What Are Vancouver’s Leading Industrial Startups Revolutionizing in 2023?

Welcome to another exciting issue of CanadaVenture.News, where we venture into the heart of Canada’s thriving startup scene to bring you insightful features on promising startups in various sectors. For this edition, we’re touring the Pacific Coast, getting down and dirty in industrial Vancouver. With a rich history steeped in the natural resource and manufacturing sectors, today’s Vancouver is a hotbed for innovators and disrupters breaking ground in fields like AI, robotics, renewable energy, and other facets of industry and manufacturing. Let’s zoom in on 15 promising industrial startups that are leading this wave of innovation in Vancouver.

Sanctuary Cognitive Systems Corporation

Sanctuary Cognitive Systems Corporation is an artificial intelligence startup honing its expertise on the design and execution of general-purpose robots with human-like intelligence. With its primary focus on AI, Industrial Automation, Machine Learning, and Robotics, Sanctuary is the brainchild of Geordie Rose, Olivia Norton, and Suzanne Gildert. Their vision is steeped in the exploration of the endless possibilities of a world with intelligent, human-like robots.

Xebra Brands

Driven by exceptional founders, Rodrigo Gallardo and Todd Dalotto, Xebra Brands is making significant strides in the Cannabis industry. Its unique fuse of cannabis cultivation with industrial manufacturing makes them a giant in the cannabis industry that also has a vast portfolio of intellectual property at its disposal.

P2 Gold

In the field of precious metals exploration, a startup that stands out is P2 Gold. Under the leadership of founder Joseph Ovsenek, P2 Gold is devoted to exploring, financing, and developing mining projects for precious metals.

NeoGreen Hydrogen

With a keen eye for sustainability and renewable energy, NeoGreen Hydrogen stands out as a large-scale green hydrogen developer. The company is channeling its energies towards making the most of green energy in emerging markets.

Electric Royalties

Electric Royalties is an industry-disrupter in acquiring royalty interests in advanced-stage mineral projects. Founded by Brendan Yurik and Marchand Snyman, this startup is committed to pioneering the change in electrical distribution, industrial mining, and project management.

Arch Engineers

For those searching for AI-facilitated structural engineering, design, and detailing services, look no further than Arch Engineers. Founders Devlin Fenton and Nigel Bester are heading up the efforts to revolutionize CAD, civil and industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Pantheon Design

With their industry-leading 3D printing technology, Pantheon Design has created systems that do not compromise on speed, reliability, or end-use quality.


Meet Othersphere, a startup that leverages its technology in the Industrial and software sector under guidance of its founder Robert Murphy, to identify profitable and sustainable locations for deploying zero or low greenhouse gas industrial technologies.

Inverted AI

Inverted AI, a spinoff from UBC under Adam Ścibior’s directorship, is harnessing the power of AI, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, machine learning, and software to predict human driving behavior.


Under the guidance of its founders Jas Nijjar, Shane McNamara, and Syed Ahmed, OnTraccr is making impressive strides as a SaaS platform. It’s offering cutting-edge construction workflow automation capabilities to the construction business.

Ladybug Robotics

Friends of the agricultural sector, Ladybug Robotics develops automation tools to boost grape grower productivity. Founded by Amirmasoud Ghasemi and Hani Eskandari, it stands tall as an agriculture tech entity focused on AI, autonomous vehicles, and robotics.


Reliable IT services are vital in today’s fast-paced world, and Technorely delivers on this front. Founded by Dmitriy Malets and George Burlakov, Technorely operates across blockchain, fintech, healthcare, and web development domains.

Mako Mining

As a forward-moving gold exploration, development, and mining company, Mako Mining is making great strides in the mining sector. It aims to continue to carve a niche for itself in the industry.

Molecule Robotics

Despite the lack of a website, Molecule Robotics deserves a spot on this list. This collaborative research venture specializes in the development of data science libraries within the AI and machine learning space.

Infinitum Copper

Last but not least, Infinitum Copper brings our Vancouver startup tour to an end. This junior exploration company specializes in the exploration of copper and is a force to reckon with in the mining industry.

And there you have it! An exciting expedition into Vancouver’s thriving industrial startup ecosystem, teeming with innovation and dedication. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as we did researching and putting it together. Till next time, this is CanadaVenture.News, your window into Canada’s hot and happening startup scene!

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