Look: FounderFuel unveils seven new startups


Montreal tech accelerator FounderFuel is unveiling its newest batch of seven startups.

From food robotics to bird deterrence, this year’s companies are using technology to transform a wide range of industries. The 13-week program will put cofounders through workshops, mentorship, pitch prep and maybe even a pivot or two.

FounderFuel culminates on Tuesday, July 10 with what it calls “Canada’s largest Demo Day,” to be held at New City Gas, one of the city’s traditional night-life heavy-hitters.

Here’s the new teams:

Chargehub​: a totally free service allowing people to shop and purchasing electric vehicles

“We want to remove EV charging barriers for all drivers in North America” – Simon Ouellette, CEO Chargehub

Enkidoo​: leverages machine learning and NLP to provide businesses with an expert assistant that helps with demand planning, inventory optimization, and supply chain analytics.

“Our goal is to disrupt the supply chain consulting market by providing A.I.-powered solutions to assist decision makers” – Pholysa Mantryvong, CEO.

InVivo AI​: Streamlining drug development using machine learning

“We want to revolutionize pharmaceutical R&D by using AI to enable highly accurate toxicity screening in the earliest stages of drug development” – Daniel Cohen, CEO.

Lockbird​: Saving wildlife with smart devices

“We want to disrupt the wildlife management industry by leveraging AI and laser technology” – Mathieu Hamel, CEO.

Locketgo​:​ The easiest way to secure your belongings at events and beyond

“We are building a turnkey solution offering secure RFID lockers with phone chargers inside – accessible all day and without line-ups.” Gabrielle De Larue, CEO.

Pelcro​: All-in one flexible, data-driven content subscription platform

“We want to help fund content creators by providing all the flexible, data-driven and powerful content commerce tools in one platform” – Michael Ghattas, CEO.

YPC​: Enabling restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice businesses to integrate highly individualized, miniature-scale robotic automation into their processes, allowing them to prepare better food at lower cost.

“We want to make good food more affordable by enabling restaurants and cafeterias to
integrate small-scale robotic automation into their processes, allowing them to prepare
better food at lower cost.” – Gunnar Grass, CEO.

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