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ClassCompass

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Once upon a time...

Their story started when Sherif made it to university and kept getting lost in it. At some point, he was so frustrated that he asked a friend, “why doesn’t anyone make a GPS for this place?!”. She replied: “why don’t you make it yourself”. During summer break, he met Mark, told him about his idea, and they worked on it while finishing their bachelor degrees and working part-time jobs. This is when FGT came to life.

During those hard working years, they met with many people who guided them. From teachers like Rodica Cristina Butnaru and Layial El-Hadi, to innovation gurus like Ilias Benjelloun, from Montreal NewTech and it’s thanks to them that they participated in many contests where they came out as winners or finalists

Turning Point

After winning an access to their first Startupfest, Sherif and Mark got to meet Philippe Telio, the festival’s founder. Believing in them, Telio let them map the next Startupfest and use it to demonstrate their app. Most importantly, he was a great mentor throughout the whole process. This is how they fine tuned their flagship product ClassCompass.

The Product

ClassCompass core purpose is to guide the students anywhere inside their university, pretty much like a GPS would do in your car. The user simply has to enter where they are and where they want to go and VOILA! The application will find the fastest way to get there, whether it’s a classroom, a service office, or even washrooms.

Targeting over 1,066,000 students enrolled in Canadian universities, in which over 11% are international students. This innovative mobile application is destined to be the go-to place for all of them. To make students’ lives easier, ClassCompass also allies with other innovative Startups and integrates them into it.

FUTURE GEOLOCATION TECHNOLOGY (FGT) IS A SOFTWARE STARTUP BASED IN MONTREAL. SPECIALIZING IN INDOOR POSITIONING SYSTEMS (IPS) WITH THE POSSIBILITY TO COMBINE WITH DIGITAL MARKETING, DATA COLLECTION, ANALYTICS AND AI.

The Vision

What’s exceptional about ClassCompass is that it’s aiming to bring all universities from all over the world in one place… your phone

This same principle can be used in many different industries and places such as large events, shopping malls, Hospitals, airports and even large construction sites or mines. To sum it up, the potential is limitless

If you think about it… isn’t it funny that they had to get lost in school in order to find how to make University a better place.