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Fundraising Campaign!

SpitStrips

We are soon competing at SAGE Global, an international business competition, in Ukraine! Unfortunately, we have to pay for the plane tickets out of our own pockets, and in total, that amounts to $16,000 for our entire team. If we focus all our funding on paying for the flight, it takes away the chance for us to invest elsewhere in our company, which is why we really need your help! We have launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for the competition. We would really appreciate any donations that you could make! Simply click on the title above to access our Indiegogo page! Please help us reduce the risk of drunk driving.

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SpitStrips

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First Prototype

July 28 2017 | SpitStrips

Just 11 days after obtaining lab space we have created our first functioning prototype! We will now move on to testing our product to ensure its accuracy. We will be getting it out to you very soon!

PitchItTO Appearance

July 27 2017 | SpitStrips

Today SpitStrips attended its first OPN event, PitchItTO! We were given the opportunity to network and briefly present our company to the audience of business owners and venture capitalists.

CityNews Episode

July 24 2017 | SpitStrips

We were featured on CityNews today following our progress thus far and to discuss our plans for the future!

New Connection

July 19 2017 | SpitStrips

SpitStrips deepened its connections to the startup community today after becoming part of the OPN, Open People Network, community. OPN helps startups get off the ground by providing them with resources and opportunities to pitch. We are excited to see what’s in store!

New Partnership

July 18 2017 | SpitStrips

SpitStrips is now partnered with Brain Power - an after school enrichment program for children of all ages. We will be looking to use this partnership to enforce education on the damages of alcohol consumption to the future: our youth.

First Lab Day

July 17 2017 | SpitStrips

SpitStrips marks its first day in the lab at Ryerson University! We hope to have our product ready to start saving lives as soon as possible!

Project Insight

July 15 2017 | SpitStrips

SpitStrips has started up a new campaign called Project Insight. We will be going around Toronto asking people to open up to us on their thoughts about drinking and driving.

Google Visit

July 14 2017 | SpitStrips

We headed downtown today to discuss our future plans with a Google representative!

SAGE Nationals - CANADA

May 17th 2017 | SpitStrips

Our company won first place in the Social Enterprise Business category at the 2017 SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) Canada Nationals. Due  to this, we have been given the opportunity to compete at SAGE Internationals this August 2017 in Odessa, Ukraine, representing Team Canada.

SAGE Innovation Hack 2016 - Second Win

December 3rd, 2016 | SpitStrips

Coming back to our roots, we yet again placed first in the SAGE Innovation Hackathon.

Huffpost

November 18th, 2016 | SpitStrips

Abdullah Snobar, Executive Director of the DMZ at Ryerson University, wrote an article on the importance of education innovation and mentioned Spitstrips as an example.

TAVES Consumer Electronics Show

October 28th-30th, 2016 | SpitStrips

We were invited to be speakers at the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show where we discussed our movement, spreading the word on the issues surrounding alcohol consumption.

CBC Fresh Air

September 12, 2016 | SpitStrips

We were interviewed by Manjula Selvarajah, producer of CBC Fresh Air. We were later featured in a talk show hosted on CBC Fresh Air!

Sirius XM

August 27, 2016 | SpitStrips

We were interviewed by Sirius XM Radio's Ward and Al. In the interview, we shared the inspiration behind SpitStrips, our journey since the Sage 2015 Innovation Hackathon, and the company's bright future.

Omny Morning News

August 23, 2016 | SpitStrips

We were featured on the Omny Morning News with Bruce Kenyon where we discussed our progress and potential.

The Loop

August 19, 2016 | SpitStrips

The Loop published an article describing the purpose of Spitstrips and how it works. It also mentions our state of development and the inspiration behind our project.

24 News

August 17, 2016 | SpitStrips

Our product and vision was discussed by 24 News.

CTV News

August 17, 2016 | SpitStrips

Spitstrips was featured on CTV News, after our appearance on the DMZ Session Panel. We shared on our experiences of being high-school entrepeneurs and the challenges the SpitStrips team has had to overcome.

Now Toronto

August 17, 2016 | SpitStrips

Our DMZ Session Panel, along with ClassyCyborgs and Pledges for Change, was mentioned by Now Toronto.

The Perfect Pitch

August 2016 | SpitStrips

Spitstrips was invited to a talk show episode with topics such as money, team work, and what it' s like to start a venture as a young entrepreneur.

Collaboration with DMZ

July 4th 2016 | SpitStrips

We are now partnered with Ryerson DMZ with our entry into the Ryerson basecamp! Our next six weeks will be jam packed with learning the ins and outs of running a business through workshops and meeting with industry professionals!

CBS Show Pitch

June 2016 | SpitStrips

SpitStrips was invited to travel to LA to pitch our product on an international platform, on the show “Doctors,” a TV show on CBS Television.

News Talk 980 CKNW

March 11, 2016 | SpitStrips

SpitStrips was featured on News Talk 980 CKNW (Vancouver, British Columbia), for our outstanding progress in developing a life-saving product.

AM 730 News

March 11, 2016 | SpitStrips

Spitstrips was featured on a news article by AM 730 news.

MAKO Design and Invent

March 4, 2016 | SpitStrips

Mako Design and Invent published a blog post regarding Spitstrips's success in the MAKO-SAGE Innovation Hack and its mentoring partnership with our team through product development.

SAGE Canada Innovation Hackathon

October 21, 2015 | SpitStrips

A group of William Lyon Mackenzie CI students participated in the SAGE Canada Innovation Hackathon. On that same day, a company named "SpitStrips" was born. Its purpose is to develop a product that prevents drunk driving tragedies through educated decision making. After our first place win, we earned a partnership with Mako Invent and SAGE Canada!