Zonetail Announces the Launch of its Mobile Platform for Condominiums in Partnership with Shiftsuite

Zonetail Announces the Launch of its Mobile Platform for Condominiums in Partnership with Shiftsuite

Zonetail’s new mobile application for residents and property management companies is rolling out to over 2,000 condominium buildings, representing 400,000 units across Canada.

Toronto, Canada, January 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zonetail Inc. (TSXV: ZONE) (“Zonetail” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the launch of its condominium mobile application in partnership with the property management software company, Shiftsuite.

The new Zonetail condo mobile application connects residents to the amenities, information, and services of their building through their smartphone. The application, named ‘Shiftsuite’, is available for condo residents to download on either iOS or Android. The application is fully integrated with Shiftsuite’s community website platform.

“The Zonetail condo platform digitizes the entire communication process between the condo property management company and the resident. Condo residents can now interact with property management, create and track maintenance requests, receive real time updates on building information, book amenities, receive community news, status certificates, documents, and much more,” says Mark Holmes, CEO of Zonetail.

Included in the app is an ‘Explore’ section, where local businesses around each building can offer promotions and deals to formerly difficult-to-reach condo residents, providing a highly targeted, interactive, and less expensive alternative to direct mail and traditional media. Advertisers can change their message on the fly in real time, giving them the ability to customize and contextualize their promotions.

“Not only does the app connect residents to their condo, it connects them to the neighbourhood,” says Darryl Deen, President of Shiftsuite. “When people purchase a condo, they also buy the neighbourhood, and Zonetail provides that connection.”

The Zonetail condo application is rolling out to over 2000 condo buildings, representing 400,000 units across Canada, and a sizable 30% of the red-hot condominium market in the Greater Toronto Area.

“A home or condo is often the most expensive purchase people make in their lifetime; they want to know what’s going on,” says Mark Holmes. “Apart from the convenience, Zonetail provides them with the security of being in contact wherever they are.”

Further, Holmes stated, “Zonetail intends to expand access to its condo mobile technology to property management companies and residents throughout North America, adding to its hotel mobile technology and application currently being adopted by 25,000 hotels.”

About Zonetail Inc.

Zonetail is a mobile technology company that provides an anchored local mobile platform for hotels and condominiums. Zonetail provides hotel guests and condo residents with access to and interaction with building amenities and services as well as surrounding restaurants, stores, services, entertainment, and businesses. Zonetail has signed agreements with more than 25,000 hotels as well as over 2,000 condominium buildings in the U.S. and Canada. The Company has offices in Toronto, Ontario and San Dimas, California.

For more information please visit https://zonetail.com/.

About Shiftsuite

Shiftsuite is the largest provider of condominium management software in Canada, with 400,000 units in CONDUIT, and serves more than 1,600 condominiums with accounting, property management tools, online proxies and community websites. Shiftsuite is the world’s best condo software ecosystem of condo specific cloud-based applications and bundles. The Shiftsuite ecosystem integrates all condo information into one seamless system with built-in push notifications, allowing property managers to focus where it matters and keep residents and owners informed and connected to their condo community 24/7 through the convenience of an app. Shiftsuite brings technology and innovation to the condominium industry.

For more information visit https://shiftsuite.com/

For more information please contact:

Mark Holmes, President and CEO
Zonetail Inc.
Telephone: (416) 583-3773 ext. 228
mark@zonetail.com

Legal Disclaimer and Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that relate to Zonetail’s current expectations and views of future events. In some cases, these forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “aim”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “seek”, “believe”, ”potential”, “continue”, “is/are likely to” or the negative of these terms, or other similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. Certain matters discussed in this announcement contain statements, estimates and projections about the growth of Zonetail’s business, potential distribution partnerships and/or clients, and related business strategy. Such statements, estimates and projections may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time-to-time. Zonetail undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The recipient of this information is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analysis made by Zonetail in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors Zonetail believes are appropriate, and, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Although Zonetail believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect. Given these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, prospective purchasers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.


Zonetail Announces the U.S. launch of its Hotel Mobile Platform in Partnership with AAHOA

Zonetail Announces the U.S. launch of its Hotel Mobile Platform in Partnership with AAHOA

TORONTO, Dec. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zonetail Inc. (TSXV: ZONE) (“Zonetail” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the launch of its anchored local, mobile app in Tampa Bay, Florida in concert with Zonetail’s partner, AAHOA, the largest association of hotel owners in the world.

The Zonetail platform connects hotel guests to the amenities and services of their hotel through the convenience of their own mobile device and offers hotels new service options to increase revenues and customer engagement. Guests can select their hotel destination and the app will “reskin” (tailor the content) to provide information and connectivity to any Zonetail-supported hotel worldwide. It will also include all local area information on attractions, events, dining and shopping will also be included. The app is planned to drive direct bookings, increase incremental revenue, decrease operating costs, build loyalty and enhance the entire guest experience. The Zonetail platform also features a content management system allowing hotels and local businesses the ability to update and edit their content, providing guests with all the information they’re looking for all in real time.

Mr. Mark Holmes, President and CEO stated, “Our mobile platform offers real value to the traveler and to the future of the travel and hospitality industry. Smartphone and tablet owners are more likely to use hotel services if they were made available via mobile devices. The Zonetail mobile app improves the communication process between the hotel and guest.”

Mark Holmes, stated further, “Our partnership with AAHOA is instrumental, as they are the largest association of hoteliers in the world with over 18,000 members, who own almost half of all the hotels in the U.S. After extensive planning and testing, we are very excited to launch with AAHOA in Tampa Bay, with additional markets coming very soon.”

Mr. Chip Rogers, President and CEO of AAHOA stated, “Connectivity will play an even greater role in a hotel experience in the future. Hoteliers must prioritize technology and understand the need for continued growth. With Zonetail, our members have access to the latest technology to improve the guest experience and their bottom line.”

The launch in Tampa Bay, Florida is the beginning of a large national rollout of the Zonetail mobile travel platform which is planned to eventually cover every U.S. market where AAHOA members own hotels, along with additional hotels in Canada and around the world.

About Zonetail Inc.Zonetail is a mobile technology and marketing company that provides an anchored local mobile platform for hotels and condominiums. Zonetail provides hotel guests and condo residents with access to and interaction with building amenities and services as well as surrounding restaurants, stores, services, entertainment, and businesses. Zonetail has signed agreements with AAHOA and many other hotels across North America. The Company has offices in Toronto, Ontario and San Dimas, California.

For more information please visit https://zonetail.com/

About AAHOAFounded in 1989, AAHOA is the largest hotel owner’s association in the world, with over 18,000 members. AAHOA members own nearly one in every two hotels in the United States and employ over 600,000 workers. AAHOA’s mission is to advance and protect the business intersts of hotel owners through advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits, and community engagement.

For more information visit https://www.aahoa.com/

Contact Information:Mark Holmes, President and Chief Executive Officer Telephone: (416) 583-3773 ext. 228 mark@zonetail.com

Media Enquiries:Milad Zareian Telephone: (416) 583-3773 ext. 226 media@zonetail.com

Forward-Looking InformationThis press release contains forward-looking statements that relate to Zonetail’s current expectations and views of future events. In some cases, these forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “aim”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “seek”, “believe”, ”potential”, “continue”, “is/are likely to” or the negative of these terms, or other similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. Certain matters discussed in this announcement contain statements, estimates and projections about the growth of Zonetail’s business, potential distribution partnerships and/or clients, and related business strategy. Such statements, estimates and projections may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time-to-time. Zonetail undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The recipient of this information is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analysis made by Zonetail in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors Zonetail believes are appropriate, and, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Although Zonetail believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect. Given these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, prospective purchasers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.


Zonetail Inc. Announces Commencement of Trading on TSX Venture Exchange on November 22, 2018 Under the Symbol "Zone"

Zonetail Inc. Announces Commencement of Trading on TSX Venture Exchange on November 22, 2018 Under the Symbol "Zone"

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – November 21, 2018) – Zonetail Inc. (TSXV: REQ.H) (formerly Revelstoke Equity Inc.) (the “Corporation“), is pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange“) has issued its final bulletin (the “Final Bulletin“) in connection with the completion of the Corporation’s “Qualifying Transaction” (as such term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) (the “Qualifying Transaction“), which was completed on November 8, 2018. Pursuant to the Qualifying Transaction, the Corporation completed a combination with Revelstoke Subco Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation, and Zonetail Inc. (“Zonetail“).

As set out in the Final Bulletin, trading in the common shares of the Corporation (“Common Shares“) will commence at market open on Thursday, November 22, 2018, under the new trading symbol “ZONE”. The Corporation will ring the opening bell on November 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. EST.

For further details with respect to the Qualifying Transaction, please see the filing statement of the Corporation dated November 5, 2018 prepared in connection with the Qualifying Transaction (the “Filing Statement“) and the press releases of the Corporation dated November 7, 2018 and November 8, 2018, each of which has been filed under the Corporation’s profile at www.sedar.com.

“We are pleased to be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and to welcome our new Board of Directors and so many high-quality shareholders to the Zonetail fold. We are very excited about the next chapter for Zonetail as a public company, and I’d like to thank everyone involved who helped us attain this significant milestone,” stated Mark Holmes, President and CEO.

Zonetail Board of Directors

Mark Holmes – Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Holmes previously served as owner and manager of Kingsway Agencies, a leading hospitality company established in 1960. Mr. Holmes has almost 20 years of experience in the hotel and retail/restaurant industries.

Paul Scott – Director and Chairman. Mr. Scott currently serves as President of Scott Analytics. Mr. Scott previously served as Director of Clients at UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory. Mr. Scott has a J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from Rutgers Law School and previously served as an attorney at Sidley, Austin, Brown and Wood.

William (Chip) Rogers – Director. Mr. Rogers currently serves as President and CEO of AAHOA, a leading U.S.-based organization of hotel owners. Mr. Rogers also serves on the Board of the US Travel Association, the Forbes Nonprofit Council, California State University Hospitality & Tourism Management Education Alliance Advisory Panel, the Michigan State University Hospital Business Real Estate Investment Management Advisory Council, American Legislative Exchange Council Private Enterprise Advisory Board, Community Leaders of America Board, and the HX Advisory Board.

Adam Topp – Director. Mr. Topp currently serves as Partner and CEO of Benchmark Intelligence Group Inc. (BIG Healthcare). Mr. Topp has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector; previously serving as Chief Operating Officer at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre and Grace General Hospital and Vice President, Clinical Operations at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Reetu Gupta – Director. Ms. Gupta currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Easton Group of Hotels and is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Rogue Insight Capital Ltd.

David Oliver – Director. Mr. Oliver currently serves as President of Strategic Hospitality Services Inc. and he also serves on the Board of InTouch Insight Ltd. and the Advisory Board of Routier Ltd. Mr. Oliver has over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry including finance, operations and development.

Update

Pursuant to the Filing Statement, the Corporation disclosed that assuming completion of the Qualifying Transaction, as of the date of the Filing Statement, the Corporation would have an aggregate of 62,522,930 Common Shares outstanding, assuming no exercise of outstanding convertible securities. Between the date of the Filing Statement and the closing of the Qualifying Transaction, 2,251,200 warrants of Zonetail were exercised for common shares of Zonetail and were exchanged for Common Shares in connection with the Qualifying Transaction. Upon completion of the Qualifying Transaction, there are 64,774,130 Common Shares issued and outstanding and 11,542,501 warrants exercisable for Common Shares outstanding.

Issuance of Stock Options

The Corporation has also granted today options (“Options“) to acquire an aggregate of 4,000,000 Common Shares to certain directors, officers and employees of the Corporation. Details on the Options granted today are noted in the table below.

Category of Optionee Number of
Options
Exercise
Price
Expiry
Date
Officers of Zonetail
Mark Holmes, Director and Chief Executive Officer 1,000,000 $0.18 November 20,
2023
Brian Davies, Vice President of Sales 1,000,000 $0.18 November 20,
2023
Ken Singh, Director of Business Development 750,000 $0.18 November 20,
2023
Matt Rice, Chief Technical Officer 1,000,000 $0.18 November 20,
2023
All other employees of Zonetail 250,000 $0.18 November 20,
2023
TOTAL 4,000,000

 

About Zonetail Inc.

Zonetail is a mobile technology company that provides an anchored local mobile platform for hotels and condominiums. Zonetail provides hotel guests and condo residents with access to and interaction with building amenities and services as well as surrounding restaurants, stores, services, entertainment, and businesses.

For more information please visit https://zonetail.com/.

Additional Information

For further information please contact:

Zonetail Inc.:
Mark Holmes, President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (416) 583-3773 ext. 228
mark@zonetail.com

Cautionary Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws relating to the Corporation’s expectation as to the resumption of trading of the Common Shares on the Exchange. Although the Corporation believes in light of the experience of its officers and directors, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors that have been considered appropriate that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Corporation can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those that are currently contemplated by these statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third-parties in respect of the Corporation, its securities, or its financial or operating results (as applicable). The statements in this news release are made as of the date of this release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, Inc. nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the polices of the TSX Venture Exchange) has in any way passed upon the merits of the Qualifying Transaction and associated transactions and neither of the foregoing entities has in any way approved or disapproved of the contents of this press release.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

The common shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirement. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Not for distribution to U.S. Newswire Services or for dissemination in the United States of America. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of U.S. Securities laws.


Revelstoke Equity Inc. Announces Closing Of Zonetail Inc. Subscription Receipt Financing.

Revelstoke Equity Inc. Announces Closing Of Zonetail Inc. Subscription Receipt Financing.

TORONTOJuly 13, 2018 /CNW/ – Revelstoke Equity Inc. (TSXV: REQ.H) (the “Corporation” or “Revelstoke“) announces that, further to its press release dated July 12, 2018 (the “Previous Press Release“), Zonetail Inc. (“Zonetail“) has closed its previously announced brokered private placement of 11,130,092 subscription receipts of Zonetail (“Subscription Receipts“) for gross proceeds of $2,003,416.56 (the “Private Placement“) pursuant to an Agency Agreement dated July 13, 2018 (the “Agency Agreement“) among the Corporation, Zonetail, Gravitas Securities Inc. (“Gravitas“), acting as co-lead agent with Canaccord Genuity Corp. for the Private Placement, and with Beacon Securities Limited (collectively, the “Agents“). In connection with their services to Zonetail with respect to the Private Placement, the Agents have been compensated pursuant to the Agency Agreement as was previously disclosed in the Previous Press Release.

The Private Placement was completed as a condition to the Corporation’s “Qualifying Transaction” (as such term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) pursuant to which the Corporation and Zonetail are expected to combine their business operations (the “Transaction“). Upon completion of the Qualifying Transaction, the combined entity (the “Resulting Issuer“) will continue to carry on the business of Zonetail. For further details on the Transaction, please see the Previous Press Release.

Each Subscription Receipt will be automatically exchanged immediately prior to the completion of the Transaction (without any further action by the holder of such Subscription Receipt and for no further payment) for common shares of Zonetail (“Zonetail Shares“), each of which shall be exchangeable into one common share of the Resulting Issuer, upon satisfaction of certain escrow release conditions (the “Escrow Release Conditions“). The proceeds from the Private Placement less $100,000.08 pursuant to a subscription settling directly with Zonetail (“Escrowed Funds“) have been deposited in escrow pursuant to a subscription receipt agreement dated July 13, 2018 (the “Subscription Receipt Agreement“) between Zonetail, Gravitas and TSX Trust Company, as registrar and transfer agent for the Subscription Receipts and as escrow agent to receive the Escrowed Funds. If the Escrow Release Conditions are not satisfied, the Escrowed Funds will be returned to the subscribers of the Private Placement in accordance with the Subscription Receipt Agreement. The proceeds from the Private Placement, once released from escrow, will be used for the initial development of Zonetail’s blockchain application technology, sales and marketing efforts, and general working capital and corporate purposes.

Additional Information

For further information concerning the Transaction, please refer to the press release of the Corporation dated January 31, 2018 and the Previous Press Release available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Completion of the Transaction is subject to a number of conditions including, but not limited to, closing conditions customary to transactions of the nature of the Transaction, approvals of all regulatory bodies having jurisdiction in connection with the Transaction, TSX Venture Exchange acceptance of the Transaction as the Qualifying Transaction of Revelstoke and, if required by the TSX Venture Exchange policies, majority of the minority shareholder approval. Where applicable, the Transaction cannot close until the required shareholder approvals are obtained and there can be no assurance that the Transaction will be completed as proposed or at all.

Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the management information circular or filing statement to be prepared in connection with Transaction, any information released or received with respect to the Transaction may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon. Trading in the securities of a capital pool company should be considered highly speculative.

Cautionary Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws relating to the proposal to complete the Transaction and associated transactions, including statements regarding the terms and conditions of the Transaction, the release of the Escrowed Funds and the use of proceeds of the Private Placement. The information about Zonetail contained in the press release has not been independently verified by the Corporation. Although the Corporation believes in light of the experience of its officers and directors, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors that have been considered appropriate that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Corporation can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements depending on, among other things, the risks that the parties will not proceed with the Transaction, the release of the Escrowed Funds and associated transactions, that the ultimate terms of the Transaction and associated transactions will differ from those that currently are contemplated, and that the Transaction, the release of the Escrowed Funds and associated transactions will not be successfully completed for any reason (including the failure to obtain the required approvals or clearances from regulatory authorities). The terms and conditions of the Transaction may change based on the Corporation’s due diligence (which is going to be limited as the Corporation intends largely to rely on the due diligence of other parties of the Transaction to contain its costs, among other things) and the receipt of tax, corporate and securities law advice for both Revelstoke and Zonetail. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this release. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third-parties in respect of the Corporation, Zonetail, their securities, or their respective financial or operating results (as applicable).

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, Inc. nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the polices of the TSX Venture Exchange) has in any way passed upon the merits of the Transaction and associated transactions and neither of the foregoing entities has in any way approved or disapproved of the contents of this press release.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

The common shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirement. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

SOURCE Revelstoke Equity Inc.

For further information: Revelstoke Equity Inc.: Craig Leon, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director, Telephone: (416) 368-2773, Email: cleon@rangercap.ca


Zonetail Launching New Mobile Marketing Tool For Local Businesses To Target Millions Of Unsatisfied Travellers.

Zonetail Launching New Mobile Marketing Tool For Local Businesses To Target Millions Of Unsatisfied Travellers.

Urban Living Futures today announced the first 20 innovators selected for the inaugural cohort of the UPPlift: Toronto Urban Pilot Platform. The selected innovators will have the opportunity to work with UPPlift partners Microsoft, QuadReal Property Group, the City of Toronto and Intel to refine their ideas and leverage their technology to maintain Toronto’s liveability as the city grows and demands more from our built environment.

The UPPlift: Toronto platform launched at the beginning of the year to support an ongoing movement to transform the city into a tech-enabled model of sustainable urban living. The platform is an evolving ecosystem that matches cities and city-based companies with smart city solutions to accelerate change and improve urban centres around the world. Multiple technology partners and multiple test-beds offer innovators a range of opportunities to improve and trial their innovations.

“We were extremely impressed by both the quantity and the quality of submissions,” said Mikele Brack, Founder and CEO of Urban Living Futures and creator of the UPPlift platform. “It is inspiring to see how many innovators across Canada are working on forward-thinking solutions for sustainable urban living, and how many of them are ready to pilot.”

The selected innovators will join a five-week program that includes workshops with UPPlift partners, and professional support from other sponsors. At the end of the program, innovators will present a tailored business plan that addresses a specific use case and 5 to 8 innovations will be invited to pilot. Selected innovators are eligible for up to $25,000 to cover pilot costs from the Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO) and a Start Up Program of legal services from Fasken.

The inaugural cohort is focused on solutions that deliver long-term sustainability and resource efficiency, and improve tenant/resident experiences within existing Toronto properties. Proposed solutions leverage a diverse range of technologies and applications, including the Internet of Things, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence and are all designed to enhance the modern urban living experience.

The twenty innovators in the first cohort include:

ArgosAI
Digitized data stream used to count people, space usage, advertisement impact, automate parking space, and individual parking space management without sensors.

Binners Junk Removal
Junk removal app focused on continuously organizing and simplifying item removal and sustainable disposal.

Bosch Canada
In-store retail analytics for real-time customer traffic data allowing brick and mortar stores to compete more effectively in a digital world.

Eddy Home
Intelligent leak protection and water monitoring through smart products that offer a comprehensive water management system that protects, controls, and conserves water.

Emagin
Operational intelligence platform for water and wastewater facilities to make informed, real-time decisions.

Infranovate
Smart bench and smart material, called STERED, that can clean the air, reduce noise pollution, mitigate flooding and green our environment.

Intuitive Robotics
Oscar, a machine learning and computer vision integration for disposal units that diverts items away from landfills and oceans while also providing waste insights to create smarter zero waste buildings and cities.

Invixium
Biometric products that are secure, convenient, and simple to use.

Kodisoft
World-leading interactive smart table and touch sensor technology with lightning-fast response times and unlimited multi-touch ability.

NetraMark Corp
Applications designed to optimize learning through easy to use interfaces which allow for AI and human expertise to converge with real life solutions efficiently.

Rockbar Construction
Customized clean water solutions for a variety of property types.

Rover Parking
App connecting empty and unused parking spots with those looking for affordable and convenient parking.

SensorSuite
A complete suite of monitoring and control solutions for boilers and electrically heated buildings.

Southwest Energy Inc
Supplier and installing contractor for mechanical and green energy solutions.

sPark*
Premium electric vehicle charging stations.

Strawberry Energy
Solar-powered urban furniture for smart and sustainable cities.

Vseta
Groundbreaking facility sensors to solve facility service challenges using IoT.

Xesto
Gesture recognition startup that enables developers and creators to easily make their applications touchless.

ZEITDICE
Long-term visual data collection and extraction with a patent pending camera that does not run out of battery or memory and can be deployed anywhere.

Zonetail
Customized mobile platforms that connect hotel guests and condo users to the amenities and services of their building.

“There is a lot of smart talent in Toronto, creating the tools that will further meet the needs of sustainable smart cities, now and in the future,” said Michael Kolm, Chief Transformation Officer, City of Toronto. “This initiative is a great opportunity to support local innovators in developing solutions that may benefit residents, businesses and communities through smart technology.”

Top innovators were selected in collaboration with UPPlift: Toronto sponsors and leading experts in technology, innovation and city building. Criteria to advance to the Urban Pilot Prep included innovation, impact and viability of the solutions. The innovations that best suit the City of Toronto and QuadReal Property Group test-bed properties will be chosen to explore a pilot in May 2018 and commercialisation assistance will be offered to enhance their progress. Successful pilots and all submissions will be considered for implementation in international cities as the UPPlift platform expands.

About UPPlift

UPPlift is an urban pilot platform (UPP) designed and delivered by Urban Living Futures Inc. The platform identifies innovations and facilitates live demonstrations of technologies aimed at resolving challenges in the built environment, ensuring asset owners and managers achieve cost savings, improved operations and enhanced experiences for their users. The process creates a living lab in the host city, attracting and retaining an innovator ecosystem, and facilitating deployment of “smart” and resource-efficiency technology into the city’s infrastructure and built assets.

About Urban Living Futures Inc.

Urban Living Futures Inc. designs and delivers innovation programs creating convergence between urban innovators (supply) and built asset owners/managers (demand) to create efficiencies and enhanced user experience with smart technologies. We bring together private sector companies, city authorities and global technology leaders and harness their support to help innovators pilot and ultimately commercialize emergent technology.


Pitch Analysis: Zonetail

Pitch Analysis: Zonetail

Hosts Bruce Croxon and Amber Kanwar look at Zontail’s business of providing a localized mobile platforms for hotels and condos.


Zonetail Signs Agreement With Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) To Launch A Global Mobile Solution Featuring AAHOA’s 15,000 Hotelier Members.

Zonetail Signs Agreement With Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) To Launch A Global Mobile Solution Featuring AAHOA’s 15,000 Hotelier Members.

AAHOA President & CEO Chip Rogers to Join Zonetail’s Board of Directors

Zonetail Inc. (“Zonetail”), a mobile technology company and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Inc. (“AAHOA”) are launching a single, one-app platform which will be named “Zonetail” and will feature AAHOA’s 15,000 hotel members along with Zonetail’s other hotel clients worldwide. This platform will connect hotel guests to the amenities and services of their hotel through the convenience of their own mobile device and offers hotels new service options to increase revenues and customer engagement. Guests can select their hotel destination and the app will “reskin” (tailor the content) to provide information and connectivity to any Zonetail-supported hotel worldwide. All local area information on attractions, events, dining and shopping will be provided. The app will drive direct bookings, avoiding the substantial commissions charged by the online travel agencies, increase incremental revenue, decrease operating costs, build loyalty and enhance the entire guest experience.

“We believe Zonetail is uniquely positioned to become the mobile application of choice for hoteliers. Zonetail’s product quality and earnings potential for hotel owners make Zonetail the natural leader in this market segment. We are extremely pleased to conclude a partnership with them as we are of the view that Zonetail’s “anchored local” approach will serve our members well. I am delighted to accept a position on the Zonetail Board of Directors and I look forward to helping the Company grow into a recognized leader in the hospitality technology solutions space” said Chip Rogers, President & CEO, AAHOA.

“Our agreement with AAHOA is a major milestone for Zonetail in its efforts to substantially expand our hotel client base in North America. We are thrilled to partner with such an influential and prestigious voice in the hotel industry and to work with its members. I would like to welcome AAHOA’s President & CEO, Chip Rogers, to Zonetail’s board of directors. He will be an invaluable partner as Zonetail continues to provide services to the rapidly evolving hotel market” stated Mark Holmes, Zonetail’s President & CEO.

About Asian American Hotel Owners Association: Founded in 1989, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Inc. (AAHOA) is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with over 15,000 members. AAHOA members own more than 25,000 hotels amounting to approximately 50 percent of all hotels in the United States and employ nearly 700,000 workers, accounting for over $10 billion in payroll. For more information visit www.aahoa.com.

About Zonetail: Zonetail is a mobile technology company that provides an anchored local mobile platform, custom-branded to hotels, which connects guests to the full range of hotel services and businesses in the surrounding neighborhood. To date, Zonetail has signed agreements with more than 25,000 hotels as well as over 1,800 condominium buildings.

For more information, visit www.zonetail.com.

For additional information:

Beverly Brooks
President, Brooks Communications
416 482 8889
Brooks.communications@rogers.com


Find Local Hotels And Businesses With Zonetail.

Find Local Hotels And Businesses With Zonetail.

Priding themselves on what they call ‘anchored local’, Zonetail provides property information, access, interaction and contextually relevant content about the surrounding neighborhood for any traveler looking for more information or places to visit in the area.

“Zonetail is the world’s first free mobile app and platform, custom branded to hotels, which connects guests to the full range of hotel services and businesses in the surrounding neighborhood,” according to a Zonetail press release.

Pull out your smart technology and download one of the many free apps the company offers with a click of a button and find information on hotels, condos, property amenities, restaurants, stores, services, entertainment and attractions all nearby with location services to identify where you are on a map.

I downloaded the Baymont Inn & Suites Zonetail app and had the option of searching hotel information with a provided link to make a reservation and a list of front desk and hotel amenities and services from the fitness center, if you’re feeling brave on a vacation, to dry cleaning which is offered on site.

With the Explore page, I searched through attractions, shopping, take out and restaurants all in the area with location services turned on in my settings.

The company launched in 2013 with offices in Toronto, Ontario and Palo Alto, California. The app is available worldwide with 100 hotel partners evenly split between the US and Canada with a few offshore. Zonetail recently signed 1,800 condominium buildings, which includes 35% of the Greater Toronto Area market, according to President and CEO Mark Holmes.

Tom Tittel, Vice President of Operations of Silverbirch Hotels, started using Zonetail in 2014. “The app immediately provided us with mobile identity and incredibly simple access for our guests to make everything from reservations, general enquiries, special requests and to feel comfortable in the downtown neighborhood while using customized features of the Zonetail app,” said Tittel.

Holmes brings fifteen years of experience to the company after owning and managing Kingsway Agencies, the birthplace of Zonetail. Kingsway Agencies began in 1960 and offered sliding devices to attach to hotel guest phones displaying hotel information, amenities and services, as well as local area advertising. Zonetail is the modern version of the business with targeted sponsored content on a free mobile platform.

“Anything they [travelers] used to have to do through a landline or at the front desk they can now do on their own phone whenever they want and from wherever they are,” said Holmes. “Location-based apps such as Yelp, and Trip Advisor provide unstructured, general area information. Zonetail is anchored to the places where people live, stay, work, and congregate.”

When I searched Zonetail on my IPhone, the list of apps seemed to go on forever. From Cambridge Suites Toronto to the Quality Inn Pooler Savannah to Port Inn Portsmouth, hotels and attractions from places all across the country and Canada are listed in a number of different Zonetail apps. I find that rather than downloading a new hotel or condo brand’s app each time, the information would be easier and much more convenient if it were all in one.

With the company’s content management system, hotels and condos can load content onto their app in real time. Advertisers can change any content by day, for a specific occasion or whenever they want to take ‘advantage of contextual relevance and time-sensitivity’ with the system.

“You could almost say it [the app] represents the digital version of a comprehensive in room guest directory, right in the palm of the guest,” said Tittel. “The bonus features such as maps, attractions, local favorites and the ability to make future reservations top it off.” The easy-to-use app, creative team members, no cost to produce and maintain the page and positive reviews from guests is what makes joining Zonetail well-worth it for Tittel.

Zonetail is working to establish and own the anchored local category and grow the company into a ubiquitous presence across the hotel and condo market.

The most rewarding part of it all for Holmes has been seeing the idea of ‘anchored local’ become reality, “Taking what we believe to be a solid human insight and need, building a product to fulfill that need and watching interest grow throughout North America,” he said.


Zonetail Raises $2.3 Million Series A To Help Travellers Live Like Locals.

Zonetail Raises $2.3 Million Series A To Help Travellers Live Like Locals.

App developer Zonetail has raised capital.

The Toronto startup has secured $2.3 million in Series A financing through private investors. The financing will help the Canadian company further develop its “anchored local” white-label hotel app, it says.

“People don’t just check into a hotel, they check into the neighbourhood of a city,” said Mark Holmes, CEO, Zonetail. “Most of people’s lives, whether at home or traveling, are spent within five miles of their home base. By organizing the information that matters most to them, we are saving them time, and making their experience more rewarding.”

The app platform taps into people’s desire to travel to new cities, but to shop, dine, and explore like a local.

To date, Zonetail has signed agreements with more than 100 hotel properties in 10 Canadian provinces and 15 U.S. states, including three offshore hotels.

The app is free for hotels to use, with revenue streams coming from retail advertising from the surrounding area.

While it was launched as a hotel app, the Zonetail platform can be applied to any location where people live, work, stay, or congregate. Future plans include servicing condos, office towers, and large-scale events, among others.

The company was founded in 2013.


Zonetail Secures Series A Financing For Hotel App.

Zonetail Secures Series A Financing For Hotel App.

App developer and tech startup Zonetail Inc. (Zonetail) has raised roughly $1.7 million in Series A financing through private investors. The round of financing will help further develop its “anchored local” white-label hotel app, and grow its market and revenue.

Zonetail is a free mobile app and platform, custom-branded to hotels, which connects guests to the full range of hotel services and businesses in the surrounding neighborhood. The app platform taps into people’s desire to travel to new cities, but to shop, dine, and explore like a local, according to the company. According to a 2014 Trip Barometer survey, 90% of U.S. travelers use their mobile phones when vacationing. Further, 62% used it to search for restaurants, 52% to look for activities, and 62% to search for hotels.

To date, Zonetail has signed agreements with more than 100 hotel properties in 10 Canadian provinces and 15 U.S. states, including three offshore hotels. The company is also in negotiations with major international hotel chains to launch the app on a chain-wide basis, according to the company.

The app is free for hotels to use, with revenue streams coming from retail advertising from the surrounding area.


Zonetail On TME – The Modern Eater.

Zonetail On TME – The Modern Eater.

Mark Holmes from Zonetail joins Greg Hollenback and Jesper Jonsson on the Modern Eater to talk about their hotel app.


Zonetail’s Anchored Local Approach — The Mobile Solution That Connects Guests To Their Hotel And Surroundings.

Zonetail’s Anchored Local Approach — The Mobile Solution That Connects Guests To Their Hotel And Surroundings.

Solving hotel guest’s local search problems.
Local advertising that’s an essential part of the guest experience.
The reinvention of the mobile ad, including a content management system that allows advertisers to change their message instantly.