Startups

We build communities to connect with entrepreneurs and provide them with the necessary tools and resources to succeed. Meet the companies in the Venture Connection incubator.

  • At Above Atlantis, our mission is to provide Canadian communities with solutions for resilience and preparedness towards harmonized water management.

  • Aplica! is a start-up enterprise focused on delivering exceptional educational results for high-schoolers, looking to attend university in Canada and the US.

  • Connected Things’ expertise in Internet of Things (IoT) and emergent technologies helps businesses flourish in the future. From cultivating food in space to optimizing automated greenhouses on the ground and integrating systems for smart buildings, Connected Things provides a spectrum of solutions for optimal and efficient growth.

  • Employ to Empower supports residents in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community by providing access to development and entrepreneurial resources.

  • GameSeta is an esports enterprise that provides underlying technology to integrate esports into high schools. Their turnkey solution enables students to compete in a safe and regulated online environment. They organize, schedule and manage all the logistics that go into an esports league.

  • Garrow Space Systems has the goal of developing a variety of technologies for use in space. Currently, Garrow is developing a novel, small electric propulsion system to be used as the primary thruster on small satellites, or as part of an array of thrusters on larger satellites for translation and rotation.

  • Immersio facilitates the active learning of ancient languages through personalized contextual conversations and integrated resources to allow users to expand their reading and speaking fluency.

  • Labora is a digital platform where qualified workers can find dignified and respectable work with reliable farmers who need to increase their farm's productivity.

  • Mala the Brand is a handcrafted candle company born from the desire to bring comfort and relaxation to the modern home - wherever and whatever that may look like.

  • MeaningfulWork is an early stage venture that is primarily focused on integrating social impact into corporate work.

  • Moment Energy strives to provide greater access to renewable and reliable energy storage. As creators of battery units that can be used in a variety of applications, they are currently focused on storing energy for offgrid, end of grid customers and plans on powering remote communities in the future.

  • NANOSentinel is making innovation safe by integrating preventative healthcare into the growing nanotechnology industry.

  • NATIV Media is a creative agency that specializes in social media marketing, influencer marketing, and business development.

  • ODEN Health Solutions Inc. is a medical device company offering harm reduction solutions to reduce the number of deadly overdoses in Canada.

  • SPARK Foundation is a youth led Non Profit, in Surrey BC. We are empowering the next generation to take action for a better world through life education.

  • Streamline Athletes is a collegiate track and field recruiting platform for student-athletes to find the best university for them. Streamline Athletes helps athletes create a profile, browse and filter universities, create a list of schools, and contact coaches.

  • Studio Kleio is a creative studio celebrating families and life. The team share a common drive to genuinely connect with people and capture their stories. They recognize that every moment is precious and people are complex.

  • Treno is creating a never before seen connection on its platform between young/amateur athletes and professional/high-level players and coaches.

  • Zebra is a light-weight, energy-efficient MagnetoRheological (MR) damper that makes MR technology feasible for a broad range of applications. Zebra is 50% lighter and provides 75% more dynamic force compared to its rivals.

The Entrepreneurship Experience

We are very thankful for the support we received in the early days through SFU Venture Connection, from office space, the mentorship program, networking events, media exposure and much more. Looking back over the past four years, it is truly humbling to see how far we’ve come and programs like this were a huge contribution to this accomplishment.

Maryam Sadeghi, MetaOptima

SFU Venture Connection is helping Ionomr and many other exciting ventures bridge the ‘valley of death’ from idea to established company with significant support and mentorship. This is helping us make the right decisions and build the relationships we need to succeed in the market.

Ben Britton, CEO, Ionomr