2015 Spark Cape Breton Innovation Challenge winners announced

Spark Cape Breton

Innovacorp announced the winners of the Spark Cape Breton Innovation Challenge this morning. Organized in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the competition supports high-potential, early stage tech startups to encourage entrepreneurship on the Cape.

All contestants in the competition were startups based in the Cape Breton or Mulgrave region, with a new knowledge-based product and zero sales revenue. The funding is intended to help each company bring its product to market.

In all, a total of $200,000 in cash was claimed by these six companies.

    Collegio ($50,000)
    Collegio is a web and mobile application that aims to replace paper-based communication between school administration and faculty and students and their guardians.

    Genus ($15,000)
    Genus is an application that allows Twitter users to easily sort the people they follow into personally defined groups.

    Layers Technology ($50,000)
    Layers is an image creation and editing application that allows users to remix and share images with their friends and the wider image creation community.

    PartyUP ($15,000)
    PartyUP is a mobile application for the nightlife and event promotion industry that helps people find out about events and venues in their area and helps the events and venues connect with their target customers through video sharing.

    Phased.io ($50,000)
    Phased.io is an application for companies that shares work status updates with co-workers and provides analytics on how projects and team members are doing based on those statuses.

    Tileographer ($20,000)
    Tileographer is a technology that lets developers build and customize web maps in real time and deliver them from their own servers or from a SaaS cloud model.

In addition to the funding, Spark winners will receive mentorship through Cape Breton’s MENTOR CONNECT program. Those interested in learning more about the competition and judging criteria can do so here.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.