GoToMeeting Five: Canadian Startups Innovating Today

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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 January edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

My Pro Hero, Waterloo

This Waterloo-based startup aims to revolutionize the way coaches interact with players. My Pro Hero was recently highlighted by Hockey Hall of Fame member and former New York Islanders great Bryan Trottier when Rogers Hometown Hockey featured Sarnia, Ontario in December.

Founded by Steve Wickum, the one-year-old company from the Accelerator Centre is creating buzz in the hockey world by helping young players gain mentorship and retired pros find new purpose in life after retiring from the game.


Headcheck Health, Vancouver

Founded by a UBC PhD student and a MBA graduate, Headcheck Health has launched the first mobile app that enables trainers and doctors to perform accurate and objective concussion assessments on the sidelines. The technology behind HeadCheck Health’s balance sensor allows for immediate assessment of a head injury.

An athlete’s baseline test scores can be stored in the HeadCheck Health app which allows team trainers and doctors to compare post-injury scores with their baseline scores and make return-to-play assessments. 31 Canadian sports teams are currently using HeadCheck.


Thoughtexchange, Rossland

This BC-based startup closed a $7 million investment round at a post-investment valuation of over $50 million in October and recently won the Innovation Showcase at the #BCTECHSummit.

Thoughtexchange provides software and services to let customers lead group conversations with five to 50,000 people. A simple process ensures everyone is heard, everyone learns and important ideas emerge. Thoughtexchange uses patent pending data analysis to provide deep insights to decision leaders so they can take actions that have buy-in.


Kindera, Kitchener

Is your child safe online? Kitchener’s BluePoint Technology has developed a simple solution, called Kindera, that allows parents to monitor and control their home Internet from their smartphone wherever they are.

Founded by ex-RIM employees Antoine Boucher and Mike Agar and currently part of the Communitech Rev accelerator, Kindera allows parents to filter content by children’s age, block specific web sites, establish time-of-day usage rules, set usage limits and more. Buy a Kindera now for $199 and get a free-life time subscription, a saving of $9.99 a month for life.


Neuvoo, Montreal

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the job aggregator has been doubling traffic and revenue every year and now boasts 3 million unique visitors worldwide, with 900,000 in Canada.

Neuvoo is shooting for the stars, opening offices in Toronto and France, as well as an APAC office in Australia due for 2017 to accommodate the growing company’s 100-odd employees. Site traffic is projected to grow to 10 million worldwide by the end of the year, with Neuvoo taking over second place in the Canadian job board market behind market leader

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