Entrepreneur, student big winners at Innovate Manitoba’s Pitch Day
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The top two winners at large night’s Innovate Manitoba’s 2015 Pitch Day event spanned the technology spectrum.
Serial entrepreneur Bryce North’s TrapTap speed trap indicator won the top prize and $7,500.
Student Jesse Perry’s Comfort Wave Mobile Imaging took second prize but also won the People’s choice award as well as best student pitch for total prizes of $4,000.
Comfort Wave is a microwave technology developed at the University of Manitoba designed to do pre-screening for breast cancer in a quick, inexpensive and safe way, potentially saving the health-care system millions of dollars, not to mention giving patients peace of mind.
They topped a stellar field of 15 business pitches that included Dragon’s Den veteran Ali Esmail’s automated prescription service popRX Inc. as best product and Matt Cibinel’s enterprising Giftmail as best technology pitch.
University of Manitoba researcher Sandeep Kaur won for best research pitch for a novel microwave-based technology that can locate survivors in disaster zones.