It might be based in Montreal, but the accelerator’s most recent cohort of firms came from around the world to participate.
Last week Montreal-based FounderFuel unveiled eight new digital startups unto the world in front of a crowd of 800 people.
This cohort of startups graduating the three-month program was different. Teams weren’t just from across Canada, but from around the world. Focusing on the areas of Web, software as a service, and mobile, FounderFuel took its program international this time around.
Thanks to Ian Jeffrey, the general manager of FounderFuel, we can share the just-launched startups with you here:
Tagline: Give life to data
Elevator pitch: InfoActive makes it easy to turn dynamic data into interactive graphics.
Short description: InfoActive is a platform that helps web publishers bring dynamic data to life. We make it easy to turn live data into interactive graphics that look great on any device.
CEO: Trina Chiasson
Web site: infoactive.co
International Gaming League
Tagline: Elevate Your Game
Elevator pitch: International Gaming League is the amateur destination for competitive gaming.
Short description: International Gaming League delivers professionally-inspired gaming experiences to Amateur competitive gamers. With accessible video game competitions, quality broadcast experiences and a statistics context for improving your game, IGL answers the demand for a growing eSport audience.
CEO: Eyal Toledano
Web site: playigl.com
Tagline: Food pickup perfected
Elevator pitch: The Fastgrab app and POS is powering the next evolution in food pickup.
Short description: Fastgrab is the easiest way to pickup your meal. Order from local restaurants, pay from your phone. It’s ready when you arrive at no additional charge. Fastgrab connects restaurants and their customers through its proprietary two-way communication platform. It also allows restaurants to better know their customers and reward them with instant cash rebates.
CEO: Richard Btaiche
Web site: fastgrab.it
Tagline: Socially driven music
Elevator pitch: #LISTN is an iPhone app that lets people share and connect through music.
Short description: #LISTN is an iPhone app that lets people share and connect through music. By enabling users to explore other people’s music libraries from around the world, Listn acts as the social front end to services like YouTube, Spotify and Rdio.
CEO: Mike Schmidt
Tagline: Empowering the Customization Revolution
Elevator pitch: MyCustomizer empowers brands and their retailers to offer unique customization experiences with a ready-to-use SaaS platform.
Short description: Mainstream goods have become so commoditized that they have lost their appeal. To build strong customer engagement around brands and products, MyCustomizer empowers businesses to offer unique customization experiences with a ready-to-use SaaS platform. Selling custom products is now faster, more efficient and scalable.
CEO: Christian Painchaud
Web site: mycustomizer.com
Tagline: Automated Filing for Everyone
Elevator pitch: Openera automatically organizes email and cloud files to meet corporate compliance requirements and allow the right people to find files fast. Short description Openera is a SaaS compliance gateway that applies corporate policies to files flowing through connected email and cloud accounts. The file analytics dashboard allows companies to find, analyze and auto-file important documents, and the mobile app lets users find and share files from anywhere. Companies comply with regulations and people find files.
CEO: Peter Lalonde
Web site: openera.com
Tagline: Log in to life
Elevator pitch: reelyActive connects THINGS to the cloud.
Short description:We live amongst hundreds of billions of uniquely identifiable THINGS that make up our world. reelyActive is a cost-effective, plug-and-play infrastructure that connects THINGS to the cloud via the spaces in which we live. Just as smart devices are propelling the current wave of innovation, Internet-connected THINGS will propel the next.
CEO: Jeffrey Dungen
Web site: reelyactive.com
Tagline: I love this place!
Elevator pitch: Urbita is a community that lets people share the love and passion they have for places that matter to them.
Short description: Urbita is the place where people can share the love and passion they feel for their cities while inspiring others. Everyone can create city boards to showcase the things they love and that make a city special to them.
CEO: Pablo Kleinman
Web site: urbita.com