CTA@NYC helps facilitate the growth of Canadian tech startups in New York City. Demo Night is the opportunity for companies, in the CTA@NYC, to pitch their business ideas to potential investors.
Online PR News – 27-November-2013 – New York City – Founded in February 2012, the Canadian Technology Accelerator in New York City (CTA@NYC) is a groundbreaking program offered through the Consulate General of Canada which fast-tracks the growth of Canadian digital media start-ups by offering a “soft-landing” into NYC’s technology community. Each year, hundreds of companies submit applications for acceptance into CTA@NYC, which offers office space in New York for several months as well as targeted mentoring and networking opportunities with investors, business leaders, and other members of the tech ecosystem. Midway through the program, the CTA@NYC hosts Demo Night, which is an opportunity for each company to pitch business ideas to media, venture capitalists, and potential customers while building its network. With the Business Development Bank of Canada and the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York as sponsors, this year's Demo Night will took place at AppNexus, a digital advertising company, on the evening of October 17, 2013. The participating companies represent a broad spectrum of tech-based platforms:
BRIKA is a tightly curated e-commerce site that connects under-the-radar artisans and designers to a conscious and creative consumer.
CROWDSOURCED TESTING manages an international community of professional software testers who can test websites, video games, and mobile applications on a large number of different devices to ensure that they are bug-free and ready for commercial distribution.
LOOSE BUTTON helps consumers better discover, try, and purchase quality beauty and lifestyle products through a unique experience. In a short period of time, Loose Button has grown to be the leading beauty membership service in the country with members in every province (and territory) across Canada.
CREME.HR identifies job applicants with the highest potential, matching them to your company culture and position. Using the science of psychology, its cloud based hiring solution assesses each applicant’s problem solving ability and priorities, before a resume is read.
LIVE INSITE is a real time marketing and interaction tool that enables advertisers, publishers, and online retailers interest-based targeted marketing.
WANTERING is a fashion discovery tool that allows its visitors to discover and buy clothing from across a curated list of boutiques, flash sales sites, and major retailers all in one place. Its algorithm tracks and analyzes trending products across the social web.
GUESTFUL helps restaurants fill their tables by accessing restaurant availability in front of more customers - in just a few clicks. Guestful also helps local search and discovery apps retain all visitors and monetize restaurant content by providing restaurants table inventory in real-time via our widget/API.
For more information regarding the CTA@NYC program, please email Irena.Harris @ internationalgc dot ca.
The CTA@NYC is an innovative initiative of the Consulate General of Canada facilitated by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service that offers Canada's most promising tech start-ups an opportunity to benefit from office space in NYC and a tailored mentoring program to accelerate growth in the United States and globally.