Three Next Gen Leaders – Inventing the Urban Digital Future
Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is producing young entrepreneurs that are bridging the divide between the University and the private sector. These three young entrepreneurs will pitch their latest companies to us:
- Flybit’s core middleware platform, FARE (Flybits Activity Recognition Engine), enables enterprises to benefit globally from Ubiquitous RelevanceTM, which allows customers, employees and suppliers to receive timely and tailored information when needed.
- HitSend’s first product, SoapBox, is a community crowdsourcing tool that is integrated into existing online communities for gathering, prioritizing and executing ideas. In February 2013, Justin Trudeau partnered with HitSend to launch an initiative to get Canadians’ feedback and ideas as part of his campaign for federal liberal leadership.
- Komodo OpenLab develops inclusive technologies that facilitate the daily lives of people with disabilities. Komodo’s first product, Tecla Shield, is a set of open software and hardware tools that enable access to mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for those who are unable to manipulate them due to disease or disability.
- Dr. Hossein Rahnama, Founder, Flybits
- Mauricio Meza, Co-founder, Komodo OpenLab Inc.
- Brennan McEachrane, Founder, Hitsend