Extreme Startups to Host Inaugural Demo Day on June 19

Posted by Rob Lewis

Toronto accelerator Extreme Startups is hosting their inaugural demo day on Tuesday, June 19, and their initial cohort of five startups will be centre stage.

"We are extremely excited by our first group of 5 startup companies selected after a national evaluation process earlier this year," says Andy Yang, Chief Innovation Hunter for Extreme Startups.  We selected 5 very strong teams, and each have been executing on and exceeding their milestones.  "We have strong representation from across Canada, with Startups who have been calling Toronto home for the past 3 months including teams from Edmonton and Ottawa" says Yang.

The companies presenting at Demo Day are:

Gijit is your personal calendar assistant, making your life (and especially your day) a whole lot easier. Gijit gives you a rundown of who you're meeting, what they look like, what their story is, and if they've woken up on the wrong side of the bed that morning. Gijit keeps you in the know and on your toes, so you can be ready to bring your A-game to every meeting, conference call, dinner date.

Granify makes more money for online stores. We analyze the behavior of each shopper across our network to determine how to influence them and when they require influence.  We then display offers, recommendations and messages personalized to each shopper that maximizes the likelihood of a purchase and increases order size. This is all done automatically, so there is no extra work required by the store.

ShopLocket lets you start selling online in minutes, risk-free. Simply create a product, embed it in any website, Facebook page, or blog post, and start collecting orders! ShopLocket helps you leverage your social networks, display your product in a beautiful way, and ultimately make more money. Finally, selling online is as simple as it should be.

SimplyUs helps couples organize their life together. It’s incredibly useful, reduces stress and keeps you close to your significant other. It’s a private place to stay close & organized with your partner. Share memories, messages, calendars, lists & more – everything that’s important to your relationship in one place.

Verelo is a website monitoring service that focused on providing large scale web hosting providers with a deep insight into how their customer base. Through Verelo’s product offering large scale providers are enabled to provide proactive support and decrease churn rates. Its not just about large scale providers, Verelo’s solution can be used by individual companies. Offering everything you need to monitor your website, with Verelo you can rest easy knowing your website is under constant watch.

Extreme Startups has $7 million dollars in funding from five of Canada premier venture capital funds: Rho Canada Venture, OMERS Ventures, BDC Venture Capital, Relay Ventures and Extreme Venture Partners.

Company:
Gijit
Website:
http://www.gijit.co
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The go-to app for your next 48 hours. Gijit shows you everything you need to know about your schedule for today and tomorrow. Find out more about who you’re meeting, where you're meeting them and things nearby—all within your Google Calendar. more

Company:
ShopLocket
Website:
http://www.shoplocket.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ShopLocket lets anyone start selling professionally online in minutes. Simply publish a product, embed it in any website, Facebook page, or blog post, and start collecting orders. Finally, selling online is as simple as it should be. more

Company:
Verelo
Website:
http://www.verelo.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

With more websites and users online than ever before, the cost of downtime has never been higher. Verelo provides Malware detection, downtime monitoring and alert notifications as soon as an issue is detected with your website. While focused on large scale hosting providers, anyone can get started with a Verelo account and monitor their website or blog for free. more

Company:
SimplyUs
Website:
http://www.smplyus.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SimplyUs helps couples organize their life together. It's incredibly useful and keeps you close to your significant other. Start living the simple life today. more

Company:
Extreme Startups
Website:
http://www.extremestartups.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Extreme Startups is a venture backed startup accelerator that supercharges founder development, optimizes product-market fit and graduates fundable companies. Our evolved programs provide an unrivaled combination of seed capital (up to $250K), digital product leadership education and access to a global pool of mentors. Investors and financial partners include Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Relay... more

Company:
Granify
Website:
http://granify.com
Location:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Granify automatically maximizes revenue for online retailers by identifying shoppers that aren’t going to buy and changing their mind - before they leave the site - by harnessing the power of real-time big data and machine learning. more


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Rob Lewis

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