Supporting startups across various industries.
From food and beverage to technology startups, we support a variety of ventures that are ready to fit the market and looking for opportunities to grow.
Residing in YSpace and working with us to help support our startups are key organizations:
York Link is the regional economic development office for York Region; it provides assistance finding strategic connections, office space, and government grant opportunities to local and international businesses.
York Angels is a group of accredited angel investors seeking superior financial returns by investing in early stage start-ups. Our portfolio companies benefit from our Member expertise in IT, life sciences, clean technology, digital media, retail, and other technology verticals. Our collaborative mentorship approach and strategic financing supports entrepreneurs through various stages of early growth.
Able Innovations Inc
Able Innovations aims to revolutionize patient transfer. The time spent by healthcare practitioners to transfer patients is significant, as is the number of injuries to practitioners during the process. Our product, the AbleChair, combines cutting edge technology and feedback from healthcare professionals to address these issues. The AbleChair allows for a simple, safe, and independent transfer process that minimizes intervention from health workers; this means less injuries to practitioners and users, and massive financial savings. As the population ages and the demand for long term care facilities grows, the AbleChair will bring independence, mobility and dignity to this growing market.https://www.ableinnovations.ca/
Backcountry Wok (www.backcountrywok.com) makes dehydrated vegan meals in 100% compostable packaging. Just add hot water into the heat resistant bag, wait 20 minutes and enjoy a 1.5 to 2 serving meal. Compost bag when done for an eco-friendly, quick and easy meal for your adventure or on the go.http://www.backcountrywok.com
Blade Filters Inc.
Blade Filters Inc. creates activated carbon air filters that encompass a replaceable carbon cartridge. When the carbon in a filter becomes exhausted, instead of replacing the entire ensemble, users are only required to replace the cartridge. This leads to lower overall consumer costs, as well as less wasted resources.https://www.bladefilters.com/
BorgIQ let anyone with minimal programming experience, build, test, deploy, manage and share Personal Bots that would automate their mundane daily routines. We believe the future of work will depend on humans and machines collaborate to solve problems and our technology will be a foundational element of that future.http://www.borgiq.com
Candy Cutlery is an award-winning Canadian food innovation company that sells unique, colorful and flavorful edible utensils that are elevate eating experiences while promoting sustainability.http://www.candycutlery.com/
Choose Life Foods
Choose Life Foods produces delicious Vegan Jamaican Patties made from natural and quality ingredients.
A better for you alternative to the Jamaican Patties currently on the market, our patties are exempt of harmful ingredients such as MSG.
We offer a patty with:
A Flaky Crust
A Delicious filling because unseasoned food in the Caribbean is a CRIME! 🙂
Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat-Eaters alike enjoy the patties!
They are practical, just warm and enjoy! Bon Appétit!http://chooselifefoods.com
Creation Crate is modernizing education with an e-learning platform that combines digital course content and hands-on projects to teach STEM skills. With Creation Crate, you’ll be able to learn anything from structural engineering to programming to the anatomy of a human brain.https://www.creationcrate.com/
Crooked Tree Fine Foods
Crooked Tree Fine Foods prepares Gluten-Free, Dairy-Food, No added Sugar Snacks feeding health conscious consumers differently by making healthier entertaining options convenient, nutritious and unique.http://crookedtree.ca/
Culcherd is a dairy alternative company making products out of plants.
Our vision is to help people live a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
We create delicious dairy-alternatives made with the highest-quality, organic ingredients in the most environmentally sustainable way possible.http://culcherd.com
Doorr is a digital platform that simplifies the mortgage process. Our intuitive, fully integrated and transparent platform enables mortgage brokers to collaborate with applicants from application submission to mortgage funding.https://doorr.com/
Drink Miura LP
MIURA is a better for you beverage company on a mission to provide craft quality beverages to meet consumer's on-the-go lifestyles. Our flagship product is our Japanese-Style Flash Chilled Coffee, brewed using a method we developed to emulate how expert Japanese baristas make their prized iced coffees - now available for the masses.https://drinkmiura.com/
Droplet Lab is revolutionizing the way we quantify the physical properties of surfaces. With a mission to make the measurement of surface tension and contact angle a more practical, mobile, and cost-efficient task, the company has engineered a smartphone enabled surface tensiometer, the Dropometer, entirely circumventing the need for bulky and expensive hardware. Comprised of an App that runs on a smartphone as a standalone system, as well as associated add-on hardware, the instrument has been shown to match, and in some cases outdo, the performance of the top-of-the-line traditional measurement tools.https://dropletlab.com/
EATABLE creates luxurious, refined snacking experiences for the modern connoisseur. Their flagship product is an all-natural gourmet popcorn that features flavours inspired by classic cocktails, wines and spirits.https://eatable.com/
We created 'Nufs because we realized that we were no longer eating the snacks we grew up with because while we craved Asian flavors, the pastries and desserts are often way too high in sugar. We created 'Nufs to make healthy eating less granola. We make superfood snack bites in authentic Asian flavors so now you can have the best of both worlds!http://www.nufs.ca
goPeer is a Canadian financial wellness company making responsible lending accessible to everyone. By leveraging technological advances, goPeer is able to offer better rates to borrowers while giving everyday investors (including non-accredited investors) access to an asset class previously only available to large financial institutions.http://gopeer.ca
got BALLZ was born out of the mere necessity of finding a healthy snack which was not only good for the body but also tasted great, without any added sugar.
We wanted to set ourselves apart from the competition and have created our newest line of Innovative & Unique foods called LOW-CARB. This line focuses on the snacks/foods we all love by giving them a healthy twist. It consists of foods which are Grain-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Low Carb/Keto friendly.
OUR MISSION: To re-invent foods we all love by giving them a healthy twist; to spread wholesome and natural foods.http://www.gotballz.ca
Hop In Microtransit Technologies Inc.
Hop In Technologies offers a platform to connect shuttle services directly with corporations for the daily commute. We help corporations improve workplace accessibility in growing regions while helping with economic development at a regional/municipal level. Our services offer connections from transit hubs to workplaces - creating ancillary private shuttle systems for the last mile of the commute.https://www.hopintech.com/
Inner Glow Superfoods
Inner Glow Superfoods is a social enterprise, offering sustainably sourced, premium açaí purée to Canadians. Our product is full of vitamins, minerals and fibre – and is naturally sugar free.https://www.innerglowsuperfoods.ca/
Javelin Sports Inc.
Javelin Sports created a mobile app that helps connect the busy individual with sports leagues/clubs and local pick-up games. We also help save time and effort for leagues, pick-up teams, and individual players in a variety of ways. The app allows sports groups to message their teams, post game/practice schedules, track attendance, post scores/standings, and manage their rosters. These features increase player satisfaction by allowing them to seamlessly find the right sports team and find all their game information in one app.http://javelinsportsinc.com/
Kavtek is an augmented reality platform for real estate and home improvement marketplace. They offer a complete home renovations and a full suite of design capabilities in AR for pre-construction builds with products from national brands.https://www.kavtek.com/
Kimp is a flat-rate, subscription-based design service. Through Kimp, marketers, startups and SMEs can get a dedicated Project Manager and Design Team and make and manage their design requirements all in one place. The service is offered on a month-to-month basis, and includes unlimited requests and revisions, making custom design affordable and flexible.https://www.kimp.io/
Lactiga is advancing its patented anti-infective treatment to help tens of millions of immunodeficient patients of all ages, around the world, to live a more normal life. Our venture is sustainable and scalable and we benefit from a committed lead investor, an NIH grant, international partners, an issued patent, and supportive stakeholders in the research, business, and startup communities.http://lactiga.com
Leo & Co
We are Toronto’s first 100% Paleo Bakery with a focus on whole foods and sustainability. We are 100% free from gluten, grains, dairy, refined-sugar, soy, potato, peanuts, additives and preservatives. As well as many of our products fit under the Vegan, Keto, auto immune protocol and diabetic friendly diets. We do not use any GMO’s in our products and 100% of the fruits and veg are organic. We also strive to reduce our ecological footprint as much as possible with programs such as our container exchange program and donating any leftover food to establishments like feed it forward.https://leoandcobakery.com
Mero Technologies is making it easier than ever for building owners to provide consistently clean facility experiences. With their flagship sensing technology, Mero is able to detect the levels of restroom supplies and traffic in real-time, and offers AI-powered analytical insights to managers to make better decisions with their cleaners.https://mero.co/
NIKU Farms is an online marketplace that connects customers with local farms, to deliver local, healthy, and ethically grown meat. NIKU promotes local farms who share our high ethical and health standards for meat, and enables customers to easily purchase meat directly from these farms that are nearest to them. NIKU cuts out the middlemen and processes, focusing on providing farmers with direct access to their end consumer. As part of this, NIKU will partner with farms, showcase them on the online marketplace, and support them through customer orders to make sure they are delivered to the customers door.https://nikufarms.com/
Node is a mobile app that connects Instagram influencers with local restaurants and bars. The platform allows businesses to offer complimentary items in exchange for social media exposure and content from talented influencers.https://node-app.com/
Oat Canada is helping the planet by fuelling people with one of the most sustainable crops – oats. We leverage the properties of oats to create nutritious food & beverage products that take the stress out of building healthy eating habits and provide Canadians with the opportunity to optimize their health without disrupting their lifestyles. Our mission is to help Canadians make big changes in small meaningful ways.http://www.oatcanada.com
Ohh! Foods is a food manufacturer creating allergen free, nutritious and tasty snacks. Our first product are our bite-sized snacks called Munchies. All of our snacks are free from the 8 most common allergens in Canada and use nutritious ingredients.https://ohhfoods.com/
Phyxable is a self-help video app that empowers you to fix your injuries.
Spread physical literacy and empower individuals to reduce physical pain in order to perform at a higher level of health.
Leverage digital technology to spread physical literacy and empower individuals with healthier functioning bodies through video solutions taught by world-class practitioners and fitness experts.
PurPicks catalyzes organic beauty product reviews - from green beauty bloggers & actual users - so women find the validation they need to finally buy online. Our Brand-to-Blogger platform helps organic beauty brands collaborate with bloggers, tracks their performance and rewards them with a commission when they drive sales. Over 700 brands and 250 bloggers are in the pilot.
Then, there is a reviews platform, like TripAdvisor for organic skincare where traffic is already growing 50% month over month. With machine learning, we will become one powerful recommendations engine in this $700B sector!https://www.purpicks.com/
Q One Tech
Q One Tech develops cloud-based software to help organization automate panel management and data collection task to get data-driven insights. This result in better collaboration, get critical insights into your survey respondent and real-time statistics into your entire data collection operations.https://www.qone-tech.com/
Qoherent is a software company that will change how new wireless technologies are made. We are building a platform for communications engineers to rapidly design, prototype, and deploy solutions for RF communications problems with the power of machine learning and heterogeneous computing.http://Qoherent.ai
Remix Snacks was born from a simple mission created by two dietitians looking to fill the void in the snack industry: to create simple, healthy snacks that are good for the consumers and the environment. We create healthy high-protein, high-fibre and high-iron dark chocolate bark snacks by adding a trending plant-based protein, beans, and upcycled fruits to add nutritional value and reduce food waste at the same time. We know we're the snack you've BEAN looking for!http://remixsnacks.ca
Screenfluence makes this possible for any business by making it easy, and affordable. Our complete end-to-end solution takes care of all hardware and software, including easy installation via plug and play, and intuitive software that allows you to control your network.https://www.screenfluence.com/
Senior Care Connect
Senior Care Connect help families save time and stress in finding the best care options for their aging loved ones through our one stop-digital search platform and access to senior care experts.http://seniorcareconnect.ca/
Smart Cocoon Inc.
In many houses there is a substantial temperature difference between basement & upper floors and also in different room, all year round. Our Smart Thermostat Synced Fans (SmartFans) aim to fix this issue by improving the air circulation in the ducting system. This would result in some considerable amount of energy saving as it would help to minimize energy dissipation due to trapped air in the ducts.https://mysmartcocoon.com/
Stryv Nutrition provides ultra low-carb and high in healthy fats energy products made with 100% dark Chocolate and the cleanest wholesome ingredients.https://thestryvlife.com/
SUKU Vitamins is a health and wellness company, bridging the gap between beauty and wellness by providing effective natural gummies that is sugar and gelatin free.https://www.sukuvitamins.com/
SV Robotics Academy
SV Robotics Foundation is a social enterprise organization aimed at making technological education accessible by means of affordability for students to pursue engineering. We use experiential learning to help accelerate and empower students to learn past their high school curriculum’s. By making technical education accessible and affordable, we allow everyone to learn, and further their knowledge.
Through project based learning, we teach the fundamentals of robotics so that students may learn in a unique manner. The students will then be able to choose their own engineering problem to solve, then we fund and guide them to pursue their solution!http://www.svrobotics.ca/
Swob was designed to make job searching for students easy and recruitment even easier. Through the use of technology, students looking for a job can now search in the comfort of their own phone.
Swob is the first of its kind to target students in high turnover industries such as retail, and food services for part time, seasonal and full time employment. With Swob, employers are able to experience the benefits of securely filtering through the best possible candidates, safely and efficiently.https://www.swobapp.com/
Taltis Foods Inc
''We are what we eat'' it said! At Taltis Foods Inc, we also believe diversity is a common ground to showcase who we are. We are a Foods processing company offering authentic Afro Foods and Beverages in order to increase the variety and the choices of Canadians and North Americans consumers.http://www.taltisfoods.com
The Venue Global
I have been working in marketing and IT for over 10 years. Last year, l finally decided to start something of my own. I built an app for the entertainment industry. It works as an instant marketing solution for venues and event organizers… and it’s a personal entertainment navigator for guests. Think of it as the Airbnb for the entertainment industry.https://www.thevenueglobal.com/
Tranzlabs' products are developed based on finding innovative supplement solutions for improving ones mental and physical performance. They can be used individually or in combination with the added benefit that they compliment and work synergistically together. Our products are designed to work according to the individuals specific needs, catering to their sport, lifestyle, passion or all of the above.https://tranzlabs.com/tranzfuse/
Treasured helps older adults preserve family legacies for future generations. We are building a mobile and web-based platform that will make it easier to document the human story and collaborate with family members. Our team is a very talented group of Canadians who aim to create social impact with this venture.http://treasured.ca/