Introducing the Fourth Annual Google for Startups Accelerator Canada Cohort: A Promising Group of Startups Using AI and ML to Innovate Across Sectors

Google for Startups Accelerator Canada has recently announced the 12 startups that will participate in the 2023 cohort. The equity-free program is designed to support the best and brightest Canadian startups and help the next generation of founders succeed. Google for Startups Accelerator Canada provides mentorship, technical project support, deep dives and workshops focused on areas like product design, customer acquisition, and leadership development. The 12 startups in this year’s cohort are working across various sectors and using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to solve complex problems and tackle the toughest challenges in their industry.

Diverse Representations from Across the Country

This year, the Google for Startups Accelerator Canada program has strong representation from all over Canada, including startups from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick. The selected startups cover a range of innovative ideas and projects, including home decor and renovations, supply chain optimization, salon supplies, reusable packaging, and 3D restaurant reservations. With the inspiring work that these startups are doing, Google for Startups Accelerator Canada is excited to help them grow and succeed.

Supporting Homegrown Talent

Google is committed to supporting homegrown talent and helping Canadian startups scale and thrive. In addition to Google for Startups Accelerator Canada, Google has four other accelerator programs that are open to Canadian startups, including Google Cloud Accelerator, Women Founders Accelerator, Black Founders Accelerator, and the Climate Change Accelerator. The goal of these accelerator programs is to provide startups with the tools, resources, and support they need to innovate and succeed.

The Cohort of Promising Startups

The Google for Startups Accelerator Canada cohort of 2023 features a diverse and promising group of startups that are using AI and ML to innovate across sectors. These startups include:

  • Bidmii (Toronto): An online marketplace that quickly connects homeowners and contractors for home improvement projects, guaranteeing payment security for each party by holding payments in trust.
  • Chimoney (Toronto): A platform that enables businesses to send payments to phones, emails, and Twitter, regardless of scale, currency, country, and other factors.
  • Clavis Studio (Edmonton): A design, visualization, and sourcing platform that provides a marketplace for designers and decorators to source new clients and use supporting tools to deliver their projects.
  • Foqus Technologies (Toronto): An AI and quantitative imaging technology company that designs and develops software solutions to enhance the speed and quality of MRI scans.
  • Gryd Digital Media (Winnipeg): A PropTech company that has developed a suite of products and services designed to deliver increased efficiencies, increased asset value, and reduced costs to property owners, managers, and REITs nationwide.
  • Morpheus.Network (Burlington): A company that focuses on helping companies and government organizations eliminate inefficiencies and remove barriers to optimize and automate their supply chain operations.
  • Moves (Toronto): A collective of the gig economy that solves financial challenges associated with being a gig worker, and the lack of representation and ownership gig workers experience.
  • My Choice (Toronto): An insurance aggregator that partners with insurance companies and brokerages to bring customers the power of choice and transparency through seamless, personalized user experiences and automation.
  • SalonScale Technology Inc. (Saskatoon): A salon industry’s leading B2B SAAS provider in professional goods management, providing solutions that address the rising cost of salon supplies.
  • ShareWares (Vancouver): A platform that pairs technology with current city infrastructure to allow reusable cups and food containers to be bought, returned, tracked, and processed for resale.
  • Tablz (Ottawa): The restaurant industry was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but Tablz (Ottawa) has an innovative solution that could help restaurants bounce back. The 3D bookings platform lets diners upgrade to the seat of their preference, while generating net new profit for restaurants. Tablz is committed to enhancing the dining experience for both customers and restaurant owners.
  • TrojAI (Saint John): As the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning becomes more widespread, companies must be diligent in managing the risks associated with these technologies. TrojAI (Saint John) is a startup that helps enterprises manage AI risk through stress testing and audit of AI/ML models. By doing so, TrojAI can help companies improve the accuracy and reliability of their AI systems.


Google for Startups Accelerator Canada is an incredible opportunity for Canadian startups to receive mentorship and support from one of the world’s leading technology companies. The 2023 cohort is made up of a diverse group of startups from across the country, all working to solve complex problems in their industries using artificial intelligence and machine learning. From home improvement marketplaces to reusable packaging solutions, this cohort is tackling some of the toughest challenges in their industries, and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish during the program and beyond.

With Google’s support and guidance, these startups have the potential to make a significant impact in their respective industries and beyond. And with programs like the Google for Startups Accelerator, as well as the Women Founders Accelerator, Black Founders Accelerator, and the Climate Change Accelerator, Google is demonstrating its commitment to supporting and uplifting the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators in Canada.

As the program kicks off on March 21, we look forward to seeing the progress and growth of the 2023 Google for Startups Accelerator Canada cohort.

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