GoToMeeting Five: A List of Canadian Startups Making Waves Right Now

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The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.

Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing, screen sharing and audio conferencing, creating a natural face-to-face collaboration environment on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. And you can hold unlimited meetings for one low flat fee. GoToMeeting will change the way you work—and perhaps a whole lot more.

Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the fourth edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.


Joist, Toronto

Manitoba-born Joist now calls Toronto home and is headed to Silicon Valley this week for the C100’s 48 Hours in the Valley.

Founded by Justin Kathan, Brendon Sedo and Michael Gauthier, Joist is a tool that allows contractors to estimate, invoice, collect payments, and manage projects from their iPhone, iPad, Android device, and the web.


Spring Loaded Technology, Halifax

Spring Loaded Technology has created the world’s first bionic knee-brace technology and yesterday it won the $100K 2015 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award for its Bionic Boost project.

Spring Loaded’s technology stores the users’ kinetic energy and releases it when it’s most needed to enhance strength, reduce fatigue, and increase stability. The brace has wide market appeal from athletes looking to enhance performance, labourers and military personnel, to people with various forms of movement disability.


Optigo Networks, Vancouver

Optigo Networks recently won the Most Promising Startup award at the BC Technology Industry Association’s 2015 Technology Impact Awards.

As a leader in connectivity for the commercial building Internet of Things, Optigo Networks provides a complete solution to protect, connect and manage today’s most advanced buildings.


RtTech Software, Moncton

Last month Moncton’s RtTech Software was recognized by the CVCA as the BDC Innovation Award winner for 2015 and recently raised a $3 million Series A financing led by McRock Capital.

RtTech’s solutions help manufacturing companies improve asset availability and utilization and set to embrace the next technology revolution – the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).


H+ Technology, Vancouver

Vancouver’s H+ Technology recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Holus, an interactive tabletop holographic display and the campaign reached its $50K goal in 19 minutes. 

Holus enables a user to convert 2D digital content from a smartphone, computer, or tablet into a 3D hologram that can be viewed from 360 degrees in a plexiglass prism. The device is designed to enhance educational activities, make games more immersive, and enable communication over voicechat with a holographic image of the person at the other end.

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