After a gruelling application phase we are ready to announce the official Top 10 startups for the fifth annual edition of N100.

They are (in alphabetical order):

Altius Analytics Labsaltiusanalyticslabs.comAutomated injury screening and prevention.
Ambience Dataambiencedata.comEnvironmental monitoring platform.
Decanexdecanex.com/tulip Physiological interactive computing and reporting.
Hexyoo Scientifichexyoo.comRevolutionary viscoelastic polymer healthcare solutions.
Intellineintelline.caCheap, efficient, reliable cryogenic cooling.
LOCKET Applicationsdrkimberly.comInteractive relationship application.
REPrep-ai.comSport science laboratory on mobile.
Suncayrsuncayr.caHelps use sunscreen more effectively.
Tandem Technicaltandemtechnical.comCarbon capture and conversion.
Tricolopstricolops.caDimensioner to measure packages.

On behalf of Northumberland CFDC and all of our partners, I would like to offer our congratulations to the startups who made the finals and will now receive free software licenses from our sponsor, MathWorks (the leading developer of mathematical and computing software for engineers and scientists).

We would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of the startups who identified N100 as an opportunity and dedicated their time and energy to the application process. As I wrote in a serious of agonizing letters this past week, the submissions we received were of an incredibly competitive and staggeringly high overall quality. We wish everyone every best success in your ventures.
Today, Northumberland CFDC’s N100 entrepreneurial development workshops begin in Port Hope in a series of sessions we call “Pitch School”. The purpose of N100 Pitch School is to help competitors prepare for the official N100 Pitch Contest on May 17th as well as to benefit from concurrent entrepreneurial training and support.

Note you can get your audience tickets now for the May 17th event at Victoria Hall (click here to come out and cheer on the entrepreneurs).

We are also delighted to announce a new partnership with the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto. Led by Richard McAloney, a team of advisors the Impact Centre and entrepreneurs from iMerciv and Steadiwear will be rolling up their sleeves this week to take part in one-on-one mentoring sessions with the N100 Top 10. They will share their knowledge, expertise and experience through many years of successfully bringing “science to society” (which is the Impact Centre’s tagline).

Also joining us for the N100 workshops are Spark Centre Advisors Andrea Kennedy and Matt Stephan. The workshop presentations and content will be delivered by Two Rings Media’s “DeltaV” startup accelerator initiative. DeltaV is Northumberland’s first private Angel-backed startup accelerator with a co-location lab at 17 John St. in downtown Port Hope. DeltaV’s Paul Godin, David Pamenter and Jimmy Moskos will host a special private reception and dinner at The Carlyle Inn this evening for all of our competitors and N100 partners! Spark Centre CEO Sherry Colbourne, Port Hope Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bree Nixon, and Northumberland CDFC Executive Director Wendy Curtis among others will be present at the gathering.

Workshops today and tomorrow (April 11 and 12) will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Port Hope and culminate in a Pitch Contest simulation exercise which will be held at the Port Hope Town Hall Council Chambers with our additional special cadre of N100 Advisors: Kamiel Gabriel, Joe Miller and Alison Burgess from UOIT, Brittany Ugolini from Sampler, Astrum Nanji from LUX Equity, Tony Orsi from Bereskin & Parr and Richard McAloney from the Impact Centre.

With thanks to the wider team: John Charlton, Port Hope Now, Jeannette Breward, Sugar Dust Bakery, Willow Publishing, The Town of Port Hope, Bonnie MacTavish and everyone who helped contribute to this event and the overall N100 momentum this year. We appreciate your drive, creativity and amazing contributions.

Watch for us on Twitter and Facebook as well (#N1002017) and listen for our Executive Director who will be on Small Town Radio tomorrow talking about N100 and the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Onward!

~John Hayden, for the N100 Team.