HyperGrowth2.0 Finalist Showdown Recap

On the evening of Wednesday, March 30, the Hub was bustling with the nervous excitement of the HyperGrowth2.0 Finalists. The eight companies who had made it to this third and final round were about to pitch to a public audience and a panel of seven highly accomplished judges. These judges, who have lived and breathed the world of tech and startup culture, were about to choose the next HyperGrowth cohort.

Let’s meet the finalists:

Arkit is a new kind of team collaboration app that combines intuitive project management with powerful, user-friendly mapping.

Barberstock is a full-service, Digital Asset Management solution. Our system seamlessly brings all your digital content together, allowing simple and effective asset management.

Ethelo transforms hidden knowledge and diverse needs of groups into clear, action-ready insights far more quickly and economically than other approaches.

Picatic is a free online ticketing and event registration platform that empowers organizers to bring people together by removing unnecessary service fees.

TalentClick makes workplaces safer and more productive using its workforce assessment tools, which help employers improve retention, morale, productivity and safety through data-driven hiring and ongoing employee development.

ThinkCX‘s advanced social intelligence solutions monitor the digital signals given off by your individual customers, and notify you well in advance of impending crisis or opportunity.

VohCom Page allows accounting firms to increase workload, eliminate paper files and accurately track time. It is the one-software solution to manage – and accelerate – your entire accounting practice.

Wiivv is a bionics company that creates custom, 3D printed gear using body-perfect capture technology, accessible by everyone from a smartphone.

Special thanks to our judges:

Heather Conradi – Investment Manager, Vancity Capital

Ryan Storgaard – Senior Director, Microsoft Canada

Jeff Booth – President & CEO, BuildDirect

Kristine Steuart – CEO & Co-Founder, Allocadia Software

Michael Gokturk – CEO & Founder, Payfirma

Fraser Hall – Partner, Vancouver Founder Fund; Co-Founder, Recon Instruments

Andrew Reid – President & Founder, Vision Critical

After watching eight fantastic pitches and very insightful Q&A periods with our judges, we just had one award to present that evening: The Audience Choice Award. Congratulations to Wiivv for taking home this award!

We want to extend congratulations to all eight companies who made it this far. Every company who qualified to present made it through an initial round of applications, an interview process, and finally, the finalist pitches. No matter the outcome, we’re rooting for each company to keep growing, and we look forward to helping them along the way!

Stay tuned for an update on which companies were selected for the HyperGrowth2.0 Cohort!

For more information on the HyperGrowth program, visit hypergrowth.bctia.org.