Tactalis Named Fast Growth Runner-Up at the 2014 TecEdmonton Venture Prize

After what has already been an incredible spring full of awards and milestones, sales  Tactalis had another chance to celebrate after taking a runner-up spot as finalists in the Fast-Growth category of the 2014 TecEdmonton Venture Prize.






Localize Services Ltd.

Belgravia Tech Inc. (BTI)






Alieo Games

Livi Design
Smart Count Health
Part of the festivities also included a chance to join Ryan Jesperson on Breakfast Television Edmonton for a little pre-award kitchen party.



Tactalis receives 2014 TechRev Innovator Award



On February 11th, 2014 Tactalis staff were honoured to join the Calgary start-up community at Mount Royal University to be named a  2014 TechRev Innovator. TechRev is an annual initiative sponsored by Innovate Calgary that recognizes stand-out accomplishments from the most promising technology innovators in Southern Alberta.

Read Tactalis’ TechRev Company Profile

Being recognized among the amazing innovations happening in Calgary is a remarkable privileged as the finalists were chosen from over 600 nominees. The calibre of the finalists and nominee pool is truly inspiring and more motivated than ever by this award to meet the level of achievement set by our peers.



Fellow recipients of the 2014 TechRev Awards Include:

Benevity – A software company that powers “Goodness Programs” across multiple application allowing users to enhance workplace giving, volunteering and citizen philanthropy. Primary product: Spark!

Calgary Scientific – The medical technology company that builds the same to allow healthcare officials to record, share and collaborate with information across desktop and mobile devices. Primary product: ResolutionMD

CodeExcellence – Providing simple solution to a complex problem across the globe. They are cloud computing firm that is saving big organization against system crashes.

Decisive Farming – Offering a helping hand to Western Canada growers by providing critical information from soil testing reports to crop marketing/rish management services all through their web software – My Farm Manager.

MRF Geosystems Corporation – Offering GIS solutions to companies while serving the needs of their customer in 40 countries worldwide.

Nanalysis Corporation – Developing NMReady, a portable Nuclear Magnetic Resonance devices for laboratory instrumentation space. The end users include chemist in every possible industry worldwide.

Packers Plus – Innovator of fracture stimulation systems that revolutionized the fracking process in the Oil and Gas industry. Now they are onto developing other technologies specific for oil and gas applications to increase well productivity and reduce costs.

TEKTELIC Communications – A growing ICT company that designs and develops telecom equipment addressing the growing coverage and data requirements by 3G and 4G service providers.

TetraSeis – Developing leading edge seismic data processing technologies which is setting standards in the direct seismic imaging industry. Their Duplex Wave Migration allows user to snap sub-vertical discontinuities.

Lumiant Corporation – TitanMade their flagship product has the strength of steel alloys with less than half the weight and can withstand more 900° C. This is revolutionary.


Congratulations to all fellow recipients and best of luck to next year’s nominees!

Tactalis Debuts the Origin Tactile Interface at CSUN 2014!

Where can you find musical legends, tactile computers, robots built from iPads, 3D printers, futuristic wheelchairs, techies sporting Google Glass and piles of snoozing guide dogs all in one room?

At the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference held in San Diego, California.

From March 17-23 Tactalis introduced the Origin Tactile Interface platform to approximately 4600 attendees at the 29th annual assistive technology event  started by California State University Northridge.



Blind Film Critic and Youtube Sensation Tommy Edison kicked off the conference with laughter and sincerity during a fantastic keynote that covered his successes and challenges as a film critic, radio personality, and representative of the blind community.


Tactalis Booth





One guest who surprised everyone when he arrived was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend Stevie Wonder.  Since the Tactalis booth was front and center in the trade show hall, Stevie didn’t have to walk before he got a chance to test out our demonstration prototype and talk with the team.



Tactalis made quite a few fans by the end of the three-day exhibition including journalists from the Serotalk PodCast Network and BlindBargains Radio.



CSUN 2014 was an exhilarating experience for Team Tactalis and we’re more excited than ever to take Origin to new heights. Our journey to bridge the digital divide for non-sighted users is just starting and we’ll hope you’ll join us as we race to get our incredible tactile technology into new hands!


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