Manufacturing Innovations Taking Root in Canada: Showcasing 15 Dynamic Startups

Canada has become a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, and manufacturing startups are no exception. From the development of next-generation hydrogen production technology to the creation of plant-based active compounds, these startups are paving the way for a brighter future in Canada’s industrial landscape. Here are 15 of the most interesting and innovative manufacturing startups in Canada.

Xebra Brands – Global Cannabis Cultivation and Product Company

Xebra Brands is a cannabis cultivation and product company with global brands and intellectual property. Founded by Rodrigo Gallardo and Todd Dalotto, Xebra Brands is leading the charge in the burgeoning cannabis industry. With a focus on quality and innovation, Xebra Brands is poised to become a major player in the global market.

Aurora Hydrogen – Next Generation Hydrogen Production Technology

Aurora Hydrogen is developing the next generation of hydrogen production technology. Founded by a team of experts in the field, Aurora Hydrogen is focused on creating sustainable solutions for energy production. Their innovative technology is already attracting attention from major players in the energy sector.

Mid-Day Squares – Functional Chocolate Bar Manufacturers

Mid-Day Squares is a chocolate manufacturer and the creator of the first FUNCTIONAL CHOCOLATE BAR. With a focus on health and wellness, Mid-Day Squares is changing the way people think about chocolate. Founded by Jake Karls, Lezlie Karls, and Nick Saltarelli, Mid-Day Squares is a delicious and nutritious treat.

Acerta Analytics – AI-Enabled Quality Control for Precision Manufacturing

Acerta Analytics is a software company that improves part quality in precision manufacturing through Machine Learning and AI. Founded by Greta Cutulenco, Jean-Christophe Petkovich, and Sebastian Fischmeister, Acerta Analytics is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry with its cutting-edge technology.

Axya – Centralized Subcontracting Marketplace

Axya provides an easy-to-use marketplace that standardizes and centralizes the subcontracting process. Founded by Félix Bélisle-Dockrill and Nicolas Gauthier, Axya is streamlining the manufacturing process for companies of all sizes.

Apera AI – Robot Vision Intelligence Software for Manufacturing

Apera AI builds robot vision intelligence software for manufacturing when speed and precision matter. Founded by Armin Khatoonabadi and Sina Afrooze, Apera AI is using cutting-edge AI and machine learning to make manufacturing processes faster, more efficient, and more accurate.

Basetwo AI – Process Optimization for Manufacturers

Basetwo helps manufacturers troubleshoot and optimize their production processes to increase efficiency and reduce waste. Founded by Kiefer Eaton, Tawfeeq Abdul Gaffoor, and Thamjeeth Abdul Gaffoor, Basetwo is empowering manufacturers to make data-driven decisions that improve their bottom line.

Aplantex – Plant-Based Active Compounds for Pharma, Cosmetics, and Agri-Food Industries

Aplantex produces plant-based active compounds for application in the pharma, cosmetics, and agri-food industries. With a focus on sustainability and innovation, Aplantex is changing the way we think about manufacturing.

Origen Air – IoT-Connected, Plant-Based Air Purification

Origen Air is a cleantech startup that produces IoT-connected, plant-based air purification hardware. Founded by Andrew Crawford, Ryan Lider, and Susan Blanchet, Origen Air is tackling one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time: air pollution.

Thrive Cannabis – Premium Quality, Small-Batch Craft Cannabis

Thrive Cannabis is a licensed ACMPR producer that cultivates premium quality, small-batch craft cannabis. Founded by Art Bluhm and his team, Thrive Cannabis is committed to producing the highest quality cannabis products on the market. With a focus on sustainability and innovation, Thrive Cannabis is poised to become a major player in the global cannabis industry.

FTEX – Smart Connected Drive Systems for Light Electric Vehicles

FTEX develops smart connected drive systems for light electric vehicles. With a focus on clean technology and sustainability, FTEX is changing the way we think about transportation. Founded by Alexandre Cosneau, Andres Bayona, and Ramee Mossa, FTEX is driving innovation in the electric vehicle industry.

AtomVie Global Radiopharma – Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization

AtomVie Global Radiopharma is a global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization. With a focus on medical devices and manufacturing, AtomVie Global Radiopharma is a key player in the global healthcare industry.

Membio – Plug-and-Play Platform for Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing

Membio is developing a plug-and-play platform for cell and gene therapy manufacturing. Founded by Andrew Pundsack, Ashley Keefner, and Shane Kilpatrick, Membio is revolutionizing the healthcare industry with its cutting-edge technology.

Dynaleo – Cannabis-Infused Gummies for the Adult-Use Market

Dynaleo manufactures cannabis-infused gummies for the adult-use market. With a focus on quality and innovation, Dynaleo is changing the way people consume cannabis. Founded by Brandon Wright and his team, Dynaleo is poised to become a major player in the global cannabis industry.

TMRW Foods – Producer of Plant-Based Proteins

TMRW Foods is a Canadian producer of plant-based proteins, producing out of their wholly owned HACCP certified facility. With a focus on sustainability and health, TMRW Foods is changing the way we think about food production. Founded by Dean Blignaut and his team, TMRW Foods is a delicious and nutritious option for consumers.


These 15 manufacturing startups are just a few examples of the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that is driving Canada’s economy forward. From cannabis cultivation to hydrogen production, these startups are changing the way we think about manufacturing and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. As Canada continues to attract top talent and foster a culture of innovation, we can expect to see even more exciting startups emerge in the years to come.

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