Fourteen Canadian startups have been selected to participate in the eight-week Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Digital, based in Silicon Valley. The accelerator program will be virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The incoming startups are building solutions across education, finance, logistics and supply chain, property management, and retail.
The eight-week CTA Digital program, managed by the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, offers high-potential Canadian startups access to the resources of Silicon Valley so they can grow at scale amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The participating startups are building tech products across five sectors: education, finance, logistics and supply chain, property management, and retail.
“Canada’s startup scene continues to deliver world-class teams and products,” said Rana Sarkar, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. “The CTA Digital program provides some of the most innovative Canadian startups with an outlet to Silicon Valley and gives them tools to quickly ramp up their businesses as our economies recover.”
This year, participating startups will have access to TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley in September. The offering allows CTA Digital startups to showcase their solutions while connecting with potential clients and investors.
The CTA Digital program is a service of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, and includes access to virtual workshops; business development and venture support from partners and industry leaders; matchmaking B2B meetings with clients, partners and venture capitalists; and networking opportunities with like-minded Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
The participating startups this year include:
Heirlume: (Toronto, ON) aims to make the complex process of trademarking faster, more accurate, and more affordable.
aoms: (Toronto, ON) provides industrial IoT solutions for the mining, construction, and industrial asset industries.
Roomvu: (Vancouver, BC) offers automated marketing solutions, such as photography and virtual tours, for realtors.
Aimsio: (Calgary, AB): provides an operations management solution for companies in field-centric industries, such as construction.
QoHash: (Quebec City, QC): uses machine learning and analytics to protect financial, health, and corporate data.
Smart One Solutions: (Markham, ON) offers a platform that acts as an information hub connecting residents with everyday services.
Wondeur: (Toronto, ON) researches the dynamics of value creation and biases in the art market.
DevFacto: (Edmonton, AB) offers business intelligence and analytics, process automation, and managed application services to enterprises.
Avalon Holographics: (Saint John’s, NL) develops light field displays aimed to change the way people produce and view visual content.
Shapeshift 3D: (Montreal, QC) develops software solutions aimed at automating the customization of protective, medical, and sports equipment.
Flow: (Vancouver, BC) offers an animation tool that allows designs to be instantly animated and translated into ready-to-use code.
Simbi: (Vancouver, BC) offers a reading-while-listening and reading-out-loud platform for readers and educators.
Baune Ecosystem: (Edmonton, AB) develops and integrates “smart ecosystems,” using edge computing, IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence.
Timechain: (Montreal, QC) offers a digital asset management app allowing users to buy, sell, trade, and hold cryptocurrency.
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