Startup Pitch Finalists and Alternates - Inventures

2020 Startup Pitch Finalists

Moodbit – Winner

New York, NY
https://mymoodbit.com
Moodbit is the AI platform that delivers real-time analytics and actionable insights for the employee experience, to improve engagement and wellbeing.

Track: Innovation of Work

PartnerPortal

Ottawa, Ontario
https://www.partnerportal.io
PartnerPortal.io is a SaaS platform designed for emerging brands to automate their partner programs. Registering partners, tracking leads, paying commissions and educating partners is a tediously manual process. Our platform will automate programs at scale, regardless of the number of partners you have, or the size of your company.

Track: Innovation of Work

Swae

Vancouver, BC
https://swae.io
Swae is an AI platform for crowdsourcing solutions, and making intelligent, inclusive decisions. Swae is used by large teams, corporations and smart cities to access the best thinking, insights and solutions to complex decisions, by enabling a bottom-up and merit-based competition to select the best ideas from.

Track: Innovation of Work

Ecoplastile

Kampala, Uganda
https://ecoplastile.com
EcoPlastile allows waste plastics from slum dwellers as a form of financial resource in exchange for medical services and uses an innovative, chemical-free and energy-efficient technology to transform post-consumer waste into plastic poles and lumbers which replaces expensive wooden timbers!. This reduces plastic & marine pollution, deforestation rates, and the effects of climate change while improving access to health facility. Our poles can be used for fencing to road signage and furniture.

Track: Smart Cities, Vibrant Communities

Pricepally.com

Lagos, Nigeria
https://pricepally.com
Pricepally is a digital food cooperative platform that is solving the problem of food security in urban African cities. It is a web and app platform that enables individuals and businesses to buy food in bulk or share bulk food items with others online directly from farmers and wholesalers which makes it cheaper and fresher compared to buying at retail. We are helping families and businesses save up to 30% of their monthly spend on food. Pricepally was established in 2019.

Track: Smart Cities, Vibrant Communities

Summit Nanotech – Winner

Calgary, Alberta
https://www.summitnanotech.ca
Summit Nanotech is commercializing green lithium extraction technology for the creation of lithium ion batteries to support a low carbon future. Summit Nanotech’s technology leverages advances in nanoscience to produce high purity lithium doubling yield, using no fresh water, 60% less energy and 80% less chemical waste. Lithium mining companies need this technology to support the delivery of high quality, battery grade lithium for the exponentially growing electric vehicle market.

Track: Smart Cities, Vibrant Communities

2S Water Incorporated

Edmonton, Alberta
http://2swater.com
2S Water have developed a sensor to detect metals in water in realtime. Currently, grab sample are sent to the lab, a delayed and error prone process. However realtime data is essential for process optimization, regulatory compliance, and preventative maintenance. 2S Water’s fully automated sensor provides instant feedback facility operators need. Applications include mining, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, and municipalities. 2S Water can help protect water, the environment, and facilities.

Track: Data in the Digital World

Ipseity Network

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
https://www.ipseity.network
Ipseity Network provides data privacy solutions to help companies make business decisions with data while reducing the risks of owning and operating with PII and sensitive personal information.

Track: Data in the Digital World

SensorUp Inc – Winner

Calgary, Alberta
https://sensorup.com
SensorUp is a NATO-award winning location intelligence platform for IoT. SensorUp offers complex physical operations a real-time situational awareness, movement pattern detections, geo-event predictions, and resource allocations, so that they can improve productivity and safety. SensorUp’s core is a real-time geospatial stream processing engine that aggregates, enriches and contextualizes disparate IoT datastreams, and apply geospatial-AI to extract actionable movement intelligence.

Track: Data in the Digital World

AutonomIQ – Winner

San Jose, CA
https://autonomiq.io
AutonomIQ is a SaaS application that helps remove the biggest headaches when building software. Leveraging the latest ML, AI, and auto-scaling technology AutonomIQ delivers complete self-coding, and self-healing solutions to automate the complete software development lifecycle while helping the most daring product teams build new innovative products faster.

Track: The Future is AI

Rogue 7 Inc

Edmonton, Alberta
https://rogue7.com
Rogue 7 Inc. brings Machine Learning applications to the Oil & Gas Industry. Our team has decades of industry experience, which we bring to clients looking to get more from their infrastructure. More Productivity. More Efficiency. More Sustainability. Our innovative software, Rogue Intuition, is available with an equally innovative payment system. Rogue 7 Inc. is proud to be one of the first companies in the world offering a Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS) model.

Track: The Future is AI

ROYBI

Mountain View, CA
https://roybirobot.com
Named by TIME Magazine as one of The Best Inventions of 2019, Roybi Robot provides children 3+ with a personalized education based on their individual learning pace and interests, setting the foundation for a successful future. With over 500 lessons, including language learning, basic STEM, stories, games, and songs, Roybi Robot uses the power of AI to create a fun and interactive learning experience for children.

Track: The Future is AI

Air Co.

Brooklyn, NY
http://www.aircompany.com
Air Co. is a technology company in New York City that ideates, creates and manufactures products for our future. The company is focused on using our proprietary technology to create the highest-quality consumer products, using alcohol that we produce from carbon dioxide, water, and renewable electricity. Our first product was Air Co. Vodka, launched in NYC in 2019. In light of the recent COVID-19 crisis we launched our second product, Air Co. Hand Sanitizer, which is being donated in NYC.

Track: Agriculture in the Technology Age

EmGenisys

Houston, Texas
https://www.facebook.com/Emgenisys
EmGenisys provides a digital, non-invasive, embryo assessment platform for the livestock industry. Combining state-of-art artificial intelligence and optics systems, practical insights of veterinarians and medical expertise from embryologists, the company’s founders created the world’s most comprehensive embryo evaluation system measuring embryo morphokinetics, spherical integrity and sex in a single, easy to use system.

Track: Agriculture in the Technology Age

Hempact – Winner

Edmonton, Canada
https://www.hempact.net
Hempact seeks to provide a solution to the ever-growing waste problem by introducing biodegradable sanitary products made primarily with hemp fiber. This eco-friendly and non-toxic solution re-purposes “hemp waste” while reducing our burden on the environment.

Track: Agriculture in the Technology Age

Bodiometer

Calgary, Alberta
https://www.bodiometer.com
Bodiometer puts a real-time motion capture solution in the pockets of anyone who wants to quickly and accurately measure biomechanics. It helps professionals aim their phone cameras at a person and automatically capture their posture and body mechanics in a few seconds. It also helps consumers maintain a healthy biomechanics at home by digitally tracking their progress and outcomes. Our goal is to make Bodiometer a universal standard tool like a tape measure for mobile biomechanical assessment.

Track: Healthier Living, Broader Thinking

Goldfinch Health – Winner

Austin, TX
https://www.goldfinchhealth.com
Goldfinch Health helps healthcare payers, companies and patients better navigate surgery and recovery. The results: saved healthcare costs, dramatically minimized opioid use and faster return to normal life, including work.

Track: Healthier Living, Broader Thinking

True Angle

Edmonton, Alberta
https://www.trueanglemedical.com
True Angle has invented the first device-enabled smart training system for people with swallowing disorders. For 250 million people, choking on food is a regular, terrifying experience. To regain swallowing function, there is therapy that works; but, getting to a clinic daily is inconvenient and costly. Patients are demanding a cost-effective, accessible solution. We are solving this by giving patients a virtual coach, small enough to keep in their pocket, so they can complete exercises anytime.

Track: Healthier Living, Broader Thinking

Startup Pitch Alternates

ASEEL, Everything Handmade

Washington, DC
https://shop.aseel.xyz/
ASEEL is an e-commerce platform (iOS and Web) that connects local artisans in underdeveloped countries to global consumers. It consists of a custom supply chain, a built-in financial system and a consumer front (Apps and Web) all developed to support countries that previously have no e-commerce, postal and fintech infrastructure in place. The first country empowered by this revolutionary platform is Afghanistan with a mission to create 10,000 jobs.


Creative Protein Solutions

Calgary, Alberta
https://creativeproteinsolutions.com/
Creative Protein Solutions is a point-of-care diagnostic device company, with a current focus on dairy cattle. We provide a portable and reliable diagnostic for various diseases including Milk Fever and Mastitis, to help improve welfare and productivity of cows. Data-driven analysis will enable proactive decision and predict treatment success, saving farmers thousands of dollars annually. The goal is to soon implement the technology to other various animals groups, and eventually humans.


Credify Pte Ltd.

Singapore
https://credify.one
Credify provides secure and cost-effective blockchain-driven Universal Identity and Trust System solutions to companies active in e-commerce and digital finance.a


Distributed Energy

Singapore
https://www.de.energy
Distributed Energy matches investors with renewable energy projects in the developing world.


Flahmingo

Calgary, Alberta
https://flahmingo.com/
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KnoGeo Technologies Inc.

Calgary, Alberta
https://knogeo.com/
KnoGeo is a data presentation and analytics SaaS platform that uses 3D visualization software to drastically improve the way the market is explored and understood. Our unique GIS technology helps commercial real estate teams tell compelling, data-driven stories that help them stand-out in client interactions, improve sales efficiency and win more deals.


Lilu

New York, NY
https://www.wearlilu.com
Lilu builds tech-enabled products to empower new moms. They created the first self-massaging pumping bra, to help new moms pump more milk, hands-free.


Nampya Farmer’s Market

Kampala, Uganda
https://www.nampyafarmersmarket.com
Established to reduce fragmentation in the produce market and to help improve on the agricultural value chain by creating an organized market without fluctuating prices, Nampya Farmers Market can achieve this by operating a mobile-based food sourcing, distribution and logistics platform that connects the urban informal greengrocers, hotels, restaurants, schools and hospitals to rural smallholder farmers to make up an efficient, formal and transparent agri-food marketplace.


Nicerr

Calgary, Alberta
https://nicerr.ca
Nicerr enables people to get business or career advice from experienced professionals, business leaders & subject matter experts – by contributing to charities of advisers’ choice.


Pack4U

Kelowna, BC
https://pack4u.com/
Pack4U connects people at home to a personalized medication delivery and adherence monitoring system in order to improve health outcomes and lower total cost of care. These integrated services, powered by technology and central fill pharmacies, are delivered across a nationwide network of pharmacy partners. Pack4U contracts with health systems for in-home technology, pharmacy network, adherence monitoring, centralized filling, connected technology platform.


Phyteau

Santa Fe, New Mexico
https://www.phyteau.co/
Phyteau is developing an innovative new class of therapeutics for diabetes, obesity & weight-loss & related metabolic conditions like NAFLD & NASH. We target specialized metabolic cells in the lining of the intestines to cause the release of therapeutic levels of key metabolic hormones: GLP-1, PYY & CCK. These hormones manage insulin release, digestion, appetite, metabolism & food intake. The result is safe, affordable, powerful tools for bloodsugar control, weight-loss & improving metabolism.


Preteckt

Memphis, Tennessee
https://www.preteckt.com/
Preteckt allows trucking and bus fleets to save costs by being able to predict maintenance issues before they occur. Our product delivers the latest advances in cloud-based Machine Learning maintenance to connected trucks, buses and cars. Our software analyzes sensor and contextual data to predict upcoming maintenance issues and their root causes. Focus is on working with truck and bus fleets, OEMs and Tier 1s.


Sotaog

Houston, Texas
https://www.sotaog.com/
Our vision at Sotaog is Real time self optimizing assets powered by AI/ML for the heavy industrials. In simple terms, it means we predict inefficiencies at scale with the sole purpose of maximising revenue. The key differentiator is analyzing the interdependencies between several machines in an asset at the click of a button. According to McKinsey Oil and Gas analytics applied correctly can provide returns as high 50 times the investment.


Women Smiles Uganda

Kampala, Central Uganda
https://www.womensmilesuganda.com
Lilian Nakigozi founder and Executive Director Women Smiles Uganda is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about agriculture and women empowerment. As an advocate for female financial inclusion and a hunger free world, she provides all the necessary platforms to enable women in urban slums have food and improve their standards of living through vertical farming mechanism.


Yaldi Renting

Calgary, Alberta
https://www.yaldirenting.com/
Protecting landlords from bad tenants and rewarding great renters with cashback every year.


ofBrains Corp.

Calgary, Alberta
http://www.ofbrains.com
ofBrains is a startup incorporated in early 2019 in Alberta, Canada. We offer a technology that miniaturises clinical trials/studies. Using our technology, a clinical trial that conventionally takes years and costs millions can be accomplished in few hours, easily, and inexpensively.