TechPlace Welcomes GoWrench Auto as Newest LaunchPad Company

The GoWrench Auto team with TechPlace Manager,  Mark Steffler. 

June 11th, 2018, Burlington, ON – TechPlace welcomes GoWrench Auto as their newest LaunchPad company.  Hamilton native, GoWrench Auto is the eighth company to be accepted into the Launchpad program at TechPlace and began their residency on May 30th.

Founded in 2015 by Joshua Lombardo-Bottema, GoWrench Auto aims to make automotive services more accessible for everyone by using an online booking service. GoWrench Auto provides all the service of an auto mechanic shop delivered directly to clients through online bookings. Their online booking platform not only allows clients to make bookings, but view upfront quotes and make payments. GoWrench Auto is dedicated to making the lives of their clients easier by removing the hassle of scheduling and time commitment of traditional mechanic shops.

CEO and Founder Joshua Lombardo-Bottema is very excited to start their residency, “TechPlace gives GoWrench Auto a helping hand in a very competitive landscape where local startups like us are trying to make a splash and bring value to thousands if not millions of people. We are very excited to be a part of the ecosystem at TechPlace allowing us to continue to bring more value to our customers, staff, and shareholders” says Lombardo-Bottema.

GoWrench Auto recently raised $525,000 CDN in funding to financially assist the company during commercialization. Manager of TechPlace, Mark Steffler is excited to have the GoWrench Auto team at TechPlace, “GoWrench Auto’s innovative model and services meet a clear market demand. TechPlace is keen to support their business growth.”

The GoWrench Auto team will occupy a designated section of hot desks until August 2018, when they will transition into a newly vacant LaunchPad office. Growing technology companies interested in joining the LaunchPad program at TechPlace are encouraged to learn more about eligibility requirements and apply online. Visit to learn more.

About GoWrench Auto

GoWrench Auto is a mobile automotive maintenance service that was founded in early 2015. Customers request the service they need through the GoWrench Auto web booking platform and after receiving a quote, they can proceed with booking an appointment time for mechanics to complete the job wherever they reside.

About TechPlace

TechPlace is a one stop destination for new and growing technology companies. With the support of partners from across the public and private sectors, it is dedicated to connecting, developing, and advancing entrepreneurs at all stages. This means providing access to space, programming, mentorship, networking, and resources that are fundamental to growing a business in today’s technology-driven marketplace.

Led by the Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), TechPlace exists to help technology, talent and ideas come together under one roof to create and promote opportunities for economic growth.