"Innovation is a team game," said Innovate Edmonton CEO Catherine Warren.
"With the local connectivity, support, and exposure that companies receive during Startup Week, they have a strategic advantage — and a platform for sustainable growth. Successful startups spark job creation, investment stimulation, and Edmonton's economic diversification."
The flagship event kicks off at 7pm on Oct. 21. Here's a look at the featured companies:
- Agriolabs Technologies Inc. makes compact stackable home gardens that turn unused space into convenient sources of fresh veggies.
- Air Trail helps regional airlines save time and money by replacing traditional paperwork with its suite of automated tools.
- Areto Labs helps to make digital communities more positive and inclusive by building apps and bots that post culture-building messages and prompts.
- Browse AI lets you train a robot to scrape any website in two minutes with no code, essentially turning any website into an API.
- Elev helps students get matched with ideal homes, including signing the lease and paying rent through its app.
- Fly & Fetch is a modern shipping company that provides cheaper, faster, and friendlier shipping rates by hiring travellers to transport packages.
- HRing is an app that shortens hiring time, reduces cost to hire, and allows companies to make more informed hiring decisions through video introductions.
- Luuze helps people lose weight sustainably like its founder, Andrew Luu, did when he lost 100 pounds.
- (Re)Waste helps businesses divert plastic from landfills and transforms it into 100% recycled plastic products.
- Zipstall is an app that's bringing a new strategy to the parking industry.
This year's selection committee was made up of Startup Edmonton's Nathan Ip (who also sought re-election as a public school board trustee on Monday), Allie Knull of ResumeFree, and Tim Kwok of Panache Ventures.
According to a news release from Innovate Edmonton, 100% of the companies that have launched during Edmonton Startup Week in the past three years are still thriving.