Backgrounder: Support for Unito Inc., TrackTik Software Inc., Heyday Inc. and NeoSynergix Inc.

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October 15, 2018 – Montreal, QuebecCanada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Quebec businesses need to innovate in order to grow and remain competitive. Investment in innovative businesses not only allows the businesses to grow their productivity, but also helps them boost their trade opportunities to create well-paying middle-class jobs.

As part of Small Business Week, today the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced repayable contributions totalling $451,250 to four Greater Montreal high-tech businesses. TrackTik Software Inc., Heyday Inc., Unito Inc. and NeoSynergix Inc. will be able to count on financial assistance from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions to support their growth and apply their marketing strategies.

The funding is provided under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program.

Repayable contribution of $201,250

TrackTik Software is an innovative company that has developed an operational resource management platform that it offers to companies specializing in the security of goods and people.

The company has developed and is marketing the TrackTik application, an integrated management platform that makes it possible to manage a team of security officers doing real-time patrols at multiple locations, including through geolocation.

Tracktik’s clients already include the giants Garda World and Securitas plus a number of other security companies in 30 countries. Carrying out the project, which just finished, created two jobs. The SME currently employs 113 people.


Repayable contribution of $50,000

Heyday is an innovative start-up SME specializing in the chatbot field. Chatbots are conversation robots, i.e. a powerful marketing tool that helps businesses enhance and customize the client experience through platforms such as Facebook Messenger, using artificial intelligence (AI). Heyday has great ambitions in US and European markets.

CED’s financial contribution will enable the company to hire a sales agent, participate in trade shows, do client prospecting, and produce and disseminate promotional tools.

The project will help create three jobs.


Repayable contribution of $150,000

Unito is start-up company in the field of information technology. It develops and markets collaborative solutions that enable users to share information through various software platforms by synchronizing them. Unito’s mission is to facilitate interaction between various departments or subsidiaries of a single company or two different companies.

The project is aiming to implement a marketing strategy for the company in the United States and exploratory missions in Europe.

The activities that will be funded by CED will include: hiring of marketing resources, running an advertising campaign, developing and producing promotional content, participating in trade shows, conducting prospecting visits and using professional services in connection with marketing in the United States and Europe.

The project will help create three jobs.


Repayable contribution of $50,000

Founded in 2002, NeoSynergix operates in the field of digital technologies and specializes in developing customized management solutions and web-mobile applications.

Offering an array of powerful computing solutions, the company recently designed nSpek, new software program for creating intelligent and customizable electronic forms. It is intended for teams conducting compliance inspections or audits. To increase and diversify its client base, NeoSynergix is focusing its growth strategy on market development in France and the United States.

The aim of the project is, on the one hand, to deploy an international marketing strategy for nSpek by hiring a resource specializing in market development and conducting marketing activities in France and the United States and, on the other hand, to increase the company’s production capacity by purchasing the IT infrastructure needed for adapting its new software to multiple platforms.

The project will help create three jobs.

Summary

  • Number of projects: 4
  • Number of jobs created: 11
  • CED‘s contributions: $451,250
  • Total investments generated by these projects: $1 407 807

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