**Important Update – Oct. 22nd is Fully Booked – Mark Your Calendar!
Many Thanks to all who have confirmed they will attend our next event at the Canada embassy on Oct. 22nd – Advance Registration Is Now Closed – we look forward to see you there. **If you do not have a ticket booked already for that gathering, your name will not be on door entry list.
We *ALSO* Have Demo Night at KDDI Designing Studio – Wired Cafe – Oct. 29th
We are thrilled to welcome an inbound mission of seven companies, see profiles of each below, who will be exhibiting at Japan IT Week. MoMo Tokyo members that would like to schedule one-on-one meetings please Contact Us to make arrangements.. 😎
Date: Monday, 22 October, 2012
Venue: Embassy of Canada – GMAP
Cost: Free – Advance Registration Required*
*Picture ID and 2-business cards at the door
Note: Mobile Industry Representatives Only
18:10 – Doors Open
18:30 – Welcome remarks
– introduction of Ontario Wireless Mission members
18:45 – Networking, refreshments will be served.
20:30 – Last Call
We look forward to see you there!
— MoMo Tokyo Team
Sponsored by the Government of Ontario
Digital Media Zone http://digitalmediazone.ryerson.ca
Opened in April 2010, Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to startups and industry solution-providers.
Since its launch, the Digital Media Zone has incubated and accelerated 43 companies to initiate more than 79 projects. Currently the Zone houses 165 innovators in 38 teams. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast-track their product launches, stimulating Canada’s emerging digital economy through spending and job creation.
We house over 47 different companies offering various services and solutions in the digital media space. Most of the companies are looking for distribution of their solutions in foreign markets at this time. We have companies providing solutions in the US market – as well as Canadian market – with some entering the European market currently.
As part of this group, several companies will be presented under the umbrella of Digital Media Zone.
ConceptWave Software Inc. http://www.conceptwave.com
ConceptWave is a leading provider of customer, product, and order lifecycle management solutions that enable communications service providers to rapidly introduce new market offers and to empower superior customer experience.
ConceptWave’s unique offer is to provide an end-to-end catalog-driven suite of order fulfillment automation software with ConceptWave Order Care and Rapid CRM. ConceptWave products and solutions enable service providers to address competitive requirements and simplify the management of customers, products, and orders, for any product, on any network, in any market, using any channel. ConceptWave is headquartered in Toronto with presence in Americas, Europe and Asia.
Flybits is a software company focused on the design and development of Cloud-Based and Context-Aware mobile solutions that are adaptive and scalable. Flybits is expert in the development of platforms that can support both the consumer and enterprise sectors at the same time.
Flybits FARE (Flybits Activity Recognition Engine) is a proprietary patent protected solution that allows different sectors to build intelligent and adaptive applications without imposing expensive infrastructure and maintenance costs. FARE allows companies to visually plug their business rules and compose a new behaviour for their mobile applications in different situations and locations.
Having a strong focus on R&D, Flybits solutions has been used to deploy large-scale solutions in verticals such as: Opportunistic Social Networks, Retail Solutions, E-health, Unified Communications, Intelligent Transport Systems, Airports Simplified Passenger Travel Solutions and Manufacturing. Flybits LITE is a consumer variant of the platform in which geographical entities can form relationships with each other and contribute to a crowd sourcing framework in which users can build and share their mobile application using an intuitive and visual interface. Flybits is a Canadian company headquartered in Toronto with presence in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Flybits is looking to develop a partnership in the APAC region to expand its service offerings in strategic verticals such as Travel and Transportation, Retail, Public Safety, Mobile Health and Manufacturing. Ideal partnership will be with a network operator or a service integrator to utilize as an enabler platform.
Push Science http://www.pushsci.com
Push Science is a mobile commerce software company that enables retail organizations to compete in the new era of mobile shopping. We provide branded shopping applications that allow sales associates and consumers to access product catalogs, view offers and deals, and order merchandise directly on smartphones, tablets, and Smart TV’s.
Push Science differentiates itself by offering:
-mobile commerce strategy
-a platform based solution that lowers the barriers to going mobile
-a unique focus on influencing consumer behavior through mobile and social media
Partnership and Business Development Objective:
1) Find prospective customers for our mobile retail solutions (both on the sales associate and consumer-facing sides)
2) Find other distribution partners/ system integrators in the surrounding region
We would like to target:
– telcos/cable companies with retail stores
– system integrators who work with telcos/cable companies and would like to provide a mobile offering
– partners who have retail clients (e.g. many telcos have SMB divisions and wish to provide a new value added service to traditional retail clients, private label credit card issuers who work with retailers, ISV’s who provide POS services to retailers, mobile payment providers who want to provide retailers with consumer facing mobile interfaces)
Red Piston Inc. http://www.redpiston.com
Red Piston Inc. is an interactive development house. We develop 2D/3D mobile games, mobile apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry Playbook platforms for clients and our own IP. Some of our customers include GM, Chrysler, Universal, Warner Brothers and Lowes. In 2012 we were awarded the Start-up of the Year award by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce.
We are a growing company which is hungry for innovative projects. Using latest technologies to create efficiency, we offer competitive rates for AR, 2D and 3D mobile game development. Having developed over 80 apps and games gave us unmatched experience in the mobile development area. We have developed apps and games for some of world’s largest companies such as Lowes, GM, Chrysler, Puma, PBS and KIA. We have a variety of international clientele with varied have completed successfully over the last 3 years and have brokered deals with Chinese android tablet/phone manufacturers to localize some of our properties for the region.
Besides gaming we also specialize in general mobile software development for iOS and Android along with augmented reality technology so any partner interested in this type of technology will be of interest. AR is applicable to games but also widely used to showcase products and merchandise in a whole new way.
Partnership and Business Development Objective:
We plan to formulate alliances with Japanese software companies and help them tap into the North American market more efficiently. Specifically, we would like to broker a deal with at least one major Japanese game studio to bring their existing IP or to publish and develop new IP for the North American market. We also plan to sell or license our property for the Japanese market.
XYZ Interactive Technologies Inc. http://www.gesturesense.com
XYZ Interactive’s sensor technology enables OEMs to deliver 3D touchless control and gesture recognition in their products. The technology can be applied to many products, but is ideally suited for automotive and mobile products and environments. The technology precisely locates objects, such as a hand, in 3D space as well as detects gesture events.
The “magic” in our technology is how we enable these interactions using very low cost and low power mass-market IR transmitters and receivers. Unlike camera-based solutions, XYZ Interactive can be always on and detecting gestures and performs right up to the surface of the screen without any blind spots. The technology is ideal for inclusion either in a docking peripheral or in the devices themselves.
Partnership and Business Development:
We license our code to ODMs and OEMs. Because we have a core enabling technology we are looking not only for OEM customers, but also for partnerships with product design and interface companies that introduce new technologies to OEMs.
Our current customers are top 10 global companies and Tier 1 suppliers in the automotive, device and peripheral, and toy markets. We are looking to partner with companies that have had previous success helping small companies such as ours bring new technologies to their markets.
We are also looking for growth funding.
YOUi Labs Inc. http://www.youilabs.com
YOUi Labs: the makers of the world’s first Natural User Interface (NUI) framework.
YOUi Labs’ team is able to animate your UI vision without compromising design and performance, while cutting your development time by one third. The platform marries intensive algorithm-driven graphic performance engines with software services and a standardized UI framework to create visually rich and responsive user experiences on any hardware while significantly reducing time to market.
[uSwish is the Graphical User Interface platform purpose-built from the ground up to address the requirements of today’s next generation NUIs]. uSwish allows your device to come to life by delivering all the multi-touch gestures, physics and all at the world’s fastest frame per section(fps) your customers want.
isGPU (Intelligent Software Graphics Processor Unit), is a set of libraries for 2D and 3D graphics optimized for today’s embedded CPUs and GPUs. YOUi Labs’ isGPU allows graphics to run faster and smoother, while eliminating months of hardware optimization by maximizing the efficiency of your CPU and GPU. isGPU provides superior rendering performance over any OS and other platform graphic systems.
The unique YOUi Labs’ Adobe After Effects plug-in reduces NUI development time from months to weeks by directly transitioning complex motion-based 3D layouts, animations and transitions into your device.
Partnership and Business Development Objective:
YOUi Labs is looking for both customers and technology and business partners in Japan. Our technology and services are in demand by both consumer electronic device manufacturers and service providers looking to provide their customers with a signature, branded user experiences.