GRIT EDITION THREE - Flipbook - Page 21
BEST USE OF TECH
CLASS OF 2020
THE ENK LINEUP
Co-founded by Michael Tola Denis, Pamela Champagne,
Vincent DiStefano; Next AI - Montreal
Sports participation is in decline among North American youth, particularly in sports deemed higher risk,
such as football. This trend is mostly due to the increasing rates of sports-related con- cussions. Elite
Neurokinetix (ENK) offers a data-driven approach to
football safety by combining neuroscience, movement
analysis, and AI.
CEO Pamela believes in
business as a force for
good and wants to develop
innovative solutions that
benefit society. She has a
bachelor’s degree in Business administration specialized in entrepreneurship
from HEC Montréal.
CTO Michael started programming at a very young
age, coding video games,
first in Flash, then in Java.
Now he’s using his coding
abilities and his curious
mind to have a positive
impact on the life of young
Lead Co-Researcher Vincent is currently completing his Master’s degree
in School/Applied Child
Psychology at McGill with
a focus on increasing mental and physical well-being among at-risk youths
through the use of sport.
Co-founded by Mark Elias; Next Founders
HOW ARE YOU WORKING TO MINIMIZE THE INCIDENCE OF SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSIONS? ENK offers evidence-based tools, powered by AI, that help
coaches (1) evaluate their players’ biomechanical risks for injury, (2) track performance and improvements based on behavioral interventions, and (3) monitor
players’ mental health for optimal development of the athletes.
WHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP? We believe in business as a force for good and want
to develop innovative solutions that benefit society.
IN FIVE YEARS... ENK's athlete-centered tools, powered by AI, will improve the
training experience of football, rugby, hockey and soccer players around the world.
Essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease cause
debilitating tremors that make the simplest daily activities such as eating, writing and drinking
a challenge. Steadiwear’s flagship product, the
Steadi-One, is the world’s first smart glove that
stabilizes the wrist, restoring independence and
quality of life.
Mark has a background in vibration damping and entrepreneurship with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc), Civil
Engineering, from The University of Toronto.
WHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP? Simple - I am passionate about
solving this problem.
IN FIVE YEARS... I see Steadiwear successfully scaled at an