Drivers rejoice: car shopping just got a heck of a lot easier. Let us fill you in.
AC JumpStart and Startup Visa recipient ApplyBoard raises $100M in Series C funding on a $2B valuation. The investment will accelerate product development, fuel expansion into new markets and improve access to education for international students.
TROES’ Battery Energy Storage Technology helps clients in offsetting peak demand and relieves load on the grid.
Missing the gym? Kids getting restless? We have a solution.
AC JumpStart recipient O2 Canada, a Waterloo-based startup that produces respiratory masks called O2 Curve, has been selling ~2,000 masks a day since the spread of the coronavirus. Direct-to-consumer sales have increased 24,000 per cent.
Consumers can now find licensed, legal dispensaries, browse live menus, order ahead for pickup and receive same-day home delivery where regulations permit.
Entrepreneurs are 50% more likely to develop mental health problems than the general population. Here are the stats and solutions.
AC JumpStart client Rob Koch is helping the world to hear with the leading audiology patient simulator on the market. A physiologically and acoustically realistic manikin, CARL enables clinicians and students to easily and safely develop their skills, resulting in more successful performances in clinical scenarios.
HITCH is about educating people and creating an opportunity for people to learn and connect to industry-driven career pathways, making education and empowerment accessible, on-demand, and top quality anywhere in the world.
The brothers believe education is a right, not a privilege, and have helped over 70,000 students find access to quality education through ApplyBoard. The company was brought to Canada via the Accelerator Centre's Startup Visa Program. It is also a former AC JumpStart recipient.
Junip's platform that helps entrepreneurs of all stages create a review experience customers love is now live on Shopify. We’re excited for you to try it out.
It has long been said that a single spark can start a great fire. Igniting innovation, passion and community, AC JumpStart’s showcase event, SPARK, made us feel the heat of southern Ontario’s startup scene.
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Thomas Uhlenbruck, founder and CEO of Pulse Industrial Monitoring, is saving three things: Steam, money and the environment.
AC JumpStart alumnus ApplyBoard ranked No. 1 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™. Three graduates of The Accelerator Program made the list as well.
AC JumpStart client LinkMentalHealth has been announced a winner of the 9th Annual CEMEX-Tec Award, representing one of 15 recipients from around the world to be honoured for developing high calibre, impactful proposals and implement progressive projects in sustainable development, innovation, and social entrepreneurship.
Philip Wu’s invention will turn biodegradable waste into sustainable bio-methanol.
Remember recess? Chances are, you filled those short periods between classes with fun activities like tag, four square and jump rope. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find that in many schools, says Mike McDonald, founder and CEO of Recess Guardians.
The Accelerator Centre is pleased to announce Cohort 10 of the AC JumpStart program. These 27 companies will receive a critical injection of $30,000 in seed funding and $10,000 of professional mentorship under the Accelerator Centre’s world-class mentorship model.
Michael Cullen, Cofounder of Novalte, a monitored Smart Home Accessibility Technology company is no stranger to working with those who face everyday accessibility issues. Born and raised in Ireland with 5 years professional experience working as a control engineer and then +10 years experience in healthcare as an accessibility consultant...
Elucid Labs is one of Waterloo region’s fastest growing medtech companies and they are changing the way we see disease, literally. Their AI dermatology assistant (AIDA™) is an AI powered computational imaging device that has transformed the detection and early diagnosis of skin cancer and other diseases.
As the doors open to the warehouse of STAC Performance’s manufacturing and assembling facility in New Hamburg, you see a perfectly stacked row of their new bike trainers ready to ship out.
A hundred people were watching as Hadi Hosseinzadeh Khaligh took the stage.His challenge: to explain his materials science PhD thesis about silver nanowires and their deficiencies. To a general audience. In just three minutes.
Waterloo-based ApplyBoard, an AI-enabled marketplace that allows international students to apply to study at higher education institutions around the world, has raised a $17 million Series A CAD.
Two minds may be better than one, but one mind connected to millions of others would be infinitely superior.That's the thinking behind several companies that are currently racing to link mind and machine by way of devices called brain-computer interfaces.
If you've ever wanted to volunteer for a non-profit organization, you know it can be challenging to find the right person to reach out to. And if you've ever planned a not-for-profit event, you know that finding partners and volunteers to help you make your vision a reality can be hard too.
Studio1 Labs is an intelligent patient monitoring and documentation solution. Rather than attaching wires or devices to the body to monitor vital signs, Studio 1 Labs has developed a bed sheet that automatically monitors and records vital signs electronically.
Terrene is a platform technology which aims to democratize the power of AI and machine learning by allowing nearly anyone to rapidly train and deploy deep learning data neural networks. What does that mean exactly?Well, machine learning and AI are powerful mechanisms which can harvest a ton of data and automate it in ways to improve...
Tabnex is a real-time intelligence platform powered by AI which allows recruitment teams to work smarter and faster. They do this by programmatically integrating insights on candidates who have applied to job opportunities, in seconds, at every stage of the hiring process.
Canadian entrepreneurs are crucial to Canada’s economic growth, and the Government of Canada is committed to helping innovative start-ups to reach their full potential.
Waterloo Ontario – The Accelerator Centre is pleased to announce Cohort 7 of the AC JumpStart program. The program provides each recipient $30,000 in seed funding and $10,000 of mentorship.
Mallory Mckewen, like many young women, started noticing a big frustration when it came to wedding seasons and being a bridesmaid: dresses. It is the pinnacle of the wedding, the aesthetic of the bride, groom and their respective wedding parties.
Co-Founder of Curiato, Moazam Khan, is in the business of helping healthcare institutions provide better care to their patients. Curiato’s mission is to help healthcare institutions who are dissatisfied with outdated, complex and manual ways of wound care management with innovative biomedical technology.
Alexa Roeper is the driving force behind an innovative medical science product called Penta Medical. She has a background in biomedical science, is an avid horseback rider, and an athlete. It was a personal injury after horseback riding that inspired her to look into alternative healing methods, which ultimately led to the creation of her company.
Michael Campanelli, co-founder and visionary behind Chillwall, the “world’s event network” was inspired to create a platform that encourages people, specifically, millennials to reconnect in real space, effortlessly.
ACORN Cryotech co-founder, Steven ten Holder, spent his childhood as a self described introvert. As a teen, he found himself deeply interested in the literature and research of the great bio-scientists of our time and was fascinated with the science behind human life and how we die.
According to eMarketer, there were more than 77 million millennial digital video viewerso in 2015, representing 92% of all US millennial Internet users. Video is the preferred communication platform for this demographic, used for everything from entertainment, to personal communication.
For generations, manufacturing has been the economic backbone of our area. In the 20th century, Waterloo Region was a leading manufacturer of shoes, clothing, furniture, auto parts, televisions and other products too numerous to mention.
Real estate brought to life through virtual reality David Payne, CEO and founder of Invent Dev, joins BNN to talk about why the virtual showroom is set to revolutionize the real estate and home-building industries.
With applications in law enforcement, agriculture, retail, military and other sectors, the global commercial drone market is booming, with an estimated CAGR of 16.9% through to >$1.2B US by 2022.
Take two ambitious but coachable founders, an innovative product and a heavy dollop of hard work and you get, Oneiric, one of Canada’s up and coming hockey tech success stories.The brainchild of Wilfrid Laurier grad Emily Rudow, the inspiration for Oneiric’s innovative base layer pant grew out of her own hockey-playing experiences.
How AC JumpStart Client Palette's hardware is changing how we interact with software.
On July 20, 2016 the AC welcomed the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, to give a keynote address to the newest cohort of JumpStart recipients at the AC Spark event.
ExVivo Labs of the University of Waterloo won the $25,000 first prize at fourth annual Canada’s Business Model Competition at Dalhousie University in Halifax on Saturday.
The AC is excited to share that AC JumpStart Client Pout has been acquired by San Francisco-based Everalbum. The announcement was made this morning by Everalbum Co-founder Andrew Dudum.
Suncayr CEO Rachel Pautler sums it up best when it comes to the obvious appeal of her company’s skin protection product, joking that her team initially wondered, “Why has no one done this before?"
A group of University of Waterloo graduates has become the first Canadian winner of the international James Dyson Award, a prestigious engineering design competition judged by the British inventor.
Today AC JumpStart Clients UHWK formally launched their Kickstarter campaign to develop a first of its kind camera made for athletes, aimed to help players and coaches amplify learning and highlight sharing.
Why facial recognition means a better customer experience In the movie Minority Report, Tom Cruise walks through a mall, past a series of translucent screens all displaying highly targeted ads, personalized specifically for him.
ACJumpStart clients Konectera have launched their newest product, SeeHorse. SeeHorse is a wearable designed especially for the equestrian market, allowing anyone from amateur riders to a professional competitors; trainers and boarding facility owners, to help improve the health and performance of horses.
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