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Explore the journeys of entrepreneurs that have masterfully leveraged the Start-up Visa program to transform their dreams into resounding achievements.


Shahjee Enterprises

One Line Pitch: Connecting sellers and buyers in real-time via a multi-vendor ecommerce marketplace.
Business Summary: Shahjee Enterprises is developing a multi-vendor e-commerce marketplace that tackles the numerous difficulties traders face when selling goods online. The proprietary platform includes AI-based localised shopping and real-time live shopping, reducing pain points through face-to-face interactions between seller and buyer.
Sector: E-commerce


One Line Pitch: A mobile application to revolutionize your shipping experience
Business Summary: ShipScanner is a mobile application that utilizes smartphone cameras to scan and compute package dimensions. It compares prices, shipping times, and other benefits from available transport companies. ShipScanner’s mobile application ensures a user-friendly experience, incorporating essential features for seamless order fulfillment from start to finish.
Sector: Communications Technology, IT


One Line Pitch: Sightvet provides a Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) Tool That Quickly and Accurately Differentiates Between Primary Brain Tumors in dogs and cats using MRI image data.
Business Summary: Sightvet software is sold to veterinary radiologists that want to increase the accuracy and thoroughness of their patient diagnosis and analysis. Both dogs and cats with brain cancer benefit from MRI imaging. We use the MRI images and apply our image processing software to quickly and accurately determine the type of tumour between gliomas and meningiomas. The radiologists use this software as a trusted second opinion for their diagnosis.
Sector: Artificial Intelligence, Veterinary Radiologist Tool


One Line Pitch: A communication platform to support people with hearing disabilities that assists them in communicating with people as well as service providers such as banks, health care providers and other businesses.
Business Summary: SignVid markets accessibility services for deaf people to services providers. By leveraging code scanner technologies and on demand video calls with a sign language call center, SignVid creates communication platforms that help businesses communicate their products and services to deaf people.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Simac Tech

One Line Pitch: Comprehensive E-permitting platform.
Business Summary: Simac Tech’s team is bringing an integrated, multi-agency, interoperable and comprehensive e-permitting platform that can improve the regulatory processes of an entire country, province, or city.
Sector: GovTech, Information Technology


One Line Pitch: A simple application that leads service providers through installations while gathering data from the field to provide a better way of tracking and organizing the process from start to finish.
Business Summary: Businesses that conduct installs or repairs often track and document processes performed using paper or through disjointed programs, causing long wait times for review of the installation and steps being missed. The SimplSpec application combines installation steps and quality assurance steps into a single step-by-step guide. SimpleSpec also generates reports for back office to ensure all data is logged and tracked from the field.
Sector: Services


One Line Pitch: Simplibuy Inc. aims to bridge the gap between healthcare providers and suppliers.
Business Summary: Simplibuy Inc. is a digital platform that aids healthcare providers (HP), to solve their medical supplies issues through a frictionless process which is fast, reliable, economical and easy. Its vision is to be a one-stop shop for all medical supplies. It is currently serving over 473 customers. It advises clients on market trends by analyzing information and identifying market opportunities to recommend solutions which will meet their clients’ clinical needs.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology


One Line Pitch: Makes you look good anytime, anywhere.
Business Summary: Siotech offers AI / mobile apps which features a personalized fashion connisseur allowing users to complete their outfit from head to toe with a comprehensive collection of fashion accessories. We provide our customers the opportunities to do their own mix & match with our variety of modules including hairstyles (for head bands), clothings at collar (for necklaces), ears (for ear rings), forearms (for bracelets) etc.
Sector: Information Technology, Technology

SK Technology

One Line Pitch: Professional internet digital reading company.
Business Summary: SK Technology is a digital book reading business providing mobile application, online web bookshop, audible book reading including animated books, comics and novels. This includes recommending books to readers through algorithms.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology


One Line Pitch: The Next-Generation of Silk.
Business Summary: SkiviYaan developed a strategy to genetically engineer silkworms for production of recombinant silk-wool yarn which combines the characteristics of silk and wool in a single thread. Our product has several competitive advantages over expensive blended fabrics and our technology allows for future expansion to create recombinants with cashmere, alpaca, and mohair.
Sector: Clean Technology, Life Sciences, Manufacturing


One Line Pitch: Unique Drone-enabled solutions for pre-construction condo builders and sellers.
Business Summary: Highly experienced team of engineers delivering a unique drone-enabled set of solutions for the condo construction industry. The first product, called SkyPreview, allows builders and brokers of pre-construction condos to get stunning mock-ups of condo views powered by real-world photographs captured by our semi-autonomous drones. Team already has LOIs in place, in is poised for rapid growth.
Sector: Information Technology, Services

Skysama Buildings

One Line Pitch: Revolutionize the construction industry with this cloud-based digital platform for streamlining inspection and quality control processes
Business Summary: Skysama Buildings is cloud-based platform that automates construction inspections and quality control. This platform combines AI/ML technology to generate annotated videos and inspection reports, creating a more efficient quality assurance process beyond the capabilities of a manual inspection.
Sector: Communications Technology, IT

Smagritech Technologies

One Line Pitch: An innovative software platform form integrating different IOT solutions.
Business Summary: Developing a concept of commerce, Smagritech’s platform would be able to integrate all sensors provided from various vendors in a single window. The artificial intelligence helps farm managers monitor and analyze all data. Based on the data of benchmarks in the industry, their platform would receive suggestions regarding the best harvest time and the highest yield.
Sector: Technology


One Line Pitch: SmarDEN is improving dentistry thorough mixed reality (VR/AR) in conjunction with AI and 3D printing in dentistry to help with accurate design and surgery planning.
Business Summary: SmarDEN has developed a mixed realty with the aim to improve current dentistry operations and planning. Using virtual and augmented reality with both 3D printing and AI technology, they have created a space for dentists to optimize and plan out dental procedures. SmarDEN hopes their product will help to improve and enhance the current state of dentistry through its use.
Sector: Health Sciences

Smart Auto Diagnosis

One Line Pitch: Smart Auto Diagnosis provides software and a diagnostic tool that accesses the data memory of the control units and electronic devices inside the device and evaluates them.
Business Summary: The use of diagnostic scanning tools in the car allows its owners to fix the problem as soon as they are alerted to the error and understanding the importance of this error before there is further damage can avoid high repair costs.
Sector: Automotive, Communications Technology, Information Technology

Smart Beekeeping

One Line Pitch: Specializes in finding an ideal site for bee colonies in a given area to optimize profit by increasing the quantity and quality of honey produced.
Business Summary: Using a combination of drone footage, GIS, and AI, Smart Beekeeping will assist beekeepers in determining which sites to use for their bee colonies. This technology incorporates the weather history, plant species, road maps, and hydrographic mapping of the area to determine the best possible location.
Sector: Agricultural Technology

Smart Bid and Tender Management

One Line Pitch: A powerful collaborative tool designed for end-to-end bid and tender management.
Business Summary: Team has developed an intelligent tender management software solution using artificial intelligence and machine learning. This solution will offer any stakeholder within the bidding process, the ability to plan, manage, and track all contract bidding activity on a single platform. Key features include tender schedules, technical committees and evaluations, financial evaluations, and formal evaluations.
Sector: Technology

Smart Civil Inc.

One Line Pitch: Empower your projects with our AI-based solution for predicting concrete compressive strength. Streamline your process, minimize trial and error, and maximize performance.
Business Summary: Smart Civil Inc. will design and develop an accurate AI-based digital model for predicting concrete compressive strength by extracting the optimized mixture proportions and mixed designs. The company intends to use the extracted outputs, in the production step of the required concrete, and produce the required, reliable and optimized concrete.
Sector: Engineering

Smart Core Concrete

One Line Pitch: Smart Core Concrete has developed a software application powered by artificial intelligence and based on neural network algorithms to offer a fast, accurate, and unsupervised prediction of concrete compressive strength.
Business Summary: A user-friendly software that uses an ANN algorithm to make a data-driven software model that converts data into meaningful insights. The model monitors and seamlessly predicts concrete compressive strength effectively and accurately. A second conditional/environmental model is used to individualize the optimization of concrete mixtures by considering the structure’s conditions and environment.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Smart Credit Repair Mobile Application

One Line Pitch: AI driven finance assistant application.
Business Summary: Smart Credit’s AI-powered application makes managing your finances easy. It uses smart technology to analyze your credit score data from TransUnion and Equifax, providing personalized advice to boost your credit and achieve your financial goals. Their application continuously learns from your financial history, offering personalized recommendations.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Smart Disaster Survival Mobile Application

One Line Pitch: Innovative solution to preventing and responding to natural disasters.
Business Summary: This company is building an innovative mobile application that is free for users to download. This application uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain technology to collect and analyze data from satellite images, user uploaded images and thermal maps to then notify users and communities of potential natural disasters that could occur in their area. The application further provides recommended steps for a community to take to avoid these disaster from happening and immediately notifies first responders if a disaster does occur. This application will help to save lives and reduce disaster related expenses and costs.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Smart Earth Guardians

One Line Pitch: Smart Earth Guardians aims to transform waste collection into a social mission that benefits individuals and the planet
Business Summary: Smart Earth Guardians has developed a unique software solution to address waste management issues. This platform incentivizes individuals to segregate their waste, and they can earn rewards for doing so. Team has also created a reliable e-wallet for customers to cash out their rewards or trade them for items in the online store.
Sector: B2C, Utilities

Smart English Learning Mobile Application

One Line Pitch: Smart English is a mobile application that will use artificial intelligence to teach non-English speaking users how to speak, write and communicate in English.
Business Summary: Smart English users will download the application onto their smartphone and be guided by a virtual instructor, working at their own pace to learn the basics of the English language. The application provides intuitive, interactive, and engaging learning modules that use artificial intelligence to analyze user progress and offer a personalized learning experience.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Smart Fire Extinguishing System

One Line Pitch: Smart Fire Extinguishing System is bringing innovative fire extinguishing balls to fight fires faster and more effectively.
Business Summary: Smart Fire Extinguishing System looks to help fight against the issue of rising wildfires and the dangers that fire fighting brings. Through the creation of an innovative monoammonium phosphate ball, they have created a way to extinguish fires effectively and safely via the use of drones delivering these balls where needed. Smart Fire Extinguishing System hopes to provide a safer and more effective way to fight fires with this product.
Sector: Life Sciences, Safety

Smart Furniture

One Line Pitch: Smart Furniture provides furniture solutions based on virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence to improve today’s furniture purchase process.
Business Summary: Through virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence, Smart Furniture will play an essential role in meeting growing interior design demands in Canada, cutting cost and saving time in the furniture buying process, and connecting the ecosystem better.
Sector: Information Technology

Smart Garden

One Line Pitch: Smart Garden is an indoor/outdoor IoT sensor that measures soil moisture, pH, and ambient sunlight to provide gardeners with critical data through an application to alert when and how much to water plants.
Business Summary: Watering plants is time consuming, and gardeners don’t have the data to tell them when and how much to water. Many gardeners chronically overwater their plants because they don’t understand the needs of the plant species and they don’t have real-time soil data. Many gardeners forget to water plants, which can be costly and time-consuming to replace. Smart Garden uses an indoor/outdoor IoT sensor to measure soil moisture, pH level, and ambient sunlight and an associated application to alert gardeners when and how much to water their plants.
Sector: Agriculture

Smart Geofencing Company

One Line Pitch: Smart Geofencing Company is creating an AI algorithmic driven software solution to geofencing and workplace safety in high-risk and restricted areas.
Business Summary: Smart Geofencing Company is developing a smartphone app that allows users to be notified of potential hazards and risks via their software. Using an AI algorithm and machine learning, they have created a software capable of assessing a user’s travel path and alerting them of alternate routes to take and locations to avoid due to hazards and risk currently present. Smart Geofencing Company hopes their product will provide aid in creating safer workplaces and reducing risks.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology, Safety

Smart Health Care Counselling

One Line Pitch: Smart Health Care Counselling provides a novel Virtual Nurse Assistant powered by Artificial intelligence.
Business Summary: Smart Healthcare Counselling Company is a disruptive start-up that provides an automated patient engagement tool to help patients receive medical care that is highly cost-effective and efficient. Their novel AI Virtual Nurse Assistant offers an exceptional personalized healthcare experience to persons that are unable to see a doctor or other healthcare provider regularly, have been prescribed medical care with special measures, or wish to receive remote medical services.
Sector: Healthcare, Technology

Smart Home Services

One Line Pitch: Smart Home Services provides specialty design, installation and ongoing after-sales services and maintenance to homeowners that invest in a wireless blockchain smart home system.
Business Summary: Smart Home Services provides homeowners an affordable service-based solution to homeowners that wish to invest in a wireless blockchain smart home system. By offering a customized design, installation and continuous tech-support, Smart Home Services offers homeowners a secure, convenient and low-cost solution to smart home automation.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Smart HSE Software Development

One Line Pitch: An AI powered software system that will give employers access to real-time data to improve health, safety, and environmental factors in the workplace.
Business Summary: Smart HSE Software Development is building a software system that integrates with companies’ data to provide a health, safety, and environmental (HSE) perspective across the organization. The software will use data science to understand and analyze risk. It will create automated processes related to planning, implementing, controlling, and monitoring the performance of the safety management system, occupational health, and workplace environments. HSE managers will be able to ensure that their efforts are focused on reducing the frequency of workplace incidents.
Sector: Environment, Health, Information Technology, Safety

Smart Human Resources

One Line Pitch: Smart Human Resources is an artificial intelligence Human Resource Management model framework designed primarily to help HR managers make better and more efficient decisions in the face of large amounts of information.
Business Summary: Smart Human Resources will enable organizations to measure the HR process throughout the employee life cycle. The solution will track the employee life cycle, and provide for accurate identification of individuals for their next opportunity. The application allows for simplification of the volume of data collected on job applicants and active employees providing the following benefits; avoidance of potentially negative employment-related consequences, such as adverse effects on protected groups, assists in limiting employee turnover and includes the provision of chatbot-based tools to revolutionize the recruitment process.
Sector: Services

Smart Hydraulic System

One Line Pitch: Intelligent hydraulic system that collects and analyzes equipment data in real-time.
Business Summary: Smart Hydraulic System is creating an intelligent hydraulic system through the use of the Internet of Things (IoT), smart sensors, and proprietary software that collects and analyzes heavy machinery equipment performance in real-time. Our company provides users with smart data, informing them of potential equipment failures before they happen, therefore decreasing repair costs, machine downtimes, and increasing safety.
Sector: Clean Technology

Smart Interior Design

One Line Pitch: Innovative interior design mobile application using artificial intelligence and blockchain technology.
Business Summary: This company is developing a mobile application that uses a combination of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, machine learning and blockchain technology to provide a low cost, timely and professional solution for designing interior spaces.
Sector: Information Technology, Interior Design

Smart Medical Diet

One Line Pitch: An application for mobile devices to provide a personalized approach to health and diet.
Business Summary: This application will provide users with a personalized diet based on results from blood tests and other health assessment data. From this data, the app will create a unique diet based on specific health needs. With multiple subscription offerings, price points, and diet plan options within this app, Smart Medical Diet provides flexibility based on the clients’ individual needs.
Sector: Healthcare

Smart Mining Platform

One Line Pitch: Smart Mining Platform (SMP) delivers increased operational efficiency to mines through the use of AI and other components that enhances workforce safety, while reducing the environmental impact of the mine.
Business Summary: SMP provides a package of components and software to mines at a simple transactional cost, that provides a solution that is driven by AI and advanced machine learning. The mine can choose to operate the SMP platform and components itself or hire SMP on an ongoing basis to operate and deliver data to management that improves efficiency in production, worker safety and reduces the environmental footprint.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Smart Mirror

One Line Pitch: Neutralizing Viruses & Harmful Bacteria Through Innovation.
Business Summary: A touchless and fogless smart mirror with built-in UVC lights and Ozone technology to sanitize showers and bathrooms and help neutralize viruses and bacteria; built-in Bluetooth technology for entertainment to let users connect the mirror to any device; and, an application which is designed for optimizing the user’s utilization of the product in which an individual can control the general features of the mirror.
Sector: Clean Technology, Manufacturing

Smart Park Services

One Line Pitch: To improve the safety and experience for public park visitors and the efficiencies of park management operations via an integrated real time, smart device management platform.
Business Summary: To make parks smart by building a GNSS (global navigation satellite system) and LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) based system to track visitors, vehicles, monitor gate and fences, track park staff, enable park maintenance mapping and monitor conditions for potential safety hazards.
Sector: Information Technology

Smart Personal Tracking System Company

One Line Pitch: Smart Personal Tracking Systems develops a wearable to detect harmful exposure to gases.
Business Summary: Smart Personnel Tracking Systems is developing a smart bracelet that can detect potentially harmful environmental changes and notify users of the risk. The device is targeted towards workers in high-risk occupations where exposure to gasses is a possibility.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Smart Production Control System Company

One Line Pitch: Smart Production Control System Company has created a control system that allows for further automatization and efficiency of manufacturing processes.
Business Summary: Smart Production Control System Company looks to further improve the efficiency and capabilities of automatized manufacturing processes with their product. Their product will allow for real time analysis of the processes occurring during manufacturing via the use of smart sensors that can attach to machinery. With the collection and processing of data, their product will enable for more efficient decision making and overall processes.
Sector: Communications Technology, Construction, Information Technology

Smart Psychological Analysis Mobile Application

One Line Pitch: A mobile application that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help individuals diagnose and treat early-stage mental health disorders.
Business Summary: Smart Psychological has developed a mental health assessment and mobile application that that allows users to identify potential mental health issues. Once a mental health issue is identified, the application acts as a treatment solution by creating an individual care plan guiding the user through a series of interactive treatments and tools. The application also acts as a virtual therapist by measuring the users progress and sending notifications to their phone as the user progresses through their care plan.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology, Life Sciences

Smart Qaushi

One Line Pitch: Smart Qaushi is the manufacturer of the next generation of smart floors equipped with sensor technology and machine learning to monitor, analyze and predict movement.
Business Summary: Customizable tiles with accelerometer sensors detect movement on the floor and collect the movement data to be processed in an artificial intelligence trained program to monitor and predict falls and abnormal behavior and also analyze crowd movement patterns to improve the efficiency of the space and well being of its inhabitants.
Sector: Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing

Smart Serve

One Line Pitch: A refrigerator and dispenser taps with RFID card reader and cloud software with user registration, removal, and monitoring capabilities.
Business Summary: Offices and co-working spaces want to offer beverages as a benefit, but need to restrict timelines and keep track of consumption. Workplaces need a simple, automated way to restrict when beverages are available, they also need to track individual consumption and total consumption. We are developing an RFID-enabled, self-serve beverage dispenser that can automatically track and limit consumption to certain periods and amounts.
Sector: Services

Smart Silviculture

One Line Pitch: Smart Silviculture provides innovative software for forest inventory forecasting.
Business Summary: Smart Silviculture combines data from GIS, satellite images, climate, and weather data to produce accurate forest mass measurements. Proprietary AI and ML algorithms are used to map, monitor, and measure forest resources to understand the specific natural characteristics of individual forests and to predict future timber supply.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Smart Solar

One Line Pitch: Smart solar panel system that provides real-time feedback on energy consumption and habits.
Business Summary: Smarter Solar is a smart solar system that integrates multiple solar power generation systems together, and provides real-time feedback on energy generation and consumption habits. Users can optimize energy, reduce their carbon footprint, and decrease their energy expenses.
Sector: Renewable Energy

Smart Tax Calculator

One Line Pitch: Smart Tax Calculator is an app designed to help individuals and businesses with tax related processes.
Business Summary: This company is creating an application that provides individuals and SMEs with a cost-effective alternative for calculating taxes and filing tax returns, while providing additional tax related consulting services on an ongoing basis. This smart application will enable users to confidently manage and file their taxes, while spending significantly less than traditional tax filing practices such as an accounting firm.
Sector: Information Technology

Smart Water Meter Company

One Line Pitch: Smart Water Meter Company utilizes IoT technology and machine-based learning systems to better manage water resources.
Business Summary: The state-of-the-art smart water flow meter system is equipped with several unique water quality sensors, and is coupled with a software that detects, predicts, and alerts each user in real-time of any excess water use, contaminant, or water leakage. The web-based application provides an innovative and cost-effective energy saving solution to homeowners and water utility companies.
Sector: Clean Technology, Utilities

Smart Weight

One Line Pitch: Get fit the smart way.
Business Summary: Smart Weight leverages advanced technology to enhance home workouts. It incorporates attachable weight bar sensors that help users select the right weight for each exercise, making workouts more efficient and results-oriented. Combined with an AI-powered VR trainer, it improves workout safety and keeps users motivated during solo fitness sessions. The Smart Weight platform allows users to easily track and analyze their workout data through a mobile app, enabling data-driven decisions and goal-setting for a more informed and successful fitness journey.
Sector: Health and Wellness


One Line Pitch: Smart Lift as a Platform is built to enable users to easily and safely lift and move heavy equipment in numerous environments, minimizing the risks associated with doing so manually.
Business Summary: Smart Lift introduces a robotic manipulator which is thoroughly controlled by hand. It is able to be implemented in a variety of applications as well as workplaces. Smart Lift simply lifts and moves loads in various shapes, packages, and also weights. In other words, the system is designed to make the mind of the user as it is part of his/her own mind through touching for moving any object to desired directions and angels.
Sector: Industrial Robotics

SmartPill OCR

One Line Pitch: SmartPill OCR is an app that allows a patient to scan their pill bottle and recognizes the medication, dose, and frequency and time the prescriptions should be taken.
Business Summary: Patients need daily reminders to take their medications and often rely on their memory or caregivers to take the correct medication and dosage on time. Failure to take their medication on time can result in many health risks. SmartPill OCR will also notify users when a medication needs to be refilled to keep patients on track and healthy. SmartPill OCR is an innovative software-as-a-service tool that allows both patients and caregivers to receive reminder notifications when the patient is required to take their medication.
Sector: Life Sciences


One Line Pitch: SMEfinHub is a digital platform that aids SMEs to solve their cash-flow and working capital challenges through a frictionless process via various discounting and short-term funding products.
Business Summary: SMEfinHub is a digital platform that aids SMEs to solve their cash-flow and working capital challenges through a frictionless process via various discounting and short-term funding products. The Government of Canada has listed “maintaining sufficient cash flow to be an obstacle and (SMEs are) less likely to have the cash or liquid assets required to operate. SMEfinHub provides access to capital at all stages of the business cycle using a technology enabled backbone. SMEfinHub provisions access to liquidity be it pre-shipment, shipment, or post-shipment. It may range from short-term working capital or short-term revolving credit, cross border or in Canada.
Sector: Fintech, Software