Canada’s Startup Scene is Booming: Meet the Top 15 Retail Startups

From Cannabis to Custom Jewelry: Meet the Innovative Companies Changing the Retail Landscape in Canada

Canada’s startup scene is thriving with innovative ideas and a willingness to disrupt traditional industries. In the world of retail, entrepreneurs are finding unique ways to provide consumers with better shopping experiences, from cannabis dispensaries to custom jewelry companies. Here are 15 retail startups making waves in Canada.

Monos: Travel Goods with a Conscience

Monos is an independent studio creating thoughtfully designed, premium travel goods at an honest price. Founded by Victor Tam, Monos’ products are designed with functionality and sustainability in mind, providing consumers with durable and stylish luggage options.

NowVertical Group: Combining Technology and Expertise

NowVertical Group is a Vertical Intelligence (VI) software and services company that combines industry-specific technology and expertise. With a focus on analytics, automotive, big data, and information technology, NowVertical Group is helping businesses optimize their operations.

Fire & Flower: Guiding Consumers through the Cannabis Market

Fire & Flower is an adult-use cannabis retailer that guides consumers through education-focused retailing. Founded by Trevor Fencott, Fire & Flower provides a comfortable and informative shopping experience for cannabis consumers.

ShopThing: Shopping App and Live Video Selling

ShopThing is an ecommerce shopping app and live video selling product. Founded by Maggie Adhami-Boynton, ShopThing is providing consumers with an engaging and interactive shopping experience.

Rebelstork: Affordable Baby Gear for All

Rebelstork is enabling the buying and selling of overstock, open-boxed, and used baby gear at a reduced price. Founded by Emily Hosie, Rebelstork is making baby gear more affordable for parents.

Fable: Premium Dinnerware Made by Artisans

Fable is a dinnerware company that sells premium tableware made by artisans from recycled clay. Founded by Joe Parenteau, Maxwell Tims, and Tina Luu, Fable’s products are not only beautiful but also sustainable.

QuoteMachine: Turning In-Store Conversations into Online Sales

QuoteMachine is a cloud software that helps local retailers turn any in-store conversation into an online sale. Founded by JD Rocheteau and Jonathan Muschalle, QuoteMachine is helping small businesses thrive in the digital age.

GoodGood: Discovering Specialty Treats and Niche Beverages

GoodGood is creating a better kind of local commerce, helping neighborhoods discover specialty treats and niche beverages. Founded by Kris Linney and Robert Kim, GoodGood’s platform is connecting consumers with local businesses.

Vejii Holdings: Plant-Based and Sustainable Living Products

Vejii Holdings owns and operates, a digital marketplace for plant-based and sustainable living products and brands. Founded by Darren Gill and Kory Zelickson, Vejii Holdings is helping consumers make environmentally conscious purchasing decisions.

Stage Meta: Shaping the Future of the Metaverse

Stage Meta is on a mission to shape the future of the Metaverse with Teleport Plaque Addresses on blockchains. Founded by Azam Mohabatian, Azam Mohabbatian, and Vito Ak, Stage Meta is revolutionizing the way we interact with digital spaces.

Wove: Online Custom Jewelry Company

Wove is an online custom jewelry company that provides engagement rings. Founded by Andrew Wolgemuth, Wove is making the process of buying customized jewelry simple and accessible.

CarDoor: Online Car Buying and Delivery Services

CarDoor offers online car buying and delivery services to consumers. Founded by Matthew McKenzie, CarDoor is making the process of buying a car easier and more convenient.

Leav: Automating the Future of Retail

Leav is a Montreal-based Retail Technology company building a store automation platform for the future of retail. Founded by Charles-Étienne Simard, Evgeny Grachev, and Olivier Roy. Leav is helping businesses automate their operations, reduce costs, and provide customers with a seamless shopping experience.

Burb: Private Retailer of Recreational Cannabis and Apparel Brands

Burb is a BC-based private retailer of recreational cannabis and apparel brands. Founded by Clayton Chessa, John Kaye, and Steve Dowsley, Burb is providing consumers with a curated selection of high-quality products.

Superette: Making Cannabis Purchasing Pleasurable

Superette is a dispensary that makes purchasing cannabis as pleasurable as using it. Founded by Mimi Lam, Superette’s retail experience is designed to provide consumers with a welcoming and comfortable environment.

In Conclusion

These 15 retail startups are just a few examples of the innovative and disruptive ideas that are emerging from Canada’s startup scene. From providing sustainable travel goods to automating retail operations, these entrepreneurs are reshaping the way we shop and consume products. As the retail industry continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more exciting startups emerge from Canada and around the world.

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