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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.

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Solacony Solar Tiles

One Line Pitch: A smart solar panel system that generates energy while combating global warming.
Business Summary: Solacony Solar Tiles developed an innovative solar panel system that detects sunshine and uses the energy to generate electricity. These solar tiles promote green energy and are recommended on places where conventional solar technologies cannot be installed.
Sector: Green Technology

Solar Grain Canada

One Line Pitch: Solar Gain is creating an AI and ML powered software to predict power generation and fault in solar power grids.
Business Summary: Solar Gain is developing data-driven software that monitors solar power grids and predicts generation faults. Using AI and machine learning algorithms, they have created a software capable of combining several data sources from solar power grid plants and providing insight to the power output. With issues such as environmental effects and internal electrical aspects, faults can happen at any point. Solar Gain hopes to provide a way to stop unpredictable faults in solar power before they happen with their product.
Sector: Green Technology, Renewable Energy

Solaristic

One Line Pitch: Promoting the use of solar power implementation by optimizing power consumption.
Business Summary: Solaristic has developed a software which can be integrated with solar panel systems to spread power across multiple households. The software can learn, adapt, and predict residential electricity usage providing a highly optimized experience. On top of being a clean energy solution, Solaristic offers the additional benefit of cost savings.
Sector: Solar Energy Technologies

SolidSense

One Line Pitch: SolidSense creates wireless concrete sensors for use by contractors to optimize concrete temperature and humidity during a project.
Business Summary: The SolidSense product is a combined sensor and software bundle that allows engineers on a construction site to precisely monitor the state of concrete as, and after, it is poured. This ensures that over the critical few days of curing, expensive concrete is not ruined due to changing environmental conditions, and so that the concrete settles with maximum strength.
Sector: Clean Technology, Communications Technology, Information Technology

SolRadiance

One Line Pitch: SolRadiance technology allows the accurate 3D analysis of all surfaces of existing or conceptual buildings to understand the exact amount of solar energy that can be captured.
Business Summary: Architects, engineers, and developers need to quantify the solar energy potential of the exterior of buildings as requirements for sustainability and distributed energy generation increase, but there is no cost-effective or accurate way to do it. At present, this type of calculation is done at great expense by high-cost engineering resources and with no standard for calculation accuracy. The proposed solution is a Software as a Service plug-in for industry design software to model and calculate the amount of solar irradiance for existing and conceptual structures.
Sector: Clean Technology

SOSD Group

One Line Pitch: SOSD has developed a technologically superior medical device to help treat a variety of respiratory diseases such as COPD, Asthma, and Cystic Fibrosis.
Business Summary: The Company will initially design, manufacture, and distribute an ultrasonic inhalers to be prescribed by global health care practitioners to their patients with respiratory diseases. The product to be manufactured by the Company offers better and more effective therapy to the patients suffering from respiratory diseases (COPD, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis) and decrease the total amount of aerosolized medicine wasted by the current products on the market.
Sector: Medical Device

Source Skillz

One Line Pitch: SourceSkillz transforms lives through AI-driven courses, upskilling semi-skilled workers, immigrants, and veterans for success in the tech sector.
Business Summary: SourceSkillz is transforming the job-seeking experience by linking semi-skilled workers, immigrants, and veterans with specialized courses on the AI-driven online platform. Their thoughtfully curated courses, crafted by industry experts, offer personalized upskilling solutions for increased employability in the tech sector. With a strong commitment to addressing the unique needs of semi-skilled workers, immigrants, and veterans, SourceSkillz empowers individuals with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the global workforce. Discover a personalized, user-friendly, and cloud-based learning experience that’s powered by AI and designed to scale with you.
Sector: Education Technology

Spare Sense

One Line Pitch: SpareSense is a technology-driven company that provides a comprehensive solution for businesses’ spare parts needs.
Business Summary: Spare Sense offers a subscription-based inventory management platform that enables businesses to manage spare parts inventory, track usage, and automate reordering processes. Our platform utilizes advanced algorithms and data analytics to predict maintenance needs and optimize inventory levels, saving our customers time and money.
Sector: B2B2C SaaS

Spark Technologies

One Line Pitch: First-class smart windows and doors featuring an innovative and eco-friendly technology and business model.
Business Summary: Spark Technologies is a global smart windows and doors research and development company, mainly responsible for design, research, development and sales of smart doors and windows. With the innovation of building energy-saving materials and production methods, to provide high-quality and customizable products and services for the North American and the global market.
Sector: Manufacturing

SpeakBlock

One Line Pitch: A superior mobile app, connecting small African entrepreneurs to the developed countries through a cross-border communication platform and fraud-free cryptocurrency payment systems.
Business Summary: To promote seamless cross-border transactions using a combination of a Niche Messaging Platform, Fraud-Control Blockchain Technologies, and Artificial Intelligence “AI” Computational Cryptocurrency Payment Models.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Spicom

One Line Pitch: Customized online website builder using artificial intelligence.
Business Summary: Spicom is a SaaS based marketplace that provides templates and an easy to use, intuitive and smart website designing platform where customers can build interactive and visually attractive websites in just a few clicks.
Sector: Marketing

Spot Avenue Inc

One Line Pitch: Exclusive event platform
Business Summary: Spot Avenue is a platform that creates exclusive one-day events to generate FOMO (fear of missing out). Their specialized platform empowers event organizers in the entertainment industry to attract and retain customers effectively. They offer the public access to a wide range of enticing opportunities, including discounts, promotions, contests, and exclusive events, enhancing the event experience for all.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

SR&ED Helper

One Line Pitch: SR&ED Helper uses trusted technology and innovative, realistic solutions to help businesses maximize SR&ED tax credits.
Business Summary: Approximately 50% of eligible Canadian companies are not filing for Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits. Millions of free funding dollars are lost each year. Currently, businesses struggles to accurately track and compile the information needed to submit their SR&ED tax claims. In some cases, employees are asked to retroactively dig through old files and messages to write a report that will satisfy the CRA and may result in an audit. The process is stressful, expensive, and inaccurate. The proposed solution is a digital assistant as an app offering services and tools for businesses to effectively track, organize, and submit accurate SR&ED claims. SR&ED information is organized into categories and sections, making it easy to sort, review, and submit each claim at the end of the year.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

STI Canada

One Line Pitch: Full service, intelligent heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology.
Business Summary: STI Canada is bringing years of HVAC materials, manufacturing, and implementation expertise from the middle-east to Canada. Evolving the original business to encompass the assembly and manufacturing of smart modules and software automation, to solve temperature, efficiency, air flow, and air quality challenges for new & existing, mid-sized, residential, commercial, and industrial projects.
Sector: Clean Technology, Information Technology

Story Chain

One Line Pitch: Story Chain is an emotional well-being app that allows users to record and share personal experiences and stories in real time
Business Summary: Story Chain caters to individuals seeking a platform to express their true selves, share genuine emotions, and actively engage in meaningful conversations, addressing the existing gaps within current social media platforms.
Sector: B2C, Social Network

STPMed

One Line Pitch: Online space for health care workers to connect and learn.
Business Summary: STP is building an online marketplace and resource centre for health care professionals to be able to learn, connect and share resources within the profession to help educate one another and further advance their knowledge.
Sector: Education

Straight2k Inc

One Line Pitch: Food delivery aggregator.
Business Summary: Restaurants will be able to manage their menu directly from ONE single administration portal instead of one for each food delivery platform. Our portal will then update each channel automatically.
Sector: Hospitality, Information Technology, Restaurants

Study Guide Consulting

One Line Pitch: Study Guide is a destination portal for students and parents, overseas study agencies, local and international institutions, and English training centers.
Business Summary: Study Guide is a form of social network, as it brings together students and parents with a centralized education admission system. Using sophisticated AI tags, Study Guide is based on a master agent model that connects students to the post-secondary institutions in North America that are the best fit to the students’ interests.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Study Squad

One Line Pitch: An innovative approach to connecting students, enhancing collaboration, and empowering academic success
Business Summary: Study Squad is launching an innovative online education platform that connects students with similar interests and academic goals to foster collaboration, peer-to-peer learning, and socialization opportunities. The AI powered platform provides a user-friendly, secure, and affordable environment that addresses the growing concerns of students who encounter difficulty in finding study partners, staying motivated, accessing quality resources, and feeling isolated.
Sector: Education

Super Hydrophobic Products

One Line Pitch: Super Hydrophobic Products will provide a superhydrophobic coating to protect asphalt, walls and surfaces where corrosion occurs.
Business Summary: Hydrophobicity, in various sciences, is the ability of a substance not to get wet. The purpose of making superhydrophobic materials in civil science is to prevent corrosion of building foundations, enhance the mechanical properties of concrete and steel structures and prevent damage to asphalt roads and highways. According to a study by Data Bridge Market Research the Market for superhydrophobic coating is projected to grow by 10.1% between 2021 and 2028 and is expected to reach USD $39.6 million by 2028. Super Hydrophobic Products will provide an innovative product and service offering for this market in Canada.
Sector: Architecture, Construction, Engineering

Supply Chain Management in Modular Construction

One Line Pitch: SCMMCS is creating a cloud-based software that will enable all members of a supply chain to interact and share idea.
Business Summary: SCMMCS is developing a SaaS that will provide all stakeholders within a supply chain to easily collaborate. With the current modular construction industry having no means of obtaining scalable collaboration software for stakeholders, SCMMCS offers a product that will allow for both ease of use and scalability.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Surfvision

One Line Pitch: Accurate Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solution to reduce human errors, solve challenges in metal and non-metal defect detection by using image processing techniques and thermal images.
Business Summary: The company developed a cost effective and accurate solution based on AI and thermal images to improve material defect detection. The product is able to detect cracks, corrosion, and welding defects. Surfvision use thermal images combined with visible-light images to analyze each piece of material ensuring a wide range of defects to be detected.
Sector: Artificial Intelligence, Communications Technology, Information Technology

SURT

One Line Pitch: SURT is a cloud-based AI-powered, Analytics and Forecastingplatform focused on Small Businesses.
Business Summary: To bring radical growth by harnessing focused research, data analysis, and machine learning, aimed at small businesses in fashion, lifestyle, and the retail sector. Surt aims to create dedicated programs and tools to turn strategy into decisions and execute for the highest measurable results.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

SUSA Tile

One Line Pitch: Easy to use custom tile kiosk for residential and commercial clients to produce ecofriendly tiles with endless choice of custom designs.
Business Summary: A easy to use environmental favourable Kiosk for placement in home improvement retail stores, which provides an antimicrobial tile and mosaic printing kiosk to produce green, environmentally friendly, hygienic, and custom designed tiles and mosaics.
Sector: Manufacturing

SWT Technologies Inc

One Line Pitch: Big data integrated service and equipment provider which specializes in fields of modern animal husbandry.
Business Summary: SWT Technologies Inc. is an IoT manufacturing and big data integrated service start-up company that plans to focus on modern animal husbandry, focusing on the independent research and development of IoT + big data + artificial intelligence technologies and products. Our competitive advantages enables us to seize the North America market and compete on the world scale.
Sector: Agriculture

SynDerm

One Line Pitch: Synderm is a medical technology company that manufactures a natural and biocompatible temporary biologic dressing to promote secondary healing and skin regeneration.
Business Summary: Synderm’s product induces skin tissue regeneration by accelerating healing process of hard-to-heal large and deep wounds.
Sector: Life Sciences

Talent Connect AI

One Line Pitch: AI-driven platform for job seekers, employers, and sponsors in Canada.
Business Summary: Talent Connect AI leverages AI-driven algorithms to facilitate precise job matching, ensuring that job seekers find ideal opportunities, while employers discover the perfect candidates. The platform will provide access to skills training and expert advisory services, empowering individuals to navigate the evolving job market successfully. For sponsors, Talent Connect AI will offer collaboration opportunities with employers and advisory service providers, creating consolidated employment opportunity projected to support job seekers.
Sector: Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology

Talent Mole Technologies

One Line Pitch: Using artificial intelligence to make the hiring and video interview process more efficient.
Business Summary: TalentMole is building an online software for recruitment agencies and businesses that uses artificial intelligence to analyze video interviews to help make the best hiring decision and narrow down potential applicants.
Sector: Human Resources, Recruitment

Talent Scan Technologies

One Line Pitch: Talent Scan Technologies is an ultra-lightweight tool that allows hiring managers and recruiters to read through CVs and detect whether a CV is fraudulent
Business Summary: Human resource professionals and recruiters are sent fraudulent CVs on a regular basis. The process of reading through and sorting out fraudulent CVs wastes a huge amount of time, effort and money. Talent Scan Technologies is proposed as an ultra-lightweight tool that allows hiring managers and recruiters to read through CVs and detect whether a CV is fraudulent. Talent Scan Technologies can select sections of text and compares it against other sources and commonly used fraudulent text.
Sector: Communications Technology, IT

Tank4Swap

One Line Pitch: Container Logistics Redefined.
Business Summary: Connecting businesses to a wide range of ISO and Flexi tank providers in the world through an easy to use platform and a seamless process. Offering an easy procedure for businesses to find proper moving tanks and related services globally. Providing tanker providers/suppliers with the opportunity to cut additional charges of empty tank movement by receiving service requests from businesses.
Sector: Information Technology, Logistics

TDK Doors

One Line Pitch: TDK Doors will be a disruptor in the industrial door market by providing quality doors that will use intuitive AI to open and close more efficiently. These doors will ensure less building energy loss and will be a higher quality than existing door offerings.
Business Summary: TDK will deliver patent protected intelligent industrial door solutions to commercial and industrial customers. The doors will feature unique, cutting edge technology that will enable customers to cut their costs.

TEACHUME

One Line Pitch: TEACHUME has created a virtual open space for staff training and learning processes.
Business Summary: TEAHUME has developed an online virtual space with the purpose of training staff. With training being a difficult process at times due to scheduling and time commitments, TEACHUME has created this learning platform to overcome these issues. Through the use of virtual reality and augmented reality training, TEACHUME looks to provide a means for companies to train their staff efficiently and effectively.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Team Physio

One Line Pitch: A Marketplace that Connects Physiotherapists with Patients.
Business Summary: Team Physio Inc has conceptualized a marketplace that makes booking appointments with local licensed physiotherapists and kinesiologists a breeze. The mobile application offers capabilities that allow users to evaluate doctor credentials and fees to make informed appointments. Additional features such as round-the-clock bookings, merchant stores, and video consultations enable the company to gain a competitive edge.
Sector: Healthcare

Tech-In-Build

One Line Pitch: Tech-In-Build is a manufacturer of a mineral composite block that can be used as internal and external wall panels in buildings.
Business Summary: Tech-In-Build is creating a unique composite block to be used for all types of buildings. Their product is composed of a unique set of minerals to create blocks that can be used as both external and internal panels. With the combination of easy to install, lightweight, and superior strength, Tech-In-Build is solving issues seen throughout the construction sector.
Sector: Construction, Manufacturing

Tejas Auro Consultants Limited

One Line Pitch: Tejas Aura Consultants Limited has developed a highly effective meditation sheet that is proven to facilitate the achievement of a deep meditative state and improve the quality of meditation.
Business Summary: Tejas Aura Consultants Limited has developed a revolutionary positive energy and aura-based meditation sheet that is proven to improve the quality of meditation and ensure the achievement of a deep meditative state, thereby providing significant health benefits. Tejas Aura Consultants will sell their products through their website and mobile application.
Sector: Health and Wellness

TempHire

One Line Pitch: A native mobile platform where bars, restaurants, hotels and more can post shifts or short-term positions and invite applicants to apply based on their experience, the posted compensation, and the timing of the shift.
Business Summary: With the shift in work culture many in the hospitality industry find themselves short of critical workers due to sudden departures, illness, or high turnover rates inherent to the positions. Restaurants needs dishwashers, expediters, bussers, bartenders and more – but what do they do when they need someone on short notice? Often, the owner or Manager on duty will spend hours on the phone trying to coordinate replacement workers on short notice or must do the work themselves which is costly and leads to backlogs in other critical management areas. TempHire is a gig-economy platform that connects employers with short-term employees to workers with experience and skills for high demand jobs and can be hired on short notice, paid at the end of their shift, and include a review system that ensures both parties are treated fairly.
Sector: Life Sciences

The Artemis Health Profile

One Line Pitch: Predictive livestock health data platform for farmers.
Business Summary: The ArtemisHealth.IO team is bringing together experts in livestock, health, and software development, to develop a powerful platform for the nascent industry of livestock health intelligence software. The platform Enables farmers to take proactive steps to protect their livestock through tracking, genetic testing, epidemic monitoring, and benchmarking with this powerful data platform.
Sector: Agriculture

The Intimate

One Line Pitch: The Intimate has developed a smart undergarment product paired with a mobile application to improve menstrual literacy and health by tracking menstruation flow, blood color and regularity offering users unique information about their menstruation.
Business Summary: The Intimate believes in eliminating the taboos around menstruation and equipping users with the valuable health information and data that can be found within their menstrual cycle. Their smart undergarment product provides alerts through the mobile application to the wearer regarding abnormalities in menstruation, when it is time to change sanitary products, and valuable data on the flow, color and regularity of their menstruation. This information empowers users to take control of their menstrual health and hygiene and to seek care from clinicians should abnormalities arise.
Sector: Life Sciences

The Scienarium

One Line Pitch: An Online S.T.E.M. Hub for Young Learners.
Business Summary: The company developed an online platform that is a STEM learning center that both students and teachers can leverage. For teachers, we provide them with the resources to effectively incorporate STEM learning into their teachings. The curriculum we’ve developed focuses on a hands-on and holistic learning approach that integrates all STEM subjects and aligns with the *NGSS curriculum standard. For students, we provide a variety of STEM learning resources which focus on the “learn through play” methodology. We shift the scientific learning methods of elementary students from a traditional approach to a game-based, experiential learning, providing a more active and engaging educational experience.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

Thermonalysis

One Line Pitch: Thermonalysis will offer an innovative technology solution that reminds restaurant workers to capture food temperatures and automatically record them for compliance and safety reporting.
Business Summary: Many restaurants keep key ingredients out in room-temperature and must record temperature and time readings to ensure customer safety. The current process to do this is manual, costly, and prone to human error. There are huge potential risks for owners, franchisees, and public health. The proposed solution is a SaaS app and connected device that allows restaurant workers to quickly and easily record and submit food temperature readings and connect the key data to compliance/reporting software.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

ThermoOncology

One Line Pitch: Advanced microwave hyperthermia treatment platform for breast cancer.
Business Summary: The ThermoOncology team is bringing a safe and effective cancer therapy, hyperthermia therapy, to the recently validated use case of breast cancer therapy. ThermoOncology offers a specialized hardware/software platform that uses advanced algorithms and imaging to plan, optimize, target, and execute on microwave hyperthermia therapy to mitigate breast cancer tumors.
Sector: Life Sciences

Theta Software Inc. (My Talking Diary)

One Line Pitch: An AI-powered virtual assistant
Business Summary: My Talking Diary is a virtual personal assistant application for Android and iOS. Powered by advanced AI, this app enhances conversations, task management, and predictions. It offers three subscription options and advertising opportunities for businesses within the app.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

thYnking Online Solutions

One Line Pitch: Software development & marketing services for businesses that want to grow online.
Business Summary: thynking Online Solutions provide a range of advisory services for growing businesses and individual service providers. They focus on software development, marketing & advertising, SEO, Website Development, and other consulting and advisory services.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology, Services

Tick

One Line Pitch: Travel and Leisure for people with ASD and their families.
Business Summary: It is a platform to evaluate travel and leisure services, recreational centers and resorts to list eligible autistic-friendly destinations, transportation solutions, and certified agents to accompany people with ASD and their families.
Sector: Communications Technology, Healthcare, Information Technology, Tourism

TIFAR

One Line Pitch: TIFAR is a solution that provides lightweight concrete sandwich panels, which consist of a thermal insulation core layer containing polystyrene.
Business Summary: TIFAR Technologies Inc. is a Canadian company and has created a solution that provides lightweight concrete sandwich panels, which consist of a thermal insulation core layer containing polystyrene. The panels are partition walls that have been designed to be light and easy to install. This makes TIFAR panels an ideal product for construction projects, houses, and heavy projects in industrial areas.
Sector: Construction, Manufacturing

Tisco

One Line Pitch: Tisco is an AI-based platform that enables both higher education institutions and students to better understand how the job market is changing.
Business Summary: Tisco provides personalized recommendations to educational service providers to better help their students land their dream job. Tisco enables schools to have an up-to-date view of the job market, and Tisco integrates with existing infrastructure to enable the offering of additional courses. Tisco also connects recruiters with students to find the best new graduates available for hire.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology

TiTech

One Line Pitch: Real-Time & Accurate Preview of Cosmetic Surgery Results.
Business Summary: TiTech is an application that acts as a private cosmetic advisor. It employs AI technology to let patients and surgeons view and compare all their options for any facial procedures by uploading photos or interacting with the camera and virtually testing various options. TiTech combines imaging tools, communication tools, and 3D simulation tools in one fully integrated solution for image management, visual communication and aesthetic simulation. Patients can view their pictures, chat, get treatment recommendations, and treatment progress in the privacy of their own home. It generates instant results.
Sector: Communications Technology, Information Technology, Life Sciences

TMS

One Line Pitch: TMS is the component conductor that creates real-time orchestration between all of your heating and cooling components to optimize reliability, savings, and performance.
Business Summary: TMS is a manufactured HVAC solution that is delivered by a smart controller, that intelligently connects all of the elements of a heating and cooling system in real-time. The patented TMS system collects environmental data and reacts to select the appropriate function of each component to improve efficiency and comfort in an absolutely reliable way.
Sector: HVAC commercial and residential

TMT

One Line Pitch: Enabling farmers to utilize their animal waste by converting it into clean fertilizer.
Business Summary: TMT has developed a high-efficiency animal waste conversion system which costs significantly less than competitor offerings. Their flagship product will be the 6T/day Animal Waste to Fertilizer Converter Machine. As the company grows, TMT hopes to offer a 12T/day machine for larger farms.
Sector: Industrials

Tool Rental Marketplace

One Line Pitch: Tool Rental Marketplace will capitalize on the DIY and construction market by virtually bringing tool owners and renters together. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will make for a fully customizable user experience including project tool summary, use tutorials and tool information.
Business Summary: Capitalizing on the growth of the DIY segment, Tool Rental Marketplace will produce revenue by selling premium subscriptions to the platform that provides users more advanced features and lower rental transaction fees. The software will also collect a commission of every rental transaction processed on the platform, and finally, will generate revenue through advertising opportunities on the platform.
Sector: Construction