Canadian Tech Showcase at Toshi's, VentureOutNY

On Wednesday, April 2nd, OLC attended the “Startups, Eh?: Another Canadian Tech Showcase with VentureOutNY” at Toshi's Living Room at 9 West 26th Street, New York, NY. The evening was made possible by VentureOut Canada II and a lightening pitch round of 9 startups. The investor panel included Eric Martineau-Fortin, Managing Partner of White Star Capital, Kelly Hoey, Co-Founder of Women Innovate Mobile, Brad Harrison, Managing Partner of Scout Ventures, and Lucas Nelson, Principal of Gotham Ventures. Here’s a brief rundown of the startups presenting.

Preo (
Tired of waiting on bartending staff? Preo lets you pay for a drink directly from your mobile phone.

Fora (
Fora connects Africans with world class education through online courses and professional credentials.

Mobizou (
Mobizou is a location based mobile marketing platform for premium retailrs in ecommerce.

Skaled (
Interested in scaling your startup’s sales, marketing and business development? Skaled offers strategy and operational support just for this.

iTech Art (
iTech Art provides customized software development through offshore teams.

Sellsy (
Sellsy offers CRM, invoicing and sales management for agile companies.

Affinio (
An advanced big data company, Affinio analyzes your social graph to create real-time content harnessing networks.

Hurrier (
Imagine “Uber for goods” through the use of mobile technology.

Thirdshelf (
Thirdshelf helps create a branded mobile app for your business. ( helps you discover social and professional contacts through your friends

Uplette (
Uplette uses targeted mobile advertising to increase conversion rates in reaching consumers.

Voices (
Voices connects business with voice over talent around the world.