Articles By StartUpToronto

Highmark interactive’s EQ uses games to diagnose brain trauma

As society grapples with the questions surrounding the lasting effects of concussions, Toronto startup Highmark Interactive has developed a tool for diagnosing changes in the brain’s equilibrium at the point of collision. Dr.

Published on: December 4th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Using AI, Chatter Research gets real-time customer insights

Traditional customer surveys can be annoying and limiting – if they’re completed at all. Chatter Research uses AI to have text-based conversations with customers of leading retailers. The instant and rich insight gleaned

Published on: December 4th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Restaurants gain Node to reach social media influencers

Restaurants want to reach the audiences of Instagram influencers, and those influencers want to push interesting content. Armin Faraji came up with a digital marketplace called Node to bring them together. Restaurants feed

Published on: December 2nd, 2019 StartUpToronto

If you’re looking for a parking spot, just honk

A ticket got Michael Back thinking about easier ways to pay for parking. His company, Honk, is now North America’s leading provider of on-demand mobile payments and advance reservations for parking. Drivers can

Published on: November 27th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Grading platform passes the test

Technology has transformed education in many areas – but not in the manual process of grading papers. Crowdmark is changing that, to not only speed things up and do away with drudgery, but

Published on: November 25th, 2019 StartUpToronto

A league of their own

A lot of companies and their employees are dissatisfied with their health benefits program. Mike Serbinis is changing that with his company, League. It’s a digital benefits platform that empowers employees, saves employers

Published on: November 21st, 2019 StartUpToronto

Building a better drone for a “workforce in the sky”

Today’s drones are highly mobile but lack the precision to perform contact inspections. Nikita Iliushkin’s firm, VPT, has come up with a unique rotor design that could lead to what he calls “a

Published on: November 19th, 2019 StartUpToronto

For better mental health, digital psychology eases access

An estimated 2 of 3 Canadians with mental health issues don’t seek professional help. Sam Duboc of MindBeacon Group found a way to remove cost and access barriers, delivering cognitive behavioural therapy via

Published on: November 19th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Fashion e-tailers go wild for conservation causes

Cory Yefet and Kelly Saltzman say consumers can look good, feel good and do good too. Their clothing company, Awoke N’ Aware, features environmentally-friendly apparel, with profits supporting wildlife causes. You can look

Published on: November 14th, 2019 StartUpToronto

How Ron Glozman turned a university AI experiment into an insurance industry disruptor

Ron Glozman was only trying to use his machine learning skillset to cut class and still get grades. Instead, he laid the foundation for Chisel AI, an innovator in machine learning solutions for

Published on: November 12th, 2019 StartUpToronto

CoinSmart and Needls co-founder thrives on treading into new frontiers

Justin Hartzman has been building successful startups alongside his best friends Jeremy Koven and Michael Koral for a decade and a half. The key to their success: see where the market is going

Published on: November 7th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Model Living takes the hassle out of furnishing contemporary urban dwellings

Model Living’s newly-launched furniture subscription service enables urbanites to effortlessly renew, swap, buy or return furniture at anytime Landing an interview with Luciano D'Angelo, co-founder of the Toronto-based startup Model Living wasn’t easy. D’Angelo’s incredibly

Published on: November 4th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Voiceflow’s eloquent solution for talking to technology

As Canadians increasingly invest in home systems like Alexa and Google home, there’s likely to be an upsurge in voice interface apps. Voiceflow has built technology for anyone to create and design their

Published on: October 31st, 2019 StartUpToronto

Creation Crate aims to change the way we learn

Uninspired by the current approach to learning, Creation Crate founder Chris Gatbonton devised a new way of connecting with science, technology, engineering and mathematics through DIY electronics projects. Chris Gatbonton never really connected

Published on: October 29th, 2019 StartUpToronto

iLobby’s white glove approach to visitor management

Two years ago iLobby was a shell of a company, today the Toronto startup is a global company with its visitor management systems and tools in nearly 50 countries boasting clients like Pepsi,

Published on: October 24th, 2019 StartUpToronto