How Vanhawks is Disrupting Urban Transportation

As cities become rife with congested streets and overburdened public transportation, one startup equips commuters with the technology to make cycling safer and more readily accessible.

Vanhawks is a Toronto-based hardware company focused on reshaping the urban commute.

The Vanhawks Valour is the first step towards the cycling revolution. Its sensors, navigation and security features reduce the stresses of urban cycling and lets commuters enjoy the simple pleasures of a bike ride.

Co-founder and CEO Sohaib Zahid spoke at the seventh annual TEDxToronto conference, after many months of development and a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. The video of his full 18-minute TEDx talk is embedded below:

Earlier in Vanhawks’ history, they worked out of the same co-working space as Now Creative Group. In the video above, you’ll see this still filmed at our desks!

Vanhawks RHINO - Now Creative Group

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