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The Eureka Project is a not-for-profit resource to help entrepreneurs launch and grow innovative technology companies. We offer a customized, focused route to success with personalized programs, including access to mentors and investors.

Since 2007

Conceptualize

You have an idea, or even the first spark of an idea. The Eureka Project has resources to help you see where you need to go next, including advice from our in-house team of experts who have been where you are now.

Create

Find what you need for your idea to take shape. We offer access to the practical resources you need, from office space or a boardroom when you need one, to help with a plan or prototype.

Commercialize

When it’s time to bring your product to your market, Eureka offers market intelligence and support for testing and tweaking for traction in the marketplace.

The Eureka Project incubator – Let’s talk.

From the first-time entrepreneur to businesses a little further down the road, The Eureka Project team can help you explore the next steps on the path from idea to investment. Is The Eureka Project a fit for you?

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FAQs

Do you charge for your services?

Yes. While the cost of our services are subsidized or offset in many ways, some client fees are charged.

Do you fund startup companies?

No, The Eureka Project does not fund startups. We do have a track record of successfully assisting dozens of companies in accessing financing from a wide range of sources, regardless of where they fall in the business life cycle.

Do you help startups outside of Manitoba?

Yes. We and/or our partner organizations are interested in exploring opportunities to support entrepreneurs wherever they are located.

Does my startup need to be located in your office space to work with The Eureka Project?

No. We do have turnkey office space available for those clients that want to locate here, but many of our clients are off site.

How do I apply?

It’s simple. Please complete and submit this form. Someone will contact you to arrange next steps.

How will this help my startup?

In business, mistakes are measured by their cost. We bring experienced management to your team at the earliest stages to reduce errors, speed product development and help you get to market more successfully.

I have a great idea for a startup, can I run it past you?

Yes. We always like to hear about well-thought-through ideas and prospective new businesses. We encourage you to first conduct some cursory research: Who might your customers be? How are those customers currently meeting their need? Where will your product or service fit?

What do you do at The Eureka Project?

The Eureka Project’s expert managers are experienced with launching, growing, operating and exiting tech companies. The team will coach you through the development and implementation of a strategic plan, product development, and sales and marketing.

What is The Eureka Project?

The Eureka Project is a business incubator that provides management support to technology creators throughout their product development and commercialization stages.

Will you sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

No. We do not sign NDAs. We may need to carry on several conversations on your behalf. NDAs could make that process cumbersome. We will always act in the best interests of your company.

 

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The Startup Touchstone

The Eureka Project is part of this collaborative research exploring entrepreneurship in Manitoba. The aim is to develop a greater understanding of startups, their immediate needs and how to foster their growth. Eureka uses Touchstone to help identify our clients’ management team strengths as well as to identify the mission-critical skill and knowledge gaps within companies. Eureka then provides mentorship and training to fill those gaps. .

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Good to Go: Market Assessment

So you have an idea for a new product or service and you want to launch your startup, but are you good to go? Our four-week market validation program is an accessible, low-cost solution that will help you to identify your audience, competitors and future potential. Good to Go results in insights that will guide product development, marketing strategy and sales methods. You may qualify for funding support. Ask us how you can offset some of the costs associated with our market validation program.

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Services

Business ServicesPrint

Look to Eureka for feasibility analysis on business ideas; help with strategy and plan development assistance; technology commercialization assistance; sales and marketing support; IP retention and licensing guidance; customer relations advice; general legal assistance; prototyping, product design and development; international sales, exports and/or partner search abroad.


Financing and Access to FinancePrint

We can help you find funding and financing from government and/or private sources.


MentorshipPrint

We can help with management team identification and loaned executives, offer information on advisory boards and provide program referral services.


NetworkingPrint

We will introduce you to the tech community through our networking events and those of our partners and affiliates.


FacilitiesPrint

The Eureka Project offers secure, modern and affordable office space. If you locate here – and even if you don’t – you can have a professional address and access to meeting rooms with advanced conference technology.

Team

When you work with The Eureka Project, you have access to a remarkable resource – our team. With years of entrepreneurial and business experience, The Eureka Project’s executive, mentors and board members are able to share the information, advice and access that will contribute to your success.

Sponsors

The Eureka Project is proud to have the support of entrepreneurial-minded companies who believe in building a community of innovation. Our sponsors help us to provide expert advice and services in areas that round out what clients need to succeed. We look for sponsors who are passionate about supporting the technology sector and provide an area of expertise that complements the service offering at Eureka.

The Eureka Project has a number of ways that your company can help to foster the growth of the local technology sector. Please contact us to learn about the range of opportunities we have for you to participate – we have an option that will work for you.

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Clients

Learn more about the companies currently working with The Eureka Project.

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ArtMoi Inc.

Founded by the owners of Mayberry Fine Art, ArtMoi aims to create a global registry for fine art pieces. Art pieces will be registered and ownership and history tracked for galleries, appraisers, collectors and insurers.

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Exigence Technologies

The company has patented antimicrobial technology for textiles that protect them against antibiotic-resistant bacteria for the lifetime of the product. Targeted to the health care and hospitality industry, Exigence equips commercial laundries with the capability to apply the antimicrobial to hospital privacy curtains, hotel linens and more.

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Koronis

Created by Dr. Ali Esmail, a resident at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Koronis makes software to ensure patient information is captured and kept with patients’ health records.

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Quipped Interactive Learning Tools, Inc.

Quipped Interactive Learning Tools is an educational technology company developing solutions to improve student learning and teacher effectiveness, including QUIO, a software application supporting quality assessment practices for Kindergarten to Grade 12.

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Solara Remote Data Delivery, Inc.

Founded in 2006, the Winnipeg-based Solara  specializes in wireless data communications engineering products to deliver secure, robust, reliable and timely wireless data communications transfers.

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VisualSpection

VisualSpection uses Google Glass for paperless asset inspection. This wearable tech is employed in the energy sector for inspecting oil, gas, hydro and pipeline assets.

Alumni

The Eureka Project is proud to have worked with these amazing alumni. Here’s to their continued success, and here’s to seeing your company on this list one day!

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Biovalco

Biovalco Innovative Products mission is to put Canada’s abundant biomass to use by developing higher-value products, including the engineering and design of a biomass heating system, and processing straw with the company’s proprietary technology to increase its absorption potential – a key characteristic for a whole range of products.

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Canadian Prairie Garden Purees

Canadian Prairie Garden is a Manitoba-based agri-business whose mission is to provide premium vegetable, berry and legume puree products to our domestic and international customers. Canadian Prairie Garden purchases top quality fruit and vegetables from local Prairie producers and pre-process it into puree or juice for distribution to quality-conscious food processors.

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Complex Games

Complex Games is a leading mobile game development studio with a strong expertise in free-to-play game design and monetization, with over 11 years of proven experience creating & delivering top-selling, award-winning mobile games for some of the world’s largest game publishers and entertainment brands.

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Daemon Defense

Daemon Defense provides video streaming and complex web and multi-server hosting to internet companies, universities and a collection of Canada’s largest companies.

Since August 2010, they have been working with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to create one of the most technologically advanced facilities in North America and most recently, with the Winnipeg Football Club to design and implement the IT infrastructure for the new Investors Group Field.

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Invenia

Invenia is a cleantech software company that improves the integration and trading of renewable power. The company’s Energy Intelligence System (EIS) for wind and solar power forecasting, integration and trading, increases the efficiency of the smart grid through improved operations, reduced risk, and increased profitability.

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Kane Biotech

Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company that develops and commercializes biofilm technology for human and animal applications. The company’s patented technology breaks down the biofilm, exposes the embedded bacteria in the biofilm and kills the bacteria, which are a major cause of human and animal infections.

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YOMM Beverages

YOMM Beverages is a Canadian developer and manufacturer of functional foods and health-promoting beverages.

They manufacture high-quality, great-tasting hibiscus products that are high in antioxidants, free of preservatives and additives and support African farmers.

News & Events

  • October 14, 2014

    The Eureka Project Welcomes Tamara Pound

    The Eureka Project is pleased to announce the addition of Tamara Pound as Special Projects & Grants Facilitator.

    In this new role, Pound will help Eureka clients tell their stories in a way that is clear and captivating to potential funders. Pound has a solid track record writing successful grant applications and takes pride in her work to help not-for-profits including Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada, The Dream Factory and Roblin Park Community Cub.

    “Tamara will also play a big part in the other innovative ways we find to help our clients as they build their businesses,” said Gary Brownstone, President and CEO of The Eureka Project. “She is someone we’ve turned to in the past on a project-by-project basis. To have her join us in this full-time capacity is a wonderful asset and resource for the companies we work with,” he said.

    “I’m intrigued by the startup community and impressed by their drive to find novel solutions for problems. I’m excited to join this driven, connected and creative community,” said Pound.

  • September 25, 2014

    The Eureka Project Adds New Team Member

    The Eureka Project today announced that Jenny Motkaluk, formerly of Economic Development Winnipeg and 5x Technology, has joined the team as the new Vice President for Business Development.

    In her role, Motkaluk will play a crucial part in developing and driving the business development and strategy for Eureka’s clients.

    “Jenny brings 20 years of experience to the role and expertise in both technology and sales,” said Gary Brownstone, President and CEO of The Eureka Project. “We’re thrilled to have her here to provide direction to the entrepreneurs we work with to help them reach a greater understanding of the sales process and to help develop their revenue streams and more.”

    “I’m honoured to join The Eureka Project and to work with the great team. We’re lucky to have a wealth of innovators here and I’m excited to do my part to help them achieve their goals,” said Motkaluk.

  • September 23, 2014

    Kane Biotech Provides Business and Patent Update

    Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX-V:KNE), a biotechnology company engaged in the development and commercialization of products that prevent and remove microbial biofilms is providing an update to shareholders on the company’s business objectives and plans.

    The Company continues to focus its resources on the companion animal oral care market at this time. The objective is to establish a portfolio of products and market test these products to build and strengthen our value proposition. Additional activities included in achieving this value proposition are pricing models, market messaging, promotional material, manufacturing SOP’s and the development of new applications. +

  • April 3, 2014

    Kane Biotech Appoints Dr. Sarah Prichard to Board of Directors

    Kane Biotech has appointed of Dr. Sarah Prichard, M.D. FRCP(C) to its board of directors. +

  • March 29, 2014

    Startup seed fund has $1M to spread around

    The finishing touches are being put on a $1-million seed capital fund that could help alleviate some of the pent-up demand for investment dollars to help early-stage Manitoba startups.

    Read the Full Winnipeg Free Press Article

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Tap into financing for your tech business

November 17 • 5:30 to 7:00 • The Eureka Project

Entrepreneurs ask a panel of experts about financing start-up and growth, getting cash for R&D and attracting those elusive angel  investment dollars.

PANEL SPEAKERS: Joelle Foster, Futurepreneur Canada; Adam Munia, Manitoba Commercialization Support for Business  Program; Laural Porth-Jones, NRC-IRAP; and  Sean Burns, CatchFire & VA Angels. Please RSVP by  Wednesday, November 12

Press

This page has media resources for Eureka, for publication needs. Please contact press@eurekaproject.ca with media requests, for more information or assistance.

If you’re member of the media and have questions or want to set up an interview, The Eureka Project is happy to help.

Please direct media inquiries to:

Gary Brownstone, President and CEO
204-262-6401
gary@eurekaproject.ca


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