Jul 14, 2022
Iran Karimian | Google Startup Ecosystem Lead
Originally posted: https://blog.google/intl/en-ca/company-news/outreach-initiatives/google-for-startups-accelerator-canada-class-of-2022/
Canada’s startup ecosystem continues to be one of the best in the world. From fintech, to healthcare, farming to education, there is no shortage of Canadian startups challenging the status quo, and bringing forth fresh ideas to tackle their industries toughest challenges.
Google for Startups Accelerator Canada supports these startups and helps the next generation of founders succeed. The program brings the best of Google’s products, people and technology to startups that leverage machine learning and AI today, or plan to in the future. Through the intensive 10-week bootcamp, 12 startups will receive technical mentorship, and access to Google experts and technology to help enhance their strategy and systems.
Earlier this year, we put out a call for startups to apply for our third year of programming, and today we’re thrilled to share details of the startups that will be joining the 2022 Google for Startups Accelerator Canada cohort.
Meet the startups:
- Fillip (Calgary) is the first digital payments platform built for business fleets of all sizes. It gives driver’s purchasing power for vehicle-related expenses with a secure digital wallet, spend controls and real-time transaction notifications.
- Fyyne (Toronto) is a social marketplace for beauty services and products.
- Haze Automotive (Oshawa) democratizes carbon fiber to mass market EVs.
- Helcim (Calgary) strives to be the world’s most loved payments company, by giving small businesses every possible edge, from lower rates, smarter tools and putting a human touch to its service.
- LatenceTech (Montreal) offers a SaaS analytics and monetization solution for cellular networks with a special focus on ultra-low latency connectivity. It uses real-time active measurements and AI, to help mobile operators, telecom vendors and advanced industries track, predict and secure the new benefits of 5G cellular technology.
- MintList (Vancouver) is an AI-powered online marketplace that enables buying and selling of cars between consumers and dealers, all within 24 hours.
- Miru (Vancouver) develops dynamic electrochromic windows which help lower carbon footprint, reduce emissions, and connect people to the outside by removing reliance on blinds. Its next generation, smart window technology and innovative distribution model is disrupting the glass industry, by offering builders and automobile manufacturers an alternative to conventional glass.
- OraQ (Calgary) is a state-of-the-art dental software solution that harnesses the analytical power of AI and ML to automate data collection. It provides advanced patient assessment support and detailed risk-profiling in a fraction of the time, improving patient outcomes while enhancing practice revenue.
- STEM Minds (Aurora) provides parents, schools and educators with cutting edge STEM content and learning experiences for children ages 4-18. Its advanced STEM curriculum includes a range of dynamic virtual classes and on-demand courses designed and delivered by certified teachers and STEM professionals. STEM Minds education helps break down barriers, empowering the next generation of future-ready students.
- Tali AI (Toronto) is a voice-enabled virtual assistant for physicians to help them with administrative tasks at the point of care.
- Ukko Agro (Toronto) is an agriculture technology company helping commercial farms and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector reduce uncertainty in growing successful crops while balancing environmental sustainability and bottom-line profitability.
- WeavAir (Toronto) offers proactive end-to-end software and hardware solutions for air distribution systems that prevent the spread of air contamination and infection, while saving energy and reducing operational and maintenance costs.
We can’t wait to kick-off another year of programming for the Google for Startups Accelerator Canada. The cohort is one of five accelerators open to Canadian startups, including the Cloud Accelerator, Women Founders Accelerator, Black Founders Accelerator, and the Climate Change Accelerator. These accelerators are part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the growing startup ecosystem, and investing in the potential of talented founders, so more Canadian startups can scale and thrive.