We play, we learn, we launch.

The only way to know is to try. We dedicate time developing IP in a specific area. We can't help ourselves.


We are a boutique design and inventions studio.

We believe that there are no bad ideas.

Following the conversation only 2 nerds friends can have in a café in Montreal, we embarked on a journey to build a new view for the arts and entertainment industry.

Fast forward over six seasons of Silicon Valley-esque adventures, shattered and mended dreams, missed deals, team dramas, team retreats, unbelievable opportunities, incalculable amount of coffee, even more pizza slices (good ones) and plot twists, here we are today with something even Richard would not be able to comprehend.

We have seen the future, and it's amazing! We'd like to take you along with us.

Our Incredible Partners


We find opportunities and we build things.

We work with new technologies to create product visions and prototypes that prove feasibility, explore new markets, create IP, and inspire future product direction.

We like projects of all shapes and sizes, from crafting an awesome story creation tool like Shottio, to exploring the opportunity of using machines to heat buildings like OTTO.

We prototype to help us think, and uncover new opportunities. Our work spans desktop, mobile, web, connected devices, and AI, working closely with trouble makers ;)

Our Key Values
01.Smart use of Resources

Energy is ultimately consumed by physical processes in the hardware. Nowadays, the software controls most of the hardware and typically wastes a great deal of energy by the inefficient use of it. We aim to design products that build on these considerations and make the best out of it.

02.Distributed working

We believe in autonomy, trust and communication. Although we have been a remote team from day one, we don't believe distributed and remote mean the same thing. We still believe face to face interactions in front of a great meal are the S*&&&t when it comes to create and bounce ideas.


We’re in business to stay in business. Our clients are our main investors. We don’t waste money on things that don’t matter, we don’t give away everything for free and hope we’ll figure it out before we run out of cash.

04.Calm Technology

Humans are not made to spend their entire life wrapped up in devices and systems, they are meant to be human. We focus on the quality of our design not how fast we can get it out there. We design less, but with more thought.


Meet the Aheadians.
Alex Santo
Co-Founder / CEO / Maker
Adam Atlas
Co-Founder / Legal and Strategies Advisor
Gaelle De Ruyter
Joan Daniel Lillo
Creative Director
Kym Watts
Innovation Software Developer
Damian Lickindorf
Innovation Mechanical Engineer
Entertainer / Mixologist
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