November 27, 2018 (WATERLOO, Ontario) – Intellijoint Surgical®, a medical technology company commercializing smart navigation for total hip replacements, is honoured to announce they have won the 2018 Growing Strong Award presented by Futurpreneur Canada. Each year, this award recognizes a Canadian business that has successfully grown its operations into new markets, either nationally or internationally. 

“Intellijoint Surgical has taken great strides in growing their business since they were an inaugural recipient of our Spin Master Innovation Fund in 2010,” said Karen Greve Young, Chief Executive Officer of Futurpreneur Canada. “Since then, Intellijoint has been used by surgeons in hundreds of hip replacement surgeries. Their selection as our 2018 Growing Strong Award winner is a testament to their hard work and dedication in building an innovative Canadian company that is contributing to our economy and improving lives.”

Other successful award winners this year include:

“Futurpreneur Canada is an essential organization for helping to grow the start-up community across the country,” commented Armen Bakirtzian, Intellijoint Surgical CEO and co-founder. “Futurpreneur Canada encourages entrepreneurs by helping them access the funding, skills, and confidence needed to launch their companies. Intellijoint Surgical is so honoured to represent the growth and success that we, as entrepreneurs, all strive for.”

In 2016, Intellijoint Surgical was also recognized by Futurpreneur Canada and Shopify with the Shopify Grit Award. This first award celebrated Intellijoint Surgical’s “true grit” spirit. It acknowledged the creativity, ingenuity, and resilience it takes a start-up to succeed. 

The past two years presented various challenges related to growth and expansion, but Intellijoint Surgical is proud to have overcome them. Intellijoint Surgical’s flagship product, Intellijoint HIP, has been used in over 7,000 total hip replacement procedures and is used to improve patient outcomes in some of the world’s top orthopaedic centres.

About Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of enterprising young Canadians since 1996. We’re the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of almost 3000 volunteer mentors. Futurpreneur Canada is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the Canadian member of Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

About Intellijoint Surgical, Inc:

Intellijoint Surgical®develops and commercializes surgical navigation solutions. Intellijoint’s flagship product, Intellijoint HIP®provides surgeons with real-time, intraoperative measurements to ensure proper size selection and positioning of orthopaedic implants during total hip replacements. Intellijoint is committed to improving patients’ lives by providing every surgeon with effective, easy-to-use technology.  

Media Contact:

Rebecca MacIntyre, 
Marketing & Communications Manager
r.macintyre@intellijointsurgical.com
Mobile: +1 (647) 861-6800