Propel, the Atlantic Canadian tech accelerator, has announced the 15 companies that will participate in the second phase of its Incite program, which is designed to ramp up sales.
Incite is a virtual program that startup founders can take for up to a year, regardless of where they are in Atlantic Canada. It was designed to overcome two challenges facing a group offering mentorship to tech companies across the region: participants can join up regardless of where they’re based; and it guides companies for a longer period of time than an intense 12-week program.
Phase 1 began with 21 companies in September with the goal of helping them validate their products. Now 15 companies will go through Phase 2 until the end of the summer with the goal of attacking their chosen markets and bringing on more paying customers. Some of these companies already have significant revenues.
“We are always looking for the most exciting companies to work with,” said Propel CEO Barry Bisson in a statement. “We’re also continuously evaluating the companies we’re investing our time in to ensure we’re maximizing our impact on the region and startup ecosystem.”
These are the companies participating in the program:
Mount Stewart, P.E.I.
Agyle automates data collection and reporting throughout teams, operations and supply chains to improve decision making, simplify reporting and optimize profitability.
AIR is developing a mental fitness training platform that enables workplaces to assess and build resilience.
Bereda offers a peer-to-peer coaching platform that lets athletes connect and collaborate with friends and coaches and improve their training.
Dugo is an asset management, automation and planning platform for remote sites such as cell towers. Dugo replaces what is typically a tedious, time-consuming and error prone task with a comprehensive network action plan in less than a minute.
InsightWell has developed a platform that helps people with sleep apnea find better lifestyle habits to improve their sleep.
Brendan Lee Young
Passiv helps passive investors in Canada to rebalance their portfolio cheaply and easily, allowing them to exercise more control over their retirement savings.
Matt Zimola and Hossein Salimian
ReelData provides artificial intelligence software for aquaculture feed cameras, allowing fish farms to measure biomass, sea lice and health in real-time without bringing in extra hardware.
RoomServiceHFX.com delivers food to Haligonians’ front doors within 45 minutes of receiving an order.
Safa increases conversion rates when group benefit insurance brokers are prospecting by providing them with human resource tools and data.
The company has developed an app that identifies and rates public places like restaurants or hotels that are sensory friendly – meaning they don’t have light, sounds or other sensory stimuli that could irritate someone with autism.
Laura Simpson and Dan Mangan
Halifax and Vancouver
Side Door has developed an online ticketing and booking platform that helps artists perform in such places as people’s homes, allowing for unique, fun and intimate concerts.
The company has developed an eLearning platform for hockey officials.
Trip Ninja builds better and cheaper multi-city itineraries for travel providers, increasing their bookings and margins.
Unum Health provides a digital solution for home care providers to improve productivity and communications.
Vinocount is a beverage management tool that analyses inventory usage and saves owners up to $20,000 per year.
Disclosure: Propel ICT is a client of Entrevestor.