Teaser of what's being built at Startup Weekend uOttawa!

Teams have been working for the last two days on their new startup ideas!  On Friday 20 students and alumni pitched their ideas to a packed house at uOttawa.  At this hour, ten teams are hacking away at their new startup ideas and getting ready for the Final Pitches tomorrow at 4pm at University of Ottawa.

This year we have introduced special streams for teams to compete in:

  1. General
  2. Syrian Refugee Crisis
  3. Maker
  4. Internet of Things

Check out what the teams are working on:

1. Locall | “Instant interpretation”

Locall provides immediate, Compassionate service that are culturally appropriate in your community.


Stream: Syrian Refugee Crisis


2. 3Dextra | “Sustain the Project

3Dextra provides prosthetic to Syrian refugees and empowering them to


Stream: Maker & Syrian Refugee Crisis


3. Indoor Nav | “You’re closer than you think”

Indoor Nav helps you navigate through indoor spaces


Stream: Internet of Things



 4. VitalTracer | “Your health in your hands”

VitalTracer is a sleek health band that tracks vital signs and shares them with your physician.


Stream: Internet of Things


5. U  app | “U for You”

U app is a consolidated student solution that unifies student life and academic information in one convenient mobile application.


Stream: General


6. SplitVille | “Sharing Made Easy”

End your meal on the right note! SplitVille takes the hassle out of splitting your bill


Stream: General


7. Bond | “Networking made easy”

Sharing basic contact information via smart watch.

Stream: General


8. Welbi.co | “wellness at it’s best!”

Convenient comfortable at home Health monitoring for the elderly.

Stream: General


9. Jewellerent | Renting Made City

Welcome to your new closet.



Stream: General


10. Swivet

A wearable device that allows the user to immediately connect with support.


Don’t forget to come tomorrow for Sunday’s Final Pitches. You can register here!  We have judges from the community coming out to give feedback to teams and determine the winners!

Startup Weekend Ottawa


SWO #7 UOttawa Edition: Sneak peek at what's being built this weekend


The room here at UOttawa is buzzing, and teams are hyper-focused on validating their ideas, talking to customers, and hacking together prototypes and mock-ups.

We’ve got a sold-out event to see the pitches tomorrow evening, and we can’t wait to see how far these amazing, hard working teams have come since their initial pitches.

Here’s a sneak peek at the demo teams and what they are building this weekend at Startup Weekend Ottawa: UOttawa Edition

Final Reminder for teams* Fill Out Team Survey If You Want To Present.(survey.startupweekend.org).

1. Deanlist

Deanlist is a place for students to interact and collaborate without distractions of social media. It’s an online hub where you can get relevant and filtered information on courses and subjects.

2. BestYums.com

What do you want to eat today? Find the best version of your favourite dish near you.

3. RecruitMe

Find jobs, find people fast. Save time and swipe through your options. Narrow down candidates or draw positions from a large pool of potential partnerships.

4. Rate My Landlord

5. Social Tree – Rule Your Media

Social Tree allows you to filter and categorize your social media streams. You choose how you consume different types of content.

6. ClassMagnet.co

Anonymous question and answer platform where students interact with their classmates during a lecture. Ask and answer questions, up-vote and down-vote their quality.

7. Cutz

Online portfolio and booking system for barbershops. Connecting talented barbershops with stylish clients. Rate and review the service.

8. Give-Back.co

Fun and simple app that allows you to donate seamlessly to causes that you care about.  

Pitch Perfect: Karaoke App, Okie!, Wins Startup Weekend Ottawa #6!



An enormous thank you to the incredible teams, volunteers, mentors, judges, sponsors, participants, and everyone who made the 6th Startup Weekend Ottawa: Change the Ratio a big success.

Congratulations to all of the teams who worked so hard over the weekend!

Here are the winning teams:

First Place:

Okie! – Revolutionizing the Karaoke night experience in one fun and easy to use app. Search, select, and queue songs without leaving your seat.

Second Place: 

Handshake – No need to bring or receive business cards anymore. Just shake hands and exchange contact information!

Third Place: 

Guía – Platform connecting travelers with locals providing Specialized experiences

Best of luck to all of the teams that have applied to the Global Startup Battle! We look forward to watching  teams who continue on progress and succeed!

See you in the Spring!



What's being worked on at #SWOttawa

The room hummed and buzzed with energy and eager attendees waiting to pitch on opening night of Startup Weekend Ottawa last night. Near 15 ideas across a range of verticals were presented and the top 7 were chosen to move forward. Participants quickly got to work recruiting like-minded folks with complimentary skills to join them and move the project forward. Teams finally settled in and started to brain dump around 10pm. Teams will now spend the next 1.5 days working on their MVP, Validation, Execution and Business Model in preparation for the Final Presentations on Sunday night in front of a panel of judges. 

Take a peek at some of the awesome projects being worked on by our teams:

PlayerBet: Betting / fantasy leagues for professional video gaming.  

HandShake: Helping professionals make and manage connections as simple as a handshake.

AirSupport: Virtualized AirBnB rental management.

Schmoozle: Choose your own adventure for dating.

Muse365: An online community for habit-forming daily doses of creativity.

“Locals”: Connecting travelers with locals for a better experience away from home.

Okie: “Carry your okie” patron-powered content for karaoke DJ’s. 

Keep following the event hashtags on twitter #SWOttawa to stay up to date with the latest details and developments throughout the weekend.

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