10 Rising Canadian Technology Startup Companies to Follow in 2014
Today’s post is dedicated to some promising technology startups from Canada. This hand picked list introducesstartups that appealed us because of their unique idea and their potential impact on businesses as well as our daily life. Without taking much of your time, we would like to introduce these brilliant startups for your inspiration.
Thalmic Labs Inc.
Kitchener, ON, Canada / www.thalmic.com
Thalmic Labs develops exciting new technologies in the area of human-computer interaction: Technologies which bridge the gap between man and machine, enabling us to accomplish new feats, enhance our abilities, and explore new possibilities. Their flagship product is Myo – a gesture and motion control armband that lets you use the movement of your hands to effortlessly control your phone, computer, and so much more.
Smart Skin Technologies
Fredericton, NB, Canada / www.smartskintech.com
Smart Skin Technologies provides a state-of-the-art system for measuring line pressure and 3D orientation in glass, can, PET, and many secondary and tertiary packaging lines. Smart Skin’s patented solution measures pressure through an artificial touch-sensitive film, or ‘skin’, providing large-scale operators with precise, real-time measurement on the production line for the first time. This new technology and analytical capability has already been embraced by six of the top 10 beer brands in world, with other top food producers and packaging and container companies deploying it as well. In 2013, Smart Skin Technologies raised $3.9 million to fuel its growth.
Toronto, ON, Canada / www.figure1.com
Figure 1 has raised 2 million Canadian dollars in seed funding to scale a new, photo-sharing app built especially for the needs of medical professionals. Their flagship product Figure 1 enables users to share, annotate, discuss and discover high-quality medical images within their fields of specialty–such as patient photos, brain scans or x-rays–rather than selfies and vacation snapshots.
Toronto, ON, Canada/ www.minuum.com/
Whirlscape is creator of Minuum – a new kind of virtual keyboard that reduces occupied screen to a single line (replacing 3-row QWERTY keyboard), and that works with a range of devices, including wearables with small screens – or no screens at all. On its debut, Minuum raised $87,354 during its crowdfunding campaign – almost nine times its original $10,000 goal. The startup has also secured $500,000 in seed funding.
Toronto, ON, Canada/ www.docmentors.com
DocMentors develops and maintains product knowledgebase for startups and small companies. The idea is to take away the challenge of developing product documentation and knowledgebase so that the companies can focus on their products.
Toronto, ON, Canada / www.proudboard.com
ProudBoard is a visual professional networking system which is dedicated to showcase your achievements and to build your own brand. ProudBoard helps individuals present all their content about their proudest professional moments in one place.
Toronto, ON, Canada / www.bionym.com/
Bionym is the creator of Nymi – a wristband that authenticates the wearer using unique characteristics of his/her cardiac signal (ECG). The Nymi is the first product to offer identity, proximity and motion information all in one wearable electronic device!
Montreal, QC, Canada / www.kiwili.com
Kiwili is an all-In-one business management solution, making life easier for entrepreneurs and small companies. Kiwili merges all business management tasks into one cloud-based site. With Kiwili, drafting quotes, billing, expenses, business management, accounting, time reports, charts, agenda, and social networking is all done in one space.
London, ON, Canada / www.bookingbug.com
BookingBug is a multi-channel appointment booking technology available, enabling organisations to market and sell their services through multiple channels, spanning online, mobile, in-branch and call-centre.
Oakville, ON, Canada/ www.pricebeater.ca
Price Beater is the new concept of price comparison tool for Canadian market. Price Beater automatically compares prices from dozens of gadget online retailer and notifies you when cheaper price available. Price Beater works at over 20 top online gadget retailers in Canada.