About Us


At Suncayr, our mission is to give people the awareness they need to safely enjoy every day they spend outside. We've realized that sunscreen alone isn't a complete solution - you have to remember to reapply your sunscreen. The question then becomes: so when do you reapply? How do you know that your sunscreen is still doing its job?


To solve this problem, we've developed SPOT, a smart indicator of UV light. Each SPOT comes with images that kids and adults will love, and every SPOT has a special purple design that changes colour to warn you of your UV protection. All you have to do is stick the SPOT on your arm and apply sunscreen on top of the SPOT, and to the rest of your body as you normally would. When the special ink changes from white/clear to purple, it's telling you that your sunscreen is no longer protecting you. If you apply more sunscreen, the purple ink will change colour back to clear/white, letting you know that you're safe. The colour change is fast and reversible, all day long. Since SPOTs will stay on while you swim and sweat, they can provide you with constant awareness of your protection all day long. Safely enjoy every day you spend outside with SPOT by Suncayr!



Our Team

 

Andrew Martinko, CEO & Co-Founder

andrew@suncayr.ca

Andrew is a master of business and entrepreneurship - literally, he has a degree in it! He'd love to talk about marketing/media, sales, and about the Game of Thrones books - A Song of Ice and Fire!

 

Derek Jouppi, COO & Co-Founder

derek@suncayr.ca

Bridging the business and tech, Derek coordinates our supply chain, manufacturing, regulatory, and the website. If you'd like to learn more about our production or for tips in the gym, contact Derek!

 

Chad Sweeting, CTO & Co-Founder

chad@suncayr.ca

Joining Suncayr from a background as a cancer researcher, Chad works hardest to develop our technology, patents, and QA. Message him for technical questions or for a Halo 5 battle!

 

Dr. Juri Mobus, Head of Research and Material Production

juri@suncayr.ca

After a Post-Doc at the Uni. of Toronto, a PhD at the Uni. of Munster in Germany, Juri joined the team to kick ass and produce pigment. Thankfully we're safe for now, since we still need to produce a lot of pigment.

 

Employees

 

Colin Pierce

Skin Tech R&D

Charlie Goertz

Colour Tech R&D

Michael Leung

R&D Intern

Nancy Zhou

R&D Intern

 

Alumni

 

Sahej Bakshi

Biochem

Darshan Parmar

Nano Eng.

Ahmad Hussein

Nano Eng.

Andee Liao

Back-end Web

Kissan Mistry

Nano Eng.

Victoria Mazurek

Social Media

Kevin Dang

Chemical Eng

Tom Chong

R&D Scientist

Chris Hajduk

DFM Engineering

Michael Browne

MBET 2016

Timothy Wu

SPOT Production

Johnny Normandeau

Protocol/QA Design

Sabrina Chang

SPOT Production

Cameron Mills

R&D Engineering

Kiah Rolle

R&D Intern