TiEQuest is “Canada’s largest business venture competition,” and attracted a total of 212 eligible entries from over 325 entrepreneurs. It’s put on by TiE Toronto, which is part of the larger TiE global community whose focus is on generating and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs, through mentoring, networking, and education.
Seamless Mobile Health, the Toronto-based healthtech startup that enables hospitals to deliver higher quality surgical care and prevent readmissions, took home $50,000 as part of its big win. Its platform provides patients with automated education, symptom tracking and real-time feedback throughout their surgery, from preparation to recovery.
The evening saw pitches from the five finalists, followed by live crowdsourced voting by the audience. The final winner was determined via a panel of expert judges and the audience vote.
The second place winner was SenoSENSE, a Toronto based medical device company commercializing a breakthrough technology for personalized breast cancer risk management.
Post Beyond’s platform enables organizations to engage and enable employees to communicate on social networks. Employees regularly receive personalized content on mobile phones and desktop computers in the form of a pin-board tiles on topics that they and their connections care about.
Meanwhile, Learning Bird is a Montreal-based edtech startup. It’s an innovative online learning tool for K-12 student success, powered by multiple perspectives. It matches digital lessons from North American teachers to a user’s curriculum, textbooks and the individual learning style of each student.
Shift Health was the other finalist, and it’s flagship product is TickiT, an interactive survey platform that breaks down the patient provider communication barriers in Healthcare. It does this by comfortably educating and preparing patients for the visit while collecting relevant data for physicians.