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9th Annual Canada-Chicago Mentoring Program (C2MP) Final Pitch Day

September 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Join PointB and the Consulate General of Canada to wrap up the ninth annual Canada-Chicago Mentoring Program (C2MP) at MATTER.

Over the past six months, five strategically selected Canadian startups were matched with a cohort of PointB mentors to help them refine their business development strategy for the U.S. market. During this in-person closing event, five featured startups — Careteam Technologies, Cerebra, Fluid Biomed, HealthEMe and Mikata Health — will present their final pitches and share what they’ve learned in the past six months. After each pitch, there will be the opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions.


3:30–3:45pm CT | Welcome remarks from MATTER, Advisory Board Chair of PointB@MATTER Dr. Steven Gould and Consul General of Canada Madeleine Féquière, C.M.

3:45–5:00pm CT | Canadian venture pitches

5:00–6:00pm CT | Networking & open reception


Careteam Technologies — Vancouver, British Columbia

Leading health organizations can now digitally support better care. Careteam Technologies innovative platform was created by physicians and health tech experts using human-centered, design. They make it quick and easy to deliver on the promise of patient success, better outcomes and great experiences.

Their clients can scale proven approaches to thousands of patients as their platform enables 1) person-centered team-based care within and across organizations, 2) patient and family engagement and 3) data-driven continuous improvement.

Cerebra — Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cerebra is focused on improving access to and quality of diagnostic technology for the assessment of sleep and sleep disorders. Cerebra works in partnership with leading sleep scientists and researchers within Canada with a focus on market development and sales. Cerebra is currently responsible for bringing to market a state-of-the art technology, developed in Winnipeg by Dr. Magdy Younes, which revolutionizes how sleep is evaluated within both a lab and home setting.

Fluid Biomed — Calgary, Alberta

Fluid Biomed is commercializing the first bioabsorbable brain stent to cure aneurysms. Brain aneurysms afflict up to five percent of people and can lead to devastating stroke. The company team of neurosurgeons, scientists and engineers has designed the world’s first hybrid polymer-metal, flow-diverting stent to cure this deadly disease. Uniquely constructed of dissolving polymer and metal, this innovative medical device provides a scaffold to allow better healing and visualization of blood vessels.

HealthEMe — Halifax, Nova Scotia

HealthEMe is designed and developed to be an end-to-end product supporting an individual for their mental health needs, prior to, during and post their clinical intervention with a care provider. It is the first evidence-based tool that is independently trialed in numerous countries for efficacy and use across the healthcare, pharmaceutical and insurance industries as well as academia.

Mikata Health — Calgary, Alberta

Mikata Health makes it easy for clinics to provide outstanding care to all patients. They provide software that uses artificial intelligence to free up doctors and staff from tedious, low-value tasks, while improving their patients’ care. Clinics across Canada use their tools every day, and they have helped over 1.5 million patients to date.


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