Our sponsors are awesome! We’re supported by some companies, organizations and people that believe in the creativity of our community. Don’t forget to let them know how much you appreciate it! Shout them out on Twitter, Like them on Facebook, and try out their products.
We have sponsorship opportunities of all kinds for Get Your Bot On! 2015. For more information contact Adriana at 416-414-9857 or adriana at getyourboton dot com.
Post-Secondary Institution Partners:
(check out their teams and come and see their booths at our showcase)
Premiere Hardware Partner:
Our 2015 Community Partners:
Many thanks to our 2014 Sponsors!
Our 2014 Community Partners included:
XYZ Interactive Technologies is a research and development company born in Toronto at the MaRS innovation centre. XYZ has granted and pending patents for their methods of precisely determining location, in three dimensions, of hand or object motion. Using low-cost infrared components with this unique method, 3-D gesture sensing is achieved, with millimetres of accuracy at metres of range, at a fraction of the cost, size or power requirements of any competing solution. Compelling applications range from simple and ubiquitous home automation needs (lightswitches, lamps), to intuitive toy and consumer electronics controllers, to advanced mobile, automotive, and display applications.
We host hackathons and meetups around the world to inspire the next generation of hardware entrepreneurs.
The Intelligent Assistive Technoloy and Systems Lab, @IATSL
The Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL), located in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto is multi-disciplinary group of researchers with backgrounds in engineering, computer science, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and gerontology. The IATSL’s goal is to develop zero-effort technologies that are adaptive, flexible, and intelligent, to enable users to participate fully in their daily lives.
Muse is a brain fitness tool that helps you do more with your mind, and more with your life, in just 3 minutes a day. Like a heart rate monitor for your mind Muse detects your brain signals during a focused-attention exercise the same way a heart rate monitor detects your heart rate during physical exercise. This measurement gives you valuable feedback that you can use to train your brain today – and over time – to improve your focus, attention and composure.
Conveyor Built designs and delivers innovation skills workshops for corporate customers. These workshops include the design and prototyping of real connected devices to explore the socio-technical implications of the technology, work through team challenges, or understand specialized user groups better.
Makelab provides technology and prototyping for Canada’s leading brands and agencies. They also enable you make anything, anytime on their state of the art printer fleet with their personal 3D printing training sessions. Makelab’s growing interactive events team is constantly pushing the envelope and are available to assist you with all your printing needs, may they be big or small. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Since 2006, Linxee Wireless global operations in North America and Asia have been dedicated to providing quality wireless solutions for consumer electronics and home automation. We believe the greatest innovations make life better and more affordable for everyone.
From manufacturing to marketing to customer support, we strive to serve our customers with honesty and integrity. We are constantly improving in order to launch innovative products that keep us ahead of the competition.
At Linxee Wireless, we want you to feel 100% satisfied with our products and services. Please feel free to submit your reviews, comments or a video, and you will receive a discount to show our appreciation of your business.
For more information about Linxee Wireless, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
718R Ossington Ave, Toronto ON, M6G 2T7
Use Uniiverse to discover amazing things to do nearby, and sell tickets to your events using the most advanced social tools.
The MaRS Discovery District in Toronto is one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. MaRS cultivates high-impact ventures and equips innovators to drive economic and societal prosperity. MaRS provides expert advice and market research, and makes connections to talent, customers and capital. MaRS startup clients have created 6,500 jobs and, in the last three years alone, they have raised $1 billion in capital and generated $500 million in revenue.
The Knowledge Media Design Institute is concerned with the ever-evolving interaction between humans and technology. We live in a designed world where the role of humans is constantly changing and will continue to change. The mission of the Knowledge Media Design Institute is to carry out research and education that will inform the design of devices, systems, and applications to enhance and ameliorate the role of humans in a world of embedded, supporting, and sometimes controlling, technologies. KMDI approaches this role from a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and human-centred perspective, combining science, technology, arts and design in its response to technological opportunity and change. In a rapidly evolving world, KMDI is a continuous evolving organization that seeks to address the problems of today as well as the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.
Semaphore is a research cluster at the iSchool, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, dedicated to inclusive design in the area of mobile and pervasive computing.
Semaphore is led by Director Professor Matt Ratto (Faculty of Information) and Associate Directors Professor Sara Grimes (Faculty of Information) and Professor Rhonda McEwen (Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology). Semaphore is part of the Inclusive Design Institute, and funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) New Initiatives Fund and associated ORF-RE. The IDI effort is interdisciplinary and cross-institutional, involving researchers from eight collaborating partner institutions across several departments and fields.
Girls in Tech is a global social network enterprise, focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, intelligent and influential women in technology. In 2013 Girls in Tech Canada was registered as not-for-profit Corporation in Canada. The chapter has now grown to 2,000 members who reside in and around the city of Toronto. Our core programming includes Power Hour Socials, International Women’s Day Events, and Conferences.
Interactive Ontario (IO) is a not-for-profit industry trade organization committed to the growth of the Ontario interactive digital content industry. IO represents over 290 interactive digital media companies covering a range of sectors including: e-Learning, video/online games, mobile, television, and social media. IO also works with many interactive digital media stakeholders including those working in marketing, law, accounting services, research and academia. IO produces GameON: Finance 2014 – November 20 & 21, 2014.
Entering its seventh year, GameON: Finance 2014 connects the games industry’s leading players to new business opportunities in interactive entertainment. Happening on November 20 & 21, 2014 in downtown Toronto, GameON: Finance is North America’s longest-running and largest forum for digital games entrepreneurs and investors, offering essential networking, knowledge sharing and business development in the ever-changing field of gaming.
The MADLab is a student-centric facility, at the heart of the downtown campus, devoted to accelerating mobile software development at U of T. The Lab hosts equipment, collaborative workspace, user groups and workshops, and is open to all U of T students, staff and faculty.
ArtSci Salon, http://www.artscisalon.com/
ArtSci Salon is a group of artists, scientists and art-sci-tech enthusiasts meeting once a month to engage in critical discussions on topics at the intersection between the arts and science.
Digifest showcases groundbreaking creations and trending content in digital media, art, design and technology. The festival fosters connections by bringing together industry, academics and the public, and inspires us to think about how digital tools and technology will shape our lives and our future.
Students get hands-on exposure with motors, sensors, soldering, programming, and mechanical assemblies. Students learn from their peers in different engineering disciplines, and junior students are encouraged to take part in the Sumo Robot Competition to learn the basics of robotics.
The Fashion Zone at Ryerson University is Canada’s top incubator and accelerator for fashion inspired start-ups. We provide space, equipment and valuable business advisory to help launch groundbreaking fashion businesses.
We invite you to connect with us on Facebook and twitter to stay updated on Fashion Zone news. You will also find information about us, our startups, and our advisors on our website
The Faculty of Information (iSchool) at UofT is known as Canada’s global information school and is a leader in the fields of information sciences, library studies, archives and records management, knowledge management, museum studies, and culture and technology. It has internationally-recognized American Library Association (ALA) accreditation since 1937, and produced the first PhD program in Information Studies in Canada, and is the only English language Master’s program in Museum Studies in Canada.
CoderDojoTo is part of the global CoderDojo movement, providing free and open learning to youth, with an emphasis on computer programming. Our mission is to introduce young people to the joy of computing. We provide a fun learning environment for students and parents alike, breaking down barriers, challenging social and economic stereotypes, and empowering youth to shape their world through code. In Toronto!
Working at the intersection of interactive technologies and ageing, TAGlab designs aids, systems, and experiences that support ageing throughout the life course with the goal of fostering community, identity, and autonomy for our users.
The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre is a not-for-profit association that supports design leadership, experience innovation and applied research in Canada’s mobile and wireless industries.