The TELUS venture investment arm (TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good) and Spring Activator organized a Canada-wide healthcare challenge. UVX was selected as Top 20 in February 2022, and then moved on to Top 10, and then ultimately to Top 5. A cohort of 35 investors then conducted due diligence on the Top 5 companies over 6-weeks, ultimately determining UVX to be Canada's most impactful and investable healthcare startup.
New Ventures BC is British Columbia’s largest (and most selective) industry-agnostic startup competition, with a panel of 95 judges from various industries. Over the coming months, UVX and a bunch of other great startups will be competing to win $250,000 in cash and prizes.
After months of evaluating amazing healthcare ventures, the TELUS venture investment arm (TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good) and Spring Activator select UVX as a Top 20 healthcare company Canada-wide.
UVX co-founders Saimir and Kunal demonstrated Zener, UVX's first product, at University of British Columbia's e@UBC Venture Showcase. In the category that UVX was presenting, UVX placed 2nd for People's Choice Award.
UVX is excited to announce that the Division of Infectious Diseases, within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), has commenced testing of UVX’s core technology: filtered 222nm Far-UVC light produced by UVX’s flagship Zener device. The tests will be conducted at the Jack Bell Research Centre.
The negative socio-economic effects of infectious diseases are undeniable. Yet traditional chemical disinfectants and UV solutions fail to effectively and efficiently mitigate these issues. Recognizing the shortcomings of traditional methods, UVX makes disinfection effortless, affordable, effective, sustainable, and safe for everyone.
Engineer Kunal Sethi is secretive about what, exactly, his revolutionary germ-zapper will look like. But it will be small, he says: a programmable, ceiling-mounted device roughly the size of a Wi-Fi router that quietly bathes entire rooms in ultraviolet light — potentially saving tens of thousands of lives each year.