These entrepreneurs pitched in front of judges for their chance to be part of this exclusive program and we’re excited to announce them today.
The decision to grow your business is the first step. Whether that means expanding to new markets or offering new products or services, it all comes down to ensuring you have built a sound strategy and a support network around you. The entrepreneurs selected for the Growth Accelerator’s Fall 2019 Cohort launched their businesses with support from our Start-Up Program and have each demonstrated their ambition and ability to take their businesses to the next level through their pitches to a panel of judges last week.
Along with our partners Spin Master, Dentons and Ramp Communications, we welcome this latest cohort who will be joining their peers from the Spring 2019 Growth Accelerator in an exclusive series of meetings, workshops and networking opportunities designed to give them the knowledge and tools to achieve their growth objectives.
|Coastline Market Inc.
Coastline is getting seafood to restaurants/retail in North America faster than anyone in history. We do this is by eliminating the middlemen in the congested seafood supply chain using cutting-edge technology. When middlemen are involved, consumers end up paying more, and the people in the middle pocket the cash. By eliminating them and going more direct, restaurants get extremely competitive prices for the best seafood around.
|Crew Roadhouse Ltd.
Crew Rowhouse is a boutique fitness studio that combines rowing + high intensity interval training (HIIT) to achieve the ultimate full-body workout. Crew classes are a fast-flowing 45-minute, interval style workout designed to burn major calories, tone muscles and get rapid results. Classes are challenging but our motivational coaches, killer beats and one of kind video experience make Crew classes seriously fun.
Kaela Kay offers ready-to-wear women’s clothing as well as custom design services for women, men and children’s clothing. We are the only African fashion inspired brand of its kind in Ontario with a store front offering ready-to-wear clothing (purchased in store, online and picked up in store), we offer custom design clothing and wardrobe styling services all in one and from one location (prom, bridal, evening wear), and also offer clothing rental services through our partnership with Rent Frock Repeat.
|Oneberrie Innovations Corp.
Oneberrie is changing the way parents love bath time with our modern bath essentials for all ages. Our main product, our hands-free bath towel, is design and utility patented in North America. Our essentials have grown to include washcloths, swaddles, towels, lotions and robes. What makes Oneberrie different, not only are we different on size and materials, but we are eliminating the chaos and wetness that surrounds bath time. Whether it’s getting your newborn out of the tub or your naked toddler that wants to be a superhero and do everything herself.
|SheNative Goods Inc.
Devon Fiddler is a Cree Mother of two, from the Waterhen Lake First Nation, SK. Devon is the Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc, a brand of handbags and accessories dedicated to elevating Indigenous Woman and girls. Devon also is a speaker, influencer, thought leader, and program developer in entrepreneurship, leadership and skills development.
|Sober Island Brewing Company
Sober Island Brewing Company is a rurally situated microbrewery, crafting unique ales from local ingredients wherever possible. The flagship ale is on Oyster Stout, using whole fresh local oysters. This was the inspiration for the company and remains a top seller. English style, classic ales are the focus of the company. A foraged series is part of the profile as well. This series consists of ales brewed with local ingredients foraged from the area. A mobile beer trailer is used to gain attention and attend unique events where other breweries may not. It’s like a moving billboard for a small brewery that doesn’t have the marketing dollars as others. We believe in showcasing our beautiful, untouched area and inspiring others to think about building business in rural Nova Scotia.
TRAINFO’s vision is a world with safe and seamless mobility at rail crossings. Our mission is to eradicate all accidents between vehicles and trains at every rail crossing in the world. To accomplish our mission, we are developing advanced driver information systems that warn drivers when a train is approaching. Today this information helps human drivers reduce accident risk; however, in the future self-driving vehicles will rely on our information to operate at rail crossings and eliminate every accident.
Ballet Hop! contributes to empower women using ballet classes and fearless training. We reinvent ballet to make it more friendly, welcoming and inclusive. Mostly, we are a “garage league” in dance. Ballet Hop! stands out with its hybrid space: two large studios, a shop, a coffee shop and rest areas… People get in and out of a dance school and spend whole afternoons with us. We offer classes and trainings, camps for youth, weekend retreats for adults, corporate programs and local products and refreshments at the coffee-shop.
|Choose Life Foods
Choose Life Foods produces delicious vegan Jamaican patties made from natural and quality ingredients. We offer two flavours, Coconut Kale Delight and Beefless Lover’s Patty. A healthy alternative to the Jamaican Patties currently on the market, our patties are exempt from harmful ingredients such as MSG. The patties are practical, just warm and enjoy! Bon appétit!
|Toro Matcha Inc.
ToroMatcha introduces the ready-to-drink matcha. It is our idea of what a healthy energy drink should look like. Our products are sold in Slim cans of 355mL. Each can contains less than 45 calories and more than 2 grams of Japanese matcha green tea, a powerful source of healthy energy.
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