In Toronto, two Toronto startups have announced expansions into the US. Here’s the latest on Canada’s movers and shakers.
Zonetail announces US launch of its mobile hotel platform
Toronto-based Zonetail, which connects hotel guests to the amenities and services of their hotel through an app, has launched a local version of its app to Tampa Bay, Florida with AAHOA, the largest association of hotel owners in the world.
Through the app, guests can select their hotel destination and the app will tailor the content to provide information and connectivity to any Zonetail-supported hotel worldwide. It will also include all local area information on attractions, events, dining, and shopping will also be included.
“Our mobile platform offers real value to the traveler and to the future of the travel and hospitality industry,” said Mark Holmes, president and CEO of Zonetail. “Smartphone and tablet owners are more likely to use hotel services if they were made available via mobile devices. The Zonetail mobile app improves the communication process between the hotel and guest.”
The launch in Tampa Bay is the first in a planned national rollout of the Zonetail platform, which is planned to eventually cover every US market where AAHOA members own hotels, along with additional hotels in Canada and around the world.
“Connectivity will play an even greater role in a hotel experience in the future. Hoteliers must prioritize technology and understand the need for continued growth,” said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AAHOA. “With Zonetail, our members have access to the latest technology to improve the guest experience and their bottom line.”
Mavencare expands to Boston
Toronto-based Mavencare, which connects seniors to home health care services, has expanded to Boston.
Through Mavencare, caregivers can log their interactions with the Mavencare mobile app, and families have full access to the day-to-day activities. Mavencare’s proprietary algorithms and machine learning capabilities can also identify when there may be an impending health issue and alert all relevant stakeholders to help prevent an avoidable emergency department visit or hospitalization.
“We know how difficult finding and managing the right community-based care solution can be for seniors and their families – we’ve been through it,” said Dr. Adam Blackman, CEO and co-founder of Mavencare. “We’ve taken our past experiences to build a technologically advanced system that benefits all parties: seniors, their families and their caregivers. We want seniors to live as independently and safely as possible, we want families to be informed and connected, and we want our caregivers to find a rewarding, growing career in home care. This latest expansion to Boston gives us an opportunity to meet these goals on an even greater scale.”
In addition to Boston, Mavencare provides services in Toronto and New York City.
“We’ve spent years creating and advancing our technology to ensure every client on the continuum of care has a caregiver perfectly matched for them,” said Nukul Bhasin, president and CTO of Mavencare. “In the US, there are massive areas of growth in home care where our stellar caregivers, advanced data collection and predictive analytics present a clear solution. We look forward to the day where aging at home requires no second thought.”