Last year, Forge North partners attended Collision in Toronto alongside 8 incredible startups from our region. This year, we’ve decided to go virtual and will be attending Collision from Home with a new group of startups!

A total of 30,000 attendees will join Collision from Home to meet the most important people in their industry, share ideas, and make lifelong connections. Hosted by the team at Web Summit, Collision is working to build a custom platform and app to ensure the virtual experience will allow attendees to learn, connect, and build awareness for their work. The conference platform boasts an incredible lineup of keynotes, panels and workshops, while also unlocking a world of networking opportunities.

Three days. 100 hours of content. Thousands of valuable connections.

For startups, Collision has developed a startup program to shine a spotlight on early-stage startups with outstanding potential, connecting them with the world’s most influential investors, corporate representatives, and potential customers. Last year, participating startups raised over $5M in capital to help them scale. It is our hope that by attending Collision and other events we can continue to shine a light on our fastest-growing startups and bring additional capital to the region as we seek to double the number of MSP-based ventures that raise an early-stage round of funding each year by 2023.

This year, we are excited to announce the following 8 companies will be attending Collision as part of our MSP-based delegation:

BackpackEMR by Binary Bridge targets medical teams working in rural areas and is fully supported by Binary Bridge, a Public Benefit Company with a specific mission to improve access to healthcare and increase the quality of care in underserved locations by providing software solutions for mobile clinics in remote, low-resource areas.

Canomiks is the first technology company using Genomics, Bioinformatics, and an AI-based technology platform to test and certify biological efficacy and safety of ingredients and formulations. They have built exclusive IP and groundbreaking technology that is transforming the functional food and dietary supplement industry.

MoneyVerbs helps you build your best life and stop stressing about cash. A gamified platform, MoneyVerbs helps you get good at money – so you can skip the mistakes in real life. If you want to avoid the roller coaster of financial instability, you need to know how to save, spend, and invest your money.

NightWare helps people suffering from traumatic nightmares to get a more restful night’s sleep. A wearable technology, NightWare learns your sleep patterns and customizes a treatment for each individual, interrupting nightmares so you can get an uninterrupted night’s sleep.

Otrafy is an AI-powered supplier management system that manages and optimizes supplier quality assurance, helping food production facilities by providing actionable insights to mitigate vendor associated supply chain risks.

SayKid has developed the world’s 1st screenless, play-based learning platform. We combine voice tech in the form factor of a plush robot to help children learn in a safe, natural, and engaging way – children play the role of teacher and we promote group play to build those critical early relationships.

Virtue Analytics manages college recruitment, admissions, financial-aid on AI. An end-to-end SaaS platform improving student outcomes and increasing college revenue.

We Sparkle Co. helps businesses save time and increase revenues via a white-labeled conversational AI assistant that takes care of tedious administrative and marketing tasks so they can spend more time doing what they love.

Keep an eye on our social channels (@forgenorthmn) in the coming days to learn more about these startups and our experience at Collision from Home. Have questions? Email hello@forgenorth.com