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TorontoStarts was proud to sponsor the CNE Innovation Garage 2019 Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition.  We are in some great company with

 Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, Insight Legal, Shadow Factory and more! 

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CNE Innovation Garage 2019 Emerging Innovators Pitch sponsors slide

“The CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition, isn’t one pitch competition.  It is seven Pitch Competitions!”

With six categories Kids Technology, Home, Everyday Living and Leisure, Indigenous Entrepreneurs, Health and Wellness, Women Entrepreneurs, & Food Tech & Urban Agriculture.  Each Category having it’s own pitch competition with the winner of each of these categories receiving $5k and they get to compete in the finals for an additional $25k.

Thank You to all the Judges who took time out of their weekend to be part of the competition and support the Startups.   Margaret Peco of the BDC, Colleen Kennedy of Canadian Club Toronto, Marc Lampert of Bhole Law, Alexander Morsink of Equivesto, Danielle Graham of Dream Maker Ventures, Brian Ritchie of Kamazooie Development Corporation, Kevin Eshkewkogan of Indigenous Tourism Ontario, Michele Davies Ontario Centres of Excellence, Alex Koch of Insight Legal, Helen Kontozopoulos of Odaia, Teresa Sing of York Angel Investors, Ryan Correia of  Equivesto, Ashley Martis of Startup Fuel, Angelo Del Duca of York Angel Investors, and Craig Major ‘The Startup Coach’ of TorontoStarts.

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges - Danielle Graham

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges Michele Davies of Ontario Centres of Excellence

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges - Helen Kontozopoulos  from Odaiaing Innovators Pitch Judges - Helen from Odaia

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges – Helen Kontozopoulos from Odaia

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges - The Startup Coach

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges – The Startup Coach

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges - Angelo Del Duca

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges – Angelo Del Duca of York Angels and Ash from Startup Fuel

CNE Emerging innovators pitch Judge Alexander Morsink of Equivesto

CNE Emerging innovators pitch Judge Alexander Morsink of Equivesto

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges - Alex Koch

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges – Alex Koch of Insight Legal

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges - Tersa Sing York Angels

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges – Tersa Sing York Angels

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges - Ryan from Equivesto

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges – Ryan Correia from Equivesto

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges - Marc Lampert of Bhole Law

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Judges – Marc Lampert of Bhole Law

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Final Judges

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Final Judges

CNE Emerging innovators pitch judge Colleen Kennedy

CNE Emerging innovators pitch judge Colleen Kennedy of Canadian Club Toronto

Kids Technology Pitch Category

CNE Innovation Garage 2019 Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition 

Companies in this category will focus on the health, education and entertainment of children. Examples of what may be featured in the competition include physical products, app based learning, coding or emotional wellness in relation to children.

Village Technologies

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Village Technologies

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Village Technologies

Village Technologies assists first-time parents become more aware of their child’s development. By tracking an infants’ language skills and comparing it with acceptable milestones, they will provide parents with tools and strategies that help nourish their child’s development

Cute Animal Therapy

CNE Innovation Garage emerging innovators competition - Cute Animal Therapy

CNE Innovation Garage emerging innovators competition – Cute Animal Therapy

CNE EMERGING INNOVATORS PITCH -CUTE ANIMAL THERAPY

CNE EMERGING INNOVATORS PITCH -CUTE ANIMAL THERAPY

Cute Animal Therapy uses gaming to help youth understand the importance of mental wellness. Leading a team of cats, each with it’s own mental wellness challenges, the player gains a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses surrounding mental wellness and the best tools to help the individual

Gimme360

CNE emerging innovators pitch - gimme 360

CNE emerging innovators pitch – gimme 360

An agile technology company, Gimmie360 specializes in augmented reality solutions to improve the way students live, learn and communicate in the classroom.

Kidictive

CNE emerging innovators pitch - kidictive

CNE emerging innovators pitch – kidictive

Kidictive uses technology to get kids “addicted” to the real world by helping kids develop self-directed behaviours to unplug from screens using the gaming mechanisms they already know and love!

Congratulations to Kidictive for winning their category and $5K and move on to the final round!

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CNE Emerging Inn ovators Pitch – winning $5k kidictive

Home, Everyday Living and Leisure Pitch Category

CNE Innovation Garage 2019 Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition 

In this category, competitors will focus on the travel, leisure and tourism fields. Some examples of the type of products you may see during these pitches include apps related to food and social interaction, products or services linked to travel or entertainment.

Stan A.I.

CNE emerging innovators pitch - Stan AI

CNE emerging innovators pitch – Stan AI

Stan is the first artificially intelligent assistant for residential property managers thatresponds to any and all resident inquires on behalf of a property manager.

Acquire Industries Ltd.

CNE Innovation Garage - Alex Koch and Acquire

CNE Innovation Garage – Alex Koch and Acquire

cne emerging innovators pitch - Acquire

cne emerging innovators pitch – Acquire

Acquire Industries Ltd. has a solution to your heating needs. Using their patented HEAT ROLLTM,, Acquire Industries offers an emission free, cost effective way to heat your home.

InStage

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - InStage

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – InStage

At InStage, they recognize the ability to communicate is one of the greatest assets aperson can have.

X-Matik Inc.

cne emerging innovators pitch - x-matik

cne emerging innovators pitch – x-matik

cne emerging innovators pitch - x-matik team

cne emerging innovators pitch – x-matik team

X-Matik is at the forefront of transforming everyday vehicles into self driving cars. Relax–cameras and a series of actuators control the steering, brake, and gas, while monitoring the surrounding environment, ensuring the vehicle is within its lane, at a safe driving distance.

Weave Travels

CNE Emerging Innovators PItch - Weave Travels

CNE Emerging Innovators PItch – Weave Travels

Weave Travel takes the uncertainty out of planning tours and multi-day trips by allowingusers to ‘experience’ tours before they are even booked! Travelers can ease their minds, knowing their time and money will be worth spent.

Congratulations to InStage VR for winning their category and $5K and move on to the final round!

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Instage VR winning $5k

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – InStage VR winning $5k

Indigenous Entrepreneurs Pitch Category

CNE Innovation Garage 2019 Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition 

This category will showcase innovations for the home and day-to-day living. Included in this category is everything from mechanics to a connected home to app based learning systems linked to education or entertainment.

Hempergy

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Hempergy

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Hempergy

Hempergy aims to reduce the amount of energy, money, and time required to separateraw materials from hemp plants. Through the development of this technology, we will be able to provide consistent access and availability of high-quality fiber to the manufacturing industry.

HeroHub

cne emerging Innovators pitch - herohub

cne emerging Innovators pitch – herohub

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Herohub pitching

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Herohub pitching

HeroHub is an online platform that creates a greater social impact by connecting localcharities & non-profits to individuals and businesses who are seeking volunteer orsponsorship opportunities, charity events, and to donate new or gently-used items!

Sister Circle Consulting

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Sister Circle

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Sister Circle

Sister Circle guides organizations, schools, governments and corporations towardsreconciliation with Indigenous Peoples with the aim of building capacity to createeffective partnerships for sustainable and community driven economic development.

Tea Horse Teas

CNE Emerging innovators Pitch - Tea Horse

CNE Emerging innovators Pitch – Tea Horse Teas

Providing authentic, ethically-sourced premium whole leave teas and herbal infusions, Tea Horse Teas works with accomplished Canada-based suppliers who personally select premium quality teas from only the finest growers and producers around the world.

Congratulations to HeroHub for winning their category and $5K and move on to the final round!

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - HeroHub winning $5k

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – HeroHub winning $5k

Health and Wellness Pitch Category

CNE Innovation Garage 2019 Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition 

Competitors will present solutions to everyday health and wellness concerns of the general public. Some of these concerns could include the positive impact particular solutions can have on the ever- changing population and accessibility.

LinkMentalHealth

CNE Emerging Innovators pitch - LinkMentalHealth

CNE Emerging Innovators pitch – LinkMentalHealth

LinkMentalHealth’s online platform help employees quickly and easily navigate to theright mental health resources and services based on the individualized needs of the person. Providing their employees with an efficient pathway to better mental health ensures they are at optimal performance, while honouring their mental health commitments, ultimately creating a healthier, happier and more productive workplace.

MedEssist

emerging Innovators pitch - MedEssist

emerging Innovators pitch – MedEssist

Medication non-adherence is a tremendous burden for patients, pharmacies, and thepharmaceutical industry alike. MedEssist is the first mobile app using a unique scanningfeature that reminds patients when to take their medications, but also how to take them,and facilitates simple, secure mobile refills to their local pharmacy. • Able Innovations Inc.o Able Innovations develop innovative technology to improve transfer processes and outcomes, taking away the back-breaking effort and risk of injury in moving individuals.

Sentero

CNE Emerging Innovators pitch - Sentero

CNE Emerging Innovators pitch – Sentero

Individuals and families of individuals with disabilities struggle to navigate the disabilityservices landscape. On the other hand, clinics and service providers face increasing challenges in attracting new clients, improving communication of patient data across clinics, and lowering administrative overhead. Sentero’s mission is to reduce the burden on families and help clinics boost patient care and services, connecting the two parties under an integrated web platform.

SmartEyes

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - SmartEyes

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – SmartEyes

SmartEyes is a mobile application that uses object detection to inform visually impairedindividuals of objects in their surroundings using 3D audio feedback. The objective of this application is to redesign the instruments that the visually impaired user uses to go about their days as well giving them the independency.

Congratulations to LinkMentalHealth  for winning their category and $5K and move on to the final round!

CNE emerging innovators pitch - linkmentalhealth winning $5k

CNE emerging innovators pitch – linkmentalhealth winning $5k

Women Entrepreneurs Pitch Category

CNE Innovation Garage 2019 Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition 

This category will feature start-ups that are created and owned by women. The Scope of the companies will be diverse and will not be restricted to a specific theme.

BooknBrunch

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - BooknBrunch

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – BooknBrunch

BooknBrunch is a community, an engaging experience and a movement towardconnecting with people through a love of books and brunch. They are rewriting and redefining the book club experience to create a book and culinary experience for the curious minded.

Kind Karma Company

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Kind Karma

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Kind Karma

Kind Karma was born on the principle to spread kindness through our commitment toethical fashion that gives back, creates opportunity, and limits positivity. By employing at- risk and homeless youth to make beautiful, custom handcrafted jewelry, all Kind Karma pieces have a positive social impact on the Toronto community.

Mileage Trakker

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Mileage Trakker

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Mileage Trakker

Business mileage trakking is something no one wants to do, but everyone wants themoney from it. It’s BIG money. It’s YOUR money. However, it’s tiresome to track. We do it for you. Save time. Get accurate, 3rd party verified Records to claim your business mileage deduction or reimbursement.

LifeLuxe

CNE Emerging innovators Pitch - LifeLuxe

CNE Emerging innovators Pitch – LifeLuxe

LifeLuxe is a recreational and community management digital platform for retirementresidences, enabling seniors to pilot their own social lives, while improving staff efficiency.

Praxis

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Praxis

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Praxis

Praxis is working to create toothpaste that incentivizes individuals to brush twice a day, promoting good dental hygiene. They offer two toothpaste products, reflecting morning and night usage, which help stimulate energy and quality of sleep.

Congratulations to BooknBrunch for winning their category and $5K and move on to the final round!

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Winning Womens Category BooknBrunch

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Winning Women’s Category BooknBrunch

Food Tech & Urban Agriculture Pitch Category

CNE Innovation Garage 2019 Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition 

This category will feature start-ups that are focused on agriculture technology for both home and commercial solutions.

OVO Solar Technologies Inc.

CNE Emerging Innovators pitch - OVO Solar Technologies

CNE Emerging Innovators pitch – OVO Solar Technologies

OVO Solar Technologies is empowering smallholder farmers in developing countries by designing and manufacturing affordable solar powered egg incubators that will help break the cycle of poverty. Farmers can use our egg incubator to raise more chickens, increase their income, and become more food secure.

Green Iglu

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Green Iglu

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Green Iglu

Green Iglu’s mission is to combat the lack of fresh and affordable food available north of Canada. To facilitate local food production, they designed a dome that could withstand harsh conditions and help the local community grow affordable and nutritious food.

Neophyto Foods

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Neophyto Foods

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Neophyto Foods

People suffer from dairy food allergies, finding it difficult to substitute the ingredient in an affordable, sustainable, and ethical way. Neophyto Foods is a soy-based premium cheese block to suit your various meal needs!

Nufuuds

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Nufuuds

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Nufuuds

NuFuuds offers a sustainable and nutritious alternative for health-conscious individuals to live a healthy lifestyle, without harming the environment.•

Cromble

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - cromble

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – cromble

Cromble helps breweries dispose of their spent grain, a by-product of the brewing process, using it to make delicious and nutritious granola products. Taste is not sacrificed for nutritional value!

Congratulations to Neophyto Foods for winning their category and $5K and move on to the final round!

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Neophyto foods cheque

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Neophyto foods with cheque

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Neophyto foods winning

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Neophyto foods winning food category

PITCH FINALS

CNE Innovation Garage 2019 Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition 

All the Startups that won their category, had to pitch one more time in the finals.  For an additional $25k.  

InStage

Kidictive

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - finals Instage VR

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – finals InStage VR

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Finals Kidictive

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Finals Kidictive

HeroHub

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - HeroHub Finals

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – HeroHub pitching at Finals

LinkMentalHealth

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Finals LinkMental Health

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Finals LinkMental Health

BooknBrunch

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch - Finals Booknbrunch

CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch – Finals with Booknbrunch

Neophyto Foods

CNE Emerging Innovators pitch- Neophyto foods in final

CNE Emerging Innovators pitch- Neophyto foods in final

AND THE 2019 WINNER OF THE CNE EMERGING INNOVATORS PITCH COMPETITION

BooknBrunch

CNE Emerging Innovators pitch - final announced BrooknBrunch

Daniela of BrooknBrunch reacting to winning CNE Emerging Innovators pitch

CNE Emerging Innovators pitch Competition winning cheque BooknBrunch

CNE Emerging Innovators pitch Competition winning cheque BooknBrunch

I hope you will join us next year The CNE Innovation Garage and the Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition!

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