SmartHalo named mobility/transport startup of the year at CES

The Montreal startup receives a prize awarded by French newspaper La Tribune, in line with the “10 000 startups to change the world” initiative.

MONTREAL, Jan 22, 2019 – Montreal-based startup SmartHalo Technologies Inc., who specialize in smart accessories for cyclists, attended the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas where they were awarded a prize as the mobility/transport startup of the year. The award was given in collaboration with the Régie autonome des transports parisiens (RATP).

“It’s important for us to go to CES every year to meet with different stakeholders of our industry. The francophone startup community is really strong; to receive recognition from La Tribune as the startup of the year means that our mission to make biking the future of urban mobility goes beyond what we are doing here in Quebec,” said the company’s co-founder and CEO, Xavier Peich.

“2019 will be a huge year for our growth and it’s amazing to launch it with an award,” mentioned Mr. Peich, “We are working on two new products in the coming months. Attending CES allows us to talk about business development, funding and go-to-market strategies with the right people in just a couple of days. We felt grateful to be supported by the delegation organized by the Quebec’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation.”

Founded in 2015 after a successful Kickstarter campaign, SmartHalo Technologies designs and manufactures products to enhance urban mobility for cyclists. More than 25,000 units of their first product were sold in 70 countries around the world. SmartHalo is available in every Apple Store in Europe and North America.

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