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Wearable Wednesday March 2014: Wearable Health Panel & Thalmic Labs

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Come join Wearable Wednesday Toronto’s inaugural meetup at the MaRS Centre, the new home of WWTO! We are pulling out all the stops for March with tons of wearable startups at the event including OmSignal, Thalmic Labs, Bionym, PUSH Strength, Kiwi Wearables and OCADU's Social Body Lab.

This month, MaRS is partnering with WWTO to release a MaRS Market Insights whitepaper on wearables with an emphasis on health. We will kick off the night with a panel discussion on wearables and health (Note: There is an update to the Panelists): 

• Panelists: Code Cubitt, Managing Director of Mistral Venture Partner; Isabel Pederson, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture; and Jesse Slade Shantz, Chief Medical Officer of OMSignal

• Moderator: Hadi Salah, Senior Industry Analyst, MaRS Market Intelligence

After the panel, Kitchener-based startup Thalmic Labs will be presenting and demoing it’s gesture-controlled armband Myo which is set to change the way we interact with any smart device around us.

After the sessions, be sure to check out the Wearables Innovation Showcase. Startups will be demoing their tech and answering your questions in the demo table area. Expect to see Kiwi Wearables, PUSH Strength, Bionym, OMSignal, Thalmic Labs, OCADU Social Body Lab, MeU and many more!


6:30 – 7:00pm: Doors Open & Registration

7:00 – 7:45pm: Panel Discussion - Wearables & Health

7:45-8:00: Thalmic Labs presents Myo

8:00-10:00PM: Wearables Innovation Showcase and Social (Refreshments will be served)

A big thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible.

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MaRS Discovery District is a mission-driven innovation centre located in Toronto. MaRS works with partners to catalyze, accelerate and amplify innovation. MaRS supports entrepreneurs building Canada’s next generation of growth companies. For more information, visit

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  • Adam B.

    Wanted to say a big thanks to Tom and team for organizing this event. Very well done and lots of great learning's. Also wanted to let folks know that we (TELUS) are currently looking for a category manager to manage wearable tech and other exciting product categories.

    Here is the posting: Please PM me for details and/or if you're interested.


    March 31, 2014

  • Simon B.

    Next time, something better than blue ribbon beer please :p

    1 · March 27, 2014

    • Tom E.

      @Michael - email me and lets talk! Sounds like folks want a change up on the bar :)

      March 27, 2014

    • Simon B.

      The boys over at Steamwhistle are always quite supportive.

      3 · March 27, 2014

  • Jason C.

    Tom and Sean - very well done, an invaluable opportunity to connect with thought leaders and visionaries in the space. Looking forward to the next one. #Bigwin

    1 · March 27, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Thanks Jason!

      March 27, 2014

  • Irene R.

    Excellent ideas and a great opportunity to meet others working in the same sector. Thanks

    2 · March 27, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Thanks Irene! Glad you enjoyed the evening.

      March 27, 2014

  • George

    Excellent presentations.

    2 · March 27, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Thanks George!

      March 27, 2014

  • Luisa

    Fabulous evening - my brain is still buzzing with all the possibilities

    1 · March 27, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Luisa - great to hear. And thanks for the feedback

      March 27, 2014

  • Danielle S.

    There's no doubt that this event blew it out of the water! WWTO rebranding, fascinating panel, Myo demo, 8 wearable startup exhibits, and TO's most passionate people in will you top this one Tom?! Can't wait for next month :)

    1 · March 27, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Thanks Danielle!

      March 27, 2014

  • Michael K.

    Amazing! Looking forward to the next meetup.

    1 · March 27, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Thanks Michael

      March 27, 2014

  • George M.

    Thanks, Tom, for attempting to fix the problem. === Moral of the story (a valuable lesson for any startup): people lose their ability to read emails more and more.

    1 · March 19, 2014

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