While we were in town, we visited the MaRS Discovery District, a non-profit entity focused on tech innovation and entrepreneurship. Housed within MaRS’ “Commons” area are the participants in the JOLT startup incubator, a four month accelerator program that just launched earlier this year. JOLT brings together a select group of startups and provides them with space to work, $30,000 in equity funding, and hands-on mentorship services to guide the all-important early stages of their development.
Our visit was well-timed, as the first-ever batch of JOLT companies had just recently wrapped the 16-week session and held the program’s Demo Day event. We took the opportunity to stop by the JOLT founders’ desks and get some in-person pitches.
You can watch each pitch in the video embedded above — and below, we’ve listed each company in the order in which they appear, along with basic descriptions of what they do.