Every pitch from McGill Demo Days 2018

First, the thank yous!


Huge thank you to the 100+ mentors involved with the program and the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship this past summer.

San Francisco

We had an incredible time touring Silicon Valley and meeting with a number of McGill Alumni and friends of the university at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Y Combinator, B.Yond, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners and Sequoia Capital. And we held our Demo Day at Sonder’s offices at Sonder’s headquarters!

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


It’s always great to see the warm welcome that McGill University gets 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 Boston, UGo Smoothies and Pitch DNA.

It was fantastic to co-host McGill Boston Demo Day yesterday at the Fuze offices with Jihane El Atifi featuring our lineup of incredible McGill startups.

Many thanks to Steven Kokinos, Rubin Gruber, Scott Yaphe, Anthony DeOrsey, Avak Kahvejian, Stuart Paap, Susan Ahern, and Morgan Abraham.


Together with Jihane El Atifi and the McGill Alumni Association, we hosted over 100+ people at our Toronto Demo Day event.

While in the 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

Many 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

Grateful to have been 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!

It was great to finish off Demo Days 2018 with 80+ people in attendance.

Excellent to be in New York City after a month-long trip that started in Montreal, taking us all the way to San Francisco, Boston and then Toronto.

While in NYC, 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.

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

Looking 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.