2018 Innovation Guelph Award Nominees

On June 28th, we are excited to be part of the Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala, hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce . This annual event recognizes the achievements of exceptional individuals and businesses in the Guelph community.

Find out more about the Innovation Guelph Awards and this year’s amazing nominees below:

2018 Innovation Guelph SME of The Year

This Award recognizes some of Innovation Guelph’s high-potential clients who are making a big difference in the world.  Awarded annually, the Innovation Guelph SME of The Year Award celebrates businesses based on the following principles:

  • Progress in past year (revenue growth, new hires, new markets, new product development)
  • Track record of strategic innovation and successful execution
  • Impact on community and/or global reach
  • Coachability of CEO & Executive Team
  • Proactive use of Innovation Guelph’s programs and services for entrepreneurs

Together, we celebrate the following nominees for their success, growth and contribution to the Region and beyond.

Our 2018 SME Nominees

Canadian Extreme Climate Systems Ltd. provides solutions for vehicles in the climate control and idle reductions spaces for on and off-road vehicles. Their technologies are installed in small to medium OEM companies in several applications such as Utility Trucks, Agriculture, Municipal Vehicles and Heavy Construction as well as aftermarket in most sectors, dominantly in municipal fleet applications such as policing. One of their core products is the patented GRIP Idle Management System which is a fully automated vehicle control system that can be added to vehicles with high idle times reducing and tracking the fuel and emissions reduction.
For years, SpeakFeel and Sandbox Software have been developing software solutions for clients in and beyond the GTA, bringing millions of dollars to the Wellington County region. Their coworking setup allows them to support one another and Guelph’s presence along the Innovation Corridor as they grow their complimentary services.
About SpeakFeel Corporation: SpeakFeel is a software development firm that creates innovative web and mobile applications for clients in Canada and beyond. The company specializes in building applications that utilize cutting-edge progressive technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and blockchain.
About Sandbox Software Solutions: Established in 2004, Sandbox is a custom software development agency that works primarily with non-profit and public-sector clients
Cupanion
Cupanion is more than a reusable product company. They believe that with the simple of act of reusing, people can create lasting change for both people and the planet. They combine technology with sustainability to create products and programs that inspire the world to reuse.
Helping the planet and those in need is what drives Cupanion, that’s why they developed the Fill it Forward app. With the Fill it Forward app, users can connect their reusable product to their smartphone so they can track their environmental footprint and give clean water to those in need every time they reuse.

Innovation Guelph Start-Up of the Year

This Award recognizes some of Innovation Guelph’s exciting start-up clients. These companies have high future potential and are poised to make a big difference in the world around us.  Awarded annually, the Innovation Guelph Start-Up of The Year Award celebrates businesses based on the following principles:

  • Progress in past year (revenue growth, new hires, product development, customer or market validation, investment and/or funding secured)
  • High future potential
  • Ability to execute
  • Coachability of founder(s)
  • Proactive use of Innovation Guelph’s programs and services for entrepreneurs

Together, we celebrate the following nominees for their success, growth and future potential.

Our 2018 Start-up Nominees

Altilis Beauty®, a division of Soleluna Cosmetics Inc. is disrupting the cosmetics industry through the sourcing of effective, innovative and environmentally responsible ingredients. Their thoughtfully crafted skincare line, consisting of three skincare essentials is formulated with breadfruit and other tropical botanicals for a complete system of antioxidant, protective and aging-preventative compounds to achieve healthy, youthful skin.
Altilis Beauty’s commitment to you for every product purchased is the gift of transparency – the traceability of their ingredients, the ethical conditions in which the business operates as well as their continuous efforts to preserve our global environment.
TRU-ID provides confidence that ingredients are authentic in food and natural health products (NHP). They enable producers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers to use DNA biotechnology to accurately identify natural ingredients. This provides: brand differentiation by providing independent 3rd party certification of authentic products; risk mitigation by reducing food fraud and brand damage; supply chain verification tools for testing ingredient authenticity from farm to fork. Their TRU-ID certification program has global coverage in over 30 countries within NA, EU, and Asia. Their certification mark is on over 30 million products as they seek to increase consumer confidence in food and NHPs.
Site Safety Solutions’ Rebar is an easy to use solution for construction site safety compliance. With all of the day-to-day responsibilities construction companies face, the health and safety of workers is THE highest priority; but the health and safety compliance paperwork can overwhelm even the most efficient business operation.
Rebar’s simple, affordable and easy to use solution for construction site safety compliance provides construction companies an easy way to manage health and safety responsibilities and maintain an electronic audit trail needed for compliance, all while reducing overall risk.
Say hello to Rebar and goodbye to paperwork forever.

Congratulations to all the Guelph Awards of Excellence nominees! 

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