Ten early-stage startups are set to be showcased tonight at the thirteenth version of Launch Party.
Launch Party is the flagship event of Edmonton Startup Week, which has been taking place since Monday. Launch Party is where ten companies will pitch to the broader Edmonton tech ecosystem.
Since Launch Party first started in 2010, 115 companies have taken part and raised a collective $278 million USD in investment and $22 million CAD in grants to date, according to Edmonton Unlimited.
Edmonton Startup Week is the first major event hosted by Edmonton Unlimited after its recent rebrand from Innovate Edmonton following its restructuring in 2020 to combine all of the city’s publicly-funded innovation organizations, including Startup Edmonton. The latter organization was the first to organize Launch Party.
Edmonton Startup Week is funded in part by Alberta Innovates through the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network, as well as various community and corporate partners. The week is also hosted in partnership with Techstars through its Startup Weekend program.
“Innovation is a team game and we’re pumped to rally the entire city behind this year’s Launch Party honourees,” said Edmonton Unlimited CEO Catherine Warren.” With the local connectivity, support, and exposure that companies receive during Launch Party and beyond, homegrown ventures have a strategic advantage — and a launchpad for sustainable growth. Today, as one of North America’s fastest growing tech sectors, we are fortunate that local visionaries set the stage as far back as 2010 for Edmonton’s startups to soar.”
The ten companies taking part in Launch Party 2022 are:
AIRmarket – founded by Lindsay Mohr, AirMarket aims to provide customers with the tools and services required to operate unmanned aerial vehicle fleets safely and efficiently.
Bladeflex – led by CEO Derek Nolt, Bladeflex designs, manufactures, and distributes healthcare solutions for various musculoskeletal problems, enabling customers to live a more active and healthier lifestyle.
Cash2Crypto – having built a cryptocurrency investment platform, Cash2Crypto wants to provides a “simpler and safer” way to exchange, from fully automated investing and private consultation to easing the process of buying and selling cryptocurrency.
DeepBlueGreen – the AgTech startup is led by founder and director Javed Shaikh, and has developed a range of products for supplying nutrients to plant roots that reduces water, energy, and nutrient use while increasing crop yield in indoor farms.
Kidney-Chek by Sn Biomedical – founded by PhD graduates Hillary Sweet and Matthew Nickel, Sn Biomedical’s Kidney Chek product is a saliva test that pet parents can use at home to check their dog or cat’s kidney function.
Liquid Software – cloud-based business startup Liquid Software has an enterprise planning solution (ERP) for a wide range of industries, from aviation and aerospace to oil and gas.
Oonnie Food Technologies – founded and led by Nicole Matos, Oonnie is a local, online grocery marketplace that aims to connect producers and consumers.
Ordr – Ordr is a delivery service that makes it simple for customers to order food,
drinks, and merch from venues without leaving their seats.
The Public – through an online marketplace, The Public works to connect food lovers to their favourite food makers and experiences. It combines both online and physical retail through neighborhood pickups, pop-up markets, and more.
Varme Energy – led by CEO Sean Collins, Varme calls itself a progressive, modern energy company that is focused on the future of waste. Its solutions work to divert up to 150,000 tons of waste per facility from Edmonton landfills, as well as establish carbon capture and storage technology that reduce ghg emissions.