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Speaker Series: Leor Grebler

Have you seen an idea on Kickstarter and said to yourself, ‘I can do that!’? The founders of the Ubi thought that too! Except it was a lot harder than they could imagine. Learn the strange journey, the successes, and the failures, that allowed them to get the Ubi off the ground.

Leor Grebler is a co-founder and CEO of Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC), a company dedicated to The Internet of Things (IoT) market space. UCIC’s initial IoT product offering is the Ubi – The Ubiquitous Computer – a voice activated computing device that offers instant access to information and control of home automation devices. Leor steers UCIC towards its goal of making interaction with technology more human and natural.

The Ubi was one of the most successful Kickstarter participants in Canada in 2012 (and even prior to Kickstarter’s formal entry into Canada in September, 2013), ranking 4th in Canada, raising $229,000 from 1,190 backers, representing ~700% of UCIC’s fundraising goal of $36,000. UCIC’s Kickstarter participation led to the Ubi’s beta development, UCIC winning the N100 startup competition in September of 2013 and a seed financing award of from N100 of $100,000 as well as to the completion of an Angel funding round through the Maple Leaf Angels in October 2013, all of which enabled UCIC to meet its Kickstarter commitment of delivering over 2,000 fully functioning Ubis by January 2014.

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Speaker Series: Leor Grebler