Recap: McGill Lean Startup Demo Day 2018

Editor’s Note: The McGill Lean Startup Program is a 10-week hands-on program that immerses early-stage McGill startup teams by having them test their business ideas and hypotheses outside the classroom. Inside the classroom, we deliberately trade off lecture time for students/teaching team interaction.

Since the end of September, 9 early-stage McGill teams have been going through the build-measure-learn customer development process and have been working on their pitches in preparation for this event. On December 3rd, we had them pitch in front of over 100 people including several judges to show the city what they’ve been up to. There was also a brief Q&A after each pitch.

Also note that applications for the McGill Dobson Cup 2019 powered by National Bank, are now open – click here to apply. Deadline: Wednesday January 16, 11:59PM EST.


Intro video


The pitches

Arkangel: Uses AI to prevent chronic diseases
Ugly Harvest: Turns “ugly” harvest and waste food into vegan and gluten-free produce
Fofo: Video-only social media app that allows you to film and post your videos instantly with no time constraint
HOST: Provides office space and tech consulting for healthcare professionals
Observe Agriculture: Handheld instrument that measures active constituents in a given crop
Turbodega: Helps small grocery stores improve their competitiveness by digitizing their sales and procurement operations
CHK PLZ: Mobile app that streamlines the billing process at bars and restaurants
Motek: Uses innovative material to enhance the efficiency of air-drying technologies
PDT Food Depot: Food bank in China that redistributes surplus food from farms and bakeries to communities in need
What’s next? The McGill Dobson Cup powered by National Bank of course – applications are now open, just click here!

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