CANADIAN EXPORT CHALLENGE
ABOUT THE CANADIAN
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
MEET THE JUDGES
W. Brett Wilson
Chairman, Prairie Merchant
President and CEO, Intuit Canada
Vice President Working Capital Solutions
Director Small Business at UPS Canada
Founder & CEO of OMX
MEET THE FINALISTS
Hybrid Power Solutions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.