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Startup Montréal’s cohort of 20 Revelations – 2022
13 April 2022
MONTRÉAL, April 13, 2022 – Startup Montréal is pleased to announce its Revelations, a group of 20 Montréal startups worth keeping an eye for in 2022. Selected under the Grant+ Revelations program, these twenty startups are early-stage businesses that stand out for their innovation, the growth potential of their business model and their achievements.
In addition to receiving a $20,000 grant, they will benefit from outreach and access to the Startup Montréal business network, composed of over 450 volunteer coaches and 1,100 founders. Startup Montréal Revelations, formerly under Montréal inc., is an annual competition that has been rewarding over twenty businesses annually for over 25 years, thanks to donors who contribute to the organization’s philanthropic mission.
“The choice of these startups shows the richness of our ecosystem. All of these businesses participated in an accelerator program or were supported by an organization part of the Montréal ecosystem. We have an outstanding quality of support in Montréal for businesses with high economic and social impact. Grant+ Revelations is the opportunity to propel these promising businesses and participate in their development,” said Liette Lamonde, Managing Director of Startup Montréal.
The startups that were selected reflect on the trends observed in the ecosystem. Over half of the businesses are in three booming economic sectors, such as health and social services (25%), Information and communications technology (20%) and life sciences (10%). In addition, these startups all have a technological component, particularly in medtech (25% of the projects), artificial intelligence (20%) and virtual / augmented reality (15%). The Revelations form a cohort of 56 cofounders which 36% of them are women.
The Revelations were selected by evaluators from the business community and partner organizations of the ecosystem, who determined the finalists. These finalists then presented their company to a jury of 6 notable entrepreneurs, including the Jury Chair and cofounder of TrackTik, Julie Lacasse, as well as Frédéric Bastien of Mnubo, Roberto Casoli of CHK PLZ, Joëlle Chartrand of RenoRun, Xavier Peich, formerly with Smart Halo, and Chloé Soucy of Quo Vadis.
“These Revelations offer more than innovative products or solutions. The experience of the cofounders, their progress, milestones achieved during the last year, and the potential for growth were all taken into consideration for the selection. As a woman entrepreneur, I see the merit of giving back to the business community by offering them time and support based on my experience. I am proud to have chaired this jury, which included other experienced entrepreneurs from the Montréal community,” said Julie Lacasse, Chair of the Revelations Selection Jury.
This selection will be announced during Rendez-Vous Startup Montréal, on the evening of April 13. The Rendez-Vous Startup will bring together over 150 people from Startup Montréal’s extended network, including former Laureates, volunteer coaches, donors and several partners.
We thank all the organizations that support entrepreneurship and Startup Montréal’s mission by making it possible to award this grant : National Bank, Scotiabank, Bell, Behaviour, BMO, Davies, Deloitte, Desjardins, Economic Development Canada, Energir, Fonds de solidarité – FTQ, TD Bank Group, Park Avenue Group, Hydro-Québec, Investissement Québec, KPMG and Power Corporation.
Discover the 2022 Revelations:
AYE3D is a pioneer in glasses-free 3D visualization, founded in 2019 in Montreal. Its FRE3DOM 3D monitor offers a 3D experience with unparalleled realism, clarity and stability, enabling greater user engagement and better decisions supported by the analysis of high-quality 3D images. AYE3D is incubated by Quantino and winner of several awards and recognitions.
Bazookka is a cloud-based collaborative platform that helps organizations and schools efficiently coordinate their internship programs and recruit top junior talent in North America and abroad.
Binder is a simplified maintenance management solution that gives every maintenance team the tools and information they need to reduce operational risk.
Collogh Cares Inc. is a digital health technology and advocacy startup committed to preventing kidney failure, one family at a time. It is building a digital ecosystem to transform the management of advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) – the most common precursor to kidney failure.
DeepSight is a knowledge management platform that takes advantage of augmented reality, 3D and smart glasses. The DeepSight platform makes it possible to create and consult 3D instruction guides that are superimposed with precision on the environment of workers in industrial and manufacturing environments.
Élance is a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) technology startup that creates inclusive spaces in the workplace. Rooted in data, Élance’s platform offers organizational diagnostics, training and business support.
FemTherapeutics is a Canadian medical technology company bringing personalized precision medicine to women’s health. By leveraging cutting-edge printing techniques and artificial intelligence, we are developing the world’s first personalized gynecological prosthesis to treat pelvic floor disorders.
Hilo-Business is the leader in custom connected mirrors by combining several technologies such as facial detection, augmented reality and artificial intelligence to try on products virtually in-store without having to wear them, all in a mirror elegant in appearance with refined curves and high performance.
iCollective is a web and mobile application that allows employees to grow together in a good atmosphere by sharing their knowledge anywhere in the world. iCollective allows team managers to give each employee time and a support network to develop personally and professionally at work.
LatenceTech offers a real-time cloud analytics and monetization solution for cellular networks with a special focus on ultra-low latency connectivity. Using SAAS and AI, our solution helps mobile operators, telecom vendors and advanced industries to track, predict and secure the new benefits of 5G and Private LTE cellular networks.
Lerna helps mobile businesses optimize their mobile campaigns and improve user engagement. In a post-cookie world where third-party data is dying, app publishers need to better understand their users and make the most of their first-party data potential. Lerna has integrated an open-source mobile library that integrates with mobile apps, enabling campaign timing optimization.
Lowbirth Games brings together ambitious young recruits from a variety of disciplines and industry veterans to create narrative video games with bold stories and atypical characters.
NURA Medical was founded in 2020 with a mission to provide healthcare professionals with innovative tools that are optimized for the ER workflow to help deliver quality care, no matter the situation. Their main product, the IV Assistant™, makes medication preparation easy and ensures that every child gets the right dose, every time.
Nurau is the wellness network with the goal of optimizing corporate culture and preventing burnout in all settings. Nurau offers unparalleled access to cutting-edge mental health and wellness training to optimize workplaces and transform them into healthy, better equipped and proactive environments.
Ora Medical offers a new method of remote rehabilitation using a mobile application connected to sensors on a walking aid tool that adapts to the needs of patients with reduced mobility. The data collected on the tool is then analyzed by artificial intelligence, which makes it possible to provide personalized recommendations to patients and engage them in their rehabilitation, while sending progress reports to caregivers.
MATRIUS offers innovative solutions that continuously monitor the infrastructure of high-risk industries operating in austere environments. MATRIUS enables its clients to practice the principles of High Reliability Organizations (HROs) that foster a culture of safety.
LivingSafe specializes in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, providing accurate and relevant information on the health, safety and well-being of older adults through the LISA intelligent monitoring system.
We help SMEs reduce efforts related to coordinating truck freight by up to 80%. By creating a platform with transporters and shippers, shippers can now search and find capacity at all times, evaluate their options, book, pay and follow their shipments to destination, all without an intermediary.
Visao offers a web-based platform that allows manufacturers to share their industrial designs and create interactive, simple and effective digital visualizations to provide sales and marketing teams with the means to communicate their organization’s expertise and the solutions they they represent.
Vope Medical offers a clear and constant vision in minimally invasive surgery. Vope’s AI-based software optimizes the lens cleaning process and minimizes disruption through automation.