August 25, 2020
ventureLAB is proud to welcome the incoming Tech Undivided cohort! Launched in February 2019 with support of a $1.7-million investment through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Tech Undivided bridges gender and diversity gaps in the tech sector to support women in tech. By focusing on and supporting diverse and underrepresented women-led tech companies while working with women and allies, Tech Undivided removes unconscious bias faced by women and underrepresented persons.
The 2020 Tech Undivided cohort is comprised of female-led tech companies with breakthrough products that change the way we approach health care, digitize immigration, and improve our digital privacy. These six companies will work with industry experts, our Strategic Mentorship network, and investors to prepare them for Seed or Series A funding.
|Joint App is digitizing immigration by building the digital infrastructure required for modern global immigration – starting with international students within Canada. Learn more.|
|Hyivy Health is creating the first connected, modular pelvic rehabilitation device for women experiencing symptoms from pelvic cancers and diseases. Their device provides real time information from multiple sensors and mechanical functions to help keep track of progress, adapt treatment plans and provide more effective, comfortable rehab experiences. Learn more.|
|Private AI is a Toronto- and Berlin-based startup working on making integrating privacy easy. They are creating de-identification or anonymization tools and tools so developers can seamlessly create privacy-preserving apps, browser extensions, and other software. Learn more.|
|STEM Minds is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) content creator and program provider for students in grades K-12. They offer both in-person and online learning, designed by expert educators and technical professionals, and supported by research and education pedagogy. Learn more.|
|Tali is a question-answering virtual assistant that is always available to front-line health care professionals. Tali uses an extensive library of evidence-based resources, consolidates them under one umbrella and reduces the time it takes the providers to navigate through multiple resources to seconds. Learn more.|
|Veer AI aims to help retail companies make data-driven decisions. Their mission is to give small and medium sized e-commerce companies that otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a data science team the ability to take advantage of their data. Their product TAILORED creates individualized customer journeys for retailers, and aims to bring the same functionality and ease of a data team at a company like Amazon or Sephora at a fraction of the cost. Learn more.|
“We are very excited to welcome this new cohort of phenomenal women entrepreneurs,” says Harman Grewal, ventureLAB’s Director of Partnership Operations. “ As with our inaugural cohort, these founders are relentless in developing technologies that advance Canada’s innovation economy on a local and global scale.”
“COVID-19 has challenged the startup and scaleup community, but the combined expertise of ventureLAB’s strategic mentors and partners will help our companies recover, as well as accelerate their technologies over the next six months.”
Tech Undivided goes beyond technology and business support by curating a supportive community focused on equality, open dialogue, and overcoming obstacles. Stay in the loop about the Tech Undivided cohorts and future application calls by subscribing to our Tech Undivided newsletter!
More about Tech Undivided
Tech Undivided’s vision is to build an inclusive tech ecosystem that is not biased or divided by gender. By focusing on and supporting diverse and underrepresented women-led tech companies while working with women and allies, Tech Undivided removes unconscious bias faced by women and underrepresented persons.
ventureLAB is a leading technology hub located in Markham in York Region, Canada’s second largest tech cluster. Through its programs focused on capital, talent, technology, and customers, ventureLAB has supported over 2,000 tech companies and entrepreneurs, including 100 companies that have raised over $100 million and created 3,500 jobs. ventureLAB’s innovation hub is a 50,000 square foot facility that is home to over 45 tech companies and partners that employ more than 300 people. At ventureLAB, we grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada.