TechEx A Huge Success in Building Connections for Startups




On May 12th, TechEx drew more than 150 attendees eager to discover and connect with startups from across Eastern Ontario with innovative solutions in the construction, infrastructure and design space!





TechEx is an exclusive showcase of some of the best startups with cutting-edge technology that Eastern Ontario has to offer. It also provides investors and industry leaders to learn more about, and provide feedback on, these innovations as well as to gain and share insight.

The evening kicked off with Spark Centre’s own President and CEO Sherry Colbourne welcoming everyone to a promising evening of collaboration and innovation. Rosemarie Lipman, CIO and SVP, Digital + Data Engineering with EllisDon then shared insight into the latest trends in construction and technology and how EllisDon was merging the two to propel the future. 

What followed was an incredible evening of meeting and engaging with ten talented startups with innovations in construction, design and infrastructure. Even though the exhibition was held virtually, attendees were able to visit seventeen captivating booths manned by ten ingenious startups and seven partnering organizations including Spark Centre, CanBIM, Angel Investors Ontario, LiUNA, IBI Group, Launch Lab and Venture 13. 

“Our first TechEX of 2021 delivered like no other as a record 150 participants from our industry, public and stakeholder communities, gathered to meet and connect with Eastern Ontario startups in the Construction, Design and Infrastructure sector. TechEx provides growth-focused startups an opportunity to showcase their innovations to potential customers and investors, giving them a platform for scaling.” – Sherry Colbourne, President and CEO, Spark Centre

“Our experience at TechEx was very positive! We made interesting connections with fellow entrepreneurs that may translate into partnerships and we loved the fast pace of the event and the networking feature of the platform.” — Hugo Da Silva, Stratosfy

If you missed TechEx and want to learn more about the startups behind leading-edge technologies in construction, infrastructure and design as well as listen to Rosemarie Lipman from EllisDon’s opening remarks, you can check it all out here.


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