Ontario supports three emerging tech companies to breed innovation and generate jobs with investment fund

by Knowlton Thomas | Startups

Ontario is helping three emerging high-tech companies bring innovative products and services to market, which will support the region’s high-tech industry and create new jobs.

Ontario's new Investment Accelerator Fund will help three emerging high-tech companies bring innovative products and services to market, which will support the region’s high-tech industry and create new jobs. It will support new technology development and help these companies attract investment and secure major customers. Together, they expect to create 95 jobs over the next two years. The three companies are:

  • Client Outlook: Their software lets hospitals share digital X-rays, for more efficient patient care decisions and reduced patient wait times.

"The IAF funding comes at just the right time for us. While previous investments helped us prove our technology, the IAF funding will bring our technology to market and create jobs. We are in the process of signing distribution agreements with channel partners and the IAF investment is helping us get to market much faster than we would otherwise be able to." 

Steve Rankin, President and Co-founder, Client Outlook Inc.

  • Dejero Labs – their technology makes it possible to transmit broadcast-quality live video over cellular networks, simply and economically – as seen in the live coverage of the Olympic Torch Relay.

“The investment from the IAF came at a great time: it helped us hire good people, grow our product and get it ready for shipping on a large scale. Broadcasters have a real need for live feeds in the field – and now we’re able to provide that.” 

Ron Neumann, Chairman & CEO, Dejero Labs

  • DossierView – will offer software designed to provide more efficient desktop management and more intelligent searching, both locally and over the Internet.

“The IAF funding supports continuing innovation at DossierView. It allows us to build value in the company before seeking later stage investment. And while early stage financing facilitated initial product validation, funding from IAF allows DossierView to produce a market ready product and serves as a segue to our first enterprise sale and larger investment by a strategic partner.” 

Stephen Basco, DossierView

These investments are part of Ontario’s Innovation Agenda, the province’s plan to make innovation a driving force of Ontario’s economy, and support the Open Ontario Plan to build new opportunities for growth and jobs.

“We’re proud to support the exciting new thinking and technology of these companies," says John Milloy, Minister of Research and Innovation.  "They demonstrate how innovation is improving the lives of Ontarians, from reducing patient wait times to delivering faster and more efficient communications.” 

The province is investing $1.5 million in these companies through the Investment Accelerator Fund; the program is delivered on behalf of Ontario by MaRS.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

DossierView provides desktop business intelligence software that enhances and organizes information access within the intelligent enterprise from the desktop. Building on cutting edge pattern analysis and machine intelligence technology developed at the University of Waterloo, DossierView uses its Knowledge Biased Information Access System technology to track and save a user work environments... more

Client Outlook Inc.
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

At Client Outlook we’re building innovative IT solutions that provide Health Professionals with secure access to the information they need at the point of care where healthcare happens. Our eUnity™ product provides a single viewer to any number of your existing PACS and VNA systems, across medical disciplines and within or across your sites. more

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Dejero simplifies the remote acquisition, cloud management, and multiscreen distribution of professional live video over IP. Many of the world’s top broadcasters rely on Dejero for their mobile newsgathering needs. At Dejero, we like challenges. Solving them is what drives us. It’s what defines us. We listen to our customers. We learn from them. We collaborate with them. We cultivate ideas,... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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