offerings include three evidence-based enteral formulas (drinks/tube feeds) to support muscle metabolism, immune function and accelerate recovery.

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B2C

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Eric Zimmerman

Flashfood

Flashfood partners with grocery chains to allow them to sell surplus food through the Flashfood app at significant discounts for its users while reducing store-level food waste.

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B2C

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Josh Domingues

Greenlid

Greenlid is the world's first fully biodegradable kitchen food waste bin. Just fill it up and compost the entire Greenlid. It's made from 100% end-of-life recycled cardboard and has a proprietary formulation that prevents leaks and smells.

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Morgan Wyatt

Grobo

Grobo is a personalized, app-controlled in-home gardening system that lets anyone grow a successful garden at any time of the year, regardless of their experience level.

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B2C

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Bjorn Dawson

Hedgehog Umbrella

The Hedgehog Umbrella is the go-to choice for the urban lifestyle. The umbrella features automotive inspired technology and unparalleled build quality to transform the traditional disposable umbrella into a durable and long lasting product.

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B2C

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Kevin Truong

HelpWear

HelpWear is striving to better at-home healthcare by developing affordable and accessible products for patients all around the world. HelpWear is currently developing its first product, the HeartWatch, allowing for 24/7 at home heart monitoring with an embedded emergency contact system for furthered prevention and bettered treatment of heart related illness.

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B2C

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André Bertram

Iconic Brewing Co.

Iconic Brewing Co. thrives in the fast paced beverage alcohol industry and has become one of the leading “trend-setting” beverage companies in Canada. Their portfolio of brands includes products such as Crazy Beard Wild Apple, Crazy Beard Hard Ginger Ale and Dusty Boots Hard Root Beer - Canada's first alcoholic root beer.

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B2C

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Cam McDonald (Next 36, 2013)
Daniel Bartek (Next 36, 2013)

InstinctX

InstinctX is a social media firm that focuses enabling and increasing the capacity for human relationships by leveraging existing and emerging technologies.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Sam Park

Lilia

Lilia is your egg securing concierge, saving you money and handling all the annoying parts of getting fertility info about your body and options.

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B2C

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Alyssa Atkins (Next 36, 2013)

MOOP

MOOP reinvents personal care products we use every day like toothpaste, shampoo & deodorant in a sustainable new format. Featuring clean ingredients, innovative design, and always plastic-free packaging. Join the #moopment.

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B2C

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Martin Ochwat (Next 36, 2014)

MakerKids

MakerKids runs award-winning camps, programs and parties for kids on coding, robotics and Minecraft. They inspire kids to build confidence, social skills, resilience and a positive relationship with technology – and to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

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Jennifer Turliuk

Makeup For Melanin Girls

MFMG Cosmetics is a beauty brand that leverages online communities to develop products and a personalized shopping experience for multiethnic beauty customers. Their mission is to bring diverse beauty to the forefront through highly pigmented beauty products.

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B2C

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Tomi Gbeleyi

MedMe Health

MedMe is an on-demand health advisor that lets you digitally access pharmacists, treatments, and medications in the comfort of your home.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Purya Sarmadi
Nicholas Hui

Mistplay

Mistplay is the first loyalty platform for mobile gamers. Players use Mistplay daily to play games, earn rewards and connect with friends. With already over 3 million members around the world in under 2-years, Mistplay is one of the fastest growing companies in North America.

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B2C

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Henri-Charles Machalani

Monogram

Monogram’s second generation hardware, Creative Console, is a modular, freeform control surface designed to enable hands-on and dynamic interaction with creative software. It's the only tool powerful and versatile enough to increase productivity and creativity in post-production and other creative digital workflows.

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Calvin Chu

Nomz

Nomz is a healthy snack company based in Toronto, Canada. Their energy bites are made with simple, natural ingredients and come in four delicious flavours: pistachio, almond, hazelnut and coconut.

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B2C

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Jana Al Zaibak

Penyo Pal

Penyo Pal creates amazing learning experiences by carefully adapting the latest advancements in pedagogy, cognitive science, and user-experience design. Their first series of language learning apps won multiple awards, a 5-star rating and resulted in over 10,000,000 hours of learning from students around the world.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2012

Founders:

Rafal Dittwald
Jane Wu
Jessica Fan
Ryan Wagner

Poche Posh

Poche Posh is an online women's clothing retailer. They provide women's clothing with pockets to carry your necessities while still looking stylish.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Visha Vijayanand

Shakepay

Shakepay is the easiest way for Canadians to buy and sell bitcoin.

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B2C

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Jean Amiouny (Next 36, 2013)

Skylight

Skylight is using technology to radically improve the home renovation process. They are a digital renovation service provider, helping homeowners with everything required for a successful renovation from design through construction, including a guarantee that the project will be on budget.

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B2C

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Josh Levitan (Next 36, 2013)

SmartHalo

SmartHalo is enhancing urban mobility by providing the best cyling experience to cyclists. Their network-connected bike accessory features a GPS navigator, night light, alarm system, fitness tracking, and more.

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B2C

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Xavier Peich

SucSeed

As Canada's only socially-driven hyrdoponics company, SucSeed's at-home hydroponic growing kits let anyone, anywhere, fill their plates with fresh, affordable produce.

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Emily Bland

Upscale Technology

Upscale's mission is to help amateur and emergent bands to get the highest sound quality possible from their talent during live shows. They are currently designing the Uptune, a device which acts like the human ear to analyze the sound from your band in real-time, giving you directions for equalizing your instruments sound level.

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Sami Cheref
Francis Masse

Valsys

Valsys provides professionals with the tools they need to make data-driven decisions in private company valuation and estimation processes.

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James Worthington
Jack Fuller
Simon Bessey

VoiceHero

VoiceHero is a voice analytics platform that helps businesses increase engagement and make data-driven decisions. They create a suite of easy to use tools for voice app makers to launch and market their apps.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Joseph Truong
Jacob Chan

Voiceflow

Voiceflow empowers users to collaboratively design, prototype and build Alexa Skills and Google Actions - all without any knowledge of coding.

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Braden Ream
Michael Hood
Andrew Lawrence

Voltera

Voltera has developed the V-One, a desktop 3D printer that enables circuit boards to be prototyped within minutes. Eliminating the frustrations associated with traditional circuit board fabrication processes and drastically reducing hardware development time.

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Alroy Almeida

WHOOSH!

WHOOSH! is defining the next generation of clean. Leveraging the latest advancements in formula development, WHOOSH! creates innovative, powerful and safer solutions to clean life’s dirty moments.

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Jason Greenspan

Weave Travels

Weave is a hub for the world's travel content. They are a platform to help travel companies create beautiful, interactive and data driven content, instead of relying on brochures and paragraphs of text.

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Mahimna Dave
Darian Zigante

Wiivv

Wiivv is a technology company transforming footwear and wellness for every human body. Wiivv Insoles and Sandals are created uniquely for you, engineered for your individual feet and 3D printed using measurements taken from the award-winning Wiivv app.

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Louis-Victor Jadavji

Wilder Harrier

Wilder Harrier's mission is to prepare the healthiest foods for our pets and for the planet using only wholesome, human-grade, and tasty ingredients in a fully responsible way. Their first product is a hypoallergenic and healthy dog treat made with cricket flour - a sustainable superfood.

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Paul Shenouda

Win-Win HomeSharing

By pairing students with senior citizens, Win-Win Homesharing reduces the cost of living for students while offering a helping hand and companionship to seniors living alone. In exchange for half-priced rent, students complete chores for seniors, allowing them to stay in their homes for longer and enjoy an additional income.

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Catherine Kelly

ZEITDICE INC.

ZEITDICE's mission is to capture time so we can learn from it, preserve it, and enjoy it. To achieve, ZEITDICE has invented a time-lapse camera that does not run out of battery or memory.

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Michael Schwanzer

inkbox

Inkbox is a direct-to-consumer tattoo brand that empowers customers with the ultimate tool for self-expression. Their ink develops in your skin to create a tattoo that lasts 1-2 weeks, fading as your skin naturally regenerates.

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Tyler Handley

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