Startup Sessions

Strategic ADVISING for entrepreneurs


2019 Startup Sessions:
Monday, April 15


Proudly powered by The A100, this is an opportunity for startups to connect with experienced entrepreneurs who have been there, done that.

The sessions take place on the afternoon of Monday, April 15 — the day before the main conference — and provide high-quality advice from people who have built, scaled, and exited technology startups themselves.

What’s Included:

  • A pre-event storytelling workshop and pitch coaching session with our PR Partner, The Agency and 321 Growth Academy (March 13, 2019)

  • A pitch coaching session with certified advisors

  • Free tickets to the main AccelerateAB Conference on Tuesday, April 16

  • The opportunity to be shortlisted to pitch in front of more than 700 attendees at AccelerateAB

Key Dates

  • Company applications: January 15 - February 15, 2019

  • Company selection: March 1, 2019

  • Workshops: March 13, 2019

  • Advising Sessions: April 15, 2019

  • AccelerateAB Pitch Session: April 16, 2019


2019 Startup Companies

The startups selected for the 2019 Startup Advising Sessions are (in alphabetical order):

  • 2S Water Incorporated: 2S Water is developing a sensor that will detect contaminants before they reach the water supply, stopping them at the water treatment plant.

  • Bodiometer: Bodiometer provides a real-time biomechanics assessment iOS App for clinicians to quickly track objective movement data of the patients - including posture, range of motion, and complex functional movements.

  • BoxofDocs: BoxOfDocs is an industry-specific SaaS online research tool that streamlines the process of searching for industry best practices and template documents.

  • FarCloser Travel Inc.: FarCloser Travel connects people through travel by making it easier to find authentic multi-day trips not likely found at local travel agencies.

  • Frame: Frame empowers Canadians to make the right financial decisions by providing unbiased, affordable, and convenient financial advice - all online.

  • Neuraura Biotech Inc.: Neuraura is at the forefront of the fastest growing fields in MedTech with neuro sensors which will unlock the fields of neuromodulation and brain machine interface.  

  • Oro Services Inc.: Oro is the bank for the unbanked, helping Filipino immigrants and foreign workers in Canada send money to their families in minutes instead of days.

  • Provision Analytics: Provision Analytics has built a platform specifically for Food Safety, Provenance, Trust and Traceability to help the food ecosystem meet the demands of food safety compliance.

  • Smart Access: Smart Access has created an IoT platform to help retailers deliver the know-how to their workforces so they can focus on their customers.


2019 Startup Sessions
Selection Committee

The Startup Advising Sessions Selection Committee is comprised of leaders in Alberta’s innovation and technology ecosystem.


Andrea Drager

Vice President, Azure Capital Partners

Joon Chan

Partner, Assurance, PwC Management Services LP



Vice President,
McRock Capital

Tim hodge

Chair, The A100