We’re pleased to present the recording of the live broadcast of Incubes Demo Day from The Arcadian in downtown Toronto. See three new startups unveiled to the public and give their best pitch to a room full of investors and other entrepreneurs. Also includes a key note speech from Brad Feld, a managing director of the Foundry Group and co-founder of TechStars.
In addition to the main Demo Day presentation, we conducted exclusive interviews with the startup founders, the directors at Incubes, Brad Feld, venture capitalists, and others in attendance at the event. Below, watch the full video of the Webcast presentation and find out more about the startups that pitched.
Learn more about the startups presenting live on stage:
TopThat has built an online platform geared towards competitions – users can upload media illustrating a performance or a stunt and challenge their friends to see who can “top that.” The business play is to encourage businesses to engage in “participatory marketing” with its prospective customers and recruit brand ambassadors. The mobile-friendly platform creates competitions based on tags, which businesses can buy the rights to for customization purposes.
People: CEO Brandon Caruana, COO Sacha Didier, and CCO Catherine Rennie.
Funding: TopThat has raised $200,000 and is seeking another $750,000. It considers its valuation to be $2.5 million.
Web site: www.TopThat.com
Leaders for Non-profits
L4NP want to serve as an online talent recruitment and education platform for the non-profits industry. It will match talented volunteers with the right opportunities at non-profit organizations looking for skilled people. It will also certify volunteers for non-profit board positions with an online curriculum focusing on topics of governance, leadership, fundraising, marketing, finance, and operations. The business model is to charge non-profits for posting volunteer positions and to view detailed candidate information. The platform is currently in a beta phase with 100 users, planning to expand to 250 users in this quarter.
People: CEO Greg Vermeulen, COO Eric Quon-Lee, CMO Sami Dong
Funding: Seeking $750,000 in seed money
Web site: www.leaders4nonprofits.com
Videogami wants to take all those how-to videos on YouTube and turn them into fully interactive lessons to teach hands-on skills. It will offer Web tools to build an online learning experience. The platform can fast-forward video to the most important scene, slow down the video at the critical parts, and breaking a video timeline down to step-by-step instructions. Customers are asked to pay $1 per lesson or subscribe for $10 to the catalog of lessons, or suppliers can pay to unlock the lessons for certain users.
People: CEO Juan Gonzalez, CCO Slava Sakhnenko, Business Strategist Mark Chaikelson
Funding: Seeking $150,000 in seed money.
Web site: www.videogami.co