Collision

Meet Stash | Jerry was tired of juggling passwords and he thinks you are, too.

Meet Stash | Jerry was tired of juggling passwords and he thinks you are, too.

Jerry Wolverton was tired of juggling passwords.

Between himself, his wife and their three children, the family of five found themselves managing some 200 accounts, their login information all stored in a rapidly-filling little black book.

“We ran out of pages!” Wolverton recalls. “We had to start a new [book]. Our kids are all in school, and they come home with new passwords every semester, with new accounts.”

Of course, your computer can encrypt and remember your passwords for you. But even the largest companies have data breaches exposing those passwords and the information and access they protect. So for Wolverton, the inspiration for Stash was ultimately pretty simple: “there’s got to be a better way of doing this.”

Meet dealcloser | Amir tackled his own problem and built a solution for his peers in corporate law

Meet dealcloser | Amir tackled his own problem and built a solution for his peers in corporate law

dealcloser was founded in typical startup fashion: a personal problem sparked an idea, which led to a set of terrible user interface mockups on Power Point and an initial investment that just covered the cost of building a prototype.

Like most startups, it took a while to hammer out a minimum viable product, but a solid product market fit kept investors and customers interested. Now, dealcloser is being used in law firms in 9 cities in North America, in 5 states and provinces, in 2 countries around the world.

Collision 2019 | Startup Companies

Next Month, we’re part of an Edmonton delegation going to Collision - North America’s fastest growing tech conference. When it was announced last year that the conference was relocating to Canada, we knew it was a fantastic opportunity for our city’s tech companies to find early customers, build relationships with investors, and even recruit for talent.