OTTAWA – October 18, 2018 | Earlier this year, Startup Canada and the Embassy of Israel in Canada partnered to search for a young Canadian entrepreneur to represent Canada at this year’s Start JLM Conference in Jerusalem, Israel, from November 11, 2018 to November 17, 2018.
Today, His Excellency Nimrod Barkan, Ambassador of Israel to Canada attended Startup Canada Day on the Hill to announce Isabel Galiana, Co-Founder and CEO of Saccade Analytics, as the 2018 Canadian representative. Isabel will be joining representatives from 30 other countries who will be convening in Israel to participate in a unique accelerator program for new technology companies which will expose participants to the innovative, vibrant hi-tech environment in Israel.
Saccade Analytics began in 2016 with Dr. Mimi Galiana, whose research at McGill University led the field of eye and head movement analysis for over 30 years. She came to understand that although her work had tremendous potential, much more was needed before it would help patients. With this goal, she founded Saccade Analytics and recruited Isabel Galiana to assist in building the business. Since then, Saccade Analytics has grown with the mission to improve the standard of neurological care by translating advanced research into accessible tools.
“We are thrilled and honoured to receive this recognition from Startup Canada and the Embassy of Israel,” said Isabel Galiana, CEO of Saccade Analytics. Saccade Analytics is looking towards international commercialization in 2019 and this is an incredible opportunity to learn and build relationships in one of the most dynamic start-up environment in the world.”
Saccade Analytics’ flagship product InSight™ enables clinicians and therapists to objectively assess and manage concussions and vestibular disorders by leveraging eye-tracking in virtual reality. In just a few minutes, clinicians get industry-leading accuracy on key measures of brain function to improve the lives of patients.
“We are thrilled to have such an accomplished entrepreneur as Canada’s representative at the 2018 StartJLM Conference in Jerusalem,” said Nimrod Barkan, Ambassador of Israel to Canada. “Ms. Galiana’s strong business acumen and inspiring entrepreneurial spirit will serve her well throughout this year’s conference. We look forward to her experiencing Jerusalem’s beauty and its ever-growing presence in Israel’s startup scene.”
“Saccade Analytics’ exemplary innovation will change the lives of so many,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “Isabel embodies the resilience, ambition and impact of the Canadian entrepreneurial spirit and we are proud that she will be owning the podium for Canada in Israel this year.”
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Media Relations, Startup Canada
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Embassy of Israel in Canada
About the Embassy of Israel
The Embassy of Israel in Canada is dedicated to promoting and developing the diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties between Canada and Israel. Through various programs and partnerships, the Embassy seeks to build on common values and interests in order to continue to strengthen the great friendship between the two countries.
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About Startup Canada
Startup Canada is the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs. Since launching in 2012, Startup Canada has grown to represent more than 200,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots communities from coast to coast to coast. Through digital programs and flagship events, Startup Canada is the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations. For more information, visit www.startupcan.ca.
About Start JLM
The Start JLM Competition brings together innovative, early-stage startup founders from around the globe to explore and experience Jerusalem’s startup ecosystem. Start JLM is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect and benefit from interaction with prominent local tech leaders in a five-day immersive program, featuring interactive fireside chats and panels, specially designed how-to workshops, site visits at leading companies, and exclusive networking meetups with the city’s startup community with prominent local tech leaders.
Startup Canada and the Embassy of Israel in Canada (@IsraelinCanada) are empowering Canadian entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-led companies in Technology, BioTech, MedTech, and Digital Health fields to represent Canada on the global stage at the Start JLM competition in November 2018. Five finalists are competing to win the grand prize, with the winner being announced at Startup Canada Day on the Hill on October 18th.