Amplifund guests ‘invested’ in startups to help them earn $15K!

  • June 27, 2019
  • By: Brittany Tapper
EDGE Note held in the air

On June 26, a total of $15k was “invested” in EDGE startups by guests and mystery investors. All attendees engaged in the marketplace by visiting startup booths and puting their EDGE Notes in the banks of their favourites!

EDGE is thrilled to say that all ventures walked away with funding, which only added to the exciting atmosphere of the evening.

A special thank you to our mystery investors:

  • Melloney Campbell, Founder – Startup Peel Community
  • Fortunato Pitaro, Professor – Sheridan
  • Julie Lukkarila, Business Development Manager – Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • Andrew Opala, Partner – The Mississauga Investor Network
  • Jose Rueda, Professor – Sheridan
  • Michelle Chrétien, Director – Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies at Sheridan
  • Patrice Esson, Professor – Sheridan
  • Dominic Gallego, Founder – Snaptique Photo Booth
  • Susan Webb, President & Founder – VOX International

Finalists

Here’s the 14 ventures who earned investment!

FoundersBeta

FoundersBeta is the ultimate online hub for starting a startup. With more than 6,000 members, it’s the top destination to find co-founders and resources to build successful startups.

FoundersBeta earned the most investment from mystery investors!

Motify

Student success can be a tricky thing. As rates of mental illness, education cost, and learning disabilities rise, Motify uses data analytics and software integrations to connect students to the right supports, helping to increase student retention by 9% and decrease time to graduation.

Motify received the second highest investment from mystery investors!

IRIS R&D Group Inc.

IRIS helps smart cities monitor public infrastructure using AI, IoT and Computer Vision technologies.

IRIS received the third highest investment from mystery investors!

LinkMentalHealth

LinkMentalHealth connects people to the right mental health services regardless of what they can afford. The online platform focuses on factors that represent underserved communities within mental health including sexual orientation, affordability, ethnicity and religion.

LinkMentalHealth was the Fan Favourite – meaning their venture received the most EDGE Notes from attendees!

Celebration Season

Celebration Season is a limited-edition online and retail clothing boutique store located in Brampton with modern and ethnic wear for the most fashion-savvy shoppers.

DF Media Productions

DF Media Productions is a film/video production company that works with bands, non-profits and startup companies to create powerful and compelling video content to increase awareness, spark leads, create connections and build community.

Esports Tickets

Esports Tickets is a tech startup that’s building Beam.gg, an event platform where people can find esports and gaming events. They are also a part of RFI at DMZ and EDGE at Sheridan College and were recently selected by the Alibaba Entrepreneurship Fund as a top global startup.

Kinetika

Kinetika offers services to educate children and youth regarding biomechanically-appropriate movement. They offer after-school and in-school club exercise programs to teach active biomechanics to school-aged children through public schools in the Greater Toronto Area.

Feely Music

Feely Music is a music education company which sources, trains and connects quality piano teachers into the homes of students across Canada. Feely Music’s custom curriculum caters to the specific goals, challenges and song requests of students, making music learning fun, relevant and personal.

GateBuddy

GateBuddy™ is a magnetic gate holder that installs effortlessly in the ground. It keeps gates open, securely and temporarily, with one simple motion.

Jelly Social

Behind every successful entrepreneur is a community of entrepreneurs. Jelly Social is a community of over 3,500 GTA entrepreneurs ready to offer peer-to-peer support to every local entrepreneur.

Joint App

The Joint App is building the infrastructure for modern student immigration within Canada.

SAB Fruit Cake

SAB Fruit Cake is a bakery company in Mississauga, Ontario that manufactures and sells high-quality fruit cakes. The manufacturing of SAB Fruit Cake is done from a shared bakery space.

Univjobs

Univjobs is a marketplace for students and recent graduates to find part-time, co-op, entry-level jobs and internships.

Want to learn more?

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Had a lot of fun and met awesome people from Mississauga and Sheridan’s innovation ecosystem!