“… We saw a big opportunity here and we decided to bring Moonshot Robots to Canada. We did lots of tests. We introduced our company to many of people”Ricardo Schwarz, CTO and Co-Founder of Moonshot Robots
The global aging population is on the rise, with Canada experiencing a significant surge. As seniors advance in years, they grapple with myriad health and wellness issues, ranging from loneliness and chronic diseases to mobility constraints and cognitive challenges. These factors can severely compromise their life quality. While conventional senior care methodologies offer support, they often fall short in delivering prompt and tailored assistance to cater to each individual’s distinct requirements.
Moonshot Robots, underpinned by a strong ethos of innovation and the aspiration for a healthier elderly demographic, has carved a niche as a forerunner in melding robotics with senior care. Positioned at the forefront of longevity and healthy aging innovation, Moonshot Robots presents a holistic platform empowering individuals to actively manage their health and well-being. The company’s core objective is to redefine the sector by harnessing the power of AI and data analytics to furnish tailored health interventions.
Having participated in the previous year’s Hamilton-Niagara Bootcamp, Moonshot Robots subsequently earned a spot in the Startup Visa Path and is presently navigating the acceleration phase of this initiative. Recounting the time leading up to their accelerator collaboration, Ricardo shares, “When we first arrived in Canada, serendipitously, I ran into a friend associated with LatAm Startups. That seemed like an omen, pointing us in this direction for a specific purpose.”
Ricardo and his team soon discerned that comprehensive market research was their primary avenue to success. He elaborates, “Through our research, we identified concerns like the prohibitive costs and lag in hospitalizations, coupled with Canada’s substantial senior populace, all of which highlighted a vast opportunity.” LatAm Startups played a pivotal role in Moonshot Robots’ formative phase, guiding them towards the right market niche. “LatAm Startups aided us in refining our direction. Although we landed here with a robot prototype, we recognized that a dedicated software would better resonate with the Canadian audience.”
With an aggressive blueprint for the Canadian demographic, Moonshot Robots envisions launching their robot, Anna, commercially by 2025.
It’s worth highlighting that the City of Toronto’s endorsement has enabled LatAm Startups to offer programs that not only benefit Moonshot Robots but extend support to all startups within their portfolio.