The Consulate General of Canada will be presenting the latest Digital Tech cohort at New York City's Canadian Technology Accelerator during a breakfast reception on Thursday, September 15, to be held at Grind Workspace in Midtown Manhattan. Canada's newly appointed Consul General in New York, Phyllis Yaffe, will deliver opening remarks before introducing each of the nine companies participating in the CTA's autumn Digital Tech cohort. The Canadian Technology Accelerator's New York Digital Tech program aims to connect high growth potential Canadian companies with US venture capital and opportunities for developing strategic partnership connections, as well as mentorship. The Digital Tech program includes companies working in Ad Tech, Data Analytics, Fintech, E-Commerce, or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Mentors for this cohort include CSRHub CEO Bahar Gidawani, iconectiv CTO and VP Chris Drake, AGM Ventures CEO Anna Garcia, Vodafone Global Enterprises Senior Global Accounts Manager Sanjay Gopal, speaker and strategist Kelly Hoey, entrepreneur Claudia Iannazzo, Chalkdust founder and Digital Strategist Debbie Kiederer, TouchCast COO and CRO Mark Piesanen, Motivate Design vice-president of finance Daniel Sennet, as well as Avalon Net Worth Group Managing Director, and lead mentor, Yolanda Wardowski. "The CTA Digital NYC program is best in class," says mentor Anna Garcia. "I continue to be impressed by the originality of Canadian innovation and the high quality of entrepreneurs that come through this program. I look forward to watching CTA companies expand globally and successfully grow in years to come.” Attendees can register for the breakfast in advance. Richmond Hill, Ontario - #Paid is the world’s leading influencer marketing platform for authentic brand collaborations. Top brands like Microsoft, PepsiCo, and Airbnb trust their proprietary matching algorithm and dedicated team to find the right influencers, deliver engaging content, and prove ROI. Montreal, Quebec - ARC4DIA Cyber Defense was created by former cyber specialists from the national security community. After years of witnessing valuable assets and intellectual property being compromised by cyber criminals, this group of cyber experts set out to create a viable cyber security solution to combat the world’s most sophisticated cyber threats. The company has quickly gained international attention with its proprietary SNOW solution, the world’s most intelligent cyber defense platform which protects billions of dollars in assets globally. Toronto, Ontario - eSSENTIAL Accessibility integrates web accessibility compliance with assistive technology to enhance the customer experience for people with disabilities. Our approach goes beyond minimum regulatory requirements to make digital platforms welcoming to all. Halifax, Nova Scotia - La Gioia is the Marketplace that connects the dots, from design to sourcing and manufacturing. Reinventing the world of Uniforms and Corporate Apparel by connecting creative artists worldwide with boutique hotels and businesses that believe that first impressions matter. Richmond Hill, Ontario - MobileLIVE is a full service software development company specializing in end to end digital transformation and testing services through their unique lean and agile methodologies. mobileLIVE provides a full service solution for large institutional partners. Montreal, Quebec - Oatbox is a monthly subscription whose primary mission is to address a particular problem: 1 in 2 people do not take the time to eat breakfast every morning. With an online business model, the company offers the free delivery of healthful morning products to all subscribers across North America. Striving to help people discover new flavors, its chefs develop new mixes every month, which are composed of simple, all natural and for the most part organic ingredients. Hamilton, Ontario - RaceData delivers smart solutions for database analytics, marketing automation, and CRM strategy. Race has developed and launched The Relationship Accelerator, a Database Retention Marketing Platform specifically designed for Community Banks and Small Regional banks. Kelowna, British Columbia - StrawHouse helps high growth companies acquire new customers online with its pioneering digital acquisition strategy. As the largest direct response video advertiser on Facebook globally, we deploy our own financial capital, technology, and creative resources to drive hundreds of millions in revenue per year for our partners. We never charge up front, we only get paid when we drive action. Toronto, Ontario - Usability Matters is a digital agency focused on user experience (UX), design and research for software, websites, apps and other digital products. They believe technology should work for people — it should be intuitive, simple, solve problems and blend seamlessly into everyday life. Usability Matters helps their clients make products easier to use and more satisfying for their customers.