The inaugural cohort of the Next TO pre-accelerator, sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs, aims to make companies pitch ready within five weeks: these are the lucky few who will be mentored and given advice to ensure as best as possible their entrance to prestigious accelerators.
Sampler: Allows marketers to reach consumers at critical stages of purchase decision. Integrates with Facebook.
SpeakMe: SpeakMe is "Vine for longform content," allows for social video experience where users collaborate in global discussions about anything and everything they care about by location.
LocaWoka: Helps busy people outsource their errands and tasks to reliable individuals seeking supplementary income within their neighbourhoods.
ArtLocal: A real-time guide to the contemporary art scene.
GrowWell: Helps health and wellness clinics grow. They turn marketing and patient data into actionable insights that help clinic owners grow business.
Commisioner.io: Streamlining the organization and communication of amateur sport leagues and events via a strong data dashboard and webmobile application.
Utility Health: A task management tool aiming to disrupt the archaic way physicians keep track of their rounds and engage with patients.
OhZone: A payment solution that offers instant, secure and contactless payment experience for day to day transactions to unbanked individuals such as kids.
SKYBO: "Fitbit for your car," enabling drivers, mechanics and small businesses to gain access to cars across North America.
Brew Box Co.: Beer enthusiasts helping fellow beer lovers get their hands on Ontario's craft beers through data.
ThinkNation: A cloud-based testing and analytics platform that allows companies to evaluate and analyze programmers' performance in realtime to improve hiring decisions.
Siebu: A customizable ecommerce platform that listens and adapts to customer needs.
Lifestats: An analytics platform to share, compare and discuss your numbers. It integrates across social platforms for friendly competition for those who love to share.