GRIT EDITION THREE - Flipbook - Page 15
CLASS OF 2020
Co-founded by Katrina Albert & Vincent Lachance; Next AI - Montreal
Co-founded by Carl Pigeon; Next Founders
Pilots take up valuable resources and impose operational limits
on airlines. Ribbit is building autonomous software to replace
commercial pilots and starting an cargo airline.
Co-founder Carl is an Aerospace Engineer and pilot.
ANY ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS? The quality of people in your
network are much more important than the number of people.
So, choose wisely and surround yourself with great people!
One day when you’re in a position to help, give back.
IN FIVE YEARS... Ribbit will be operating 15 autonomous
Cessna 206 cargo aircrafts in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. We’ll be generating 10 million
in ARR and developing the hardware and software for the
next larger autonomous aircraft to serve customers
like FedEx, DHL, and UPS.
Co-founded by Rafael Libardi & Vinicius Santos; Next AI - Toronto
NoLeak helps detect and prevent crimes, and identify suspects.
They transform security cameras by applying AI to detect risky,
suspicious and unsafe behaviours, and decrease up to 60% of
organization’s security cost.
Founder and Executive Director, Rafael (right) is a security experience across corporations and defence organizations in Latin America. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Security and has a B.S. Degree in Information Systems. Chief Research Officer,
Vinícius Santos (left) received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and also has a
B.S. Degree in Computer Engineering.
Lux creates atmospheric satellites for Earth observation. Today, in the
context of bushfire management, Lux’s proprietary aerial images acquired by high-altitude balloons helps inform authorities on where the
fires are in real-time and how to allocate resources.
Executive Director and Co-founder, Katrina
is an experienced sales and partnerships professional. Co-founder and CEO Vincent is a
serial entrepreneur and recieved the Quebec
Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
ANY ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS?
What you focus on expands.
IN FIVE YEARS... We’ll be supporting governments, research institutions and companies in making more informed and responsible decisions through our product line.
NEXT AI - MONTREAL
WHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP? I come from a
country with over 300.000 homicides in the
last five years, of which less than 10% were
solved. After I was introduced to the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals, I
decided to devote my life to create a safe
and fair society.
IN FIVE YEARS... Every person in the
world will be able to transform their
street camera into a 24/7 security
officer protecting their loved ones,
and the police will have multiple AI
security officers per square to detect and prevent crimes.