Exploring the Latest Tech Products at Launch Builders: Event Recap

On March 27, 2024, founders, innovators and business minds gathered at Microsoft Vancouver for another packed Launch Builders.

Launch Builders was a hotspot for Vancouver’s tech scene, where builders and entrepreneurs showcased their newest stuff and connected with like-minded folks. With five presenters bringing their latest products, attendees got an insider’s look at what’s next in tech.

With five dynamic presenters igniting the stage with their passion and expertise, participants were immersed in an environment full of anticipation and excitement, providing them with valuable insights into the future trajectory of technology.

Spotlight on Presenters

Five shortlisted presenters unveiled their products, showcasing innovation in action.

Leigh Sembaluk, Datafeel: With a background in athletics, coaching, and consulting, Leigh Sembaluk champions technology that enhances human potential. Datafeel’s latest innovation, the Datafeel Dev Kit, enables rapid prototyping of multi-energy haptic experiences. From heat to vibration, this technology transforms interactions, offering new dimensions of sensation and engagement.

Anastasia Kiku, Reusables.com: As Co-Founder of Reusables.com, Anastasia is leading the charge towards zero-waste food retail by creating a circular platform for packaging, making the transition from single-use to reuse seamless. Her achievements, including recognition in Forbes 30 Under 30 and BC Business 30 Under 30, showcase her dedication to sustainable entrepreneurship.

Launch Builders Meetup, March 27, 2024

Jakub Narloch, Code Maker AI: With a decade of experience as a software engineer for major companies like Samsung and Amazon, Jakub Narloch founded CodeMaker AI in March 2023. This startup leverages AI to automate and optimize software development processes, empowering developers and organizations to create solutions more efficiently.

Shawn O’Neill, Speedsense: Founder and CEO of SpeedSense, Shawn O’Neill focuses on improving website speed to boost revenue and customer satisfaction. His platform, Sensai, combines real user behavior with performance insights to identify high-impact fixes for overloaded product teams, ultimately reclaiming revenue and reducing environmental impact.

Amer Abu-Khajil, Perceptional: As CEO of Peak Studios, Amer Abu-Khajil specializes in offering validation-as-a-service to companies and developing new startup concepts. His latest venture, Perceptional, revolutionizes customer discovery insights by deploying AI-moderated user interviews, streamlining the product decision-making process.

It wasn’t just about the demos —there were engaged Q/A from the live audience, lively discussions, useful feedback, and plenty of networking opportunities over pizza and drinks.

Big shoutout to Microsoft Vancouver for sponsoring. To everyone who attended, presented, and volunteered, a huge thank you for your support.

Launch Builders Will be Back – May 15, 2024!

The next Launch Builders Meetup is set for May 15, 2024! Keep an eye out for early-bird and regular tickets coming soon. Got something cool to demo? Apply Here.

Special Edition of Launch Builders at InnovateWest – April 16, 2024

Launch Academy is thrilled to collaborate with INNOVATEwest 2024, as their Lead Growth Partner to empower tech startups.

At INNOVATEwest, Launch will host an exclusive edition of Launch Builders, a live event on the expo floor, offering a platform for tech demos and fostering collaboration within Vancouver’s tech community.

Schedule: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 12:45 – 1:45 PM PDT

Venue: Expo Floor, Vancouver Convention Centre East, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver

Tickets: GET THEM HERE. Use code LA25 for a 25% discount.

Launch Builders at InnovateWest

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