Welcome CTA Boston 2021 Cohort!

Published By Serban Georgescu

We started the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) 8 years ago to help promising Canadian start-ups accelerate their businesses and expand outside of our borders. The program provides important connections to U.S. clients, strategic partners, investors, and a network of local mentors, as well as business development and strategic advice. We have worked with over 130 Canadian innovators and today we are pleased to announce our 2021 cohort, which includes 11 innovative companies in the sectors of life science, digital health, cleantech, robotics, AI and more.  

The 2021 cohort will follow a similar format as last year, on a virtual basis, and programming will take place from now to November 2021. Rather than be discouraged by the lack of physical face-time, we are proud to see a continued excitement and motivation among our cohort, the Consulate’s Trade Commissioners and a growing community of mentors. Throughout the pandemic, investment and trade between the two regions has remained steady, while innovations have accelerated, and this group further represents that momentum. 

Please join us in welcoming the CTA Boston 2021 cohort. We are looking forward to sharing more about each of their journeys and growth. 

  • AIS; Founded in Burnaby, BC in 2013, AIS is a leading custom robotics company that creates affordable autonomous custom robotic solutions to solve real industry problems. 
  • Pegasus Imagery; Founded in Sturgeon County, AB in 2015, Pegasus builds and deploys advanced aircraft and sensor solutions to solve industry and government challenges at scale. 
  • Avalon Holographics; Founded in St. John’s, NL in 2015, Avalon is leading the next wave of display technology with professional holographic displays that revolutionize the way people produce, view and understand visual content. 
  • FactR; Founded in Paris, ON in 2018, FactRis an enterprise transaction management solutions platform built on smart contracts for accuracy & security. 
  • IPtoki; Founded in Montreal, QC in 2018, IPtoki provides advanced identification intelligence using behavioral biometrics, AI and blockchain. 
  • LynX Inspection; Founded in Quebec, QC in 2016, LynX provides Industrial inspection solutions based on a novel 3D radiographic method 
  • Xesto; Founded in Toronto, ON in 2015, Xesto uses computer vision AI in their at home sizing tool for feet, hands, and faces. 
  • Axolotl Bioscience; Founded in Victoria, BC in 2020, Axolotl’s mission is to provide turn-key reagents, including bioinks, 3D tissue models, and consulting services in the field of 3D bioprinting to advance the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. 
  • Fluid Biotech; Founded in Calgary, AB in 2012,Fluid Biotech is a medical device start-up that is driving innovation in developing the next generation of stents to improve patient well-being. 
  • Les instruments scientifiques affinités (Affinite Instruments); Founded in Montreal, QC in 2015, Affinite Instruments provides novel immunoassay technology for diagnostics and bioproduction 
  • OPTT; Founded in Toronto, ON in 2018, OPTT provides Behavioral Health provider teams, with all the tools they need to build an affordable, modern, and smart online mental health clinic and enhance their medical expertise through artificial intelligence. 

The CTA is a key program in achieving our goal to create synergistic, mutually beneficial relationships for Canadian entrepreneurs and to bring value and innovation to the New England region. The Boston area serves as an important proving ground for many businesses looking to continue to develop and hone their offering. Our companies are looking forward to connecting and forming important relationships with New England business and innovation leaders looking for innovative services, a win-win for both sides. 

Since its founding in 2013 through 2020, the CTA Boston has helped 131 Canadian companies. Those alumni represent in total:


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Jobs Created


C-level executive and industry experts in the Canadian Mentoring Service