Understanding traffic is fundamental to managing the evolution of our cities. But, when Kurtis McBride looked at how cities were measuring traffic, he saw methods that hadn’t changed in decades – people with clipboards counting cars. He co-founded Miovision in 2005, a fast-growing Kitchener-based company using computer vision, artificial intelligence and advanced modelling to help cities modernize their approach to managing traffic to make roads more efficient and safer.
Kurtis is a serial entrepreneur. While building Miovision, he quickly recognized that fast-growing, innovative companies needed better tools to help them scale their scrappy startup culture. He co-founded Meddo to commercialize the organizational software tools developed to help Miovision scale As Miovision continued to grow, it needed a larger space. Employees wanted something close to downtown, near trails, transit and parking. When a suitable space wasn’t available, Kurtis co-founded Catalyst137, developing a former tire warehouse into a 475,000 square foot space that brings together innovative companies – including Miovision – and the services they need to grow.
Kurtis is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where he received his Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Design in 2004, and Master of Engineering in Systems Design in 2007.