Meet Co.Launch Cohort 8

Out of 56 applications (the most we’ve ever received), 10 promising #sktech startups were selected to participate in Co.Launch Cohort 8. They make their first public pitches on October 14th!

Meet Co.Launch Cohort 8

Out of 56 applications (the most applications we’ve ever received), 10 promising #sktech startups were selected to participate in Co.Launch Cohort 8. These founders are currently validating their early-stage ideas & products, learning from Saskatchewan's tech leaders, and (potentially) building Saskatchewan’s next great startup.

Co.Launch was created in partnership with Prairies Economic Development Canada, Innovation Saskatchewan, and The University of Saskatchewan in order to help early-stage tech startups go from promising idea to validated startup! None of this would be possible without their support ❤️

Cohort 8 made their first public pitches to our judges, Jackie Cook, COO of @Vendasta & Regan Hinchcliffe, CEO of sMedia at this month's Co.mmunity at Noon event! A founder from each of the ten startups had three minutes to pitch, followed by three minutes of Q&A from our all-star judges.

Check it out 👇

The Startups

From a marketplace for pre-engineered homes, to an options trading analysis tool to, an AI model to detect deficiencies in sewer pipes...This cohort really does have something for everyone.

Enviro Integration Strategies 

Reducing the risk of costly and dangerous mining tailings failures. Software specifically designed to comply with global management standards, and produce transparent performance disclosures, helping mining executives make safer decisions.

GroceryXpress

On-demand grocery delivery service for customers and an eCommerce platform with an inventory management system for local grocery stores.

ValuPal

Making options trading accessible for retail investors. They provide a comprehensive options trading analysis tool backed up with walkthrough strategies to help bridge the gap between retail and institutional investors. 

Ambitionner AI Solutions 

An artificial intelligence solutions provider to improve industrial processes. Their first product, Sewer Inspector uses artificial intelligence to find and classify damaged parts in sewer pipes automatically. The current version decreases inspection cost and time by 70% while detecting 7% more defects.

Teachingate

An online educational platform aiming to assist students around the world with their educational needs. They match students with experienced tutors of their choice to help them learn technical topics quickly and efficiently.

Xetlink Technology

A video teleconferencing software that was purpose built for the hard of hearing community. They use AI-powered real-time Speech-To-Sign Language Translation with multiple language capabilities. 

Parrhesia 

Helping individuals affected by speech impairment to communicate more easily. They provide a high-tech communication tool to help with speech clarification for speech-impaired individuals, who can use it for their professional as well as everyday life.

Malty

Making buying and selling craft alcohol easier than ever by allowing bars, restaurants, and liquor stores to purchase their craft alcohol from various producers in one location at one time. 

FieldAlytics Solutions

Soils are a leading indicator for food security and sustainability of agriculture production, but current soil sampling practices over-commoditize agricultural land and lead to soil degradation. They use NIR Spectrometry and Machine Learning to provide fast inexpensive soil constituent analysis.

Arkify

An e-Commerce platform for integrated house design services to fast-track the construction permit process. They strategically on-board local designers and engineering firms to publish their vetted house plans meeting Canadian Building Codes and local construction requirements. 

What is Co.Launch?

Co.Launch is an accelerator program for product-based (software or hardware) technology startups. Through 3.5 months of programming, founders will learn to build a sales funnel, craft their brand, hire their first developer, raise $$$ the right way, and much more.

Requirements:

Less than 2 years in business

Under $10K in annual revenue

Operating in Saskatchewan

Prizes:

Guaranteed spot in the Co.Labs program

$20K cash prize

Want to apply to our next cohort? Reach out at hello@co-labs.ca


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