Propel announces biggest Incite cohort yet with 32 companies

November 5, 2020

October 30, 2019

Propel is thrilled to announce their biggest Incite cohort yet as 32 companies have been hand-selected for Phase 2.

Incite is Propel’s virtual accelerator for early-stage tech companies.  Through the program, companies are matched with a dedicated coach who cares about the progress of their business and they also gain access to mentors and experts from around the world.

The selection team spent weeks meeting with the top startups in the region and narrowed down the selection based on submitted work outlining the current stage of their company and an interview.

The chosen companies span Atlantic Canada.  Seven of the companies are from New Brunswick, nine from Newfoundland, 11 from Nova Scotia and four from PEI.  There is also one company from Quebec.

“We are extremely pleased with the companies we’ve chosen for this cohort,” said Barry Bisson, CEO of Propel.  “The momentum of Incite is building and we are thrilled that a number of the companies were referred to us by our alumni.  We are confident this cohort boasts many of the most promising startups in our region and we cannot wait to work with them.”

Phase 2 of Incite, which runs seven months, focuses on accelerating sales by building a scalable and repeatable sales process using the GrowthX methodology for market development.  GrowthX is a Silicon Valley based partnership that works with startups, companies and countries to help them commercialize innovation. It was founded by Max Menke, Will Bunker, Sean Sheppard and Andrew Goldner - all four are pioneers in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem and influential around the world.

Propel has regional exclusivity agreements to use GrowthX’s programming.

The program is centered around an online learning platform so companies can access the content as they need it.

Companies enrolled in Phase 2 also have a variety of funding opportunities including a $50K SAFE investment from NBIF and Innovacorp, $25K cash prize with an additional $30k investment for the winner of the Gerry Pond Sales Award, and an investment readiness workshop.  Propel will also host an investor only demo day for Phase 2 companies in spring 2020.

Selected companies for Phase 2 are as follows:

AGILE

Érik Lebrun

NB

Through design and fabrication of architecture and furnishings, AGILE seeks to create the perfectly built settings for human activities, both sustainable and ethical.

Alibee

Apolline Roger-Picard

Axel Lecomte

Fady Credi

Raphael Kambire

Robin Groux

QC

Connects travelers with local people worldwide who share their lifestyle around housing, food and entertainment.

Bench Boss

Dave D'Entremont

Ian Coultas

NL

Benchboss is an amateur basketball platform that provides coaches with the ability to track live-game stats and effortlessly share the information with players immediately after a game to their mobile phone.

CareCrew

Abdel Moslih

NS

Designing the future of residential care.

Cyno

Peter Barbour

NL

Cyno is a telephysio platform that focuses on providing secure and encrypted virtual communication between clients and providers.

eChart Healthcare

Amanda Betts

Rivers Corbett

NB

eChart Healthcare is creating connected care by joining family members and care facilities together in one platform that is raising the standards of care through innovation and bringing peace of mind to families.

Flip the Page

Alex English

NB

Flip the Page removes the barriers to tutoring that are faced by many students and their families while providing a marketplace for tutors to grow, share and teach.

FoodByte

Matthew Winchester

Douglas M. Armour Jessy Gervais

NS

FoodByte is a SaaS company that provides tools to help food processors generate and manage food safety plans.  They help companies improve their business performance and help them overcome food safety compliance barriers.

Gibli Tech

Ben Bschaden

Mark Ernsting

NS/BC

Gibli Tech is developing a world-class aerodynamic sensor to help athletes reach new levels of performance.

Hanatech

Chuck Lienaux

NS

Helps companies harness the power of AI and data analytics to increase their revenue and drive efficiencies via their IoT platform.

Hyke

Sid Eskand

NL

A customer acquisition, retention, and expansion platform to revamp B2C engagement with millennials.

Inspectar

Liam Cadigan

Daryll Day

Matthew Noseworthy Nicholas Warren

NL

Inspectar builds augmented reality solutions for electronics designers and technicians.

Invisible Agents

Stuart Boyd

NS

Invisible Agents delivers analytics and communication optimization to churches, nonprofits and small businesses to strengthen their relationship and grow revenue.

JellyGood

Cole Turner

Eric Gelineau

NS

Delivering better protein to the world every day.

Jobsite360

Peter Douglas

PE

JobSite 360 is an easy-to-use cloud bookkeeping solution for small- to medium-sized businesses with contractors and tradespeople.

Milk Moovement

Robert Forsythe

NL

Our mission is to develop innovative software solutions for the dairy industry.

Motryx

Dr. Franziska Broell

NS

A tool for hospitals and labs to validate, optimize and continuously monitor the transport of blood samples.

Oliver POS

Mathias K. Nielsen

NL

A flexible POS system made for web developers wanting to create unique checkout experiences.

Peri CRM

Harsh (Gary) Kohli

NB

Peri CRM is a scalable, intelligently designed and easy to adopt app to augment a company’s business processes.

Rally

Daniel Joseph Di Maria

NL

Stop wasting time on routine legal transactions.  Deliver your services faster, reduce errors, and increase your effective rate with the most advanced automation technology on the market.

Reset Breathe Fitness

Tracey Gairns Brioux

PE

An online wellness community that promotes the compounding benefits of physical exercise on health, well-being and productivity.

RIDDL

Jess Peters

Jenelle Sobey

NB

RIDDL provides proprietary data to impact investors to guide better investment decisions.

Septicsitter

Kelly Galloway

PE

SepticSitter is an IoT monitoring and early-warning system for onsite sewage systems.  They identify septic problems early.

ShopLaw

Randy Campbell

Devon Ross

PE

ShopLaw is three easy tools to find the right lawyer, and free answers to your legal questions.

Simbi

Alexander Gillis

Aaron Friedland

BC/ NS

Simbi is the only platform that motivates students to read aloud for good.

SnapAP

JP Drapeau

Sionne Roberts

NB

SnapAP is a SaaS platform providing proactive control of the entire accounts payable workflow.

SpreeSpot

Jason Bernard

Kevin Hebert

NB

SpreeSpot is developing an online used goods marketplace focusing on honest, secure and convenient transactions.

totaliQ

Andrew Sinclair

NL/ON

totaliQ is a continuous improvement platform that helps organizations improve operational excellence and reduce risk by leveraging their employees’ experiences.

Tranquility Online

Joel Muise

NS

Tranquility is an online platform helping treat adults with anxiety and depression using the gold standard: cognitive behavourial therapy.

Universal Cognitive Solutions (UCS)

Mark Gauci

NL

UBC is a company that specializes in mental health software.

Union.dev

Randy Ansems

Kevin Ansems

Marisa Ansems

NS

Unions give workers a voice, we give unions a voice.

Venture 2 Impact

Fadi AlQassar

NS

Skill-based volunteer abroad program that connects bright minds with complex challenges plaguing people around the world.

Phase 1 of Incite focuses on problem/solution fit.  The next Phase 1 cohort launches in April.

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