Seven new start-ups are making their entrance at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ-QI Innovation Lab at Impact Hub Montréal, starting Thursday, March 1! These businesses in their pre-marketing stage will benefit from free work stations for six months. The goal of the Innovation Lab is to give young businesses the chance to focus on commercializing their products and growing their company without worrying about the issues surrounding renting a workspace. Here are our new recruits:
1. FLITE: making surfaces water and oil resistant
The start-up FLITE has created a patented technique to make surfaces resistant to water and oil. Its ultimate goal would be for its technology to be used to remove ice from airplane wings or to prevent infrastructure corrosion.
2. An open solution in IoT!
Pilot Things is software for creating smart networks for the Internet of Things (IoT) in order to connect objects regardless of their base protocol. It is an open solution based on the oneM2M global standards, enabling clients to freely connect objects and applications.
3. MTLight: illuminating the city
The priority of MTLight’s founders is to popularize digital art and make it more accessible to small businesses. Its two founders want to provide a turnkey projection mapping service on a human scale for bars, performance halls and digital cultural events.
4. Increase the independence of people with disabilities thanks to virtual reality
Embrace The Life VR allows people with reduced mobility to have immersive virtual experiences in places they go to daily—transportation, for example—increasing their autonomy and reducing their anxiety. The start-up is developing interactive simulations by combining 3D simulations and interactive 360° videos.
5. Meet the “Uber of part-time jobs”
Staff2Day is an application that will connect professionals with students or freelance workers for small jobs lasting from a few hours to a few days.
6. Swarm Armor: the new generation of antivirus
Swarm Armor is a next-generation antivirus program aiming to revolutionize the cyber security industry by optimally protecting the information of businesses in Quebec and Canada. You can already register to test the software’s beta version!
7. Visualizing data on maps with Nuuzee
Nuuzee is an IT business enabling events to be visualized on a city-wide scale using a unique cartographic model. Conferences, cocktail parties, festivals: they’re all just a click away!