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Scale(Back)UP – Accelerator Cohort 5 Pitch Finale

November 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm

Six of the region’s most innovative companies pitch for a chance to win $20,000 top prize at the ScaleUP Tech Accelerator Finale.

Please join WEtech Alliance, Windsor-Essex Regional Alliance member organizations, Libro Credit Union, and Invest WindsorEssex in celebrating the success of the Scale(BACK)UP Accelerator’s 5th cohort, a diverse group of companies from the Automobility, Med-Health, ICT, and Agritech sectors.

This event marks the finale of our annual accelerator program for scaling companies, and culminates in a pitch contest for our largest prize ever, a $20,000 capital boost for one winning business. The stakes are high, and this year the competition is fierce.

In addition to crowning the 2021 Scale(Back)UP $20,000 winner, this year’s finale has a few more surprises in store including keynotes from 2-X Canadian Olympian, Segun Makinde, and Founder and CEO of MarketBox, Diana Goodwin. We will also be getting a first-hand look at the newly launched Entrepreneurship Career Portal, designed by the team at Workforce WindsorEssex.

This event is perfect for you if you:

  • Are an Entrepreneur or want to become one in the future
  • Love technology, Dragon’s Den, and learning about innovation.
  • Are a community member who wants to learn more about the organizations in Southwestern Ontario who support entreprneurship and supercharge innovation in all its forms.
  • Interested in learning more about the future businesses gearing up to power the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent economies of the future.

Our Agenda For The Day – (Click Here)

Meet The Companies!

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Ettractive – Experts in the electrification of vehicles, this Automobility startup recently opened a new location in the region, and will be one of the leading partners on developing software system’s for APMA’s fully Canadian-made electric vehicle, Project Arrow. Every day, Ettractive is simplifying the challenges of electric and autonomous vehicle development through integrated projects for their customers. From vehicle software and control implementation, to full product design and prototyping, Ettractive is fueled by a team of experts with the skills needed to execute on projects of any size.

TDL Systems – TDL was founded by Yong Li, and has 2 major product lines. 1) Creating custom made Orthotics and Sandals under the brand name “OLT Footcare” using 3D scan technology and Additive Manufacturing. 2) The design and sale of Additive Manufacturing accessories and innovations designed to expand the capabilities of 3D print technology by increasing efficiency at every step of the 3D print process.

Ortaliza Urban Vertical Farms – The first vertical urban farm store in Canada, and located in the heart of Canada’s greenhouse cluster in Kingsville, Founded by Carina Biacchi and her partner and Agronomist, Alvaro Fernandes, who believe above all else the farm fresh, local food, should be accessible and easily available to all.

DuroByte – DuroByte is a leading provider of innovative electronic design, build, and manufacturing to maximize performance in various settings and industries. With over 100 years of combined industry experience, the company’s strength lies in its ability to provide a comprehensive blend of superior technology and customized product designs to boost performance, functionality, and productivity. Having traditionally focused on the Automotive space, DuroByte is activating its incredible team to solve new challenges for new industries that are opening doors for the future of this dynamic company. www.durobyte.com

Castlebreck – The Castlebreck team considers themselves “Knights of collaboration.” Established in 1995, and has worked with hundreds of businesses on their own journeys of digitization, Castlebreck is Canada’s leading IBM Premier Business Partner, and an innovation powerhouse in their own right. CastleBlocks, an in-house developed platform designed to deliver rapid database-driven web applications and widgets, will be at the forefront of their ScaleUP experience and efforts.

StrongerU Senior Fitness – TaaS is a new concept, and in the space of seniors fitness, StrongerU has emerged as the only fully virtual platform to deliver a “Training as a Service” model. StrongerU trains the trainers on senior exercise and recreation techniques that are being recognized around the globe as the new standard in eldercare. Their online platform has created an exciting community of engaged customers, and over 500 staff have been educated since launching in 2019.


November 18, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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