Smart City accelerator InnoCité MTL: seven startups for its fourth cohort

MONTREAL, April 28 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - InnoCité MTL, Canada's first smart city accelerator, is proud to announce that seven startups will form its fourth cohort: Treater, Rebicycle, Sportwhere, Sharebee, Surveyor, Patterns et Valegoo. Two years after its launch and proud of the accomplishments of its previous cohorts, InnoCité MTL announces it's biggest cohort ever.

The startups selected to be part of InnoCité MTL fourth cohort are:

Treater            
TREATER a digital gifting mobile application that makes gift-cards more accessible to everyone. Discover and TREAT your friends to Montreal's best spots and dining experiences. - treater.co

Rebicycle
The bicycle is the keystone of urban transport, and Rebicycle is the tailor-made, ecologically responsible alternative to off-the-shelf bicycles.- http://rebicycle.lightspeedwebstore.com

Sportwhere
SportWhere is a web platform where the booking of sport facility is an effortless experience.- www.sportwhere.com

Sharebee
Sharebee.ca, the Airbnb of storage and parking, is the new web platform that connects people with unused space with people who need affordable, convenient and secure storage or parking solutions. - sharebee.ca

Surveyor
Because each energy initiative brings a better world. Affordable and multi-plateforme, Surveyor makes building energy optimization  accessible to everyone.

Patterns
Using Artificial Intelligence, Patterns allows entrepreneurs to find their next location and growth opportunities for their existing and future shops with an easy to use web-application. – patterns.la

Valegoo
Valegoo allows Montreal drivers to no longer worry about the hassle of parking regardless of the reason for the trip. – valegoo.com

The seven startups of InnoCité MTL's fourth cohort will participate in an intensive twelve-week program focusing on product market fit. This includes training and practical workshops, an access to a diverse ecosystem of mentors, prototyping and the development of a local and international commercialization strategy.

InnoCité MTL selects startups at the go-to-market stage whose urban innovations improve citizen quality of life. Criteria for selection include the quality of the business plan, the potential for growth as well as the relevance of the proposed solutions to address urban challenges. InnoCité MTL leverages the power of its network of mentors and of public- and private-sector partners who have the potential to partner with these startups in order to accelerate the market readiness of their products and solutions.

"We are really proud to unveil our biggest cohort to date, said Béatrice Couture, General Manager of InnoCité MTL. This year, the continuous support of our private and public partners will enable us to offer better programming in order to develop innovative and creative solutions for the citizens".

"It is remarkable to see the work accomplished and the recognition InnoCité MTL has, said Harout Chitilian, vice president of the City of Montreal's executive committee, responsible for information technologies and the smart city. The number of start-up composing the fourth cohort, the most important since the program was created, proves it. I wish them the success and development the previous 14 had, as vectors for our city, of economic development and job creation. InnoCité MTL thus contributes to the emergence of a fertile soil in which Montréal, smart and digital, takes root".

About InnoCité MTL www.innocitemtl.ca

The first smart city startup accelerator in Canada created under the initiative of the City of Montreal, InnoCité MTL is a program that supports businesses to directly address the needs of public and private organizations. Starting in 2015, InnoCité MTL has been accelerating productive networking between cities, startups and the industry, fast-tracking urban innovations and product and services that have an impact on the quality of life of city residents.

Proud partner of the City of Montreal and the City of Brossard, around twenty collaborators and investors are participating in the InnoCité MTL program, as well as three main partners and founders: TELUS, Desjardins and Yellow Pages. InnoCité MTL benefits from the support of the City of Montreal thanks to the financial aid provided by the Government of Quebec, granted within the framework of the Montreal 2025 Agreement, administered by the Secretariat for the metropolitan region.

 

SOURCE InnoCité MTL

For further information: Source: Béatrice Couture, General manager, InnoCité MTL, Telephone : 514 778-8503, info@innocitemtl.ca; Media relations : Mylène Dupéré, Hill+Knowlton Stratégies, Téléphone : 514 833 7880, Mylene.dupere@hkstrategies.ca

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