InkSmith, an education technology company dedicated to creating solutions for improving education for children around the world, has launched Climate Action Kits to empower students to tackle climate change issues through the lens of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.
Luis Barrionuevo, CEO of Draft Canada, knows all about stories that shape the economy—and the world.
The Accelerator Program client Novalte is featured on CTV's Made Right Here now.
Accelerator Centre client YOURIKA, a Waterloo EdTech start-up, is one of nine companies hand-picked to participate in the prestigious Amazon Alexa Accelerator, powered by TechStars. As a participant in the program, YOURIKA will receive investment and gain access to a wide range of mentors from both inside Amazon as well as the TechStars network.
Closing their second successful Kickstarter campaign at an impressive $436,197 Sienci Labs has demonstrated there is an active and growing market for their unique rapid prototyping tool - the maker community has clearly shown up and said “YES we want this.”Who are Sienci Labs?Sienci Labs emerged out of a desire to create low-cost mechanical...
CABHI-funded i2p2 study will prelude product launch for AceAge’s medication delivery solution Karie.
Monarch Collection Inc., a provider of fashion-forward clothing for aging and physically disabled populations, announced it is piloting its new line of clothing purposefully designed for people who are unable to dress themselves with Revera – a leading owner, operator and investor in the senior living sector.
Here are three facts about Rob Evans. He loves business. He loves travel. And he failed his calculus class in second-year university.
For Annamaria Bartolomucci, CEO of Site Safety Solutions, health and safety on construction sites is a personal passion. As a construction business owner, she is responsible for the safety of her employees and for ensuring her business remains compliant with safety regulations.
Magnusmode® was founded out of a necessity and a passion. Nadia Hamilton, the company Founder, is the sibling of a young man with autism. Growing up, she noticed how he struggled to do daily activities, like brushing teeth, on his own, yet he thrived when he was able to follow step-by-step instructions that Nadia herself created.
Jake Gibson grew up with a skilled trades family. His father owned a business in the skilled trades and his brother followed suit. After Jake graduated from University, he too entered into the skilled trades working as a Journeyman before moving to the sales side of the industry.
Far too often, we associate innovation and industry disruption with startups – entrepreneurs with bootstrapped funds and big ideas. But the truth is that the innovation community is just that – a community.
Spencer Waugh, CEO and Founder of Ace Age was moved to create a healthcare solution after watching a family member struggle with taking their medications. Waugh’s family member, like many with various medical prescriptions was using the plastic pill boxes as a tangible reminder to organize and take them each day.
What do you get when you mix writing and AI? Let's just say it's a tool that is bound to be an inbound marketer's best friend. Creating content is king in today's digital world, however it's also a very tedious process and can get kicked down the priority list when poorly planned for. Procrastination sets in and before you know it, you are behind!
Rapid Novor is a biotech company located at Accelerator Centre's Advanced Manufacturing and Hardware Innovation Lab. The company is dedicated to developing the next generation of protein sequencing technology.
Have you ever had the issue of the air quality in your home causing different rooms to be drastically different temperatures? Maybe it's winter and the basement is seemingly warmer or colder than all the other rooms in the house, it's not what anyone wants.
What’s Life? is a story-telling media startup, focused on creating and capturing compelling content online and in real spaces. They just created a first of its kind, local-global Digital Pop-Up and partnered up with downtown Kitchener’s THEMUSEUM for their current Model Citizen Exhibition.
In today’s hyperconnected world, running a business is more difficult than ever. In addition to traditional challenges, we now have to contend with cybersecurity threats to sensitive data such as customer information and company intellectual property. Any compromise of this data could close a business down.
Monarch is nothing short of an inspirational story. Kristine Goulet’s journey toward creating Monarch, an innovative clothing solution specially designed for individuals who require assistance dressing, began with a desire to help her own mother.
Technology allows us to connect with other people at the touch of a button, all over the world. There are mobile apps today that allow us to easily connect with others, whether we want to strike up conversation, create meaningful friendship or meet a potential love interest.
Centric Health Corporation ("Centric Health" or "the Company") (TSX: CHH), Canada's leading diversified healthcare company, today announced that it has signed a strategic distribution and supply agreement and a strategic investment with AceAge Inc. ("AceAge") for its "Karie" home-based automated drug delivery appliance.
No doubt, you've heard about the current wild fire crisis in British Columbia. With an estimated 150 fires currently burning across the province and over 14,000 residents being evacuated, its a national news story that has touched lives across the county.
As you come up the stairs of 44 Gaukel Street to the Accelerator Centre’s Advanced Manufacturing and Hardware Innovation Lab and head down the main hall to the back of the building, you’ll find the office of Alert Labs.
In the lab at Rapid Novor, a molecular scientist lays bare the microscopic-building blocks of antibodies that are increasingly used in the fight against cancer, diagnostics and new medicines.
WATCH: How did your startup journey begin? CHARLES: Brisk Synergies isn’t my first startup. My first was a tough learning experience. I think it’s important to do a first startup because it primes your brain, it makes you realize a lot which is a big help.
We’ve all tried to watch our favourite movie, TV series, or live event and become frustrated by the video or sound quality, the placement of ads, or the loading speed.
20 million people in Bangladesh drink from contaminated water sources and 2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to sanitation facilities. What began as a student group, has turned into a social innovation powerhouse that promises to bring clean water and proper sanitation facilities to those people.
Imagine you are at a local concert venue, about to see your favourite artists preform. You're excited to be there, but your seats are at the back of the venue. Not the best experience. Before the show starts, you notice there are empty seats right in the front.
Nearly a year ago, we reached an agreement with the City of Kitchener and partnered with ArtsBuild Ontario to bring our world-class programming and mentorship model to downtown Kitchener.
The last few months have been busy for Accelerator Centre client, eleven -x. The network operator has started a pilot project with the Region of Waterloo which is a North American first, expanded their network across Canada, and increased their role in the LoRa Alliance™.
eleven-x™, operator of Canada’s first and only coast-to-coast LoRaWAN™ Low Power Wide Area Network, is pleased to announce a new Smart City development project with the Region of Waterloo.
GainX, an emerging leader in innovation strategy management and Microsoft Corp. today announced plans for a strategic partnership to help financial services organizations better manage their innovation and digital transformation strategies.
Have you ever used TeleHealth Ontario? It’s a great resource that allows nurses to triage you health needs over the phone and give you advice and direction on those pesky things that come up in life that makes you say “Hey, what do I if…?”
For Mary Pat Hinton, helping people who live with dementia and their care-partners have a better quality of life is personal.
eleven-x™, Canada's first and only Low Power Wide Area Network employing LoRa® Technology, is pleased to announce that it has joined Canada's CENGN (Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networking) as the consortium's newest Partner.
A five-year anniversary celebration, a grand opening of an office in the U.K., soaring year-over-year revenue growth, a hiring spree, a soon-to-be consummated partnership with Microsoft and a hefty financing round. That’s all Waterloo Region-based GainX has lined up on the immediate horizon.
Medication delivery device will make its debut in clinical trial at University of Toronto Soon to be vying for countertop space in the “connected home” is an automated medication delivery device named Karie, designed to help patients take their medication correctly – a solution to a multi-billion-dollar healthcare problem.
Alert Labs Inc., designer of easy-to-install, cellular-connected home protection technology, is thrilled to announce an investment by Intact Ventures, the strategic venture arm of Intact Financial Corporation, Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance.
Across the innovation landscape, agility matters. Fast innovators are 42% stronger, 27% more disruptive, get new products to market quickly and generate 30% more revenue from those products. And yet, 90% of CEOs across all industries remain unsatisfied with their year/over/year progress and returns on innovation.
From businesses, to manufacturers, to everyday hobbyists 3D printing offers an accessible, safe and cost effective way to bring designs off the page and into life.
Roland Chan is a matchmaker of an entirely different kind. Rather than pairing up lonely hearts, Chan, a serial entrepreneur, technologist and financial advisor, is seeking to help other financial advisors working in the financial services and insurance world find the right match for their book of business with his company FindBob.
From surviving the daily commute to traversing hectic side streets, anyone who’s recently driven in Toronto or any other large metropolitan city understands the impact of traffic congestion. The sheer volume of cars, buses, cyclists and pedestrians adds a whole new dimension to the word congestion.
To serve the growing Canadian demand for next generation connectivity, eleven-x is today launching Canada’s first carrier-grade low power wide area network for IoT (Internet of Things).
Knowledgehook, whose software teachers throughout North America are using to tailor their support of individual students, has secured $1.25 million in financing to fund the platform’s expansion into global markets.
Knowledgehook, a software company that analyzes the academic performance of math students in real-time play to recommend alternative teaching practices, was one of 38 companies to this season pitch their business concept to hosts Bruce Croxton and Amber Kanwar.
Canadian edtech startup Knowledgehook today received Google’s Game Changer Award at the tech giant’s annual Demo Day in Silicon Valley. Travis Ratnam and James Francis were among the co-founders of 11 new tech companies invited to Silicon Valley to pitch today to a room full of top investors, venture capitalists and judges.
Google has invited edtech start-up Knowledgehook to pitch to investors at their annual Demo Day next month in Silicon Valley. Knowledgehook, the Waterloo, Ont.-based company behind new gaming software that analyzes the academic performance of math students, is one of two Canadian companies selected to participate in the May 4 event.
Rogers Communications announced today it is the first Canadian carrier to offer Internet of Things (IoT) 'as a service' to simplify the process of managing complex IoT solutions.
OTTO 100 provides light-load material transport for today’s modern factories and warehouses. Clearpath Robotics expanded the OTTO line of self-driving vehicles with OTTO 100. The vehicle is designed for autonomous light-load material transport in factories and warehouses.
Aterlo Networks, a company dedicated to building technology for bandwidth or broadband usage-limited homes to enjoy high-quality streaming video, has closed $1 million in funding led by the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund.
Hockey Hall of Famer. Five-time all-star. Seventh in all-time NHL assists. Personal coach to your son or daughter? What sounds like a hockey fantasy is now a reality thanks to a Waterloo-based startup called My Pro Hero.
Intellijoint Surgical Inc., a privately held Canadian medical technology company committed to developing and commercializing miniaturized surgical smart tools announced today the signing of a distribution agreement with Corin Group.
Workers inspecting the outside of a highrise taped a camera to a broomstick to get photos of the structure around the corner of the building. They worked from a platform that dangled on ropes from the roof, a so-called swing stage, to complete the mandatory visual check of the building's exterior for cracks, shoddy work and other defects.
My Pro Hero emerging as an influential app in sports AC Client My Pro Hero is a new, e-learning app that is bridging the gap between professional and grassroots hockey.
TD partners with AC Client to be the first bank in the world to offer customer service through Facebook Messenger.
Studies Estimate Three-Quarters of Consumer Internet Traffic will be Video by 2017.
John Huehn spent enough time in the customer service game to know that customers don’t like to be on hold.That’s why he founded In The Chat, whose software lets customers contact companies through social media, chat or texting. It reduces costs for the companies and produces happier customers, he said.
Filip Sobotka believes the coming six months will be critical for his company FTD Highrise Inspection, as he secures a partner with the proper drone and gauges the best way to grow in Toronto’s condo market.
When Sociavore launches its new platform in January, it plans to have a product whose ease of use and strategic advantages will attract restaurateurs across North America.Originally launched under the name MyLocal, Sociavore is a marketing and customer relationship management tool designed specifically for the restaurant industry.
AC Momentum client Digital Governance Group announced today the release of TowneCrier, their flagship political engagement tool. TowneCrier has been created for the voters, candidates, the Parties, and the Third Parties in the current election and after. Their platform aims to give these groups an effective polling tool.
The University of Waterloo and Pervasive Dynamics will develop and test wearable health technologies that can improve stroke rehabilitation as part of a new partnership aimed at transforming the health of older adults.
In a world where everything is becoming connected and quantified, dogs, cats and even horses won’t be spared. Connecting and quantifying animals isn’t new for Kitchener-Waterloo startup Konectera.
InVenue® mobile App and "Digital Passport" will let concert-goers check in and win
BioSensive Technologies CEO Ravinder Saini sat down with BNN to discuss Ear-o-Smart, the company's wearable tech earring.
Intellijoint Surgical has received up to $550,000 from FedDev Ontario to develop and commercialize the company’s innovative Intellijoint HIP™ sensor system for orthopaedic surgery. The announcement was made by MP Peter Braid on site at Intellijoint on Tuesday March 6th, as part of a larger FedDev funding announcement.
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While the wearable technology market continues to grow, the space has had a persistent image problem. Consumer wearables have largely focused on athletic wristbands, with critics suggesting that for women, who outnumber men among prospective buyers, alternative offerings have been largely relegated to glammed up versions of fitness trackers.
AC Client TeTechS has been nominated for the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce's Innovation Award as part of the 2015 Business Excellence Awards. The Accelerator Centre won the same Innovation Award back in 2014.
A new Waterloo startup company linking landlords and tenants plans to give both sides the chance to praise — or trash — each other.
Dale Hunter worships at the altar of the Hockey Video gods. Many of his Knights skaters spend a lot of time staring at their smartphones. Thanks to some London-bred ingenuity and a Waterloo-based mobile marketing firm called LiveApp, the two pursuits have merged.
Lights, camera, action! It was an extra exciting “Hollywood” kind of week here at the Accelerator Centre, as we welcomed the filming crew from the Discovery Science Channel’s How It’s Made program to our Waterloo facility.
In September 2009, Canadian professional lacrosse player Jim Moss was training for the new season by running up a mountain.Just 48 hours later, he couldn’t walk.
The first Etix client to take advantage of the partnership with Loyalty Match is McMenamins Inc., the family-owned operator of Portland, Oregon's historic Crystal Ballroom and Lola's Room concert venues and more than 50 other pubs, breweries, hotels and music clubs in Washington and Oregon.
In the Chat aims to transform customer service within big brands with a second generation social listening platform that puts customers first. With more than 1.3 billion Facebook users worldwide and more than 500 million tweets per day, social media platforms have become a dominant communication channel within our lives.
It's a problem that anyone who has ever renovated a house has likely faced - a final bill that's drastically different from what was originally quoted, and no clue as where the extra charges come from.
GoalRecorder, a Waterloo-based technology startup will be showcasing its strategy execution management solution at the HR Tech Conference. The conference is home to the world’s largest Expo of HR technology products and services. We will be exhibiting GoalRecorder at the conference in Las Vegas between October 7 and 10.
Plasticity Labs, a company that uses data analytics to measure workplace morale, announced that it has raised $2.1 million led by Fibernetics Ventures. The funds will be used for sales and development.
Client Outlook Inc announced today that Marshfield Clinic, has standardized upon the company's eUnity™ universal viewer and collaboration platform as its default viewer serving Marshfield's 750+ physicians located across 54 locations and over 17,000 users through their commercially available CattailsMD EHR, which has integrated the eUnity solution.
The Eyedro Monitor is a relatively easy-to-install digital home device, and a free Web app offers a wealth of reporting options including hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly electricity usage and estimated costs.
When former BlackBerry Ltd. employee Peter Mankowski became the latest casualty of the struggling technology company’s corporate restructuring, he didn’t spend a lot of time mourning his old job.
Bean protein is a cost effective and environmentally conservative protein resource that has economic advantages over more expensive meat and dairy-based proteins which are most commonly used to meet the world’s nutritional demand.
Accelerator Centre Clients attended the Tech Leadership Conference hosted by Communitech on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 and were featured on CTV News.
Tyromer Inc. is excited to announce that it has been selected a Winner for the prestigious 2014 TiE50 Awards Program at TiEcon, the TiE annual entrepreneurial conference in Santa Clara, California, on May 16, 2014.
Auston Gough figures he saved about $50 a month on electricity bills this past winter after he installed devices that measure his hydro usage by the second and relay the information to his tablet.
Nothing screams “safety” louder than a school bus, with its vivid yellow paint, flashing lights and pop-out Stop sign.But what if the driver has been drinking?
If you are part of the tech startup community in Canada you’ve definitely heard about 48 Hours in the Valley, powered the C100 group. If you are not familiar, you should get acquainted.
“Where are all my fellow Canadians?” It’s a question I asked myself as I wandered the trade show floor; as I collided with entrepreneurs from around the world, as I listened to a keynote by Edward Snowden, and attended a session comparing UX design to fly-fishing.
Entrepreneurs lose a lot of sleep worrying about making payroll and paying bills. Sammy Wahab is no exception. But the co-founder and CEO of Mozzaz has something to jump-start his day: An app that could improve the lives of people who suffer memory loss or can’t communicate with the people around them.
Intellijoint Surgical, Inc. (formerly Avenir Medical) an innovator in smart tools to improve joint replacement surgery, announced today it recently received a Health Canada Medical Device License for its flagship product, Intellijoint HIP™.
Putting the user firmly in control with hassle-free, hacker-proof security combined with powerful information sharing functionality, Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. and TitanFile Inc. are announcing a collaborative communications system built for today's corporate legal departments.
Revolutionary terahertz technology enables imaging and sensing applications never achieved with other imaging technologies. TeTechS Inc., a terahertz technology solution company, announced today that the company released its first terahertz spectrometer system.
"Balance [for an entrepreneur] doesn’t exist,” says Dan Heitbohmer. ”It’s like taking oil and water and shaking them up, trying to keep them mixed. Impossible.”Heitbohmer, 38, has learned the hard way that the elusive “balance” the media and healthcare professionals encourage is for a different type of person than the entrepreneur.
Recently, I attended a presentation at the Rochester Area Transportation Supervisor's Association in New York State on Drug and Alcohol awareness to meet U.S. federal requirements as stated in law §382.603
Donning surgical scrubs on Monday, Dec. 16, Armen Bakirtzian stood in an operating room at Mount Sinai Hospital and held his breath.Orthopedic surgeon Allan Gross was handling a device, which Bakirtzian initially designed as his final-year university design project.
Milao Language Inc. announced today that they have received $50,000 in funding from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). This important milestone will help Milao as they continue to work towards commercialization.
For parents who want to put their kids in the best schools in Canada, but have a frustrating time finding school boundary information, the website www.LeoBold.ca is the first and only website to combine Canadian school rankings and boundaries together on a Google Map.
iNotForProfit, an emerging leader in smartphone app creation for the philanthropic sector, announced last night that it would be providing mobile apps to the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN). This newly formed partnership was unveiled during the 2013 OVCN INNOVATION and ACTION! Conference.
BlackBerry employees facing layoff are getting a much-needed helping hand from Waterloo Region tech startup Cream.HR.The Communitech HYPERDRIVE graduate announced today it is offering up its online talent assessment solution to all displaced Blackberry staff for free.
Staying Secure OnlineTitanFile Inc., the developer of a secure collaboration and document-sharing system, has unveiled new features for its product, including the TitanFile Secure Deposit Box, which makes it even easier and safer for clients to receive communications.
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