CANADIAN EXPORT CHALLENGE

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ABOUT THE CANADIAN

EXPORT CHALLENGE

On October 18th, five export-ready companies will pitch to an esteemed panel of former and current CBC Dragons through the Canadian Export Challenge.

The five finalists will go head-to-head for the grand prize of $10,000 and up to an additional $100,000 in support.

'Watch the Final Showdown at 2.00 PM

MEET YOUR EMCEE

Dr. Sean Wise

@SeanWise

EMCEE

MEET THE JUDGES

W. Brett Wilson

@WBrettWilson

Chairman, Prairie Merchant

JUDGE

Jeff Cates

@Jeff_Cates1

President and CEO, Intuit Canada

JUDGE

Justine Hendricks

@ExportDevCanada

Vice President Working Capital Solutions

JUDGE

Paul Gaspar

@UPS_SmallBizCA

Director Small Business at UPS Canada

JUDGE

Nicole Verkindt

@nicoleverkindt @offsetmarket

Founder & CEO of OMX

JUDGE

MEET THE FINALISTS

Hybrid Power Solutions

 @hybridpowersolutions

Francois Byrne,

Project Director

A Toronto-based company revolutionizing the industrial market place by providing its customers with a completely fuel free, portable, job site power source. They deliver a rugged product that eliminates fumes, fuel, noise and maintenance, with no compromise in performance. As a clean new alternative to traditional fossil fuel generators, the Batt Pack offers 4000W, it is designed to last a complete work shift and recharge in 3 hours. Their "green" battery pack find applications in mining, railway, public transit and military.  

Umay CARE

@umaycare

Sharmin Habib,

Co-Founder

An Edmonton-based company that created the “Umay REST®” - “a toothbrush for eye care" to empower users to take control of their eye health restoring damage done by devices. Umay REST® combines thermal therapy with Thermal Meditation™ to reset the effects of screen time and redefine self-care.  Relieve stress, relax the mind and restore the natural function of your eyes. Be one of the first to discover how Umay reinvents everyday experiences with self-care technology.

ANANDA Devices

 @AnandaDevices

Margaret Magdesian,

CEO

A Montreal-based company that combines expertise in organ-on-a-chip and stem cells technology to develop mini brains and mini spinal-cords-on-a-chip, enabling more efficient testing of drugs directly on patients' derived tissues. ANANDA (Advanced Nano Design Applications) Devices’ mission is to increase research capacity and competitiveness by developing and applying nano- and microtechnology platforms to improve biomedical research and diagnostics.

SucSeed

@SucSeedCanada

Emily Bland

Seed-EO

A Halifax-based social enterprise that combines the know-how of botanists and engineers with the time and talent of at-risk and homeless youth, hoping to cultivate their sense of pride. They make hydroponic systems, built entirely by the marginalized populations they employ, who in turn can develop life skills, grow confidence, and feed their independence. Proceeds from every sale are allowing them to launch food sharing cooperatives across Canada and into the North.

Orbitless Drive Inc.

@OrbitlessDrive

Robert Eisses

CEO & Co-Founder

A Vancouver-based company that created a revolutionary new high-efficiency gearbox technology platform. Its various benefits enhance the performance of drivetrains for motion control, robotics, electric vehicles, wind power, or anywhere gear motors are used. We work with leading innovative gearhead, power transmission, and gearmotor companies to improve their competitive edge. Orbitless uses standard gear components and takes advantage of most innovations in gear tooth design and optimization when implemented in an Orbitless gearbox.

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