Ontario’s Rising Commercial Startups: A Spotlight on Canadian Innovation

January 5, 2024

Welcome to another highlight in our series of articles celebrating the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada. Today, we delve into the commercial industry, showcasing some of the most pioneering startups that have emerged in Ontario since 2020. These companies operate in a myriad of niches – from digitized marketing to clean energy and commercial real estate, their unique approaches are disrupting the market and setting new trends.

Ontario holds a strategic advantage as Canada’s most populous province and one of the largest economies in North America. Couple this with a bright talent pool, robust infrastructure, and a supportive business environment, and it’s clear why it’s a hotspot for startups. Today, we share the stories of some remarkable startups that are pushing boundaries and contributing to Ontario’s burgeoning commercial sector.

In these unprecedented times, these startups have not only adapted but thrived. They’ve transformed obstacles into opportunities, working tirelessly to make our everyday lives simpler, safer, more connected, and sustainable. Let’s get to know them.

Review Robin

Co-founded by Julia McLaughlin, Review Robin is a Toronto-based startup that operates at the intersection of apps, digital marketing, and software in the commercial sector. You can stay connected with their latest updates on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Founded by Eric Skicki, BrokerPocket is a Mississauga-based startup that has revolutionized the real estate sector. Offering a unique platform for real estate agents, it simplifies the quest for off-market properties. Follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn for more.


Established by Brenda Saunders, trakrSuite is headquartered in Sault Sainte Marie. The startup provides an innovative solution combining commercial, software, and accounting apps. Connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.


A Toronto Startup, Clear is a trailblazer in the commercial industry. Focusing on clean energy, public safety, and water purification sectors, their innovative solutions are a blend of residential and commercial applications. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

AIM Insurance

Based in Burlington, AIM Insurance offers innovative solutions in commercial insurance and life insurance. Keep up with their latest news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Knead Furniture

Founded by Allan Guan and Jenkin Au in 2021, Knead Furniture provides a portfolio of products designed for office comfort and wellbeing. Check their latest collection on their Facebook page and LinkedIn.

Essential Real Estate Partners

Founded by Dan Merriam and Sandy Mackay, Essential Real Estate Partners is more than a real estate firm. Its primary focus is to generate strong risk-adjusted returns for partners through off-market real estate opportunities. Follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn.


Based in Toronto, Tieet is a fresh start-up in the commercial real estate and real estate investment scene. With a clear focus on the future, this company embodies innovative dynamism.

DH76 Capital Partners

Co-founded by Josh Adman, DH76 Capital Partners caters to the commercial lending and real estate finance markets. Renowned for its efficient building of financing solutions, they have already made their mark in the industry. Learn more about them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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