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The Vancouver Tech Showcase – October 3
As part of Vancouver Startup City: Capital, the Vancouver Tech Showcase highlights Vancouver’s emerging momentum and high-potential companies to an audience of investors from Vancouver and here for the National Angel Capital Organization’s Annual Summit.
The Selection Process
Each startup in the Vancouver Tech Showcase has been rigorously vetted by an independent Selection Committee comprised of key ecosystem partners Garibaldi Capital, Open Angel, and HIGHLINE. In addition to being Vancouver-based technology or technology-enabled-service businesses, each of the company in the showcase was required to meet additional criteria, including being high-growth, possessing measurable multi-month revenue streams, and poised for seed investment.
Vancouver Tech Showcase Startups
|Aspect Biosystems |
Aspect Biosystems has developed a disruptive 3D bioprinting technology capable of creating living Human Tissues on Demand™. This technology is enabling advances in fundamental biology, drug development through novel pre-clinical models, and regenerative medicine where in the future, lifesaving transplant organs will be created, not harvested.
|HeadCheck Health | headcheackhealth.com | Heath
HeadCheck’s mobile app improves the accuracy, efficiency, and reliability of sideline concussion testing. Launched in June 2016, over 50 teams are now using HeadCheck as their primary tool for concussion management. With 90-million North Americans playing sports at risk of concussion, HeadCheck aims to become the standard in sideline testing.
|Microdermics | microdermics.com | Health
Microdermics is a Vancouver based medical device company focused on commercializing a novel hollow microneedle delivery platform targeting the multi-billion biopharmaceutical market. Microdermics’ platform aims to revolutionize the traditional hypodermic needle-based drug injection by increasing efficiency, eliminating pain, and improving personnel and patient safety.
|Arkit | arkit.io | ICT & Services
Arkit is a Vancouver-based company on a mission to change how people work, communicate and share using maps. Our web app is a cloud service built for field operations that permits all project stakeholders to visualize, manage and collaborate on projects easily and securely from anywhere, at anytime, on any device.
|Buddybuild | buddybuild.com | ICT & Services
Buddybuild is the only mobile continuous integration and delivery platform that takes just minutes to set up. With every code change, buddybuild will kick off a new build and run any tests for your app. Then, with a simple screenshot, testers can send their feedback along with diagnostic details to help resolve issues. Stop cobbling together and maintaining disparate mobile development systems. Start focusing on what you do best: creating apps people love!
|Portable Electric | portable-electric.com | CleanTech
Portable Electric is going head on and disrupting the power rental market with elegant renewable energy systems available for rent, sale or lease, with a focus on events, festivals, film and food trucks. Making it possible for any one to harness silent, emission-free power at any time.
|VeloMetro Mobility Inc. | velometro.com | CleanTech
VeloMetro is entering the on-demand mobility market with an urban car alternative. We’ve developed a sophisticated pedal-electric, enclosed velomobile designed for the sharing economy. Our sharing service, Veemo, competes favourably with both carsharing and bikesharing. The opportunity to take market share in this fast growing sector has never been better.
|Responsive.AI | responsive.ai | FinTech
Responsive is an AI-driven investing service that adapts your portfolio according to global economic changes in the market. Responsive brings active institutional grade technologies and methodologies directly to the everyday investors at half the traditional costs of mutual funds or active wealth managers. Responsive also provides a cutting edge user experience by bringing clients inside the research process, and offering a chat bot for sign-up, account information and economic updates. Responsive publicly launched on September 22nd 2016.
|Bench | bench.co | FinTech
Bench is a four-year-old fintech company that automates accounting tasks to organize the financials of small businesses. Pairing its intuitive software with a live bookkeeping team, Bench combines the convenience and efficiency of modern technology with the expertise and time-savings afforded by a professional service. Bench was founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 winner Ian Crosby, along with Jordan Menashy, Adam Saint and Pavel Rodionov in 2012. Bench has raised $33M to date, services thousands of business owners across the country, and currently employs 250 people out of its headquarters in Vancouver, Canada.
Special Thanks to the Selection Committee