May 21, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, May 21st, GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance and The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered at Bingemans for the May Investor Meeting.

Attendees heard pitches from three early-stage companies: Borealis Wind, Spot It and Plurilock.

The first pitch of the evening came from Caleb Osperko, CEO of Spot It. Spot It is a providers of digital mapping systems toto the retail industry which has, responding to the industry’s struggled in the shift to an online shopping experience. Using Spot It’s system can allow a retailer to do something an online competitor can never do,: help a shopper find a product to see it before ever making a purchase.

For the second pitch of the night, attendees heard from Daniela Roeper, CEO of Borealis Wind. Borealis Wind is increasing the production and revenue of cold climate wind farms. Borealis Wind provides a retrofit device to remove and prevent ice accumulation on wind turbine blades to help wind farms reclaim their otherwise lost production and revenue.   

The final pitch of the evening came from Ian Paterson, CEO of Plurilock. Plurilock uses human behavior and artificial intelligence to reduce authentication friction for regulated companies. Plurilock’s ADAPT and DEFEND products are a new breed of risk-based, adaptive multi-factor authentication. Plurilock authenticates invisibly in the background based on micro-patterns in user behavior, environment, and context.

Save the date! Our next investment meeting will be held at Bingemans on June 18, 2019. Interested in becoming a GTAN Angel? We’re always looking for new members. Contact us to learn more!