More recent Laureates

Software 2017

Ayatana Technologies

Ayatana Technologies develop products to personalize the wine and beer shopping experience with recommendations based on shoppers’ tastes. Ayatana Technologies developed a platform to help shoppers decide more easily and more quickly what to eat and drink and to increase the average shopping cart of retailers.

Video games 2019

Triple Scale Games

Triple Scale Games is an independent video game studio that produces fun games, featuring dexterity, strategy and cooperation for families and players at all levels. The games developed call on animals present in Québec (squirrels, dogs, cats, raccoons, beavers) in familiar environments (parks, backyards, river banks). The first game is Save the Nuts, a multiplayer game that will be released in April on PC and later on consoles. It calls for cooperation and competition. Two teams of animals, dogs and squirrels, compete in a soccer-style game to bring a trophy (a nut!) back to their camp and keep it.

Software 2019

Tiing Pot Commun

Tiing is a platform that offers a “participatory payment” solution, intended to simpify group collection of money. It is an online money pot, a digital version of an envelope, a hat or an urn… During a party, a wedding or other occasions, the guests can deposit money in the pot to participate in a common gift or the organizing expenses.

Software 2019


Spacial has developed a management platform for coworking spaces. This platform meets needs such as space reservations, product consumption, user chat and other functionalities. The platform is integrated with the billing systems. In addition, Sparkgrid is developing a mobile app that gives users access to information about the spaces.

Fashion / Clothing / Accessories 2019

Shwap Club

“Shwap Club is a women’s and children’s clothing exchange boutique with a simple concept: bringing in a piece of clothing entitles you to another piece of clothing. Shwap Club offers a “boutique” experience in a friendly ambience, with fitting rooms, a selected inventory and a regular schedule: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is a unique business concept: it is the first permanent exchange boutique of this kind in Canada.

Hardware 2019

Robot In A Can

Robot In A Can is a company specializing in the development of an educational curriculum to introduce elementary and secondary school students to mathematics, computer science, art and technology. The company develops classroom and online training and supplies kits and software so that children to design, program and prototype toys and robots. The kit is offered in the form of cans containing the essential components for construction of a robot: a microcontroller, sensors, a small motor, connection cables, a potentiometer and LED lights. The microcontroller is equipped with wi-fi which, once it is switched on, allows the child to access the software interface to start programming the robot.

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