Our sponsors are awesome! We're supported by some companies, organizations and people that believe in the creativity of our community. Don't forget to let them know how much you appreciate it! Shout them out on Twitter, Like them on Facebook, and try out their products. We have sponsorship opportunities of all kinds for Get Your Bot On! 2015. For more information contact Adriana at 416-414-9857 or adriana at getyourboton dot com.

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Bronze Sponsors:

XYZ Interactive



Post-Secondary Institution Partners:

(check out their teams and come and see their booths at our showcase)

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Our 2015 Community Partners:






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Many thanks to our 2014 Sponsors!

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XYZ Interactive




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Linxee Lassonde


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Our 2014 Community Partners included:

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Fashion Zone      ischool uhacks


XYZ Interactive

XYZ Interactive, @gesturesense, www.gesturesense.com, and on LinkedIn

XYZ Interactive Technologies is a research and development company born in Toronto at the MaRS innovation centre. XYZ has granted and pending patents for their methods of precisely determining location, in three dimensions, of hand or object motion.  Using low-cost infrared components with this unique method, 3-D gesture sensing is achieved, with millimetres of accuracy at metres of range, at a fraction of the cost, size or power requirements of any competing solution.  Compelling applications range from simple and ubiquitous home automation needs (lightswitches, lamps), to intuitive toy and consumer electronics controllers, to advanced mobile, automotive, and display applications.



We host hackathons and meetups around the world to inspire the next generation of hardware entrepreneurs.


IATSLLogo The Intelligent Assistive Technoloy and Systems Lab, @IATSL

The Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL), located in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto is multi-disciplinary group of researchers with backgrounds in engineering, computer science, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and gerontology. The IATSL's goal is to develop zero-effort technologies that are adaptive, flexible, and intelligent, to enable users to participate fully in their daily lives.

MuseMuse is a brain fitness tool that helps you do more with your mind, and more with your life, in just 3 minutes a day. Like a heart rate monitor for your mind Muse detects your brain signals during a focused-attention exercise the same way a heart rate monitor detects your heart rate during physical exercise. This measurement gives you valuable feedback that you can use to train your brain today – and over time – to improve your focus, attention and composure.

ConveyorLogoConveyor Built, www.conveyorbuilt.com, @conveyorbuilt

Conveyor Built designs and delivers innovation skills workshops for corporate customers. These workshops include the design and prototyping of real connected devices to explore the socio-technical implications of the technology, work through team challenges, or understand specialized user groups better.

MAKELAB_Logo MakeLab,  http://www.makelab.ca/         @makelab_ca

Makelab provides technology and prototyping for Canada’s leading brands and agencies. They also enable you make anything, anytime on their state of the art printer fleet with their personal 3D printing training sessions. Makelab's growing interactive events team is constantly pushing the envelope and are available to assist you with all your printing needs, may they be big or small. Get in touch at print@makelab.ca or events@makelab.ca.


Linxee Wireless, http://www.linxeewireless.com/    @LinxeeWireless, Google+ , Facebook & Pinterest

Since 2006, Linxee Wireless global operations in North America and Asia have been dedicated to providing quality wireless solutions for consumer electronics and home automation. We believe the greatest innovations make life better and more affordable for everyone.

From manufacturing to marketing to customer support, we strive to serve our customers with honesty and integrity. We are constantly improving in order to launch innovative products that keep us ahead of the competition.

At Linxee Wireless, we want you to feel 100% satisfied with our products and services. Please feel free to submit your reviews, comments or a video, and you will receive a discount to show our appreciation of your business.

For more information about Linxee Wireless, please contact us at info@linxeewireless.com.

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Mimetics Digital Education, http://www.mimetics.ca/  Tumblr  @MimeticsCanada  Youtube

Mimetics founders have always worked closely with both the formal and informal education communities. We have developed and provided workshops ranging from introductory robotics, to programming and interfacing for students, teachers and families from both the Toronto and Peel region school boards. Since our beginning developing these digital technology activities we have worked to remain current and push the leading edge as all the technologies involved are quickly evolving.
We have also leveraged our experience through working with many leading robotics organizations such as: FIRST Robotics Canada, VEX Robotics Canada, the Eastern Canadian Robot Games, the Canadian National Robot Games, ABB Robotics Canada, MDA Robotics, HONDA Canada, SONY Canada, YORK University, University of Toronto, McMaster University, Mohawk College, Ryerson University, NASA and the Canadian Space Agency etc.
From taking part in our workshops teacher-participants have gained a new understanding and much greater comfort level in teaching their students by using hands-on aspects of digital technology-robotics to get across concepts of math, science and problem solving. Mimetic’s advancements developed, tested and proven mean that now robotics as an easy to use and affordable teaching medium are workable and available. Youth today are wired into the World and we need to utilize these latest advancements if we truly wish to help these youth become the problem-solvers and leaders of tomorrow.
site3logo Site 3 coLaboratory, site3.ca  @site3coLab

718R Ossington Ave, Toronto ON, M6G 2T7

We are a 2,000 square foot member-run makerspace in Toronto’s west end. We are dedicated to making, teaching, learning and thinking about the intersection between art and technology. We make amazing things, and we teach others to make amazing things, too.
LassondeLassonde School of Engineering, http://lassonde.yorku.ca/  @LassondeSchool   Facebook
Hobby Electronics! Genius Customer Service! Widest Selection!
If you need to build a robot arm or extend a cable to another room, ask Active Surplus Electronics for help before you go to the Big Box stores. We pride ourselves on being a museum, workshop, garage sale and hardware store. Come in to either of our stores in Toronto to meet our team members, who are as passionate as you are about experimenting with technology and finding the right equipment for the job. We give you hands-on customer service and expert advice. Plus, give the joy of invention with one of our gift certificates.
Environmentally Friendly Upcyclers: Circulate Your Electronics
Active Surplus Electronics has all the things you need and more you don’t know you need yet! Instead of throwing away any gadget, tool, cable or device, Active Surplus can help you save it from the landfill. Help save the earth, save money and fix your electronics. And now, recycle all of your batteries – except car batteries – at Active Surplus Electronics.
Supplies for Everyone from Engineers to Film Makers
Whether you want the authentic detail of a vintage oscilloscope for the movie you are making, or you need lots of soldering irons fast to finish a project on time, Active Surplus Electronics has the supplies and expert advice for any area of endeavor. Ask us about our stock of:
► Cables and cords
► Motors
► LEDs
► Arduino
► Worbla

Uniiverse_logo_banner-1Uniiverse, @uniiverse , www.uniiverse.com, and on Facebook

Use Uniiverse to discover amazing things to do nearby, and sell tickets to your events using the most advanced social tools.

MaRS Discovery District, www.MaRSDD.com, @MaRSDD

MaRS logo_jpgThe MaRS Discovery District in Toronto is one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. MaRS cultivates high-impact ventures and equips innovators to drive economic and societal prosperity. MaRS provides expert advice and market research, and makes connections to talent, customers and capital. MaRS startup clients have created 6,500 jobs and, in the last three years alone, they have raised $1 billion in capital and generated $500 million in revenue.

kmdi_UofT high resThe Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto, kmdi.utoronto.ca, @KMDI, on Facebook,  and on YouTube

The Knowledge Media Design Institute is concerned with the ever-evolving interaction between humans and technology. We live in a designed world where the role of humans is constantly changing and will continue to change. The mission of the Knowledge Media Design Institute is to carry out research and education that will inform the design of devices, systems, and applications to enhance and ameliorate the role of humans in a world of embedded, supporting, and sometimes controlling, technologies. KMDI approaches this role from a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and human-centred perspective, combining science, technology, arts and design in its response to technological opportunity and change. In a rapidly evolving world, KMDI is a continuous evolving organization that seeks to address the problems of today as well as the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

semaphore-logoSemaphore Lab, University of Toronto,  semaphore.utoronto.ca, @SemaphoreTO

Semaphore is a research cluster at the iSchool, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, dedicated to inclusive design in the area of mobile and pervasive computing.

Semaphore is led by Director Professor Matt Ratto (Faculty of Information) and Associate Directors Professor Sara Grimes (Faculty of Information) and Professor Rhonda McEwen (Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology). Semaphore is part of the Inclusive Design Institute, and funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) New Initiatives Fund and associated ORF-RE. The IDI effort is interdisciplinary and cross-institutional, involving researchers from eight collaborating partner institutions across several departments and fields.


Girls in Tech, www.girlsintechtoronto.com  @GITdot

Girls in Tech is a global social network enterprise, focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, intelligent and influential women in technology. In 2013 Girls in Tech Canada was registered as not-for-profit Corporation in Canada. The chapter has now grown to 2,000 members who reside in and around the city of Toronto. Our core programming includes Power Hour Socials, International Women's Day Events, and Conferences.

IOInteractive Ontario, www.interactiveontario.com  @IOnews 

Interactive Ontario (IO) is a not-for-profit industry trade organization committed to the growth of the Ontario interactive digital content industry. IO represents over 290 interactive digital media companies covering a range of sectors including: e-Learning, video/online games, mobile, television, and social media. IO also works with many interactive digital media stakeholders including those working in marketing, law, accounting services, research and academia.  IO produces GameON: Finance 2014 - November 20 & 21, 2014.

Entering its seventh year, GameON: Finance 2014 connects the games industry’s leading players to new business opportunities in interactive entertainment. Happening on November 20 & 21, 2014 in downtown Toronto, GameON: Finance is North America’s longest-running and largest forum for digital games entrepreneurs and investors, offering essential networking, knowledge sharing and business development in the ever-changing field of gaming.

MadlabMADLab, mobile.utoronto.ca/madlab,

The MADLab is a student-centric facility, at the heart of the downtown campus, devoted to accelerating mobile software development at U of T. The Lab hosts equipment, collaborative workspace, user groups and workshops, and is open to all U of T students, staff and faculty.


ArtSci Salon, http://www.artscisalon.com/

ArtSci Salon is a group of artists, scientists and art-sci-tech enthusiasts meeting once a month to engage in critical discussions on topics at the intersection between the arts and science.


SMARTWEEK 2014,  www.smartweek2014.com   @smartweek2014

SMARTWEEK 2014 explores emerging smart technologies with local and global events. Toronto will host a 3-Day IoT Conference, held at the University of Toronto and MaRS Discovery District. It showcases the brightest minds, inventors and industry leaders that are Innovating The Future of IoT (Internet of Things). Keynote addresses will be delivered by smart tech thought leaders from Cisco, Prodea Systems, Schneider Electric, Samsung, Arrow, Atmel, TCS and IBM.  We are also partnering with global IoT community events held in the UK, Germany, Portugal, and cities such as Dubai, Denver, Waterloo and many more!
Toronto's international festival celebrating digital creativity!

Digifest showcases groundbreaking creations and trending content in digital media, art, design and technology. The festival fosters connections by bringing together industry, academics and the public, and inspires us to think about how digital tools and technology will shape our lives and our future.

UofT Hacks, uofthacks.com  @UofTHacks
UofTHacks will be open to all High School, College and University students regardless of age, experience or area of study. We believe that creativity and ingenuity know no bounds, and that you only need a great idea to impact the world around you. If you are a student and attending, get ready to get your creative juices flowing and put your Google-ing skills in overdrive! If you're a sponsor or a mentor, look forward to meeting some of North America's youngest and brightest minds!


The University of Toronto Robotics Association (UTRA) is committed to designing and building robots by students from all areas of science and engineering. Itwas formed in 2002 and comprised of over 500 members. UTRA is composed of numerous projects, including Sumo Robots, Combat Robots, Autonomous Robot Racing, and 3D Printers. UTRA actively competes on an international level, and has been the most successful with its combat robots at RoboGames each year, winning bronze medals in 2008 and 2009, and gold medals in 2010 and 2011 in the 120-lbs weight class category! 

Students get hands-on exposure with motors, sensors, soldering, programming, and mechanical assemblies. Students learn from their peers in different engineering disciplines, and junior students are encouraged to take part in the Sumo Robot Competition to learn the basics of robotics.

The Fashion ZoneFashion Zone, www.fashionzone.ca    @RUFashionZone

The Fashion Zone at Ryerson University is Canada’s top incubator and accelerator for fashion inspired start-ups. We provide space, equipment and valuable business advisory to help launch groundbreaking fashion businesses. We invite you to connect with us on Facebook and twitter to stay updated on Fashion Zone news. You will also find information about us, our startups, and our advisors on our website


Faculty of Information, http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/     @ischool_TO

The Faculty of Information (iSchool) at UofT is known as Canada’s global information school and is a leader in the fields of information sciences, library studies, archives and records management, knowledge management, museum studies, and culture and technology. It has internationally-recognized American Library Association (ALA) accreditation since 1937, and produced the first PhD program in Information Studies in Canada, and is the only English language Master's program in Museum Studies in Canada.

coder-dojo CoderDojoTo, http://coderdojoto.com/   @coderdojoto  Facebook

CoderDojoTo is part of the global CoderDojo movement, providing free and open learning to youth, with an emphasis on computer programming. Our mission is to introduce young people to the joy of computing. We provide a fun learning environment for students and parents alike, breaking down barriers, challenging social and economic stereotypes, and empowering youth to shape their world through code. In Toronto!

taglab TAG lab,  http://taglab.utoronto.ca/  inquiries@taglab.ca

Working at the intersection of interactive technologies and ageing, TAGlab designs aids, systems, and experiences that support ageing throughout the life course with the goal of fostering community, identity, and autonomy for our users.

Mobile Experience Innovation Centre, http://research.ocadu.ca/meic/home    @MobileEx   Facebook  Linkedin  Youtube

The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre is a not-for-profit association that supports design leadership, experience innovation and applied research in Canada's mobile and wireless industries.

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