Recapping the First-Ever JOLT Demo Day: ShelfLife, SlingRide, eProf, and More

Posted by Jennifer Marron

Last Tuesday marked the first-ever JOLT Demo Day at Steam Whistle Brewing’s historic Roundhouse building.

This was the big event for the six startups in the inaugural cohort after 16 rigorous weeks of brainstorming, business modeling, brand building and pitch polishing. The startups gave their eight-minute pitches after a thought-proving keynote address from bestselling author and blogger Julien Smith.

Here's a recap of the JOLT Summer 2012 cohort pitches.

ShelfLife

ShelfLife is a social commerce platform that provides 30 million North American collectors with everything they need in a single website. Their mobile strategy bridges the gap between online and offline commerce, and our advanced social tools gamify the process of collecting by leveraging competitive mechanics.

Greengage Mobile

Greengage Mobile is an enterprise SaaS platform that enables large organizations to create awareness, engage employees and measure the impact of their corporate sustainability objectives. Leveraging mobile and web, their platform uses social and gamification elements to drive employee actions and achieve corporate goals related to environmental, social, community, and health initiatives.

SlingRide

SlingRide is a ride sharing community for those who want a convenient way to travel while saving money and making new friends along the way. Unlike the bus or train which is both inconvenient and expensive, SlingRide makes use of smartphones and thousands of nearby coffee shops where drivers and passengers can safely meet making the process of coordinating a ride simple, social, and enjoyable.

Tout.it

Tout.it is the ultimate discussion experience for sports fans. By bringing real-time and in-depth discussions together with personalized sports discovery, tout.it’s goal is to bring together sports fans to build a passionate sports community.

eProf

The top 20 ed-tech companies today are asynchronous, which means not live and not interactive. This is an enormous problem because students overwhelmingly prefer to learn in a live setting. eProf’s live, interactive classroom experience brings online education to life.

Venngage

Venngage makes analytics and insights available to the rest of us. They make analytics and insights available for everyone, not just the 2% that really understand math and statistics. They are designed for the layperson that doesn’t have a background in data analysis.

Applications for the Winter 2013 JOLT Accelerator cohort are closing this Sunday, November 4. JOLT is looking to accelerate high-growth web and mobile startups that cross both the consumer and enterprise markets, exclusively focused on the IT, communications and entertainment industries.

Company:
JOLT Accelerator
Website:
http://www.joltco.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

JOLT is a technology accelerator dedicated to building high-growth web and mobile companies that promise to transform the way consumers and enterprises interact with technologies. more

Company:
Venngage
Website:
http://www.venngage.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Venngage is an online infographics tool that helps you create and publish custom infographics, engage your viewers, and track your results. more

Company:
ShelfLife
Website:
http://www.ShelfLife.net
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ShelfLife is a social commerce platform that provides 30 million North American collectors with everything they need in a single website. Our permanent record of every collectible ever made allows collectors to track their collections and be automatically matched with buyers and sellers. Our mobile strategy bridges the gap between online and offline commerce, and our advanced social tools gamify the process of... more

Company:
eProf
Website:
http://www.eprof.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

eProf is the first and only edu-commerce platform, providing education and training businesses a turnkey solution for taking their businesses online using leading education technologies. The eProf platform allows teaching businesses to do more than solely deliver live, online classes to students. We provide everything that teaching businesses require, including: 1. Customizable, professional, modern, marketing... more

Company:
tout.it
Website:
http://tout.it
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

tout.it is the ultimate discussion experience for sports fans. By bringing real-time and in-depth discussions together with personalized sports discovery, tout.it’s goal is to bring together sports fans to build a passionate sports community. Our research has been unanimous — sports fans are dying to tout.it. more

Company:
SlingRide
Website:
http://www.slingride.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SlingRide is a ride sharing community for those who want a convenient way to travel while saving money and making new friends along the way. Fully customizable to a users’ social network and preferences, SlingRide gives users complete control over who they ride with. Unlike the bus or train which is both inconvenient and expensive, SlingRide makes use of smartphones and thousands of nearby coffee shops where... more

Company:
Nudge Rewards
Website:
http://www.nudgerewards.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nudge Rewards helps organizations engage people in community volunteerism, sustainability, and health and wellness programs. The Nudge platform harnesses the combined power of mobile apps, rewards and analytics to empower employee engagement, drive positive behaviour change and deliver measurable business results. Recognized as one of Canada’s top emerging technology companies, Nudge works with private sector,... more


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Jennifer Marron

Jennifer Marron

Jennifer Marron is the Community Manager for the IT, Communications and Entertainment (ICE) Practice at MaRS Discovery District. Her passion is meeting people with great ideas, connecting them in creative ways and watching their ideas come to life.  With a background in journalism, Jennifer has spent most of her career building communities in startup organizations, most recently in the trenches... more




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