10 Canadian tech firms chosen to pitch innovative health-care solutions

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Fast Track Health connects health-care providers with Canadian tech firms

KITCHENER, ONT., August 03, 2023 — Communitech’s Fast Track Health collaborative and its partners have identified 10 Canadian tech firms with scaleable innovations to help overcome the biggest hurdles facing today’s health-care systems.

These 10 companies will have the opportunity to develop integrative solutions to potentially pilot and partner with health-care groups such as: the Grand River Hospital Network, CAN Health Network, Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO), Integrated University Health and Social Services Network for West Central Montreal and their Connected Health Innovation Hub (OROT), and more.

“It’s been deeply inspiring to work alongside our partners and identify world-class, made-in-Canada solutions that have the potential to solve the biggest challenges facing health-care systems in Canada and beyond,” said Joel Semeniuk, Chief Strategy Officer at Communitech. “The potential impact of this collaborative work is a true testament to the power of Canada’s innovation community.”

The Fast Track Health collaborative issued a nationwide call in May for digital solutions focused on the areas of:

  • Developing Tools for Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Medical Conditions. 
  • Creating an Integrated Health Data System for Preventative Care. 
  • Comorbid Condition Management for Improved Health Outcomes.
  • Secure Access to Patient Data for Collaborative Care. 

After careful deliberation with partners, health-care professionals and seasoned business coaches working with Communitech, the collaborative has selected 10 companies to pitch their tech-enabled solutions to a live audience of potential customers, investors and collaborators.

These companies include: 

Each of these companies will receive dedicated coaching from Communitech’s seasoned growth coaches as well as introductions to health-care providers, organizations and potential customers in preparation for their pitch at the Future of Health Solutions Showcase virtual event taking place on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. 

To join us for the FOH Showcase, register here.

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About Communitech

Communitech was founded in 1997 by a group of entrepreneurs committed to making Waterloo Region a global innovation
leader. At the time it was just a wild idea, but somehow this community managed to pull it off. Today, Communitech is a
public-private innovation hub that supports a community of more than 1,600 companies — from startups to scale-ups to
large global players.

Communitech helps tech companies start, grow and succeed in three distinct ways.

  • Communitech is a place – the centre of gravity for entrepreneurs and innovators. A clubhouse for building cool
    tech and great companies.
  • Communitech delivers programs – helping companies at all stages with access to capital, customers and talent. We
    are here to help them grow and innovate.
  • Communitech partners in building a world-leading ecosystem – making sure we have all the ingredients (and the
    brand) to help companies go from a small startup to a global giant.

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