Canada’s Rising Stars: New Aerospace Startups Taking Flight Locally

January 4, 2024
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The Canadian Aerospace industry is known across the globe for its advancement and innovations. This reputation is well-cemented by the crop of startups founded in 2020 and beyond. These companies are not only redefining aerospace, but they are breaking barriers in green technology, information technology, logistics, and more. This piece will highlight some of the most outstanding startups in this domain. All of whom are charting new territories and pushing the frontiers of technological excellence.

Loaded with ambitious projects, these Canadian startups are gearing up to transform the way we interact with and perceive space. From setting up the infrastructure to support life in space to developing space-based AI technology that provides real time insights, these startups are making a significant footprint in an industry that is traditionally dominated by giants.

Here, we will put a spotlight on these startups, discussing what they specialize in and what they aspire to achieve. Their headquarters, industry, founders, description, and contacts have been duly provided. Let these high-potential startups inspire the future narratives in the realm of innovation.

Canadian Space Mining Corporation

Located in Toronto, Ontario, the Canadian Space Mining Corporation is making a substantial name for itself in the Aerospace, GreenTech, and Mining industry. Founded by Daniel Sax, they are creating the infrastructure to support life in space. Utilizing advanced machinery, off-planet oxygen generation, and AI, they provide critical resources to facilitate the next generation of space exploration.
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Galaxia

This Nova Scotia-based company is making waves in the Aerospace and Manufacturing industry. Founded by Arad Gharagozli, Galaxia manufactures cloud and AI-based computing systems for satellites.
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NextCheck

Founded by Eoin Seviour and Marty Whelan, NextCheck is a cloud-based maintenance tracking software for aircraft. Operating from St. John’s, Newfoundland, their application automates flight data entry process, reducing errors, and providing a real-time summary of aircraft component status.
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Ribbit

Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Ribbit was founded by Carl Pigeon and Jeremy Wang. Their platform makes starting, managing, and operating a pilotless airline easy, and it aims to give everyone access to good transportation.
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Starspec technologies

Based in Toronto, Ontario, Starspec Technologies is a satellite and space hardware company. They specialize in hardware solutions and software systems for suborbital and space-based applications.
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TRAQC

Headquartered in Montréal, Quebec, TRAQC specializes in non-destructive, real-time printed electronics quality monitoring. Founded by Benjamin Dringoli and Mariia Zhuldybina, the startup is improving efficiency on the production line.
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SpaceAlpha

Founded by Scott Larson and headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, SpaceAlpha aims to provide real-time insights with SAR-XL satellites and space-based AI.
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Azzera

Located in Saint Laurent, Quebec, Azzera is working towards providing a complete high-quality SaaS solution for emissions management and compliance. This startup was founded by Nicholas Houseman and Puja Mahajan.
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Canada Jetlines

Canada Jetlines, based in Mississauga, Ontario, is a value-focused leisure airline that provides passengers with travel to destinations within the U.S., Caribbean, and Mexico.
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Ugsei

Ugsei Inc., founded by Senna Ferguson, is an aerospace manufacturer developing an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that it intends to operate as an air taxi service. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
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STELLS

Founded by Alex Kapralov, STELLS is a private space company based in Toronto, Ontario, and it aspires to become the main source of power to other applications on the Moon.
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