Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre Graduates Intellijoint Surgical and TitanFile

World renowned for its cultivation of technology entrepreneurship, Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre today celebrated the graduation of Intellijoint Surgical and TitanFile from its award-winning tech start-up accelerator program.

Founded by University of Waterloo mechatronics grads Armen Bakirtzian, Andre Hladio and Richard Fanson, Intellijoint Surgical is setting the new standard for surgical hip alignment. Intellijoint’s technology provides surgeons with affordable, smart tools that improve precision and accuracy in joint replacement surgery, lowering the possibility of complication and improving patient outcomes. 

Intellijoint Surgical received its Health Canada Medical Device License in December 2013, and the company’s technology has been used in more than 100 joint replacement surgeries. 

TitanFile is on a mission to build better ways for people and companies to communicate securely. The company allows users to easily connect and securely share files from any device, ensuring that privileged information remains private at all times. 

TitanFile’s technology has been adopted across a wide range of industries, from healthcare for the secure and HIPAA-compliant transfer of patient information, to lawyers for secure collaboration, to educational institutions for secure research collaboration. 

“We are incredibly proud to celebrate Intellijoint and TitanFile’s graduation from the Accelerator Centre today.  Each company has approached its respective market opportunity with tenacity – taking full advantage of the Accelerator Centre’s educational programming and unique cross-disciplinary mentorship model to transform their ideas into viable, sustainable businesses,” says Gary Pooley, Acting CEO, the Accelerator Centre.