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  • October 19, 2017 – Business InsiderBraze Mobility unveils obstacle-detection system for wheelchairs
    Braze Mobility Inc. has launched an add-on system that can transform a regular wheelchair into a "smart" wheelchair able to help prevent collisions.
  • October 16, 2017 – Fast CompanyThese Cold-Weather Container Farms Let Produce Grow In The Arctic
    As traditional Inuit diets change, they’re being replaced with processed food because it’s so difficult to stock markets with fresh produce. Thanks to the Growcer, they can grow it themselves, even in sub-zero temperatures.
  • October 13, 2017 – LiON's LAIRFive innovative startups win big at LiON’S LAIR competition
    OCE-supported Aiva Labs, Lumago, and BridesMade won big at this year's Lion's Lair competition, hosted by Innovation Factory and Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.
  • October 11, 2017 – CTV NewsRobotics gives teen with cerebral palsy freedom
    'Solowalk' technology from OCE-supported GaitTronics has drastically improved the mobility of a teen with cerebral palsy. 
  • October 10, 2017 – BetaKitNuco raises $27 million to build interoperable blockchain network
    Toronto-based Nuco has raised $27 million CAD to build its interoperable blockchain network, called Aion.
  • October 3, 2017 – Wysdom.AICrowdCare Raises Additional $8.5 Million To Fund Rapid Global Growth, Announces Corporate Rebranding To Wysdom.AI
    TalentEdge company Wysdom.AI has raised $8.5 million, led by ScaleUP Ventures with participation from investors Brightspark Ventures and Mantella Venture Partners. This additional capital will fuel the global expansion of Wysdom’s industry-leading cognitive care solution for the enterprise.
  • October 3, 2017 – Huffington PostThis New Technology Can Help Kids With Autism Participate In Class
    Starting this fall, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) will be testing out WebMoti, a multimedia, multi-sensory system that will allow students who struggle with sensory overload to attend class remotely in a way they can control. The testing is being funded by the Ontario Centres for Excellence (OCE) AdvancingEducation Program and will see 16 elementary and post-secondary TDSB students try out WebMoti over the next 24 months.
  • September 27, 2017 – Ottawa Business JournalOttawa firm’s ‘passwordless’ system lands $1M in funding

    With the Equifax scandal and other high-profile corporate security breaches making headlines around the world, an Ottawa firm believes its “passwordless” digital authentication technology is an idea whose time has come.

    Kanata’s inBay Technologies announced in late September it has landed $1 million in seed financing from Netherlands-based Ramphastos Investments and a local “super angel” represented by Ottawa’s Tongda One Partners.

  • September 27, 2017 – Sarnia JournalHomegrown data company earning global recognition

    A local company in the high-tech sector of information gathering for food banks has cracked the “Best for the World” list.

    Link2Feed is a four-year-old enterprise that’s developed software to electronically track who uses food banks and why.

  • September 26, 2017 – Digital JournalLuminari Raises Over $500,000 from Some of Canada's Top Investors
    Luminari Talent Inc. announced it has raised over $500,000 from some of Canada's top investors. The round was lead by XDL Chairman & Founding member of the Creative Destruction Lab, Dennis Bennie. Other investors include William Tunstall-Pedoe, Epstein Enterprises, Adam Dean, and Jay Rosenzweig. Luminari also received a grant from the OCE SmartStart program, adding to the injected capital.
  • September 25, 2017 – BetaKitKoho raises $8 million from Portag3 Ventures
    OCE-supported Koho plans to use the funding to scale its technology platform and hire more engineering and operations at its new Toronto headquarters.
  • September 22, 2017 – ForbesHow These 25-Year-Old Founders Are Fighting Skin Cancer With UV Detection Stickers
    Derek Jouppi, 25, and his two cofounders at Suncayr, Andrew Martinko, 25, and Chad Sweeting, 25, are on a mission to help people safely enjoy their time outside in the sun.
  • September 20, 2017 – TechvibesRight Health Acquires Virtual Care Platform Akira Medical
    Toronto-based Right Health is a healthcare company founded in 2016 that provides a combination of virtual and in-person care to optimize the health and engagement of Canadians. Akira Medical, also founded in 2016, is an on-demand healthcare platform that gives users instant access to practitioners via text and video chat.
     

    Right Health has announced the acquisition of Akira Medical.

    The Toronto-based Right Health is a healthcare company founded in 2016 that provides a combination of virtual and in-person care to optimize the health and engagement of Canadians. Akira Medical, also founded in 2016, is an on-demand healthcare platform that gives users instant access to practitioners via text and video chat.

     

    Right Health has announced the acquisition of Akira Medical.

    The Toronto-based Right Health is a healthcare company founded in 2016 that provides a combination of virtual and in-person care to optimize the health and engagement of Canadians. Akira Medical, also founded in 2016, is an on-demand healthcare platform that gives users instant access to practitioners via text and video chat.

     

    Right Health has announced the acquisition of Akira Medical.

    The Toronto-based Right Health is a healthcare company founded in 2016 that provides a combination of virtual and in-person care to optimize the health and engagement of Canadians. Akira Medical, also founded in 2016, is an on-demand healthcare platform that gives users instant access to practitioners via text and video chat.

  • September 20, 2017 – FinovateSensibill and Finn.ai named "Best of Show" at 2017 Finovate Conference
    OCE-supported Sensibill and Finn.ai were named "best in show" at the 2017 Finovate Conference in New York City.
     

    Fintech continues to drive innovation across all borders as two Canadian companies were named “best in show” at the recent Finovate conference in New York City.

     

    Fintech continues to drive innovation across all borders as two Canadian companies were named “best in show” at the recent Finovate conference in New York City.