Four local tech companies will be traveling to San Francisco next month as part SREDA’s second annual entrepreneurship program, The Tech Trip. Winners were selected based on the viability of their technology, their current business stage and ultimately their readiness for capital investment.
The winners will join representatives from SREDA and Co.Labs, Saskatchewan’s first technology accelerator, in San Francisco to meet with high-impact investors, mentors and technology experts who can help take their start-ups to the next level and scale.
“Our local tech entrepreneurs have outstanding ideas that are solving world-wide issues and making global impact. You can be the best in the world from anywhere in the world, and Saskatoon’s tech companies are a prime example of this,” said Alex Fallon, President and CEO of SREDA. “The Tech Trip will help Saskatoon-based entrepreneurs take their technology companies to the next level and scale and in turn further strengthen and grow our local economy. We are excited to have four exceptional entrepreneurs and companies represent Saskatoon in San Fran.”
“I once heard the saying ‘you do not have to live in the Bay Area to build a billion-dollar tech company, but the Bay Area must live in you’. Engaging with mentors, investors, and potential customers in San Francisco can be a game-changer for many startups and TTT offers that opportunity. We are proud to work with SREDA on this fantastic initiative which will elevate Saskatoon’s early-stage tech community,” said Jordan Dutchak, Executive Director of Co.Labs.
The four selected companies for The Tech Trip are:
Better Cart, a smart shopping app that enables people to search, list and save their grocery items and compare grocery prices in real time based on geographic location.
Canadian Home Buyers Guide, an app that makes the home buying process simpler, more concise and cost-effective.
Hugr, a business to consumer app that aims to fill a gap in the digital mental health market by integrating mental health education, real life social support and mental health tracking.
Sezzwho, software designed to anonymously capture the overall emotion, sentiment, engagement and satisfaction of teams by analyzing daily messages through company email and chat.