Startup Kitchen To Live Stream Demo Day
September 14th, 2015
People who can’t travel to Moncton this month for the Propel ICT Demo Day will still be able to watch the festivities live, thanks to Startup Kitchen.
The Fredericton-based venture that produces TV shows about Atlantic Canadian startups will live stream the presentations through its partnership with Bell Aliant FibreOp. Everyone is welcome to watch the event here, regardless of whether they’re Bell Aliant customers.
Propel ICT, the regional tech accelerator, will feature pitches by 12 companies in its Demo Day at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton on Sept. 22. The pitches begin at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available here.
“Propel Demo Day is not something that’s within everyone’s commuting distance, but it’s one of the most exciting startup events in Atlantic Canada,” said Startup Kitchen Co-Founder Suhaim Abdussamad. “We want everyone to see it.”
His partner Robert Foley added that three of the 12 pitching teams are from St. John’s, and their friends and family will want to be able to see the pitched.
The current Propel cohort consists of 33 teams, and six of them are in the Build program – designed for the more advanced companies. These companies were almost guaranteed to pitch at Demo Day, and will be candidates for funding from Propel’s various financial sponsors.
The other 27 companies in the Launch program are divided evenly between Fredericton, Halifax and St. John’s, and two companies from each of these cities will be pitching on the 22nd. They were judged to be further along the entrepreneurial path and ready to present at the big event.
The pitching companies are: Bitness, Halifax; BuyMyLemonade, Halifax; Ella, Saint John; Liv9, Fredericton; MusicEdZone, St. John’s; Vish Solutions, St. John’s; Ongozah, Moncton; Xiplinx Technologies, Saint John and Fredericton; Simptek, Fredericton; PACTA, Halifax; Clean Simple, Halifax; and HeyOrca!, St. John’s.