The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) has announced its list of the top 20 communications, digital media and IT companies to be showcased at the CIX 2013 forum on November 21 at Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District. They are: 360incentives, Atomic Reach, Axonify, Bionym, Breather, Busbud, CogniVue, eSentire, Fabric Software, Hubba, Launchpad, OpenCare, Plotly, Procurify, Rithm, Seamless Health, Smart Skin, SqueezeCMM, TruCentric and Upverter. Companies were chosen by a panel of innovation leaders, and judged according to such factors as product offering, management, market opportunity and business model. Close to half of the companies on the list are currently backed by Canadian or U.S. venture capital firms.
Canadian Innovation Exchange Announces Canada’s 20 Hottest Innovative Companies
CIX Top 20 showcases Canada’s elite in Information and Communication Technology and Digital Media
TORONTO, ON – Monday, November 11, 2013 – In anticipation of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) annual forum, the CIX Top 20 companies were revealed in Toronto. Chosen by an expert panel of innovation leaders, 20 technology companies were selected from across Canada to be featured in a live showcase at CIX 2013. The CIX Top 20 received hundreds of applications from major cities all over Canada. Companies selected were chosen by a committee made up of leading experts from major corporations, entrepreneurs, and investors. Companies were judged on a number of key factors including: product/service offering, depth of management, market opportunity and business model.
The 2013 CIX Top 20 are:
Seamless Health Mobile
Smart Skin Technologies
“Being a part of the CIX Top 20 in 2012 has given us a bigger platform to grow our company and helped foster relationships that contributed to our success,” says Ethan Song, CEO of Frank and Oak.
“To be recognized in the CIX Top 20 in 2012 was an honour for Jibestream,” says CEO Chris Wiegand. “Our success at the CIX event has helped Jibestream attract top talent, secure investment opportunities and fuel our continued growth.”
Alongside the showcases, CIX 2013 features interactive sessions led by some of Canada’s top business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. Occurring annually, the event helps connect entrepreneurs to key players in technology-based industries from Canada and around the world. For more information about the Canadian Innovation Exchange, visit: http://www.canadianinnovationexchange.com.
About Canadian Innovation Exchange
Taking place November 21st, 2013 at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is the foremost destination for key leaders in the innovation economy to learn from one another, explore new relationships and accelerate the development of the ground-breaking technologies, products and services propelling the Canadian economy into the future. This one day forum attracts the people behind innovative new technologies – entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, service providers, government, and media – for an unparalleled program of visionary keynotes and panel discussions, facilitated networking opportunities, and the CIX Top 20 – a showcase of Canada’s hottest innovative companies working in Digital Media and Information and Communication Technology. www.canadianinnnovationexchange.com.
For media enquiries, contact:
(416) 921-3171 ext. 246
Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
Tags: 360incentives, Atomic Reach, Axonify, Bionym, Breather, BusBud, Canadian Innovation Exchange, CogniVue, eSentire, Fabric Software, Hubba, Launchpad, MaRS Discovery District, OpenCare, Plotly, Procurify, Rithm, Seamless Health, Smart Skin, SqueezeCMM, TruCentric, Upverter