The Fundica Roadshow finale kicks off today, and by the end of the evening one startup will be $1,000,000 richer.
After 10 city stops, 450 applications received, and 150 pitches heard, the competition is down to 12 of Canada’s top startups that will be competing for the investment prize.
The final competition will is taking place at Huff Estates Winery in Prince Edward County.
“We chose the location for two reasons. Our funding partner First Stone Ventures is located in the area, and it is also strategically located between Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal,” Xavier Freeman, Fundica’s Head of Partnerships and Marketing told MTLinTECH.
The 2017 Fundica Roadshow finalists include:
FLODocs (Toronto): Automated change management and compliance software for cloud platforms.
reDock (Montreal): RFP responses through artificial intelligence and user interaction.
UGRAN Drive Safe (Ottawa): Smartphone Telematics Driving Technology to enable drivers to be safer.
Bartesian (Waterloo): Bar-quality cocktails on demand, providing an effortless way to enjoy and serve premium cocktails at home.
GreyLitMatters (Halifax): Peer review process for grey literature by storing and sharing unpolished non-peer reviewed research.
thisopenspace (Vancouver): Platform to make it easy for any brand to access any space, anywhere, for an hour to a few months.
Certn (Victoria): The new standard in risk management for property managers and credit issuers.
Nobal Technologies (Calgary): In-store experiences that allow customers to receive a tailored service.
Quote Kong (Toronto): Quoting process automation for contractors.
Lexop (Montreal): Online platform providing features that let you send, track and manage all your documents electronic delivery.
OneFeather (Victoria Wildcard Winner): Election services to Canadian First Nations through online platform.
Vini (Calgary Wildcard Winner): SaaS software that modernizes wine selling and buying.
The 12 startups will be pitching in front of a panel of 4 judges from First Stone Venture Partners, and they will be rated on five different components: market potential, solution, team, the pitch, and the readiness for $1,000,000 investment.
“We’re super excited, it’s a record-breaking year for us. We were able to reach over 1,700 attendees through our 10 city stops, 140 funders helped us select those 12 winning startups, and on top of that we had close to 100 speakers who were able to share insight into the industry. Also we were delighted to end this year’s roadshow in Montreal at Sid Lee on June 10th, where we had over 300 entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors join us. It was by far our biggest and best event, so we’re very excited for 2018.”
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