The Spin Master Innovation Fund officially announces the recipients of its 2014 program. In partnership with Spin Master Ltd. and co-financing partners, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Futurpreneur Canada we’re pleased to introduce Canada’s next group of innovative young entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level.
These entrepreneurs each will receive a start-up package of up to $50,000 in financing from Futurpreneur Canada and BDC, and a hand-matched mentor from Futurpreneur Canada’s industry-leading mentoring program. The recipients will also come together on October 2-3 in Toronto to attend a two-day Innovation Launch Pad Workshop.
This year was a record-breaking year. We had the most finalists, virtual pitches, and the widest representation of businesses across all of Canada in this programs history. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
Adrien Sicard & Julie Delisle
Beeye – Montreal, QC
Beeye is a web based business intelligence (BI) software system designed for small to medium sized businesses, enabling managers to visualize, plan and balance human resource and financial activities.
Permission Click Inc. – Winnipeg, MB
Permission Click is a company and an application that creates digital permission slips and facilitates payment collection for kindergarten to grade 12 schools, allowing parents to approve attendance and pay for events in seconds on any device.
David Boudreault & Oliver Carbonneau
Ratomic Lab (CycleMap) – Quebec, Quebec
CycleMap is an iOS application designed by Ratomic Lab to help cyclists around the world find bike lanes and routes worldwide, providing users with relevant information such as the type of lane, surface, and elevation, and also includes features such as bike share stations, stores, and off-line map usage.
BiogeniQ – Montreal, QC
BiogeniQ provides personalized health assessments using genetic testing at the disease, ancestry, pharmacological, and nutrition level.
Notetracks – Montreal, QC
Notetracks is an iOS application designed for audio and music students and professionals to take descriptive notes of audio content while simultaneously listening to the audio track.
Exigence Technologies Inc. – Winnipeg, MB
Exigence Technologies Inc. has licensed the most advanced antimicrobial compound that can be applied to textiles and utilized in laundering garments in the healthcare and hospitality industries to reduce the spread of infection.
Denis Bastien, Pierre Blanchet
Idénergie Inc. – Montreal, QC
Idénergie has developed a portable river turbine that joins with existing renewable energy technologies to provide a reliable source of green energy.
Early Entrepreneurs Inc. – Vancouver, BC
Early Entrepreneurs Inc. provides seed funding to classrooms of students in grades 4-12 to create and start their own social venture. Students gain hands-on experience starting and running a real business, and at the end of the term their profits are donated to charity.
Cecile Brass & Trevor Schleede
First Systems Filing Inc. – Regina, SK
First Systems Filing Inc. is a full service record and information management (RIM) company developing tailored solutions for First Nations communities. Some of the services First Systems Filing Inc. provides are training for employees on RIM, archival, audio/video services, proposal writing for funding for implementation and policy development.