Where are they now?


The Accelerator Centre, located within the R+T Park has a stellar track record for helping entrepreneur transform their startups into thriving, high-growth businesses. Many notable companies forming the next generation of the Waterloo tech economy started right here. We thought we'd pay a few of them a visit to see what's up of late.


APRIVACY
Big Business Idea

Protecting confidential information anywhere, any time, and on any device.

What`s Up?

APrivacy has become a leading FinTech start-up in the banking world. Known for its ability to remotely remove access to sensitive information, even after a recipient has downloaded them, APrivacy's platform has successfully accommodated the needs of private banks, family offices and High Net Worth Individuals while meeting compliance requirements. Earlier this year, the company opened an office in Hong Kong to scale with the growing amount of clients in the Asia-Pacific region, that now represents the majority of its revenues.

Fun Fact?

Company doubled in size in the past 2 months, and is now represented in 9 countries.


Axonify
Big Business Idea

Reinventing the corporate learning game with training that's bite-sized, gamified and personalized to each individual

What`s Up?

Axonify is a revolutionary eLearning platform. Focussed on meeting the needs of the modern learner, the company is working with big-name clients like Walmart, Bloomingdale's and Johnson & Johnson to grow employee knowledge, and change their behaviour to drive revenue and reduce costs.

Fun Fact

With the help of Axonify, Bloomingdale's saves $2.2 million a year as their sales associates learn what they need to know by playing games, and getting bite-sized on-the-job learning.


BigRoad
Big Business Idea

Apps for Truckers

What`s Up?

BigRoad's grown from its humble beginnings with 4 employees at the Accelerator Centre to 25 full-time employees. The company's BigRoad app has been installed by more than 270,000 drivers, and has helped the industry electronically generate more than 6 million driver logs.

Fun Fact

More than 1600 fleets are using BigRoad right now to improve compliance and driver safety.


Clearpath Robotics
Big Business Idea

Better the world with mobile robotics and solutions

What`s Up?

Clearpath Robotics is dedicated to automating the world's dullest, dirtiest, and deadliest jobs with intelligent service robots. The company works with over 500 of the world's most innovative brands in over 40 countries, serving markets that span industrial materials handling, mining, military, agriculture, aerospace and academia. It has also racked up the awards of late, named a Robotics Business Review Top 50 Company, a Business Insider Top 40 under 40, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and earning the Edison Award for Innovation. Since graduating from the AC, Clearpath has grown to 85 employees.

Fun Fact

Clearpath's robots are operating in over 40 countries worldwide.


Dyverga Eneregy Corporation
Big Business Idea

Convert low temperature energy into heat

What`s Up?

Dyverga Energy is commercializing its Carbon-Zero renewable energy solution that converts low temperature heat into electricity. The globally abundant heat resource is available from renewables such as solar thermal with a further boost from reclaimed heat energy from air-conditioners, refrigeration and commercial/industrial processes. With all-season and 24/7 availability, affordable renewable electricity will now be available to homes and businesses suffering from high electricity rates.

Fun Fact?

Dyverga Carbon-Zero 60 system delivers 24/7 electricity equivalent to that from a 10 kW Solar PV system in California


Deep Trekker
Big Business Idea

Give anyone on the earth an opportunity to explore the depths of our vast oceans, seas, lakes, or rivers.

What`s Up?

Deep Trekker Inc. was founded in 2010 with a mission to bring a fully capable yet portable and accessible remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to market. The company's beginnings include a 10-year-old college project, a flashlight lost in Lake Huron, and three friends passionate about engineering and making a difference. Now, Deep Trekker ROVs are used around the world in 59 countries in industries such as aquaculture, commercial diving, search & rescue, research, and defense.

Fun Fact?

Within 4 years, Deep Trekker's remotely operated vehicles have become the de facto standard in aquaculture inspections around the world


Magnet Forensics
Big Business Idea

Build software to recover evidence from computers, smartphones and tablets.

What's Up?

Magnet Forensic's flagship product, Magnet IEF, was created by a former police officer and forensic examiner. He recognized the need for a tool to help digital forensics professionals find, analyze and report digital evidence. Since its creation, IEF has quickly become a trusted solution for thousands of customers working in the world's top law enforcement, government, military and corporate organizations.

Fun Fact?

The international forensic community recently named Magnet IEF Computer Forensic Software of the Year and Phone Forensic Software of the Year at the 2015 Forensic 4cast Awards.


Monstercat
Big Business Idea

Use modern technologies to build an independent electronic music record label

What`s Up?

Mike Darlington (CEO) and Ari Paunonen (COO) founded the Monstercat label in 2011, and since moving the company to Vancouver, British Columbia, they and the Monstercat team have built a roster of world-renowned artists. The company's mission is to connect artists with fans in a way that nurtures the spirit of sharing and family. Monstercat now has more than 3 million YouTube subscribers, 11 number one chart-toppers on iTunes, and racked up 1.3 million in record sales in 2014.

Fun Fact?

Monstercat's espresso machine just poured its 3000th cup since January


TrustPoint Innovation Technology
Big Business Idea

Secure Machine 2 Machine Communications

What`s Up?

TrustPoint develops innovative products and services to address the security needs for the internet of things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) communications markets, including connected car, near field communication (NFC) devices, and critical infrastructure applications. TrustPoint solutions help customers embed the highest standard of security in constrained IoT devices while maintaining central control over identities and authorizations. Trustpoint's team of cryptography experts has pioneered the development of efficient security technology used in millions of smart phones, smart grid devices, and other embedded systems around the world today.

Fun Fact?

TrustPoint is the Security Technical Expert for the United States Department of Transportation (US DoT) and the Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP) connected car, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) crash avoidance system


Plasticity
Big Business Idea

Improve the experience of life and work for millions of individuals and the organizations where they work.

What`s Up?

Using neurosciences and positive psychology, Plasticity builds the happiest, highest performing workforce to boost mood and employee morale. The company's mobile and web platform teaches employees the psychological traits of flourishing to create highly engaged corporate cultures. A fun, social collaboration environment with a singular focus on company culture also measures social/emotional-intelligence to guide predictive psychological fitness training.

Fun Fact?

Plasticity has grown to 24 customers with 3,300 users on the platform. More than 100,000 survey questions have been answered in the past 12 months and that number is expected to reach 500,000 in the next 12 months.


Mozzaz
Big Business Idea

Empower individuals to be active participants in their own long-term care by allowing them to access care from anywhere and at anytime.

What`s up?

Mozzaz provides a solution for individuals with complex healthcare needs promoting care collaboration, accountable outcomes and improvements in the individual's quality of life. The company's software connects individuals to their care providers providing an integrated and coordinated level of service, that integrates patient information to the care provider's case management system to deliver an effective treatment program that is timely, accessible and improves quality of care.

Fun Fact?

More than 50 organizations are using Mozzaz software in US, the Middle East and China