NexTech AR solutions is:

Built for the bottomline.

Other companies offer augmented reality (AR) as a novelty. Not us. NexTech is driving market-wide AR adoption because we help our customers increase product awareness, online sales, brand loyalty, and measurable ROI.



NexTech AR Solutions is the industry leader in augmented reality for e-commerce, education & training applications and branded entertainment experiences.

About us

NexTech AR Solutions (CSE: NTAR) (OTC: NEXCF), based in Toronto, Canada is a rapidly growing leader in the exploding AR industry, estimated to hit $120 billion by 2022, according to Statista. NexTech provides businesses with augmented reality solutions that help drive their bottom line and competitive advantage. Whether for product promotion, increased sales, product training or brand evangelism, NexTech AR is focusing on several key multi-billion-dollar verticals including fashion & apparel, footwear, and luxury goods. Nextech is the first publicly traded “pure-play” AR company and began trading on the CSE on October 31st, 2018. 

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The Opportunity

NexTech AR Solutions Inc. (CSE: NTAR) (OTC: NEXCF) represents a first-mover opportunity in the augmented reality space with the creation of a transformational patent-pending AR/AI eCommerce solution to help businesses drive greater online growth. We anticipate dramatic growth in our ecommerce, education and entertainment business lines across many market verticals including fashion & apparel, footwear, luxury goods & accessories, and others.

Our ARitize™ eCommerce platform is the first truly cross-solution, browser-based, web-enabled AR eCommerce option in a $2.8 trillion global eCommerce market. This platform is integrated with Shopify, WordPress and Magento and built for scale and mass adoption enabling small and large eCommerce sites to integrate Augmented Reality into the shopping experience with just a simple line of embed code. No developer or special programming skills are needed.

NexTech University launched in June 2019 is an app-based solution that allows companies and educational establishments to leverage all of their existing 2D assets – YouTube videos, PDF documents, PowerPoint decks, images, etc.—and then overlay immersive 3D-AR experiences on top of that content for an interactive training experience that drives productivity.

NexTech Studios creates branded entertainment and immersive 360 experiences that allow users to experience events as if they were "there, without being there."

NexTech 3D/AR-360 Advertising Platform: expected to launch in Q1 2020 the ad platform will be the industry’s first end-to-end solution allowing NexTech to leverage its 3D asset creation into 3D/AR ads.  Research by IDC indicates that global advertising spend in 2019 will be about $725 billion.

CaptureAR is NexTech's revolutionary AR technology which makes 3D augmented reality creation accessible to everyone and for any product. With CaptureAR, you can easily and quickly convert your real-world products into a 3D/AR web format and use the power of AR to drive more online sales.

NexTech has an exclusive license to a portfolio of patents 7,054,831, 7,266,509 and patent-pending applications 15351508, 62457136, 62559487, related to interactive gaming, interactive advertising, and augmented reality (“AR”) technology.


Our people: the dream team

"NexTech is a passionate group of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs who are pushing the technological boundaries of today to make the exciting potential of tomorrow possible. The team is led by an experienced and market savvy leadership team whose goal is to transform tomorrow's potential into a highly profitable market leader."

— Evan Gappelberg, CEO, NexTech AR Solutions

Meet our leadership


Corporate team:

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Evan Gappelberg

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

(631) 655-6733

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Paul Duffy


(416) 303-6050

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Kashif Malik, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

(416) 937-1554

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Scott Jenkins

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

(631) 316-8122

Who we work with:
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Advisory board:



Ori Inbar
  • Board member and advisor

    Ori is the world’s leading expert in augmented reality and has devoted the past 10 years to fostering the AR ecosystem. In 2009, Ori was the co-founder and CEO of Ogmento (renamed Flyby Media - Acquired by Apple), one of the first venture-backed companies conceived to develop augmented reality games and tech. In 2012, Ori founded, a non-profit organization on a mission to advance augmented reality in order to advance humanity. has a moonshot goal to inspire 1 billion active users of augmented reality by 2020 and is the producing organization behind AWE, the world’s largest AR event in Silicon Valley, Asia, and Europe. Ori is a recognized speaker in industry events and a sought-after advisor for AR startups and initiatives. Previously, as Senior Vice President of Solution Marketing for SAP’s platform, Ori was responsible for the positioning and marketing of SAP NetWeaver - which under his leadership grew from a mere concept to a billion-dollar business for SAP. Prior to SAP, Ori joined TopTier Software, as one of the first employees of this start-up. He lead the development and introduction to the market of more than 15 multimedia and business applications including the world’s leading enterprise portal, which in 2001 was acquired by SAP for $400 Million.



Barry Sandrew
  • Board member and advisor

    Harvard/MGH neuroscientist, internationally recognized serial entrepreneur, digital imaging expert & visual effects (VFX) pioneer - Dr. Sandrew has over 33 patents and decades of feature film & TV accomplishments including productions for all the major Hollywood studios, TV networks & several cable networks. In 2000 he established the first & longest operating VFX studio in India.

    In 1987 Sandrew invented digital colorization. Between 1987-1993, he colorized over 250 films, 180 TV episodes & 70 cartoons. He also produced all color, compositing & VFX for Spielberg's first digital animated feature, We're Back, A Dinosaur Story, Gahan Wilson's animated classic, The Diner, the Fox TV series, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, as well as VFX for the ABC miniseries, War and Remembrance and the John Lennon documentary, Imagine. 

    In 2000 Sandrew re-invented colorization, founding Legend Films. There he produced 150 films for the Legend Films'​ library & colorized films for Fox, Sony, Universal and Paramount. Barry also produced VFX for Scorsese’s The Aviator, HBO’s Entourage, the CBS Sports Special, Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta: The 1960 Masters, the CBS Specials, Lucy Goes To Scotland & The Italian Movie & the ESPN Sports Special, The Greatest Game Ever Played.

    In 2007 Sandrew invented a process for converting 2D films to 3D, changing the company name to Legend3D. Beginning in 2010, Sandrew oversaw creative & technical teams in the 3D conversion of Alice In Wonderland, the Shrek Trilogy, Transformers & many more tent-pole films at the height of the 3D phenomenon. In subsequent years the teams Barry Sandrew led have worked on the 3D conversion & VFX of more than 65 of the highest-grossing 3D feature films of the past 10 years.

    Sandrew is continuing to apply his professional team building & feature film VFX production talent at Southbay Motion Picture Technologies while also focusing on emerging opportunities in augmented reality via Nextech AR Studios.



Mike Boland
  • Board member and advisor

    Mike Boland was one of Silicon Valley's first tech reporters of the internet age as a staff reporter for Forbes magazine starting in 2000. He has been a tech industry analyst at top-tier research firms since 2005, and is now Founder & Chief Analyst of ARtillery Intelligence, Editor of AR Insider, Lead Analyst of Street Fight and SF President of the VR/AR Association.

    Mike is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as Augmented World Expo, VRLA, and ad:tech. He has authored more than 120 market forecasts and in-depth reports on the tech & media landscape including social, mobile and AR. He contributes regularly to highly read online news sources such as TechCrunch, Business Insider, VentureBeat and the Huffington Post.

    A trusted source for tech journalists, his comments have appeared in A-list publications, including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Before his career as an analyst, Mike was a San Francisco-based journalist for business and technology print publications, such as Red Herring, Business 2.0, and Mobile Magazine.



Scott Starr
  • Board member and advisor

    Starr was a retail sales pioneer at PTC, and now at LivePerson, Inc. as AVP Retail. He is recognized in the retail industry as driving transformational change and customer success in enterprise retail markets. With his long term retail client relationships, perspective, and extensive industry experience, he is uniquely positioned to help guide NexTech on its growth trajectory and identify opportunities in the retail industry.

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