Fouad El-Masri

Edmonton, Alberta

14 Employees

Visio media is changing the way we view ads in elevators

… and how ads find us. Using our proprietary software, Elev8, we are able to determine occupants’ gender, age group, stare time, and sentiment. Our ad platform allows advertisers to dynamically change ads based on the occupants of an elevator as well as the weather and time of day. As a result, they are able to create complex, highly targeted, multi-rule campaigns to maximize engagement and optimize efficiency for their advertisers – while providing a greater degree of measurability.

With the support of the Accelerate Fund II, Visio has its sights set on scaling our digital advertising network across Canada, with plans to expand into the USA next year.

Fouad El-Masri
President and Co-Founder



Dave Damer

Edmonton, Alberta

14 Employees

Selected as a top startup to watch by startup edmonton, testfire labs uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to build productivity solutions that modernize the way people work – so they can achieve more, faster.

Testfire’s flagship product,, is a natural-language artificial intelligence (AI) assistant that attends meetings, captures notes, action items and data points. Through machine learning, ultimately could then identify potential workplace bottlenecks, areas for collaboration, and deliver insights into organizational productivity. works with the major conferencing platforms, including Zoom,, GoToMeeting, UberConference and WebEx.
The City of Victoria, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and C-Tribe Innovation Festival are among the 87 beta customers. Testfire has also recently inked distribution partnerships for with national telecom partners Iristel in Toronto, and Voxter in Vancouver. Testfire is on-track to commercially launch within Canada in mid-2018 to individual users, followed by staged feature rollouts aimed at conferencing providers and enterprise clients. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Edmonton, AB, Testfire has received seed funding from Accelerate Fund II. This has been instrumental in helping us reach due diligence readiness and accelerate the go-to-market plan for It has also helped generate interest from various angel and venture capital investors. As a result, Testfire is well positioned to move into its next round of funding in early 2019, which will help to advance commercialization within new markets.

Dave Damer
Founder & CEO



Colin Knox

Calgary, Alberta

22 Employees

Companies count on it service professionals and managed service providers (msps) to keep their data safe – and to make their businesses more secure, efficient and profitable.

Passportal is the company that is providing the cybersecurity related projects that allow MSPs to successfully deliver on this promise.

We initially started out creating an internal solution for our own needs in 2011. Today, we have grown to include four products, including: an industry-leading password management solutions (Ocular), a secure documentation management solutions (Docs), a self-service password reset solution (Blink) and a password security as a service solutions (Site). We’ve signed up 1,100 partners in 33 countries, but maintain our strong tie to Calgary – with no plans to move.

The best thing about Accelerate Fund II’s investment in Passportal has been the support of their team. In particular, both Brad Johns and David Edmonds have provided continuous support to the company in the form of industry introductions, nominations to programs, brainstorming ideas and sharing their years of experience.

Passportal is focused on the continued, rapid growth of our partner base. We have four innovative products in our development roadmap, and are planning a Series A equity raise in the fall of 2018.

Colin Knox
Founder and CEO