The signature event of Innovation Week took place tonight at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and three startups walked away with hardware.
Powered by Platform Calgary, Launch Party is the largest startup-focused showcase of the year and spotlights some of Calgary’s most promising startups.
From nanotech healthcare solutions to personalized digital real estate transactions, 10 Calgary startups battled for three trophies — the Alumni’s Choice Award, the Alex Raczenko Pitch Award, and the People’s Choice Award.
The Alumni’s Choice Award was won by Caret, a tenant experience platform offering all-encompassing communication, booking, and work order solutions built by real estate professionals for real estate professionals.
Calgary’s NanoTess continued their winning streak with the Alex Raczenko Pitch Award.
NanoTess is a social enterprise tackling high rates of amputations with NanoSALV technology, an advanced wound dressing for the management of chronic wounds. Co-founded with Julian Mulia Coycoolea and Megan Leslie in 2020, the early-stage health tech company was named The A100 One to Watch at last week’s Start Alberta Tech Awards.
The People’s Choice Award was won by Propra.
Propra offers an end-to-end property management solution focused on improving the rental management process for both landlords and tenants.
Propra’s founding team is led by Craig Adam, former SkipTheDishes and experienced executive leader in technology and engineering, and Calgary local Al-Karim Khimji, who brings global management consulting experience from McKinsey & Company, and over a decade of experience in real estate, hospitality and development.
The Top 10 Launch Party companies were nominated by the Calgary innovation community and selected by a committee of three Launch Party alumni founders. To be selected, companies must be in operation for less than three years, be revenue positive, and demonstrate potential for growth.