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VEHICLE MIND: ACCESSING YOUR CAR’S DATA

Montreal Tips is proud to present this week’s new feature, Vehicle Mind!

 

We love promoting Montreal-based businesses and Vehicle Mind is exactly that and more. Have you ever wondered if it was possible to see your car’s stats as you would in a video game or like in a James Bond movie? Well, the technology allowing you to do that not only exists but it was developed in our own backyard, so to speak. Based in Montreal and co-founded by local entrepreneur Abhay Ghatpande, Vehicle Mind aims to forever transform how you maintain your car.

VEHICLE MIND APP on mobile

https://vehiclemind.com/



Vehicle Mind has developed a connected device which plugs into your car’s OBD port (the car’s “computer”) and unlocks key information about your vehicle’s health through an app, effectively bridging the current data gap between car owners and their car. 

At its core, Vehicle Mind offers drivers access to their car’s datainformation only dealerships and mechanics have been privy to until nowempowering them with the ability to increase their car’s lifespan and be in better control of its safety and maintenance.

 

Here are some of the innovative features being offered by Vehicle Mind:

  • A dashboard view of your car’s “health” and status
  • Insights on fuel consumption and driving habits
  • Check engine lights explained through the app 
  • Real-time GPS tech so you can locate your car at all times
  • Regular maintenance reminders
  • Round-the-clock safety alerts (battery, engine, low-fuel)  
VEHICLE MIND APP on mobile

https://vehiclemind.com/

Montreal fun facts: 

  • Vehicle Mind also detects the amount of potholes your car hits, which is a neat feature all of us Montrealers will hold dear to our hearts! 
  • As if that wasn’t impressive enough, it also comes equipped with alerts for towingwhich is another occurrence many may be all too familiar with during winter seasons.

Have your driving habits changed because of COVID-19? Turns out Vehicle Mind’s features and benefits equally apply to challenges drivers are now facing because of the pandemic. For example, your car sitting idle for long periods of time because you’re now working remotely can have a greatly negative impact on your car’s battery. Car theft, up an astounding 63% in certain North American cities, is another unfortunate side effect of lockdown measures and a decrease in commutes to work. With these facts in mind, being able to keep tabs on your car from your smartphone can truly be a gamechanger.

 

Vehicle Mind is a startup we Montrealers can truly be proud of and we cannot wait to see what the future has in store for them.

To support a Montreal business and a local entrepreneur, give Vehicle Mind a visit here: https://vehiclemind.com/ 

Montreal’s very own Salon Des Refusés

MontrealTips is always proud to feature local entrepreneurs. We believe it’s a great way for our community to grow and prosper from each other. This is why today’s article will be a feature on Montreal’s very own Salon Des Refusés who have just opened up their online store. 

 Better known as ‘SDR’ they are a Montreal based clothing brand and designers that are true to their aesthetic which describes itself as “demonstrating luxury chaos and eccentricity of rock and roll culture”. SDR is more than just a clothing company as they are also self-sufficient in the sense that they double as a cut and sew shop. Founded in 2017 by three local Montreal fashion pioneers Francis Palumbo, Joey Lavalle, and Brenden Knez, one of their brand’s main pillars was to keep the company by Montreal for Montreal. Meaning that all materials and manufacturing are all made and purchased in Montreal so that they can ensure superior quality products on all their clothing and also support local businesses and communities at the same time. 

The ‘SDR’ brand started off as making custom clothing for recording hip-hop artists such as 88 Glam (who performed at the Junos) Lil’ Mosey and  21 Savage. They also appeared on XXL (a hip-hop magazine) which really helped propelled them to gain enough traction to secure a showroom during Paris’ fashion week in 2019.  They are also currently booked for another showroom in Los Angelas in 2020. With the recent success of their showrooms and magazine features, they have recently expanded to opening up their online store to make their top end products more accessible for all their customers.

With their online store up and running, the skies the limit for SDR. They have big and better things coming up on the horizon and are looking to take the fashion world by storm. 

You can check out their online store at https://www.ateliersdr.com/

And show support on their Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/____sdr____/

MontrealTips is always proud to feature local entrepreneurs. We believe it’s a great way for our community to grow and prosper from each other. This is why today’s article will be a feature on Montreal’s very own Salon Des Refusés who have just opened up their online store. 

Source: https://www.instagram.com/____sdr____/

Creating a life and business you love waking up to

This powerful workshop will help you uncover the type of business you want to create, one where the roots are based on your core values, your purpose and deep inner truth. Learn how to overcome barriers, create compelling marketing, attract amazing clients, establish a brand that is a true reflection of you, and build a life you are excited to wake up to!

MELISSA DAWN – FOUNDER OF CEO OF YOUR LIFE, SPEAKER, COACH & BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Melissa Dawn is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a certified Team Performance Coach (CTPC), and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm). She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Thrive Global and Entrepreneur, has been featured on podcasts and talk shows such as Entrepreneur on Fire, Breakfast Television and CJAD Radio, and is the author of the international bestselling book, I Attract What I Am.
She was also named one of the top coaches in 2018 and 2019 by Hubspot.
Her work revolves around helping thousands of people tap into their inner voice, bring their unique strengths out with confidence, so they get from where they are to where they want to be.

Book Spot: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creating-a-life-and-business-you-love-waking-up-to-with-melissa-dawn-tickets-62549637650

What is Sous les projecteurs?

We know that staying up to date on today’s big ideas and tomorrow’s big trends is a job in and of itself.

As the world’s first working, learning and growing store – we are excited to introducing Sous les projecteurs: a new community gathering and learning space. Sous les projecteurs will engage communities with knowledgeable experts to both inspire, inform, motivate and educate.

Sous les projecteurs is a space accessible to persons that use mobility devices. We encourage people from all backgrounds to participate in our public programming

Book Spot: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creating-a-life-and-business-you-love-waking-up-to-with-melissa-dawn-tickets-62549637650

The Impact of Data and Analytics on Today & Tomorrow

This workshop will give you an overview of how data and analytics are impacting our daily lives, our job search, our productivity and our marketing strategies. We will go over trends, stats, and predictions shaping the future of marketing and business.

About Tarek Riman is the Founder of Cap.TaiM, a full-service digital marketing agency. He is also a business and motivational speaker, regular contributor to Thrive Global, The Huffington Post and Social Media Today. He is a professor of marketing at Concordia University and founder of the blog Montrealtips.com, from which all proceeds go to the UNHCR, Montreal Children’s Hospital and various scholarships. He is the international best selling author of The Camino Within and The Secret to Capitalizing on Analytics.

Book a spot: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-impact-of-data-and-analytics-on-today-tomorrow-with-tarek-riman-tickets-62552206333

What is Sous les projecteurs?

We know that staying up to date on today’s big ideas and tomorrow’s big trends is a job in and of itself.

As the world’s first working, learning and growing store – we are excited to introducing Sous les projecteurs: a new community gathering and learning space. Sous les projecteurs will engage communities with knowledgeable experts to both inspire, inform, motivate and educate.

Sous les projecteurs is a space accessible to persons that use mobility devices. We encourage people from all backgrounds to participate in our public programming

 

Book a spot: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-impact-of-data-and-analytics-on-today-tomorrow-with-tarek-riman-tickets-62552206333

AquaVerti Farms

The evidence is as clear as the increasingly extreme weather conditions all over the world: we need to get serious about changing the way we do things if we’re going leave behind a livable planet.

It’s a scary truth, but there’s also a lot to be optimistic about because there are so many initiatives working to do just that.

One such initiative is a unique company in Ville St Laurent that’s blending technology from the automotive industry with Dutch agricultural practices to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of lettuce – a crop that typically requires a lot of land, water and pesticides to produce, and experiences a great deal of waste simply due to the delicacy of lettuce leaves and how easily they can be damaged in harvesting, packaging and transporting.

Aquaverti Farms has developed a lettuce growing method that produces 0 greenhouse gases, uses 0 pesticides, and requires 95% less water than traditional farming methods.

Housed in what is essentially a large factory, Aquaverti makes use of the vertical space with hydroponic ponds! How do the farmers get up there to tend to their crops? They don’t! The robots do. This is where automotive technology comes into play. Robotic machines set the ponds into place, monitor conditions and even harvest the crops. Aquaverti uses custom-designed LED lights and nutrients are fed directly into the pools growing the lettuce. It’s an incredibly efficiently process with just 35 days from seed to harvest.

The picture in your mind right now (and in reality) is probably a far cry from that picturesque vision we have of rows of crops growing from the earth, bathed in the natural sunlight. It’s reasonable to wonder if crops grown in a factory can really be as nutritious as those grown traditionally. The answer is, even more so.

Canada is the world’s largest importer of lettuce in the world (way to go on eating your leafy greens, folks!). That’s no surprise though, since our climate makes it a difficult crop to grow locally, and impossible to grow outdoors year round. If we want it, we have to import it. Unfortunately, from the moment most produce is harvested, it begins to gradually lose nutritional value. If it takes several days after harvesting for lettuce to reach your plate, it simply isn’t as nutrient-rich as it was straight from the farm. By producing locally, lettuce can reach your plate literally hours after harvesting, ensuring a fresher, crisper, more nutritious salad.

Aquaverti has set of goal of producing up to 2000 heads of lettuce each day, year round. They are currently focused on growing curly lettuce as it is so easily damaged in transport. Growing it locally mean less transportation, which means less waste. As a bonus, curly lettuce is delicious and makes for beautifully instagrammable salads. Looks pretty good on a bacon double cheeseburger too.

Can other vegetables be grown this way? Some, but not most. The conditions lettuce needs to grow well makes it uniquely suited for this type of farming, so while we likely won’t be seeing carrots or potatoes grown on hydroponic structures, it’s initiatives like Aquaverti that drive the innovation, creativity and passion we need to take our planet in a new, sustainable direction.

Want to know more about Aquaverti Farms? Check out their website or follow them on Facebook.