2019-01-15 Startup Showcase

Ever wonder what is going on at the leading edge of technology and user experience research and design in Ottawa? Well here’s your chance to see some exciting new companies show off their wares at CapCHI’s Startup Showcase!

The evening will feature local startups presenting their products and business concepts. The aim of the event is to get these companies exposed and to provide them with valuable feedback that can help them tweak a product, improve the product roadmap, or simply get some words of encouragement that they’re doing an awesome job.

We will have a panel of UX experts to get the post-presentation discussion going. Come for the product demos and stay for the awesome networking, food, and drinks. Anyone and everyone is welcome.

Free parking after 5PM at 240 Sparks Street, which you access from 235 Queen Street.

There is an elevator to the 3rd floor, unfortunately, not large enough for a wheelchair, but good for anyone who has a walker, or is challenged by stairs.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 pm; doors open a 6:00 pm.

LOCATION: The Clubhouse – Mulligan’s Golf Bar201 Queen Street, 3rd Floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C9.

REGISTRATION: (Free!) We request that you pre-register via Eventbrite, but it is not required to attend… https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capchi-startup-showcase-tickets-53953045010

Our Startups & Presenters

IoT Proximity

A customized sensor-fusion solution for people responsible for project oversight at worksites where proximity awareness systems for large construction vehicles brings safety to the workplace.

Gabi Szabadi
Founder & CEO


A customizable mobile shopping app platform for businesses that provides businesses with features to push notifications to customers to engage, acquire and retain them.

Micheal Burnatowski

Simple Split

Coming in early 2019, Simple Split is a mobile app that helps time deprived parents, roommates, and couples track and manage their shared expenses effortless, transparently, and fairly. Simple Split’s mission is to empower people to easily track and split expenses – especially when these expenses relate to co-parenting.

Nancy Gharib


Patient data sharing app for health practitioners which involves big data.

Cheryl Netterfield, MD


1Valet is a software company that integrates smart building technologies and on-demand home services for the residential building industry. Our team of engineers, developers and designers are focused on creating compelling experiences for residents and their guests, as well as monitoring and automation platforms for building staff and managers.

Maria Frangos
Director of User Experience

Desk Nibbles

Provides a service to businesses who provide snacks for their employees. We’ll be hearing about design issues related to a slackbot for snackers which allows them to provide feedback on their preferred snacks, and a dashboard for the folk who order the snacks.

Cassy Aite
Co-Founder & CEO


TritonWear designs and sells a performance measurement, injury prevention and motion analysis system for competitive swimmers and their coaches. The system comprises a wearable device worn under a swimmers cap, a pool-side coach’s app, and a cloud-based analysis platform to help swimmers identify their weaknesses, improve training, swim faster, and win races. Our swimmers range from pre-teen club swimmers all the way to national federation-level Olympic swimmers, and so our UX must provide quick and easy insight as well as deeper analysis.

Megan Holtzman
Director, Signal Processing and Data Analytics

Our Panel of Experts

Shaun Illingworth
UX/CX Leader

Marco Janeczek

Joel Grenier
Leader, Creative Thinker, Problem Solver, Builder 

Lesley Grignon
UX/UI Lead, Instructor and Mentor

About CapCHI

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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