Update: CheckIn won Shift Challenge, receiving $20,000 and business guidance to put their idea into action. Paraglide won the audience choice award, receiving $5,000.

We received 26 Shift Challenge submissions. A judging committee selected a shortlist of applicants to move on in the challenge.

Read about them below:

CheckIn - David Burke and Dan LeBlanc - Halifax
Software solution to encourage meaningful social engagement and identify seniors at risk of loneliness

Full Plate - Jay McNeil - Sydney
Digital grocery shopping platform, and delivery and preparation service for seniors

GeoNavo - Stewart Hardie and Melanie Tupper - Halifax
Wearable technology and cloud-based platform to enhance the health and safety of our senior population

Paraglide - Matthew MacKenzie - Halifax
Posture correction device for wheelchair users, automated by Bluetooth-enabled remote control

Virtus - Hossein Salimian and Matthew Zimola - Halifax
Virtual reality technology to combat symptoms of isolation and dementia in seniors by creating immersive experiences and fostering social connections

Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 2, 2018