$100K Pitch Competition Winner

We are so excited to announce that RATIO.CITY was selected out of 8 finalists for the grand prize of $100K in start up capital in Communitech's Fierce Founder Pitch Competition!

 

A Toronto architect determined to foster urban development and create “more dense, liveable cities,” has emerged as the winner of the latest Fierce Founders Bootcamp pitch competition.

Monika Jaroszonek, CEO and co-founder of Ratio.City, earned the $100,000 grand prize for the best pitch, making her case Thursday before a standing-room only audience at the Tannery Event Centre and a panel of five judges, beating out seven other competitors.

“This is very exciting because now it means we can start building out this functionality that we’ve been talking about and hopefully hit the market as quickly as possible,” said Jaroszonek after the symbolic cheque presentation.

“This really lets us hit the ground running. We’ve been bootstrapping, self-funded to date, and this lets us expand our team and … create a product that will be viable in the market, and help build those dynamic cities that will make great neighbourhoods for us all to live in.”

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 (Communitech photo: Kelsey Vere)

 

Beta 2.0 Live Preview

We just released a overhaul of our original BETA!  Login with either your email or LinkedIn credentials for the next 2 weeks.  Take it for a spin and we would love to hear your thoughts!

Filter Search

Search for off-market sites across the whole city.  As a demonstration, we have set up filters for Existing Zoning Category and a limited number of Existing Uses.  What other search criteria do you consider a "must have" to make this an indispensable tool for off-market site identification?  

Updated User Interface Design

Adding the additional functionality required we tighten up the layout.  What you think about the new pull down menus, labels and toggles?  Was it easy enough to find what you're looking for?

user tips:

  • reset the search by pressing CLEAR button;
  • the closer your zoom, the faster the results return;
  • scroll through the pagination at the bottom to see all results
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Data Visualization

One of the most exciting aspects of new mapping technology is to give us new ways of seeing cities.   In this case, overlaying the existing built form and the allowable zoning heights in San Fransisco and highlighting the areas of the biggest differential.  This is a great example of an intuitive visualization of complex data sets that helps in understanding city structure and highlighting development potential.   

It made us start to think about changes to the planning approvals process and how we can use technology to find sites that meet Provincial Planning Policies and growth targets...stay tuned...