Eight technology startups have been named the inaugural winners of Vancouver’s Generator Challenge.
The competition, presented by Discovery Parks and the City of Vancouver, aims to recognize some of the city’s most promising early-stage tech companies.
Clinical Media, Metafor Software, BlueION, Superna Life Sciences, Secodix, Del Mar Pharmaceuticals, V7 Entertainment, and ConQuer Mobile won a total of 5,000 square feet of free workspace at Discovery Parks Vancouver in 2011.
Applicants had to submit business plans, which were judged by representatives of the B.C. Technology Industry Association, LifeSciences B.C., the Vancouver Economic Development Commission, and Discovery Parks.
The winners were announced today (December 17) at a 30th-anniversary celebration for Discovery Parks Vancouver.
According to a press release, here's what each company's goals are:
Clinical Media Ltd.
Producers of Clinicbook.ca, a comprehensive healthcare directory which will help to cut down patient wait times.
Superna Life Sciences
Bringing niche therapeutics that alleviate the adverse effects of cancer treatment to Canada.
Meeting the need for clean drinking water with a low-cost water filtration system.
Bringing advanced cancer therapies to patients who do not respond to modern targeted or biologic medicines.
Advancing video game technology beyond the game console.
Developing application management solutions that will manage and monitor software upgrade processes.
Commercializing a next-gen Digital Signal Processor that is 1000x more powerful than current processors, which will advance the capabilities of the mobile web.
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