Startup Pitch Finalists 2022 - Inventures

 

   CULTIVATING AGTECH

 

DeepBlue Greens Inc.

We are an AgTech startup helping indoor farmers to boost crop productivity by developing innovative aeroponic, hydroponic, and greenhouse products.

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GrainFrac

GrainFrac is a B2B food technology company on a mission to develop the most functional plant proteins using next-generation cost efficient and sustainable extraction technologies. Our patented and patent pending processes have tremendous market potential providing a 60% reduction in water and energy vs. traditional technologies, lowering production costs and emitting far less carbon.

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OneCup AI

OneCup uses Computer Vision to identify livestock and wildlife – Face ID for Animals. Our AI is BETSY, or Bovine Expert Tracking and Surveillance. BETSY monitors health, growth, activity, nutrition, and phenotypes using only vision. She is fluent in several species, including sheep, pigs, bison, dairy, elk, and more. In a world where 50% of ranchers work offsite, BETSY is the killer application for SpaceX’s Starlink.

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Pure Life Carbon Inc

Carbon negative, fully recyclable growing medium that is superior in all respects to the competition including peat moss, Rockwood and Coco Coir that are all harmful to the environment

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Summit View Development Corp

Summit View Development Corp has developed a novel enclosed environment photobioreactor (PBR) system to cultivate algae for food. The technology doubles density and yield of spirulina overpublished values, opening the door to reducing production costs. Spirulina algae has double the protein density of beef and chicken and 100% of the crop is edible. Algae is the world’s fastest growing plant, able to double within 48 hours and be harvested year round. Spirulina is a superfood with multiple health benefits and is being considered for space missions as a nutritious food, recycling CO2 to O2, and recycling water.

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   FUTURECASTING WORK

 

BLive Music

Where does live music go between concerts? The BLive Music mobile platform builds communities of music lovers, performers and hosts based around live music 24/7. Our audiences watch and interact with their favorite performers and hosts, discover new ones, and create genuine connection.

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Gaze and Movement Analysis

GaMA is a spin-off company out of the University of Alberta. Our founding team has developed expertise in the measurement and analysis of gaze & movement behaviour, with over three decades of combined research experience. GaMA’s mission is to leverage data from how you look, move and interact to unlock insights for skill training in extended reality (XR).

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Goodlawyer

Goodlawyer is where Canadian founders go for legal help at a price they can trust. Our Canada-wide network of 100+ independent, boutique lawyers provide everything a founder needs to overcome the legal hurdles on their entrepreneurial journey.

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Hitch

Tech-enabled & data-driven recruiting platform that makes up for the lack of data when hiring suitable talent.

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SOS Web.AR

SOS WebAR allows people to experience immersive augmented reality using just their mobile device’s web browser. It is a frictionless way to elevate brand activations, and surge engagement. No goggles or glasses, just a scan of a QR code and users are interacting with the digital content layered throughout the real world.
We are on a mission to simplify the use of AR as a digital and experiential marketing tool by removing barriers such as the need for an app and prohibitively high costs. Goodbye passive content consumption, hello active engagement!

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   GAMECHANGING HEALTH

 

Biomotum, Inc

At Biomotum, we’re building wearable robots to help people walk. We empower mobility and discovery by energizing every step.

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Clinify Inc

Clinify is Africa’s only centralized and standardized medical data bank that enables seamless healthcare experience and increased margins for providers and insurers.

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Nanostics

Nanostics is an Alberta-based company focused on the development and commercialization of non-invasive liquid biopsy tests. Our innovative technology can diagnose disease from blood or urine using a highly sensitive extracellular vesicle detection platform with advanced machine learning algorithms. Nanostics’ novel diagnostics platform is applicable to a wide range of cancers and other diseases.

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Sylvester.ai

Tably is the first and only ai powered, multiple use, wellness app for cat parents and veterinary professionals to better understand if their cat(s) are experiencing pain or discomfort and require medical care. By taking a picture of the cat’s face, we can determine whether the cat has discomfort or none at all. Our technology is created from validated veterinary pain scales with a greater than 90% precision. Because cats hide their pain, they are often overlooked or misunderstood causing many to suffer in silence or be surrendered to shelters. Tably helps alert cat lovers to how the cat is feeling to provide the best care to one of our more beloved family members. Tably has processed over 250,000 cat pictures and has over 150,000 downloads. Cats are just the beginning for sylvester.ai, as we build the technology across multiple species, helping animals have more good days.

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Wave Therapeutics

Wave Therapeutics has developed the first affordable and effective smart cushioning technology to prevent bedsores, save lives, and reduce a significant healthcare burden for families and facilities alike. Our technology uses two clinically proven therapies paired with our advanced analytics and remote patient monitoring to eliminate pressure points while bringing fresh, oxygenated blood to at-risk tissues.

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   MISSION-CRITICAL MOONSHOTS

 

Digital Carbon Bank

The Digital Carbon Bank (DCB) enables climate action by providing blockchain-based voluntary market carbon offsets that tie cryptocurrency to specific emission-reducing projects. The DCB then uses credible hard-tech measurement technologies and GHG accounting to validate real emission reductions so that tokens are robust, transparent, and bankable.

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Drishya AI Labs Inc.

Drishya AI Labs is a Deep Tech Industrial AI company in the business of AI for Digital Oil & Gas. The company is based out of Calgary, Canada and Bangalore, India. Artisan, Drishya’s Engineering Digitalisation solution, uses AI to see, read and understand piping and instrumentation diagrams and isometric drawings like an engineer does. The system analyses thousands of engineering drawings in minutes, connect them together and build a 3D model i.e. a “digital twin” of the plant literally from paper. It helps companies further their Net-Zero journey by solving the following problems for brownfield plants: create master asset inventory or master tag list; create 3D model of the plant; generate Engineering Deliverables; Digitalize management of change.

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Rebelle Money

Rebelle Money is Canada’s first gender-intelligent banking experience. Inspired by the realities of women’s lives, Rebelle is a challenger brand, redefining wealth through inclusion and access.

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T2D2

T2D2 is a self-learning software platform that detects and classifies visible damage to various types of structures and materials. T2D2 uses the latest developments in artificial intelligence – specifically deep learning for computer vision – to detect and categorize damage by analyzing inspection images. T2D2 works with clients in various industries including commercial real estate, higher education, civil infrastructure, and utilities.

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Zero Point Cryogenics

Zero Point Cryogenics builds dilution refrigerators for academic, government and quantum computing applications. Dilution refrigerators are the only technology capable of producing the sustained low temperatures required for quantum computing over time and are capable of producing some of the lowest temperatures in the known universe.

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   NAVIGATING TO NET ZERO

 

CNERGREEN

Cnergreen is a Calgary-based energy company aiming to help producers get more out of oil and gas fields at lower carbon intensity by using a new product called Armorfoam. Armorfoam is a patent-pending nanoparticle-based foam that is significantly stronger, viscous, and more stable than competing foams. We can use these features to achieve a step-change in enhanced oil recovery, maximizing pore space for CO2 storage, and pressure maintenance for frac hit avoidance.

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Litus Inc.

Litus is an emerging leader in the use of nanotechnology to provide groundbreaking solutions to some of the world’s biggest energy challenges. Litus was formed in Calgary, Canada in 2019, by a team of experienced scientists and engineers. The Company’s first offering is a solution that selectively extracts lithium directly from water sources using a proprietary and patent-pending nanomaterial composite. This technology enables companies to recover lithium with unmatched purity, speed and efficiency, resulting in far lower financial and environmental costs than any other known method.

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Reis Future Canada

An online platform for all customers, including: residential, industrials, asset developers and governments, based on input data of location or area and budget or amount of energy consumption by using artificial intelligence and decision-making algorithms to calculate all effective parameters for establishing of renewable power plant and finally offers the best resources, the best location to the user and provides a complete feasibility study reports. In addition, REIS Future Canada intends to offer an energy management tool that helps users have the best time to consume, store or sell energy to achieve the best economic efficiency

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Solaires Entreprises Inc

Solaires is creating the next generation of solar cells by replacing silicon with perovskite to develop affordable solar photovoltaic solutions with higher power conversion efficiency. future.

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SolarSteam Inc.

SolarSteam produces renewable heat for industrial clients to help them reduce carbon emissions and lower costs. Hard to abate industries like cement, steel, chemical processes, food & alcohol production and mining all rely on high-temperature heat from carbon intensive sources. SolarSteam solves this problem by providing the lowest cost renewable heat for industrial processes and commercial buildings operable in any climate. Using a proprietary solar heat technology, SolarSteam can reduce emissions by up to 60% and lower costs by 50% for their industrial partners.

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   TAMING URBAN JUNGLES

 

BikeFin eBikes

BikeFin has the power to put an eBike in anyone’s hands using a newly patented conversion system that’s 40% of the cost, but 100% of the fun.

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Multae Optiones Inc.

The majority of Canadians are not prepared for disasters. Our innovative Virtual Disaster Preparedness Kits (VDPKs) facilitates preparedness through digitized disaster plans and filing systems for essential documents on cybersecure portals. Everyone needs these virtual kits: the more prepared people are for disasters, the faster and less stressful their recovery. When everyone is prepared, there are financial benefits for individuals and communities as well as governments, insurance companies, taxpayers, and insurance holders. Furthermore, this filing system can also be used for everyday organization to make life easier.

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SensoDrive Technology

Rise Of New Mobility – Unleashing the Value of “Spaces” for the Future of Transport (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electrified)

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SMRT1 Technologies

SMRT1 provides a subscription-based automated retail delivery solution focused on public health and wellness. The technology provides instant self-service dispensing while supporting data-driven decisions through a centralized cloud platform providing real-time oversight, interaction and transaction data.

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Solis

The Beauty of Clean Technology – A Portable Makeup Brush Sanitizer. The Best Way to Sanitize Your Makeup Brushes From Easily Transmissible Pathogens.

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