Collision Tech Conference is here in Toronto this week. This is one of the largest tech conferences in the world and also known as the “Olympics of Tech”. After a long-break due to Covid, this year’s event is back. This will be running from June 20-23 in Toronto at the Enercare Centre. The conference will have 1,488 tech startups and over 30 speakers. Collsion is by the same team who runs the famous Web Summit conference. If you’re planning to go to Collision this year, here are Top 20 plus must-check out startups:
NeuraVue is a AI start-up founded by Afshan Ahmad. NeuraVue is bringing innovation to the video surveillance industry. It is building a mobile app system that uses AI and Machine learning to detect various cases including human behavior analysis, fall detection, and more. Upon detection the software reports to the right channels.
Visto is a legal tech startup that is helping Canadian companies build their teach. The platform makes sponsoring tech talent easy so you can companies can focus on growth without stressing over immigration. Previously here, FoundersPress sat down the Co-founder and CEO here who hear about this journey.
Ucast is a podcasting platforms that connect advertising and podcasters under one roof. This incredibly powerful for creators as they search for monetizing strategies for their podcast.
Javelin is a mobile platform that connects sports players with other players and leagues in their community. Since their inception the platform has helped over 25,000 users to connect with the right league and sports activities.
Paqt is founded by second time entrepreneur Anatolii Shkliaruk and his co-founder William Muir. They are building an Agreement Platform to help SMB owners & key decision-makers establish an efficient & legally secure agreement process with a combination of a professional messenger and a set of tools for dealmaking.
HiredHippo is one of the fastest growing tech companies in the HR space. HiredHippo has built a modern platform to connect tech companies with the best talent using AI algorithms and humans. It has the best of both worlds. The company’s list of clients include TouchBistro, League, Clearco, and many more.
Funding for entrepreneurs has always been a challenge. In Canada, despite all the development you hear there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to back entrepreneurs. Equivesto is founded by two Toronto entrepreneurs that are changing the game around funding for startups. Their traction speaks for itself: 8M+ raised, 3500+ investors and 30+ campaigns.
Could there be a bigger problem than student loan in terms of scale? Payd is building mobile app that enables students to manage their finances around their education effectively. Their goal is to help students achieve zero debt.
Where do you find non-dilutive funding for startups? There’s literally millions of funding for startups but it’s not accessible. Entrepreneurs are low on time and browsing thousands of websites makes no sense. Pocketed is truly changing the narratives. Pocketed is the platform to discover non-dilutive funding sources for entrepreneurs in Canada and USA.
Working remotely is certainly on the rise even with things opening. WFHomie is an HR tech startup that is your “all-in-one remote culture tool”. They offer plenty of options for HR leaders to bring real engagement to their organizations. The company has recently raised $1.5 M recently to revolutionize remote employee engagement.
Technical talent is a challenge for almost every single growing tech company. VanHack is the platform that brings the world’s top tech talent to you. They have over 600 companies in Canada, USA and Europe using the platform. Some of their growing clients base include: Thinkific, Vendesta, SkipTheDishes, Enpowered, Rogers, and Bench
Souqh is building a complete solution for Canada’s real estate with a market place for home services. The platform enables a simplified, organized and a complete digital home ownership experience, by allowing home buyers/owners to seamlessly connect, collaborate and transact with service providers across their entire home ownership journey – in one place.
Part3 is on a mission to change the way construction teams work. It’s a collaborative, data-driven app for Architects and Engineers to digitize time-consuming workflows, providing a view of Project Performance never seen before. The company has strong user base growth of small and mid-sized architecture firms across Canada and the US.
This tech startup is on a mission to help you break free from the conventional thinking that’s tied to corporate and event gifting. Unwrapit is building the platform for corporate gifting for socially & environmentally conscious companies. You can “reveal a new way to gift”.
10. Requity Homes
Requity Homes is a a tech-enabled real estate platform that creates a fair, feasible, & flexible new path to owning a home. The company recently raised $1.2 Million to make home ownership more accessible.
Functionland is replacing Cloud Storage and Service Subscription economy by introducing a new category of products, called Blockchain-Attached Storage. It creates value by auto-minting crypto for the users and allocating a share to the developers.
When it comes building your tech startup there’s a lot of funding up for grab in terms of R&D but often times entrepreneurs won’t have time or expertise to get that funding. Boast.ai is democratizing access to billions of dollars in R&D tax credits and innovation funding so companies can fuel their growth while preserving equity and avoiding red tape. They have helped over 1,000 innovative companies have leveraged Boast.ai to get more money faster for less time and risk.
7. EdgeCom Energy
Edgecom is an energy startup that is building a platform to help you reduce your costs and emissions by allowing you to understand, improve and control your energy usage. The company has an impressive growing number of clients including 50 large industrial and commercial clients including RBC, CF (Eaton Centre), and Metrolinx.
First-time home buyers or home owners will absolutely love Perch. Perch focuses on personalized financial insights that optimize a buyer’s path to homeownership. They support the whole customer journey from buy to owing a home with the best data and rates.
5. aggregate intellect
AI startups are hot these day but we think aggregate intellect has a tremendous potential. This is a platform that makes finding and managing knowledge social, visual, and contextual using a combination of artificial and crowd intelligence. They leverage the latest advancements in natural language processing and graph analysis, and the support of our 10k+ global AI community to make finding technical information as easy as a few clicks.
4. Pronti AI
Pronti AI is is platform that provides styled and personalized outfits to help with a shoppers see how they can wear an item from their favourite store. Shoppers can explore in Pronti’s app or through an e-commerce integration. The Pronti app unlocks further personalization and curation.
Wize is an all-in-one education platform that is offering instant online access to course-tailored high school and university exam-prep and tutorials. Wize has helped over 150k students and has raised $3M USD in seed funding.
Scaling your startup with right technical team is super challenging. Commit is the first professional network founded by software developers that puts the career needs of Startup Engineers first. They are building a collaborative, remote community with life-long peer-to-peer support, personalized career development, and unique access to startup opportunities. The company has raised $6 million seed round to fuel the growth.
Looking for the next big thing in Biotech? This may be it. BioBox is a Toronto-based tech startup that is building a data analytics platform designed for scientists working with next-generation sequencing data. The company has got incredible traction since the beginning and has received $1.9 Million in pre-seed funding. The platform is used by leading researches such SickKids and universities like Boston University.
Are you attending Collision conference this year? Let us know which tech startup get your vote in the comment below.