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October 30, 2018

Applied Recognition joins the TechPlace LaunchPad Program

October 29, 2018, Burlington, ON – Applied Recognition joins the TechPlace LaunchPad Program  

Applied Recognition is a leader in face detection, recognition and authentication technology. Their innovative patents for facial recognition & indexing, and for enterprise-grade, biometric authentication technologies have made them a pioneer in this field. Co-CEO Don Waugh is very excited to move into the TechPlace LaunchPad Program “Applied Recognition is experiencing incredible growth and the TechPlace LaunchPad program will give us the space we need to thrive through access to accelerated marketing and sales channels.”  

In early October 2018, Applied Recognition was accepted into VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner Program (TAP). The TAP program enables companies to partner with the global leader in virtualization, with more than 500,000 customers worldwide. This is one of many 2018 partnerships for Applied Recognition; they also partnered with AceAge, maker of the automated medication delivery appliance Karie, CognoSytems Inc, a leading provider of DRaaS, Data Security, Virtualization Design and Infrastructure Implementation, and Software Group, a global technology company specializing in delivery channel and integration solutions for financial service providers.  

“Applied Recognition is on the cutting-edge of digital technology and positioned to bring highly skilled jobs to Burlington” Burlington Mayor-Elect Marianne Meed Ward said, “our residents want to both live and work here, so it’s great to be able to bring people and jobs together, with the help of BEDC’s TechPlace LaunchPad program. Burlington has a skilled labour force, a great quality of life, and an enviable location on the technology corridor between Waterloo and Toronto.” Meed Ward continued, “Burlington is open for business and I personally invite other companies looking to invest to check us out.”  

BEDC Acting Executive Director, Anita Cassidy, echoed the excitement of the Mayor-Elect “Burlington is thrilled to have Applied Recognition as TechPlace’s newest LaunchPad resident.  Applied Recognition is the perfect fit for the LaunchPad program, they are leaders in their field and are positioned for growth. They are bringing jobs to Burlington and we expect to see significant job growth as they ramp up operations.”  

Applied Recognition will move in November 1st. Growing technology companies interested in joining the LaunchPad program at TechPlace are encouraged to learn more about eligibility requirements and apply online. Visit http://techplace.ca/launchpads/ to learn more.  


From left to right: BEDC Acting Executive Director, Anita Cassidy, Burlington Mayor Elect, Marianne Meed Ward, Co-CEO at Applied RecognitionDon Waugh, TechPlace Manager, Mark Steffler. 


About Applied Recognition  

APPLIED RECOGNITION INC. is a leader in face detection, recognition and authentication technology. Located in Burlington, Ontario, Applied Recognition has developed an extensive portfolio of patents for facial recognition & indexing, and for enterprise-grade, biometric authentication technologies.  

Applied Recognition serves a broad range of customers, including financial services providers, IoT device manufacturers, and leading software publishers. Licensing is available for software development kits for the Android and iOS platforms to support online identity verification and digital signature applications, as well as login/authentication. ARI also offers Ver-ID Face Authenticator, enabling the addition of second-factor authentication to any enterprise IT access-control system, including Windows, VMWare, Citrix, and web services. 


About TechPlace 

TechPlace is a one stop destination for new and growing technology companies. With the support of partners from across the public and private sectors, it is dedicated to connecting, developing, and advancing entrepreneurs at all stages. This means providing access to space, programming, mentorship, networking, and resources that are fundamental to growing a business in today’s technology-driven marketplace. 

Led by the Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), TechPlace exists to help technology, talent and ideas come together under one roof to create and promote opportunities for economic growth. 

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