Judges


Tom Emrich

Tom Emrich is the founder of We Are Wearables, the largest wearable tech community in North America, with chapters in Toronto and Chicago. They bring tech communities together to learn, discuss and celebrate the wearable technology space. He is also the Editor and Chief at Designers of Things covering the Internet of Things, 3D Printing and wearable tech and the Senior Editor for BetaKit where he focuses on tech innovation.

Marissa Wu

Founder and CEO - Onyx Motion

Marissa Wu is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Onyx Motion. She is a graduate of the Engineering Science program with a major in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto as well as a graduate of The Next 36 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute. She brings a diverse background; from both Sales and Marketing at Procter and Gamble to published biomedical research in Langmuir, a leading materials journal. After gaining experience all over the world from Europe to India, she brought her entrepreneurial passion to the role of CTO for startups such as OpenInvite, before founding Onyx Motion. Marissa is excited about the intersection of biomechanics and technology and its potential to disrupt the wearable tech industry.

Joe Dee

Joe Dee is Head of Product & Technology at Cossette Health, one of our sponsors. Cossette Health is the health group within Cossette, Canada's largest communications agency. Cossette Health also runs a startup accelerator, aimed at building world-class health startups for our clients by providing access to our agency services, funding, space, and client distribution, to rapidly scale early-stage companies.

Sean Wise

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Ryerson University

Dr. Sean Wise specializes in helping emerging and high growth potential organizations jump on the trajectory and turn a profit. His intense, entertaining and direct approach has earned him a loyal following of disciples who swear by his lessons and best practices for business success.

With 15 years of seed funding experience, Wise has helped found five business ventures of his own to date, the first at age 16. When seeking the best in business, CBC recruited him as online host and industry advisor for their hit show, Dragons' Den. Dr. Wise held this post for the first five seasons of the show. Wise's third book, HOT OR NOT: how to know if your business idea will fail or fly! was released in 2012 and sold 30,000 copies in the first six months.

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