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Plug and Play Alberta Announces 22 Startups for the Second Cohort of its Sector Agnostic Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA, September 29, 2022 - Plug and Play Alberta has announced 22 startups for the second cohort of its Sector Agnostic program. This program aims to bring global innovation to Alberta by facilitating opportunities for business development, mentorship, as well as pilots and proof of concepts between the selected startups and founding partners of the program.

The startups, chosen by an Advisory Board made up of local and global organizations, represent a broad range of new innovations that focus on primarily artificial intelligence, machine learning technologies and Fintech across different industries.

“We’re excited to invite these 22 startups to participate in Batch 2 of our Plug and Play Alberta accelerator program,” said Kevin Dahl, Director for Plug and Play Alberta. “Our goal is to help fast-track impactful partnerships between these startups and our corporate partners in Alberta.”

The Plug and Play Sector Agnostic Program brings together players from all relevant industries around the world to support and accelerate artificial intelligence and machine learning across multiple sectors. Since the launch of Plug and Play Alberta in January of 2022, 15 startups have been accelerated in the Sector Agnostic program, resulting in several new partnerships and business opportunities. The second cohort represents a variety of technologies ranging from artificial intelligence to Fintech technologies.

The second 3-month program officially launched on September 7th, 2022 and will run until the next Plug and Play Alberta EXPO on November 29th and 30th, 2022 in Banff, Alberta, which marks the highly anticipated graduation of Plug and Play’s fall cohort.

Learn more about the 22 startups participating in the program:

AlignVR is the cure for ineffective job interviews; creating a better way to hire, train, and coach employees.

Benefi provides a platform that allows companies to reinvent how they attract and retain talent. We do this by offering a better way to issue signing and retention bonuses.

Advaptive workspaces to reduce stress and improve performance for enterprises and individual consumer.

Chata builds an API-first solution that empowers non-technical business users with easy-to-use self-service analytics.

Cyder is a data trust designed to balance the privacy and data needs of users and corporations. The platform works seamlessly within the user’s browser to protect their privacy and provide compensation whenever the user chooses to share their information.

EAIGLE is a human-centric computer vision platform company. EAIGLE’s AI provides large enterprises with real-time curated alerts and operational insights derived from vision data from existing camera and sensor feeds.

EasySend is a no-code platform that empowers organizations to transform complex forms, customer data intake and signature collection processes into easy digital experiences.

Flahmingo is a DIY investment app that supports commission-free fractional investing, where users can begin investing with as little as $1. At Flahmingo, we re-imagine financial education to make investing simple, social, and for everyone!

goPeer is a Toronto-based financial technology company that connects modern investors with credit-worthy Canadians.

Levr is on a mission to transform the way businesses access financing. The world of business lending is complicated, and existing options for obtaining a loan are expensive and time-consuming, for both lenders and borrowers.

Loyalize is a white label customer engagement platform that combines payments and loyalty into a single transaction.

Propra is an all-in-one property management platform that reduces operating costs and increases profitability while elevating the tenant experience.

Railz API provides financial institutions and fintechs with instant, real-time access to their business customers’ financial data from different sources such as accounting, banking, tax and commerce to make better data-driven decisions.

Skan AI
Skan AI technology delivers unbiased details behind how work really gets done in your organization with zero system integration and zero disruptions to work.

Soffos is a Tech company that provides low-code AI solutions for developing advanced NLP applications that include knowledge management, learning and assessment tools, question-answering and performance guidance systems.

Spiro is the first Proactive Relationship Management platform. Natively built on artificial intelligence, Spiro consolidates CRM capabilities, sales enablement and analytics into a single platform.

Spontivly, is a community management platform that helps organizations measure success, drive engagement, and increase customer lifetime value.

TruEra provides the first AI quality software system, to help enterprises continuously explain, evaluate and monitor machine learning models.

Trust Science
Credit Bureau 2.0 ® SaaS. Customers are lenders serving consumers--lenders who demand a modern Decision System platform and alt.data.

Ubiik builds private wireless networks for IoT based applications. Ubiik has developed a new long range wireless technology called Weightless LPWAN (low power wide area network) for smart cities and factory sensor networks. The base station allows multiple kilometers of range in a dense urban environments and can connect thousands of end devices. The technology has very low power consumption allowing battery-powered end-devices/sensors to enjoy years of battery life.

Wafi enables ecommerce businesses to accept bank payments at checkout and save on payment processing fees.

ZayZoon provides customers with access to wages on-demand through integration with payroll partners, giving employees control over their paycheck, reduced financial stress and eliminated the need to take on unnecessary debt.

Visit the Plug and Play Alberta website for more information.

About Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 45+ locations across 5 continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com

About Plug and Play Alberta

Plug and Play Alberta is building a world-class innovation platform to attract top technology and investment to the region and support Albertan entrepreneurs to scale and grow, hire tech talent, and propel digital transformation across the province. Plug and Play Alberta is part of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program (Scaleup GAP) that is run by a consortium led by Alberta Innovates. The consortium also includes the Ministry of Jobs, Economy, and Innovation, Edmonton Unlimited, and the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) who allocated $35 million over three years to retain business accelerators. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/alberta

Plug and Play Contact

Brady Bailey
Program Manager, Sector Agnostic
Plug and Play Tech Center