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2014 set to be big year for the start-up and UTEST grad

Whirlscape logoWhirlscape’s Minuum keyboard leads the way in Matthew Braga‘s January 5 Financial Post article highlighting promising start-ups from across Canada.

In 2013, Whirlscape’s Minuum keyboard app debuted at number 2 on Google’s Top New Paid Apps List after raising over $87,000 on an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. They’ve also been accepted into Y Combinator, a prestigious U.S. accelerator program.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Minuum’s potential goes far beyond improved touchscreen typing. The company’s so-called “one-dimensional” keyboard approach can actually be applied to a wide range of scenarios, in particular, highly touted new wearable technologies like Google Glass, and motion-sensing technologies such as Microsoft’s Kinect and the Leap Motion 3D controller, enabling users to type “anywhere.”

Katherine Hague, the chief executive of e-commerce startup ShotLocket and one of last year’s entrepreneurs to watch, called them “one of the coolest under the radar startups in Toronto.”

To date, the Minuum keyboard app has a four star rating in the Google play store based on over 2,000 reviews.

Whirlscape also made MaRS Innovation’s top ten list for 2013 and is a past graduate of the UTEST program.

Posted by Kailee Travis, writer and communications assistant. 

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