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Six companies compete at venture challenge

June 12, 2014 — 

On June 18, Innovate Manitoba, which is supported by the University of Manitoba, is hosting Lift’Off.

Lift’Off is a dynamic business event that brings Manitoba’s entrepreneurial startups into the same room as venture capitalists, and then the entrepreneurs pitch their products and hope to win. It’s a lot like CBC’s show Dragons’ Den.

The six competing companies were chosen from a bootcamp Innovate Manitoba hosts.

The competitors are:

  • Element Life Science: A medical device company specializing in patented RF coil technology for 2nd generation MRI use.
  • Exigence Technologies: A platform antimicrobial technology that can be applied to new and used textiles and polymer-based medical devices, to protect them for the lifetime of the product against antibiotic resistant bacteria.
  • Kindoma: Makes video chat services that let families do things like read and draw, even when apart.
  • Konex Wake Parks: A manufacturer and international supplier of cable wakeboarding systems and obstacles.
  • PermissionClick: A platform that allows educators to collect web-based permission slips and fees from parents in a timely and transparent way.
  • Shut Ur Pie Hole: Shut Ur Pie Hole sells made from-scratch pies made with fresh, local ingredients served in full-size and single-serving jars.


What: Venture Challenge
When: June 18, competition runs from 8:30 a.m. until noon
Where: Fort Garry Hotel

For more information click here.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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