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KnowHow is a Canadian-based online platform that allows companies to easily capture information and processes and share them across their workforce. The mobile, cloud-based, generative AI platform creates an avenue for organizations to quickly train employees and empower them to do their work properly and safely.

KnowHow was co-founded by three UCalgary alumni — Leighton Healey, BA’10; Travis Martin, BA’15; and Pedro Restrepo, BSc (Eng)’16. Entering the market at the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, the founders positioned KnowHow as a solution for insurance-driven service providers for whom the pandemic served as a growth accelerant. Today, thousands of U.S.-based trades services workers use the KnowHow app to get onboarding into their new role, solve on-site knowledge problems, follow complex service agreements with ease and maintain safety compliance — all in the worker’s preferred language.

KnowHow pairs every worker with an AI mentor named ‘Howie,’ KnowHow’s version of Siri, trained specifically to support knowledge challenges in construction industries, according to Healey. “Our clients rely on our product daily to drive guidance and in-field support and problem-solving for their workforces — workforces that do hands-on, on-site, manual work that AI is not replacing, but rather enhancing and streamlining.”

Receiving investment through the UCeed Haskayne Student Fund, the company will continue to focus on accelerating revenue-generating activity, expanding marketing and sales efforts and making additional technology investments to support larger enterprise clients.

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KnowHow has received investment from UCeed, a venture philanthropy fund accelerating UCalgary and community-based startup companies to advance problem-solving research, create jobs and fuel the economy. A key program in the UCalgary innovation ecosystem, UCeed bridges the gap between innovation, demonstration, and commercialization, and is managed by UCalgary’s knowledge-transfer and business incubator, Innovate Calgary.

The UCeed Haskayne Student Fund is supported by the generosity of the Cannonball Sport and Education Foundation, Tamaratt Fund at Calgary Foundation, Chris Erickson, Curtis Probst, Vincent Chahley and Patricia Irwin, Michael Lang, and Michael Culbert.