UGRAN Drive Safe Inc. Wins Fundica Roadshow in Ottawa (Views: 1286)

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

March 27, 2017 



As the third stop in the 2017 Fundica Roadshow, the Ottawa event resulted in a great turnout at Collab Space on March 24, 2017. The competition was tough with a total of 16 tech startups all pitching for the $1,000,000 Investment Award, but one clear winner took home the trophy for Ottawa.  


The startups were judged by a panel of 13 individuals composed of angels, VCs, banks and government organizations from 500 Startups, First Stone Venture Partners, BDC, OCE, Capital Angel Network, L-Spark and others.


In addition to an opportunity to receive the $1,000,000 FSVP Investment Award, each Fundica Roadshow city stop winner receives 3 months of free office space at WeWork, a cloud hosting package from CANARIE and free accounting services from Intuit QuickBooks.  


The pitching startups were graded based on market potential, solution, team, pitch and readiness for the $1,000,000 FSVP Investment Award.  


Jeri Rodrigs, CEO of UGRAN Drive Safe Inc., won the Roadshow in Ottawa after an impressive and passionate pitch. UGRAN Drive Safe is a unique solution provider in Smartphone Telematics Driving technology that enables drivers to be safer, smarter and more responsible. UGRAN technologies also provides driving habit data, speed limit warning alarms and automatic head light controls.


“Today we won, but I don’t call it a winning. We procured a piece where we are moving to the next stage and it is even more challenging because now all the winners are coming. It is going to be a more challenging pitch and we hope that we will take the silverware there too,” said Rodrigs about making it to the Grand Finale.   


Stay tuned for the next Fundica Roadshow stop on March 29 in Waterloo. Register now for an intense pitch competition, valuable networking opportunities and great speaker sessions.   


Check out the 2017 Fundica Roadshow lineup:  

·         Waterloo @ Accelerator Centre, March 29 

·         Halifax @ Innovacorp Entreprise Centre, April 6 

·         Vancouver @ SFU Harbour Centre, April 28 

·         Victoria @ VIATEC, May 2 

·         Montreal @ SID LEE, June 2

·         Toronto, TBA

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1 Dr Diana Gimba (28 Mar 2017 08:39:06):
Great event at Ottawa. I am so glad I met with people doing great things to make our community great. Go on Fundica