Collision Conference 2021: Startups Spotlight

Author - Lidia Vijga

The fastest-growing tech conference in North America went virtual again for the 2nd year to replicate the success of Collision From Home 2020. This year 38,069 attendees in 27 different industries from 141 countries gathered together to learn, connect and mingle. Over 1200 startups attended Collision Conference, this time again from the comfort of their home, and I absolutely enjoyed meeting some of the founders over the Mingle – the online networking feature that matched attendees based on the interests and the industry.

Baum’s Box

Baum’s Box is the first dietitian curated food box in Toronto. A Baum’s Box contains all the food staples your need to outfit one’s pantry! It contains over 30+ dietitian curated non-perishable food items, as well as a 50-page healthy eating toolkit, written by the founder and a registered dietitian Laura Baum. A Baum’s Box is a tool to help you start establishing healthy habits upon moving.

Baum’s Box is ideal for:

  • real estate agents who want to stand out and thank their clients

  • parents who want to help their adult child start building healthy habits

  • newlyweds moving into a new home together

  • corporate relocation clients in a new city

The GlobalPass

The GlobalPass is an Education Technology startup that connects you with international opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a job or want to study abroad, The GlobalPass simplifies the process and makes it easy for you to discover and apply to jobs and schools. What’s more is that the GlobalPass helps you settle into the new country by connecting you with amazing people, housing, and other resources in the community.

The GlobalPass is best for:

  • International Job Seekers

  • Students looking to study abroad

  • Educational agents & University recruiters looking to connect with new international students

  • International travellers looking for a visa


askBetty is a talent-as-a-service marketplace that connects entrepreneurs with remote virtual assistants using its proprietary algorithm. The app leverages Virtual Gurus’ community of Canadian- and US-based virtual assistants to help business owners achieve more in less time through the convenience of Slack.

The virtual assistant app is suitable for:

  • researching and sourcing quotes from the service provider

  • file re-formating

  • transcribing audio files

  • proofreading social media copy

  • scheduling and making reservations


Goodlawyer is a legal tech company on a mission to help more entrepreneurs succeed. The company connects business owners to lawyers with the expertise they need, all on a user-friendly platform at prices that are consistently less than half of the national average.

Goodlawyer offers friendly and knowledgeable Legal Concierge services to navigate the daunting world of Law — for free.

Here is how Legal Concierge assistance can help:

  • Identify which lawyers and services would be most helpful

  • Direct you to free resources and broker custom work packages with lawyers.

  • Provide technical support about the use of the Goodlawyer platform.