Every pitch from McGill Demo Days 2018

First, the thank yous!


Many thanks to the 100+ mentors involved with the McGill X-1 Accelerator program and the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship this past summer.

San Francisco

While in Silicon Valley, we met with a number of McGill alumni and friends of the university, including Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Y Combinator, B.Yond, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners and Sequoia Capital. We also held our Demo Day event at Sonder’s headquarters in San Francisco.

Special thanks to Francis Davidson, Elton Satusky, Kat Mañalac, Ned Taleb, Jack J. Young, Aaref Hilaly, and Chris Turlica.


The Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship and McGill University always gets a warm welcome every time we visit Boston. From our colleagues at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship to our alumni and friends at Fuze, TechCode Accelerator US, Schooner Capital, Flagship Pioneering, Canadian Technology Accelerator (Accélerateurs technologiques canadiens), UGo Smoothies and Pitch DNA, thank you.

We also hosted our McGill Boston Demo Day event at the Fuze offices in Boston. Special thanks to Steven Kokinos, Rubin Gruber, Scott Yaphe, Anthony DeOrsey, Avak Kahvejian, Stuart Paap, Susan Ahern, and Morgan Abraham.


Over 100+ people came out to attend our Toronto Demo Day event, co-hosted and co-organized with the McGill Alumni Association. While visiting Canada’s largest city, we had the opportunity to meet with many alumni and friends of McGill from TechToronto, Ramen Ventures, Panache Ventures, foodora, MaRS Discovery District, Ryerson DMZ, SAP Co-Innovation Labs and Nudge.ai

Special thanks to Alex Norman, Prashant Matta, Ali Zahid, David Albert, Prakash Surapaneni, Glen Moffatt, William Dogué, Stephanie Hip, Jaxson Khan, and Mark Hyland.

New York City

For the last stop in our 2018 Demo Day Tour, we were hosted at the Third Bridge Group Limited offices in Midtown Manhattan by McGill University alum Mergen Davaapil and his team: Danaé Hirsch, Michael Marconi and Basile Chauffour – many thanks!

We finished off our New York City event with over 80+ people in attendance. While in the city, we had the opportunity to meet with alumni and friends of McGill from Tech:NYC, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, dim3branding and the Canadian Technology Accelerator NYC.

Special thanks to Bryan Lozano, Jeremy Harper, Tessa Battistin, Sabine Landolt, Joshua Kleyman and Khawar Nasim.

We’re looking forward to forward to McGill Demo Days 2019 already!


The pitches!
1. Keenoa

An AI-powered app built as a platform to connect dietitians and patients. Patients can simply take a photo of their meal, and Keenoa will identify the nutrients.


2. Haven Hub

A social enterprise that reimagines primary healthcare to curb the overuse of emergency services by offering home care therapies.


3. CURA Therapeutics

Developing innovative immunotherapies to cure pancreatic cancer and other solid malignancies with their patented technology and PhD expertise.


4. Krypto

Monitors & analyzes blockchain transaction to help financial institutions.


5. Nightline

National organization focused on implementing local support services for students at night and in-depth training sessions across Canada. It is currently looking at global expansion.


6. SMS Jobs

Targets the blue collar industry’s hiring process with its unique platform connecting employers and employees to communicate job offers and make appropriate matches.



Revolutionizing supply chain management as a unique collaborative Supply Chain Management platform automating informational and transactional flow throughout the external supply chain.


8. Nimbus Tutoring

An education platform that connects students with tutors for in-person, course-specific tutoring lessons at the university level.


9. Orbityl

Orbityl’s sensor integrates into earbud headphones and monitors brain activity from inside the ear. Algorithms translate the complex patterns in the signal to specific thoughts from a user.


10. Saccade Analytics

Saccade Analytics believes that accurate diagnosis of brain function is key to protecting patients and improving health outcomes. They use advanced eye-tracking software and analytics to provide a novel, more effective way of diagnosing neurological disorders at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional methods.


11. Remixed

Transforming the concept of traditional trail mixes by introducing dehydrated beans and re-purposed fruit, providing an affordable alternative that combats food waste.

12. Entr

A platform that helps you discover and book unique venues and creative spaces for your next event. Entr also recently raised a $1.13 million seed round towards expanding across Canada while continuing to build its product and optimize the user experience.


13. Taiga Motors

The world’s first electric snowmobile designed from the ground up that is faster, more reliable, more efficient & better connected to winter.

Renjie Butalid

Renjie Butalid

Renjie Butalid is the Associate Director of the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship and has raised $7M+ to power university entrepreneurship.