From the fan to the coach to the athlete, wearable tech is dramatically changing the game of sports. With the Pan Am games kicking off in Toronto on July 10, we felt it was appropriate to tackle wearable tech & sports at our July 8th WWTO event.
We are bringing it this event with Canadian startups disrupting the sports space, Sportsnet/NHL Digital, a CFL player and an Olympic athlete and more!
Beer & pizza will be served PLUS wearable tech giveaways thanks to Pivothead, Best Buy Canada, Proto3000 and Electric Runway.
PLUS is a FREE event. To attend, register on Meetup.com to attend.
6:30-7:00: Doors open + networking + demo area open
7:00-7:10: Opening Remarks & Announcements
- Design Exchange: "Smarter. Faster. Tougher" - Marie Mahony
- Ryerson's The Next Big Idea in Sport Challenge - Brian Bulcke
7:10-7:20: TritonWear presentation by Tristan Lehari, CEO & Co-founder
7:20-7:30: MagniWare presentation by Alexander Mosa, CEO & Co-founder
7:30-7:45: Advancing the Fan Experience with Wearable Tech presented by Dale Fallon, Director of Product Management - Sportsnet & NHL Digital
7:45-8:20: Panel - The Quantified Athlete featuring:
- Brian Bulcke - CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats Defensive Lineman & Business Development for Ryerson Sport Innovation
- Greg Douglas - Two-time Olympic Sailing athlete
- Tristan Lehari - CEO & Co-founder of TritonWear
- Alexander Mosa - CEO & Co-founder of MagniWare
- Rami Nabel - CEO & Co-founder of PUSH
- Moderated by Tom Emrich - Founder of We Are Wearables
8:20-8:25: Breathaliver: WearHacks hackathon winner
8:25-8:30: Onyx Motion Announcement
8:30 - 10:00: Networking & demo area featuring:
- Magniware: https://magniware.io/
- TritonWear: http://www.tritonwear.com/
- PUSH: http://www.trainwithpush.com/
- Muse: http://choosemuse.com/
- Open Sports: http://opensports.ca/
- Onyx Motion: http://www.onyxmotion.com/
- Brizi: http://www.flybrizi.com/
- Breathaliver: WearHacks hackathon winner
- Proto3000: http://proto3000.com
- Cleanopy: http://cleanopy.com/RunFree
A big thanks to our sponsors for making this event happen MaRS Discovery District Centre, Uproar PR, EY Canada, Rogers, Proto3000 and BetaKit
About our Speakers
Greg Douglas is an accomplished international athlete, competing in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. Greg started as an athlete from a young age excelling many different sports in school. As a member of the Canadian Sailing Team for 5 years Greg travelled extensively representing Canada. Currently completing a degree in Marketing Management at Ryerson University Greg has shifted away from competing full time to pursuing a career in Sports. Greg has always had an interest with technology in sport and always tried to use technology to give himself an advantage in competition, now at Ryerson Greg has become involved with the Sport Innovation Zone and the Ryerson DMZ as a student Champion.
Brian Bulcke is the Defensive Lineman for CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Business Development for Ryerson Sport Innovation. Brian graduated from Stanford University as an NCAA Orange Bowl Champion with two degrees in Engineering.Brian co-founded FanTravel.com, a joint sports tech venture with travel conglomerate TUI Travel PLC. He is also heavily engaged in several community and not-for-profit efforts that focus on youth, concussions and mental health.
Dale Fallon is a senior interactive professional and digital products leader. At Score Media from 2007-2012, he was responsible for the ScoreMobile family of smartphone and tablet apps. He oversaw business planning, wrote product specs, backstopped usability, and supervised software engineers who built popular sports apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. More recently he has been hard at work helping develop platform capabilities and digital sports products at Rogers Media as Director of Product Management for Sportsnet and NHL Digital.
Alexander Mosa is the founding CEO of MagniWare. A New York native, he relocated to Toronto to pursue joint studies in Ancient Philosophy and Molecular Biology. As a proponent of protreptic philosophy, or philosophy to enhance well being, Alexander investigates the convergence of physiological indicators of health with behavioural practices in the construction of MagniWare's life optimization platform.
Rami Nabel is the co-founder and CEO of PUSH, a sport tech startup that is focussed on improving athletes performance. Prior to PUSH, Rami dabbled in various tech and consulting roles after completing his Masters degree at the University of Guelph in Systems Design Engineering and his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo in Mechatronics Engineering. He is best buds with barbells, coffee, and hip hop.
Tristan Lehari graduated from Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2011 where he was on the Varsity Swim Team for all five years and team Captain for his final two. His first startup experience began as a spinoff from a final year design project called Hockey Robotics where he designed and built the first robotic replica of the hockey slapshot which was used as a third party stick testing service for hockey stick manufacturers. In late 2013 he graduated from a European Joint Masters in Sustainable Energy Engineering and Business where he studied for 6 months in each of Spain, France, Sweden, and Australia and was awarded with a Masters degree from each European University. After moving back to Canada he started TritonWear by combining his passion for engineering with his passion for swimming and based on challenges he faced as a competitive swimmer.
About the Tech
MagniWare is a fusion of hardware, software, and advanced material science capable of accurately collecting and analyzing physiological data. The biomimetically inspired platform incorporates the collective innovation of the founding team, with expertise ranging from molecular biology and artificial organ development, to robotics and computer engineering. Our objective is to establish a Life Optimization Engine predicated on personalized feedback and guidance. Learn more at magniware.io.
Triton Wear is a high performance wearables start-up focused on athletics. The flagship product, Triton, is a unique system for competitive swimming that allows the coach and their athletes to track performance in real time through their mobile device. Learn more at tritonwear.com.
PUSH is the first wearable tech company to track and analyze weight training. PUSH's mission is to help athletes train better and reduce their risk of injury in the gym by utilizing cutting edge sport technology and making it more accessible. PUSH provides the ultimate solution for coaches to monitor their athletes training performance. The PUSH Portal allows coaches to schedule routines and review the performance of their athletes whether they are training in-facility or remotely. No more data entry, no more guesswork. The PUSH System is the perfect solution for continuous monitoring of athletes performance in the gym. Learn more at trainwithpush.com.
Muse is a brain fitness tool that helps you do more with your mind. Muse detects your brain signals, like a heart monitor senses your heart, and gives you valuable real-time feedback. Train your brain to improve your focus, composure and response to stress - in as little as 3 minutes a day. During fun and relaxing focused-attention training sessions, receive real-time feedback as to when your mind has wandered and when it is in focus. Receive useful, personalized data after your session on your smart device, so that you can track and improve over time. By seeing your brain’s performance in real time as well as over time, you can enhance the mental skills you already have and do more with your mind than you ever thought possible. Learn more at choosemuse.com.
Proto3000's 3D technologies are changing the world. They fuel creativity and innovation, creating a revolution in the wearable tech industry and many other industries like it. Learn more at proto3000.com.
OpenSports is a DMZ startup focused on making it easier to play recreational sports in local communities. We have developed a mobile app that stands between sports organizations (clubs, leagues, non-profits, universities, municipalities) and everyday consumers. For organizations, the mobile app acts as a new promotion channel for their facilities and events, while also improving communications through instant updates via SMS, email and in-app notifications. For everyday consumers, the app greatly improves accessibility to local recreational sport events and facilities, while also allowing individuals to connect with each another based on common interests (e.g. finding a tennis partner). To date, our clients include municipalities, private clubs, non-profit organizations, and recreational leagues. The vision of our team is to build a single mobile app for all recreational sports, which would engage users to play more sports and help build stronger communities around athletics and sports. Learn more at opensports.ca.
Cleanopy Inc. is dedicated to development of novel technologies that offer continuous, convenient, reliable and complete protection from air pollution. Cleanopy RunFree is an innovative hat designed for people living and exercising in urban environments. It helps you breathe easy by purifying the air you breathe. Learn more at cleanopy.com/RunFree.
About our Sponsors
MaRS Discovery District is a mission-driven innovation centre located in Toronto. MaRS works with partners to catalyze, accelerate and amplify innovation. MaRS supports entrepreneurs building Canada’s next generation of growth companies.
Uproar PR is an innovative technology public relations and social media agency. Along with its other technology practices, the firm has successfully built brand recognition for its wearable technology clients. Within the wearable space, Uproar works with companies including Thalmic Labs, Bionym, ShotTracker and PUSH. Through Uproar's media relations efforts and experience, these wearables have been featured in media outlets including The Today Show, Business Insider, New York Times and CNBC, just to name a few. The firm specializes in developing campaigns that drive awareness and sales, while creating industry buzz.
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We areCanada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media.
BetaKit covers Canadian startup-news and tech innovation.
EY Canada helps media, technology, telecommunications and retail companies adapt to change, manage risk, meet regulatory requirements, foster product innovation and develop new business models. Our team of experienced industry professionals in Canada and around the world — supported by the EY Global Centres of Excellence — provides a multidisciplinary team of assurance, advisory, tax and transaction services to help you achieve your objectives.
Proto3000's 3D technologies are changing the world. They fuel creativity and innovation, creating a revolution in the wearable tech industry and many other industries like it.
About Our Partners
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