Now in its sixth iteration, ScaleUP, powered by Libro Credit Union in partnership with Invest WindsorEssex, is back for 2022 with a renewed focus tied to real-world challenges being faced by Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent-based tech and tech-enabled businesses.
Over 4 months, selected participants will work as a cohort to leverage WEtech Alliance’s business acceleration resources, and global network of growth coaches and experts, to develop or provide:
• Scalable and manageable sales systems
• New sales techniques to address a shifting global economy
• Market insights leveraging the MaRS Data Intelligence Service
• Access to a global network of growth coaches, subject matter experts, and collaborators
• Industry introductions and networking opportunities
• A new peer network, purpose-built to be supportive and responsive
• An expert-informed strategy for growth, sustainability, and resilience over the next 2 years
• A chance to pitch to members of the Regional Alliance of Windsor-Essex and the Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN) for a $20,000 capital injection to help kickstart their future forward strategy
These in-kind resources are valued at up to $78,000 per participant, with an additional $500,000 available in software and technology discounts, via WEtech Alliance’s exclusive Client Perks program.
The five startups in Cohort 6 are:
Climate Neutral – Climate Neutral is a Canadian cleantech company creating innovative digital tools to accelerate climate action. They are presently launching their flagship software – a greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventory Management System which automates the reporting, visualization and analysis of GHG and Energy for Municipalities, Cities, and Regions. This innovative platform empowers local governments with the tools to track, report, and update vital data annually – improving accountability and transparency while providing decision-makers and community members with valuable environmental impact data and insights.
GaiaDigits – GaiaDigits is a software as a service (SaaS) company focusing on a hybrid office solution, Gaia Workspace, that helps their clients migrate from traditional working mode to hybrid office mode, increase the office utilization rate, improving team collaborations, and make better balance between work and life. They transform hybrid office from concept to a measurable practice and provide analytics to evaluate hybrid office KPIs.
Optimotive Inc. – Optimotive is a Windsor based startup focused on the enablement of automation for customers operating in muddy, dusty and otherwise unpredictable conditions. They build robotic offerings to be new members of the workforce, focused on automating tasks and working side by side with humans to make their life easier on a day-to-day basis. You can find their robots operating in settings like construction, mining, and oil & gas.
REEL Outline – REEL Outline is building technology solutions to assist pharmacists with patients’ health journeys across various sectors of care. Using REEL provides opportunities for pharmacists to perform more efficient and effective clinical services such as: medication reviews, optimizing clinical workflows, streamlining documentation processes, integration with key resources, diversifying income along with promoting patient centricity.
SRT Accounting – After building a reputation as traditional accountants with a unique focus on efficiency, quality, and customer service, the SRT Accounting team has created a new focus on the creation of the A20 Ecosystem. A20 allows accountants to embrace remote and digital nomad work styles, and to control their income, and future goals. A20 will help accounting firms connect with their clients and reduce costs and issues related to employee turnover, while increasing control of client work, quality, and efficiency. The Ecosystem ultimately helps businesses gain better service and more insight, as they work with accounting professionals to make better decisions for their businesses and families.
Market data from around the world is pointing towards uncertain economic conditions on the horizon for 2023-2024, which is why WEtech has shifted the way we deliver resources through this program to provide critical insights and tools for preparedness. The future may be uncertain, but your path forward doesn’t need to be. Find your corporate true north in Cohort 6 of the ScaleUP Tech Accelerator program.
Applications for Cohort 6 are now closed.