Taking flight for food security. We’re on it.

What if your next trip to the grocery store was weeks away? Many residents of Canada’s remote northern communities rely on infrequent airline schedules for critical supplies – this is a fact of life. Waterloo startup Ribbit is poised to radically change that. By mobilizing a new generation of pilotless airplanes, Ribbit is on a mission to improve food security for everyone, everywhere.

 

4.4M Canadians

are impacted by food insecurity particularly women, children and Indigenous peoples in the North  (Parliament of Canada)

 

200+ test flight hours

collecting data to make pilotless flight even safer (Ribbit)

 

$1.3M contract

with Transport Canada and Innovative Solutions Canada to begin tests in remote regions (Ribbit)

 

 

 

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Our dream is a future where anybody can ship goods quickly and reliably no matter where they are.

Jeremy Wang

Jeremy Wang standing with Ribbit co-founder in front of a small plane within an airplane hanger

Jeremy Wang (Faculty of Engineering, PhD ’23) is the co-founder and COO of Ribbit. He’s an aerospace engineer, entrepreneur and Velocity alum with a passion for deep tech and an innate curiosity about people, systems and their problems. He's pictured here with Carl Pigeon, Ribbit co-founder.

 

Small plane flying over remote Canadian landscape

Canada’s first self-flying planes

To bring affordable and dependable air service to remote communities, Ribbit transforms small, budget-friendly airplanes into cargo planes and equips them with self-flying technology. 

 

 

 

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In this age of remarkable technological evolution, our economy and workforce are undergoing a profound transformation – remote and hybrid workforces, advancements in automation, the rise of artificial intelligence and more. At Waterloo, we’re reshaping our business and entrepreneurial education to build resilient, equitable and future-proofed economies with a clear focus on the public good.  

 

 

 

Read on to discover more ways Waterloo is on it.

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