ventureLAB is pleased to announce the members of the incoming Tech Undivided Cohort. Tech Undivided is an initiative for women tech founders to grow and scale their business. Focused on the pillars of raising capital, technology and IP commercialization, talent attraction and retention, and customer acquisition, Tech Undivided enables founders to accelerate business growth.
The companies in this exceptional cohort are focused on a number of growing industries from wellness tech and industrial 3D printing to donation platforms for families in need and GPS tracking solutions for pets.
The new Tech Undivided cohort will work with industry experts, our Strategic Mentorship network, and investors to refine their product-market-fit, amplify their sales, navigate relevant sources of funding, and hone their pitch to better prepare for customer and investor meetings.
Founder: Negar Yaghoobi
Colorful Zone is a well-being factory for designing products to improve the state of well-being in individuals. They integrate cognitive science with intelligent technologies to create personalized solutions.
Founder: Livia Han
Compass is a B2B SaaS Holistic Student Life Platform that sits at the intersection of ed-tech & well-tech. Their platform is a one-stop shop, connecting students to resources, services, and events regarding mental health at their post-secondary institutions using personalized recommendations.
Co-Founder: Anne Thomas
Design Packs leverage the Shopify online store 2.0 via their design tool/ page builder for Shopify ecommerce sites that add new code sections and templates to merchant stores. Unlike other page builders, DesignPacks adds sections and blocks directly to the theme for optimal performance.
"We’re looking for mentorship and guidance as we explore the wild world of entrepreneurship for the first time. Tech Undivided is a great fit for us because it’s focused on businesses operating in Southern Ontario and specifically supports women entrepreneurs. Our goal for the next 6 months is to learn as much as possible and confirm that we have product-market fit for our Shopify design toolkit. We already have some traction, but are really looking to take our business to the next level."
- Anne Thomas, Co-Founder, Design Packs
Founder: Libi Berenson
Geenees is an in-kind gifting, tech platform, granting wishes for families in need. Nonprofits choose families to create wishlists. Donors purchase any item and it is delivered directly to the family. With Geenees, families receive essential products, groceries, dental and educational services anonymously. Donors give meaningfully and directly. Nonprofits find new types of donors and easily facilitate contactless donations.
"Joining Tech Undivided is an opportunity to connect with an exceptional group of experts and supporters, learn from the best in the sector, and prepare Geenees for the next level of growth."
- Libi Berenson, Founder, Geenees
Founder: Payal Singh
MapleWiz Solutions provides IOT and GPS tracking solutions for pets. They successfully launched YoPets - the first Canadian GPS tracking for Pets.
"Through Tech Undivided we are looking for expert advisory on online marketing initiatives and raising capital, which will enable us to buy inventory and fuel our growth."
- Payal Singh, Founder, MapleWiz
Founder: Elissa Ross
Metafold 3D is B2B SaaS startup that drives new applications for industrial 3D printing through cloud-based Design for Additive Manufacturing software. Their patent-pending lattice technology helps engineers achieve reductions of up to 85% in the amount of material required for products in aerospace, medical, automotive and consumer goods with much more flexibility in design.
Founder: Dallas Barnes
Reya Health is a personal birth control guide using smart algorithms and in-depth user profiles to match women to the best birth control option, track side effects and guide them through contraceptive counselling, planning, use and beyond.
"We joined Tech Undivided to be surrounded by, learn from, and grow with other female leaders in the Canadian tech space."
- Dallas Barnes, Founder, Reya Health
About Tech Undivided
ventureLAB’s Tech Undivided initiative is creating an inclusive tech ecosystem that increases representation by removing barriers and reducing unconscious bias to give women founders an equitable opportunity to raise capital and generate revenue. Funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, as part of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, Tech Undivided leverages a merit-based, gender-balanced Strategic Mentor Network of entrepreneurs and business experts and a growing network of industry partners, enabling women founders to grow and scale locally, and compete globally.
ventureLAB is a leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software companies in Canada. Located at the heart of Ontario’s innovation corridor in York Region, ventureLAB is part of one of the biggest and most diverse tech communities in Canada. Our initiatives focused on raising capital, talent retention, commercializing technology and IP, and customer acquisition have enabled thousands of companies to create over 4,000 jobs and raise more than $200 million in investment capital. At ventureLAB, we grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada, for global markets.