PROtect partners with RE/MAX bringing safety to solo working environments

PROtect is a mobile app designed to improve personal safety. For many professionals working in isolation or in other high-risk situations, the technology couldn’t come soon enough. Combining social networks, alerts and real-time location data, PROtect helps safeguard users in any environment. A participant in Wavefront’s Venture Acceleration Program, PROtect is focused on growing the company through partnerships with companies … Read More

Start Up Spotlight: Karine Samson, Founder of Optimal Efficiency

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series that profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups.  This month, we spoke with Karine Samson, Founder of Optimal Efficiency. The company provides a comprehensive project management software supporting the lifecycle of any type of project, from the conception to completion. Their patent pending technology optimizes key performance indicators for major industries such as construction, mining, oil & gas, military and logistics.  Tell us about your … Read More

MetaOptima: Fighting Cancer One Photo at a Time

Entrepreneur Maryam Sadeghi is on a mission. She believes in a better future when it comes to detecting and treating skin cancer. With a suite of innovative technologies, Maryam and her team at MetaOptima are putting new tools in the hands of patients and physicians that enable early detection and prevention of the disease. How it started  Sadeghi was completing a PhD … Read More

Startup Spotlight: Bereda Helping Athletes Train with Data

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series that profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month we spoke to Dennis Cottreau, Co-Founder & CEO of Bereda Training. What’s the background and inspiration behind building Bereda?   Cycling became my primary sport when I was studying Mechanical Engineering at McGill. As a numbers junkie I loved how it was such a … Read More

Startup Spotlight: Bitnobi Making Impacts on Big Data

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series that profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month, we spoke with Hassan Jaferi, CEO of Bitnobi. The company is committed to helping organizations manage and share big data through their innovative platform. How it Started Bitnobi began at York University in Toronto, where a research team was working on a solution to … Read More

Startup Spotlight: Be Wear addressing personal safety through smart fashion

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series that profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month, we spoke with Carlos Zamorano, Co-Founder of Be Wear. The company has a line of ‘smart fashion’ wearables that function as personal security and protection devices. Their smart accessories integrate seamlessly into a user’s everyday life, impacting areas like child safety, elder care, and … Read More

Startup Spotlight: LifeBooster Inc.

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series which profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month we spoke with Bryan Statham, Founder & CEO of LifeBooster Inc. The company provides wireless wearable sensors and an injury risk analytic engine that proactively identifies musculoskeletal risk factors to prevent injuries before they occur. With much of the industrial workforce affected by these … Read More

Startup Spotlight: Quupe

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series that profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month, we spoke with Angela Hamilton, Co-Founder of Quupe. The company is a shared economy platform for peer-to-peer rentals, allowing people to rent items they own to others while they’re not in use. What was the inspiration behind Quupe? What was the goal in creating … Read More

Startup Spotlight: Base Portfolio

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series which profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month, we spoke with Brayden York, Founder & CEO of Base Portfolio. The company is an insurance platform that provides a simple way to purchase and manage insurance online. As one of Canada’s first insurance innovators the company is looking forward to improving the insurance … Read More

Startup Spotlight: Peter Witting, Co-Founder of Motive.io

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series which profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month, we spoke with Peter Wittig, Senior Developer and Co-Founder of Motive.io. The company allows creatives and companies to create Real-World AR / VR / Unity3D games and experiences with their groundbreaking authoring tool. What’s the inspiration behind Motive.io? What was the path that lead … Read More

Guusto: Digital Gift Cards With a Social Mission

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series which profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month, we spoke with Joe Facciolo, the Co-Founder of Guusto. The company is an online and mobile gifting platform that allows businesses and individuals to send instant thoughtful gifts to others to show appreciation for business, referrals, efforts as employees or any other reason. What’s … Read More

Company Spotlight: Chris Hobbs, President and Co-Founder of Two Tall Totems

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series which profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month, we spoke with Chris Hobbs, the President and Co-Founder of Two Tall Totems. Two Tall Totems is a premium software team that designs and develops mobile apps, complex websites, and enterprise software. With a design-first philosophy and deep expertise in sophisticated communications and integrated web services, Two … Read More

Startup Spotlight: Geoff Fawkes, CEO & Co-founder of Vancosys

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series which profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month, we spoke with Geoff Fawkes, CEO & Co-Founder of Vancosys. The company specializes in multi-factor user authentication software and hardware to reduce fraud for enterprises, using convenient proximity-based smartphone login. Tell us about your background and what lead you to co-found Vancosys? I have … Read More

Startup Spotlight: Cam Speck, Co-Founder of Fitplan

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series which profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month, we spoke with Cam Speck, the Co-Founder of Fitplan. Fitplan, a VAP company, is a mobile sphere where fitness enthusiasts come to find the exact training methods of the athletes that inspire them. Created by top experts and social influencers, Fitplan allows users to … Read More

eTreatMD: Arthritis Self-management Made Easy

Startup Spotlight is an ongoing series which profiles Canadian wireless and mobile technology startups. This month, we spoke with Shanil Gunasekara, the Co-Founder and CEO of eTreatMD. The company’s mission is to give people who struggle with arthritis and other chronic conditions the tools to measure, monitor and manage their own health and wellness. Created by biomedical engineers and experts … Read More