Luxury Car Brand Infiniti Reveals 9 Startups In Their Toronto Accelerator Program
Most of the major automotive manufacturers across the globe are nurturing startup technology and innovation in some way or another. Many of them have launched startup accelerators. Back in April, German luxury automaker Porsche announced a startup competition. Luxury automaker Infiniti, has two startup accelerator programs. One is based in Hong Kong while the other is based in Toronto.
Infiniti Labs Toronto program is partnered with Techstars, Telus Ventures, FleetCompete, Omers Ventures and the city of Toronto. The Toronto program just announced the 9 IoT and Smart City startups for the program that started Monday. The month long program will hold a demo day on June 28th.
“Selecting the startups to participate in the inaugural Infiniti Lab Toronto program was no easy task thanks to the hotbed of talent in Canadian startups surrounding Internet of Things and smart cities,” said Stephen Lester, Managing Director of Infiniti Canada. “We’ve selected companies that have the potential to transform the way we interact with our cities and with the objects around us, and we’re excited to provide mentorship, access to technology, and expertise through the program to further accelerate their growth.”
Here are the nine startups:
- Pitstop Predictive Maintenance: a proactive virtual technician that has the ability to monitor and report vehicle data.
- InnerSpace: provides a turnkey indoor mapping and location platform to commercial real estate companies.
- Rover Parking: a marketplace for shared parking.
- Pull Technologies: a mobile application that allows humans to connect to the internet of things.
- Tap Report: a digital solution for any workplace inspection including washrooms and fire equipment.
- Ubiqweus: designing and developing an electronic IoT device called qBiq, a social sensing and monitoring devices.
- RoadLaunch: delivered an IoT platform that makes transportation management fast and automated.
- NXCAR: the first connected car solution for the extended warranty industry.
- DRVEN: allows drivers to upgrade their car without upgrading their car.
“We’ve chosen startups with real potential for innovation and change in the IoT and smart cities industry,” said Chris Kay, co-founder of Multiplicity. “This celebration has been a great kick-off to the program and a chance for the startups to meet the other participants and hear from the INFINITI team. We’re excited to see what these talented ventures will produce with the help of our corporate partners and the guidance of the INFINITI team.”
You can check out Infiniti Labs programs here.