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From digital pharmacy solutions to cannabis data analytics and automotive intelligence software, 10 Calgary startups battled for trophies: the Alumni’s Choice Award, the Alex Raczenko Pitch Award, and the People’s Choice Award.
Only three startups walked away with hardware.
Winning the People’s Choice Award, ENA Solution offers a durable and intuitive thermostat targeting businesses.
ENA was founded in 2020 by machinery engineers Ramin Tajallipour and Patrick Williamson, who could not grasp why residences and enterprise businesses were benefiting from smart building control, but small- and medium-sized businesses seemed stuck with old tech.
With experience in developing communication systems for harsh environments, Tajallipour and Williamson believe they are the right team to rethink environmental controls in factories, garages, and other industrial and commercial settings.
“I’m here to understand and fix our customers’ environmental problems,” says Tajallipour. “It’s that simple, and we’re energized by the potential.”
But less simple is actually executing on deploying smart controls for small businesses.
ENA’s first solution toward this aim is a smart thermostat, which reimagines traditional products for more industrial use cases.
While residential thermostats typically suffer from “fragile casing” and limited app controls, business owners demand more durability and a different focus regarding control.
Enter ENASTAT, which ENA describes as “the world’s most durable, easy-to-use thermostat designed specifically for businesses.”
“Whether your concern is with employees or guests, you have complete control over who can adjust the thermostat thanks to ENASTAT’s faceless industrial design and app-based permission settings,” the company claims online. “Not only is the product adaptable to virtually every scenario, our expert team helps customers design the perfect solution for their buildings.”
The Calgary startup says it is “maniacally focused” on helping underserved businesses address environmental control.