EhEye, the Saint John company that enhances security video, left the Startup Festival in Montreal as the Atlantic Canadian company that seems to have captured the most buzz at the annual festival.
The company was the co-winner of the Grandmothers’ Choice Award, a pitching competition in which a panel of grandmothers chooses the winners, according to a report in Betakit. The other winner was Waste Robotics, a robotic waste sorting solution from Quebec City.
The winners will receive legal services from Fasken, while FounderFuel will work with companies as part of its three-month program and provide funding, said Betakit.
EhEye Co-Founder and CEO James Stewart said on social media that the “biggest prize of all” was linking up with Isaac Souweine, entrepreneur-in-residence at Real Ventures and General Manager of FounderFuel. Souweine said he's looking forward to spending time with the company in the coming months.
EhEye has produced technology that notifies authorities if there is something suspicious caught on the video. In other words, it can recognize someone wearing a ski mask or carrying a gun in a crowd. At a packed stadium, it can even recognize if someone is carrying a backpack and later is walking around without the backpack.
The company was a finalist in the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s Breakthru competition this year, and awarded the province’s Kira Awards for Most Promising Start-up and Innovation through Technology.