Say Hello to Our Female Founders
This year’s Compass North cohort is made up of 5 women-led companies from the Kingston-Belleville-Brockville area who are finding success by driving innovation across a range of industries.
The Compass North accelerator features intensive mentorship coupled with events and workshops that teach the entrepreneurs key skills in business areas such as Sales, Marketing, and IP.
Say hello to the 5 dynamic startups who are paving the path for women entrepreneurs:
Closed Caption Services (CCS) is an agile, family-owned, business providing fast, reliable service in closed captioning, offline captioning, live caption, web captioning and described video.
In the beginning, CCS provided closed captioning services to CHUM Television’s new CityTv stations, as well as their network of “A Channels”. Building on their success with CHUM, CCS acquired captioning business with Rogers, CTV (now Bell), NewCap, S-Vox, Cogeco Television (Kingston and Peterborough), Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Pattison Group, TVO, and more.
CCS is now one of Canada’s most recognized media accessibility companies in the television broadcast industry.
Manage Better creates skilled future leaders through cohort-based online courses, custom courses for organizations, and one-on-one coaching.
Manage Better works with individuals as they take on their first management positions equips them with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to manage effectively and with confidence.
Big Red Bow is a fresh, innovative, creative digital marketing agency serving Ottawa, Belleville, and Toronto.
Big Red Bow Digital Marketing works with companies to realize optimal revenue growth through dynamic social media strategies that drive web traffic and engage audiences through meaningful and unique content.
CLA-DOR Industrial Supply is a family owned business serving the metal working industry since 1991.
CLA-DOR’s team helps customers with their tooling and application needs. Whether the client has tight turn-arounds or difficult to machine materials, CLA-DOR takes pride in offering clients the experience of their skilled staff, along with a selection of products and manufacturers that covers a broad range of machining applications.
Troon is a custom software solutions and website services agency that helps businesses use the latest web, mobile, and cloud technologies to grow their business.
Most business owners do not have the time to learn everything that is necessary to leverage the internet, but they DO understand that the internet technologies present an opportunity to both streamline their internal processes and grow their business. Troon helps companies bridge that gap through building strong online brands and then managing them so they don’t have to.