Propel announces biggest Incite cohort yet with 32 companies

Incite Phase 2 cohort 2019-2020!
Incite Phase 2 cohort 2019-2020!  Photo credit: Ryan Williams Photography 

 

Propel is thrilled to announce their biggest Incite cohort yet as 32 companies have been hand-selected for Phase 2. 

Incite is Propel’s virtual accelerator for early-stage tech companies.  Through the program, companies are matched with a dedicated coach who cares about the progress of their business and they also gain access to mentors and experts from around the world. 

The selection team spent weeks meeting with the top startups in the region and narrowed down the selection based on submitted work outlining the current stage of their company and an interview. 

The chosen companies span Atlantic Canada.  Seven of the companies are from New Brunswick, nine from Newfoundland, 11 from Nova Scotia and four from PEI.  There is also one company from Quebec. 

“We are extremely pleased with the companies we’ve chosen for this cohort,” said Barry Bisson, CEO of Propel.  “The momentum of Incite is building and we are thrilled that a number of the companies were referred to us by our alumni.  We are confident this cohort boasts many of the most promising startups in our region and we cannot wait to work with them.”

Phase 2 of Incite, which runs seven months, focuses on accelerating sales by building a scalable and repeatable sales process using the GrowthX methodology for market development.  GrowthX is a Silicon Valley based partnership that works with startups, companies and countries to help them commercialize innovation. It was founded by Max Menke, Will Bunker, Sean Sheppard and Andrew Goldner - all four are pioneers in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem and influential around the world.

Propel has regional exclusivity agreements to use GrowthX’s programming.

The program is centered around an online learning platform so companies can access the content as they need it. 

Companies enrolled in Phase 2 also have a variety of funding opportunities including a $50K SAFE investment from NBIF and Innovacorp, $25K cash prize with an additional $30k investment for the winner of the Gerry Pond Sales Award, and an investment readiness workshop.  Propel will also host an investor only demo day for Phase 2 companies in spring 2020.

Selected companies for Phase 2 are as follows:

Company

Founder (s)

Province

Description

AGILE

Érik Lebrun

NB

Through design and fabrication of architecture and furnishings, AGILE seeks to create the perfectly built settings for human activities, both sustainable and ethical.

Alibee

Apolline Roger-Picard

Axel Lecomte

Fady Credi 

Raphael Kambire

Robin Groux 

QC

Connects travelers with local people worldwide who share their lifestyle around housing, food and entertainment.

Bench Boss

Dave D'Entremont

Ian Coultas

NL

Benchboss is an amateur basketball platform that provides coaches with the ability to track live-game stats and effortlessly share the information with players immediately after a game to their mobile phone.

CareCrew

Abdel Moslih

NS

Designing the future of residential care.

Cyno

Peter Barbour

NL

Cyno is a telephysio platform that focuses on providing secure and encrypted virtual communication between clients and providers.

eChart Healthcare

Amanda Betts
 

Rivers Corbett

NB

eChart Healthcare is creating connected care by joining family members and care facilities together in one platform that is raising the standards of care through innovation and bringing peace of mind to families.

Flip the Page

Alex English

NB

Flip the Page removes the barriers to tutoring that are faced by many students and their families while providing a marketplace for tutors to grow, share and teach.

FoodByte

Matthew Winchester

Douglas M. Armour Jessy Gervais

NS

FoodByte is a SaaS company that provides tools to help food processors generate and manage food safety plans.  They help companies improve their business performance and help them overcome food safety compliance barriers.

Gibli Tech

Ben Bschaden

Mark Ernsting

NS/BC

Gibli Tech is developing a world-class aerodynamic sensor to help athletes reach new levels of performance.

Hanatech

Chuck Lienaux

NS

Helps companies harness the power of AI and data analytics to increase their revenue and drive efficiencies via their IoT platform.

Hyke

Sid Eskand

NL

A customer acquisition, retention, and expansion platform to revamp B2C engagement with millennials.

Inspectar

Liam Cadigan

Daryll Day

Matthew Noseworthy Nicholas Warren

NL

Inspectar builds augmented reality solutions for electronics designers and technicians.

Invisible Agents

Stuart Boyd

NS

Invisible Agents delivers analytics and communication optimization to churches, nonprofits and small businesses to strengthen their relationship and grow revenue.

JellyGood

Cole Turner

Eric Gelineau

NS

Delivering better protein to the world every day.

Jobsite360

Peter Douglas

PE

JobSite 360 is an easy-to-use cloud bookkeeping solution for small- to medium-sized businesses with contractors and tradespeople.

 

Milk Moovement

Robert Forsythe

NL

Our mission is to develop innovative software solutions for the dairy industry.

Motryx

Dr. Franziska Broell 

NS

A tool for hospitals and labs to validate, optimize and continuously monitor the transport of blood samples.

Oliver POS

Mathias K. Nielsen

NL

A flexible POS system made for web developers wanting to create unique checkout experiences.

Peri CRM

Harsh (Gary) Kohli

NB

Peri CRM is a scalable, intelligently designed and easy to adopt app to augment a company’s business processes.

Rally

Daniel Joseph Di Maria

NL

Stop wasting time on routine legal transactions.  Deliver your services faster, reduce errors, and increase your effective rate with the most advanced automation technology on the market.

Reset Breathe Fitness

Tracey Gairns Brioux

PE

An online wellness community that promotes the compounding benefits of physical exercise on health, well-being and productivity.

RIDDL

Jess Peters

Jenelle Sobey

NB

RIDDL provides proprietary data to impact investors to guide better investment decisions.

Septicsitter

Kelly Galloway

PE

SepticSitter is an IoT monitoring and early-warning system for onsite sewage systems.  They identify septic problems early.

ShopLaw

Randy Campbell

Devon Ross

PE

ShopLaw is three easy tools to find the right lawyer, and free answers to your legal questions.

Simbi

Alexander Gillis

Aaron Friedland

BC/ NS

Simbi is the only platform that motivates students to read aloud for good.

SnapAP

JP Drapeau 

Sionne Roberts

NB

SnapAP is a SaaS platform providing proactive control of the entire accounts payable workflow.

SpreeSpot

Jason Bernard

Kevin Hebert

NB

SpreeSpot is developing an online used goods marketplace focusing on honest, secure and convenient transactions.

totaliQ

Andrew Sinclair

NL/ON

totaliQ is a continuous improvement platform that helps organizations improve operational excellence and reduce risk by leveraging their employees’ experiences.

Tranquility Online

Joel Muise

NS

Tranquility is an online platform helping treat adults with anxiety and depression using the gold standard: cognitive behavourial therapy.

Universal Cognitive Solutions (UCS)

Mark Gauci

NL

UBC is a company that specializes in mental health software.

Union.dev

Randy Ansems

Kevin Ansems

Marisa Ansems

NS

Unions give workers a voice, we give unions a voice.

Venture 2 Impact

Fadi AlQassar

NS

Skill-based volunteer abroad program that connects bright minds with complex challenges plaguing people around the world.

Phase 1 of Incite focuses on problem/solution fit.  The next Phase 1 cohort launches in April.

 

About Propel

Propel aims to be a leader in fostering the growth of successful global technology companies headquartered in Atlantic Canada.

They help entrepreneurs build high-value tech companies through their virtual accelerator Incite.

For more information, please visit: propelict.com.

 

 

Ecosystem:
AGILE design and fabrication
Company

Through the design and fabrication of architecture and furnishings, AGILE seeks to create the perfect built settings for h

Active

2018

Profile Photo:
Erik LeBrun
Entrepreneur

Stemming from a background in Architecture (M.Arch), I've studied design and low-energy construction both in Québec and Be

Alibee
Company

Alibee connects travellers with local people worldwide who share their lifestyle around housing, food and entertainments.<

Active

2018

Profile Photo:
Axel Lecomte
Entrepreneur

Co Founder of Alibee, Axel combines his culture adaptation knowledge with business development.

BenchBoss
Company

BenchBoss is an amateur basketball platform that provides coaches with the ability to track live-game stats and effortless

Active

2016

Profile Photo:
Dave d'Entremont
Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur and the founder of several successful companies, my passion is helping businesses reach their ultimate

CareCrew
Company

Designing the Future of Residential Care

Active

2017

Profile Photo:
Abdel Moslih
Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur, Founder of CareCrew

Cyno
Propel Alumni

Cyno is a Telephysio platform that focuses on providing secure and encrypted virtual communication between clients and pro

Profile Photo:
Peter Barbour
Entrepreneur

Kinesiologist and founder of Cyno. Making healthcare accessible, one click at a time.

eChart Healthcare Inc
Company

eChart Healthcare is creating connected care by joining family members and care facilities together in one platform that i

Active

2016

Flip the Page Education Services
Company

Flip the Page Education Services started as an in-person tutoring service to provide academic support to the students of t

Active

2018

FoodByte
Organization

FoodByte is a SaaS company that provides tools to help food processors generate and manage food safety plans.

Fundraising

2017

Profile Photo:
Matthew Winchester
Entrepreneur

Acadia Alumni, Computer Scientist with a passion for data. 

 

Profile Photo:
Douglas Armour
Entrepreneur

I am Doug Armour the co-founder of FoodByte Inc.

Profile Photo:
Jessy Gervias
Entrepreneur

Jessy Gervias is the CMO of FoodByte.

Gibli Tech
Company

Gibli Tech is developing a world class aerodynamic sensor to help athletes reach new levels of performance.

Active

2019

Profile Photo:
Ben Bschaden
Entrepreneur

We are developing a world class aerodynamic sensor to help athletes reach new levels of performance.

Profile Photo:
Mark Ernsting
Entrepreneur

Gibli is developing a world class aerodynamic sensor to help athletes reach new levels of performance.

Hanatech IoT Inc.
Company

Hanatech IoT Inc.

Fundraising

2013

Profile Photo:
Chuck Lienaux
Entrepreneur

CFO & Co-Founder of Hanatech IoT Inc.

HYKE
Government

A customer acquisition, retention, and expansion platform to revamp B2C engagement with millennials

Active

2019

Profile Photo:
Sid Eskand
Entrepreneur

Fallen In Love With Analytics! 

Inspectar
Company

Inspectar builds augmented reality solutions for electronics designers and technicians.

Fundraising

November 2019

Profile Photo:
Liam Cadigan
Entrepreneur

Electronics engineer creating the lab bench of the future for electronics work.

Profile Photo:
Matthew Noseworthy
Entrepreneur

Matt is a co-founder at Inspectar.

Invisible Agents
Company

Invisible Agents delivers analytics and communication optimization to churches, nonprofits, and small businesses to streng

Active

July 2018

Profile Photo:
Stuart Boyd
Entrepreneur

Stuart enjoys working with good people to solve hard problems.  New to Halifax startup scene after 20 years in Austin, TX.

JELLYGOOD
Company

delivering better protein to the world, everyday 

Active

2019

Profile Photo:
Cole Turner
Entrepreneur
Investor

I ask good questions.

Profile Photo:
Eric Gelineau
Entrepreneur

Co-Founder of JELLYGOOD and investor

Profile Photo:
Peter Douglas
Entrepreneur

Peter has a diverse background in Architecture, Construction and Publishing.

Milk Moovement
Company

Our mission is to develop innovative software solutions for the dairy industry.

Active

2018

Profile Photo:
Robert Forsythe
Entrepreneur

Robert is CEO of Milk Moovement, a software solutions company improving data access and analysis for the dairy industry.

Motryx
Company

Motryx has developed a tool for hospitals and laboratories to validate, optimize and continuously monitor the transport of

Fundraising

2014

Oliver POS
Company

A POS solution that gives developers the same kind of flexibility that WooCommerce & Shopify offer their users.

Fundraising

2018

PERI CRM
Company

Peri CRM is a scalable, intelligently designed and easy to adopt smartphone application to augment a company’s business pr

Active

2018

RESET BREATHE FITNESS
Company

Tracey is the founder of reset:breathe fitness, an online wellness community that promotes the compounding benefits of phy

Active

2017

RIDDL
Company

RIDDL provides proprietary data to impact investors to guide better investment decisions.

Fundraising

January 2019

SepticSitter
Company

SepticSitter is an Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring and early-warning system for onsite sewage systems. We identify sep

Fundraising

2016

Profile Photo:
Kelly Galloway
Entrepreneur

Kelly Galloway, P.Eng., is a Civil Engineer with over 27 years experience, 22 years with her own consulting firm, Engineer

ShopLaw
Company

ShopLaw is a community of Atlantic Canadian lawyers dedicated to 100% client satisfaction.

Fundraising

2015

Profile Photo:
Randy B.F. Campbell
Entrepreneur

Randy B.F. Campbell, JD, MBA, MEd, is currently the CEO of https://www.shoplaw.ca/ .

Simbi
Company

Simbi learners fall in love with reading. We are the only platform that motivates students to read aloud for good.

Fundraising

2018

Profile Photo:
Alexander Gillis
Entrepreneur

Alex is a Loran Scholar at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business.

Profile Photo:
Aaron Friedland
Entrepreneur

Experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry.

SnapAP
Company

SnapAP is a SaaS platform providing proactive control of the entire Accounts Payable workflow, from initial requisi

Active

January 2019

Profile Photo:
Sionne Roberts
Entrepreneur

I am a dynamic and highly-experienced business professional, who is currently working with an amazing team to take our Saa

SpreeSpot
Company

Spreespot is developing an online used goods marketplace; focusing on honest, secure, and convenient transactions.

Active

2019

Profile Photo:
Jason Bernard
Entrepreneur

With a great love for adventure, coupled with high entrepreneurial spirit and drive, Jason started his first IT company in

totaliQ
Company

totaliQ helps engineering and construction companies increase profitability by leveraging their employees' experience.

Fundraising

2018

Profile Photo:
Andrew Sinclair
Entrepreneur

Andrew is the CEO of totaliQ, which he founded after 15 yrs as a manager of large engineering and construction projects wi

Tranquility Online
Company

Tranquility is an online platform helping treat adults with anxiety & depression using the gold-standard: Cognitive Be

Active

2017

Profile Photo:
Joel Muise
Entrepreneur

Co-Founder & CEO of Tranquility Online (tranquility.app), hell-bent on making receiving evidence-based treatment for a

Universal Cognitive Solutions
Company

Universal Cognitive Solutions is a company that specializes in mental health software.

Fundraising

September 2016

union.dev
Company

We build pension reporting systems for multi-employer trade unions.

Active

2014-12-05

Profile Photo:
Randy Ansems
Entrepreneur

I have started or been involved in the Halifax startup community as a founder for over 25 years.

Venture2impact.org
Organization

We are an organization on a mission to involved techies in meaningful skill based volunteer opportunities abroad.

2016

Profile Photo:
Fadi AlQassar
Entrepreneur

I spend my days talking to techies and business professionals (mainly) from Salesforce.com, Netflix, Microsoft, Apple, Goo