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Drawing from over 25 years in urban planning, more than 15 of which were spent in city innovation, Mikele Brack launched UPPlift, an urban pilot project for emerging smart city technologies. The virtual accelerator aims to provide urban innovators with test-beds to prove out their “city of the future” concepts and technologies.
For SmartFarm, a Toronto-based branch of Brazilian startup Agromarra, the future of agriculture lies in data analysis, AI and QR code tagging. But in order to shift this traditional industry into the next generation, the startup must first focus on growing its global presence.
After spending six years experience in the subscription box sphere, serial entrepreneur Ray Cao realized there was too much real estate in online orders to let it go to waste so he founded Exact Media, a Toronto startup which partners online companies to include contextual samples with other products being shipped.
Inspired by her interior designer background and fascination with architecture, Garima Tewari’s gold-embellished evening clutches brand Garéma has caught the eye of Canadian style icons like Sophie Trudeau and Jeanne Beker.
Inspired by his grandmother and aunt’s struggles with tremors, Mark Elias co-founded Steadiwear with Emile Maamary to create a lightweight, battery-free stabilizing glove that used “smart” fluids to help people suffering from the affliction to navigate the day-to-day tasks that have become so challenging.