Imagination Catalyst's Investor Night

 

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 5:00am

Six OCAD U entrepreneurs took part in the first-ever Imagination Catalyst investor event on Tuesday, November 29. 

Investors representing a variety of firms, including Relay Ventures, BDC, York Angel Investors,  Angel One Network, Globalive Capital and Greensky Capital attended the event to hear pitches from:

Axis Labs, an IoT company poised to save property managers millions
Mobio Interactive, a biometrics company improving health care outcomes with games that are good for you
Qoints, a marketing intelligence company improving ROI for the world’s largest brands
TranQool, a mental health platform, improving access for individuals seeking assistance for mental distress
Wishpad, a real estate platform transforming the pre-sales experience of millennial home buyers
Yirego, a sustainable product design company reducing the environmental impact of conventional laundry machines

All of the entrepreneurs who pitched had attracted investment prior to the IC Investor Night. All made new contacts at the event and are scheduled to have follow-up meetings with potential investors.

Imagination Catalyst is OCAD University’s entrepreneurship and commercialization hub. Our diverse portfolio of companies apply design thinking to make lives better, create richer experiences and bring leading-edge innovations to market.

Guests at the Imagination Catalyst's Investor Night. Photo: Hendrick Lau


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Guests at the Imagination Catalyst's Investor Night. Photo: Hendrick Lau
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 5:00am

Six OCAD U entrepreneurs took part in the first-ever Imagination Catalyst investor event on Tuesday, November 29. 

Investors representing a variety of firms, including Relay Ventures, BDC, York Angel Investors,  Angel One Network, Globalive Capital and Greensky Capital attended the event to hear pitches from:

Axis Labs, an IoT company poised to save property managers millions
Mobio Interactive, a biometrics company improving health care outcomes with games that are good for you
Qoints, a marketing intelligence company improving ROI for the world’s largest brands
TranQool, a mental health platform, improving access for individuals seeking assistance for mental distress
Wishpad, a real estate platform transforming the pre-sales experience of millennial home buyers
Yirego, a sustainable product design company reducing the environmental impact of conventional laundry machines

All of the entrepreneurs who pitched had attracted investment prior to the IC Investor Night. All made new contacts at the event and are scheduled to have follow-up meetings with potential investors.

Imagination Catalyst is OCAD University’s entrepreneurship and commercialization hub. Our diverse portfolio of companies apply design thinking to make lives better, create richer experiences and bring leading-edge innovations to market.

Poster: 
Guests at the Imagination Catalyst's Investor Night. Photo: Hendrick Lau