Our member Victory Square Technologies has been winning big and giving big. They recently donated $10 million to 50 kids charities in BC.
Our member Victory Square Technologies returns from the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami with some great news. Through the ICO pitch session vetting process, Victory Square identified three companies (Shopin, Tax Token and Impact PPA) as the top candidates to share the $100,000 investment prize pool.
Our yearly Traction Conference is coming up this summer in August! We are excited to start ramping up on organizing quality speakers and panelists to make this another great Traction Conference.
Inc. has listed Traction as one of the Top 10 Conferences for Sales Leaders in 2018 and here's why:
Our member TalentMarketplace has been accepted into the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), an initiative aimed at bolstering innovation in Canada. This decision means that TalentMarketplace will be made available to Canadian federal government agencies, accelerating the adoption of their project recruitment platform and prequalifying their innovation at a government level. Launch Academy is excited to shine a spotlight on the TalentMarketplace team and gain insight about how the BCIP will help drive their success.
Our alumni Picatic launched their new Picatic Movement offering their full product at a sponsored rate to non-profits, charities, changemakers, and community builders around the world.
Our alumni RunGo is wrapping up 2017 with a bang as it gets listed on Apple's Best of 2017 trends list as the App of the Year for Apple Watch.
"RunGo has been heralded as the best running app for exploring new routes with turn-by-turn voice navigation. You can build your own route, or select one of the 100,000-plus routes worldwide and let the app guide you." - The Province
Our member Victory Square Technologies has announced their decision to enter a subscription agreement with Mr. Mehdi Khimji. Victory Square has had many opportunities to work with qualified investors but none at the calibre of Mehdi Khimji.
Mr. Khimji has agreed to purchase 6,666,667 units at a price of $0.75 per Unit.
"The private placement allows Victory Square, as an early proponent of Blockchain entrepreneurs and companies, to continue its efforts investing in the most promising and disruptive Blockchain-enabled opportunities." - Yahoo Finance
Our member Supportbench has been making a name for themselves in the Help Desk industry. Supportbench placed 16th on the Top 20 Most Affordable Held Desk Software list by Capterra. This placement is highly impressive considering the substantial amount of help desk software available.
"This performance shows the value of the amazing products and services offered by Supportbench, providing an all-in-one customer support system for small and medium businesses." - Digital Journal
The FansUnite team has been keeping busy travelling the world speaking at conferences and winning awards. The team recently came back from Gibraltar after winning the second place Investors Award at the d10 Conference. This was the 11th global edition of the d10 Conference. This conference is highly recognized in the world of Decentralized Technology as it brings together 1500+ leader to explore to future of FinTech, ICOs, Blockchain, and Sharing Economy.
We were very proud to see our member FansUnit participate in the conference and win second place!
Our member Pinnguap has been reaching major milestones and receiving major awards!
A month after receiving the award for Best Social Enterprise Startup, Pinnguaq Association was selected as Best Social Enterprise at the Startup Canada Grand Finale.
Pinnguaq is the organization behind the te(a)ch program, addressing the particular technology and skills challenges facing youth in Nunavut. Among 13 delivery partners for the Government of Canada’s Computers for Schools (CFS) program in each province and territory, Pinnguaq also operates the CFS program in Nunavut that supplies the computers to the te(a)ch program.
The te(a)ch program brings together a team of technical experts, curriculum developers, mental health workers and youth ambassadors from the north and south to work together on an online infrastructure that includes 100 lessons of curriculum to teach programming, game design, engineering and computer science from an introductory to an advanced level.
Our alumni Lendified, a online based lender providing working capital loans to small business, has partnered with ClearFlow Commercial Finance to increase its lending capacity. ClearFlow is providing Lendified with a $60 million credit facility to fund loans delivered through the Lendified website. This increases Lendified’s lending capacity to $85 million!
Riot Games partners with our alumni Battlefy for the collegiate version of its primary esport! Riot Games and Battlefy will be rebranding University League of Legends series as the College League of Legends season. Just like last year, collegiate League will be open to 500-plus schools, including both varsity teams and student-run clubs.
Two weeks ago we welcomed our first Startup Visa company. The Startup Visa Program is targeting foreign entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build innovative and sustainable businesses in Canada. Successful applicants to this program are invited to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents and welcomed into the Launch Academy community.
The Financial IT magazine released a survey of digital banks in hope of identifying global pioneers of digital financial services. Their results were presented into a ranking of 50 banks. Our alumni Koho made it onto the top 50 digital only banks!
Koho is a digital platform for day-to-day banking transactions that include direct deposits, bill payments and electronic money transfers. The Koho Visa Card is a pre-paid Visa card which you can use wherever Visa is accepted. The company is 3 years old and already making a strong name for itself.