The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) has announced this year’s roster of 20 innovative companies to be inducted into the CIX Top 20 program. The companies were selected by a committee made up of technology experts and investors from across Canada and will appear at CIX 2015 in Toronto on November 17th. They are: Aislelabs, Beagle; Control, LeadSift, Miovision, PiinPoint, Plooto, Plum.io, Q4 Web Systems, Redtree Robotics, RtTech Software, Rubikloud Technologies, SilkStart Technology, SkySquirrel Technologies, Statflo, Synbiota, Thalmic Labs, ThinkData Works, Trulioo and Venzee.
Photo: The Canadian Innovation Exchange ringing the bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) Announces Canada’s 20 Most Innovative Technology Companies
Showcasing companies from coast to coast across tech sectors
TORONTO, ON – Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – Today, the Canadian Innovation Exchange announced the 2015 roster of 20 innovative technology companies that have been inducted into the annual CIX Top 20 program. Companies are chosen by a selection committee made up of technology experts and investors from across the country.
Hundreds of profiles were submitted this year from all regions of Canada. Companies were chosen based on a number of key factors including product/service offering, depth of management, market opportunity, and business model.
The 2015 CIX Top 20 are (in alphabetical order):
Aislelabs Inc., Toronto
Beagle Inc., Kitchener
Q4 Web Systems, Toronto
Redtree Robotics, Waterloo
RtTech Software, Moncton
Rubikloud Technologies, Toronto
SilkStart Technology Inc., Victoria
SkySquirrel Technologies, Halifax
Statflo Inc., Toronto
Synbiota Inc., Toronto
Thalmic Labs, Kitchener
ThinkData Works Inc., Toronto
Venzee Inc., Vancouver
“This year’s Top 20 is one of our most impressive cohorts to date,” said Robert Montgomery, Co-Chair of CIX. “We have many industries represented and we believe – especially in an election year – that these companies personify the potential Canada has to become a global innovation leader.”
Each company will be at CIX 2015 on November 17 where their CEO/Founder will tell us why their product/service is so innovative to a crowd of over 650 investors and peers in the Canadian technology ecosystem. Alongside these showcases will be interactive sessions led by some of Canada’s top business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.
For a detailed description of each company’s product and service offering, visit http://www.canadianinnovationexchange.com/top-20/2015-top-20/
These companies join an elite list of hot Canadian tech companies, many of which were first discovered at CIX. Past Top 20 alumni include Achievers, Axonify, Breather, Busbud, Chango, D-Wave, Figure 1, Frank & Oak, Hubba, IGLOO, Influitive, Kobo Books, Nuology, ScribbleLive, UrtheCast, Vidyard, Wattpad and Wealthsimple to name just a few. Link to CIX Top 20 Alumni
The other Co-Chairs of CIX are Rick Nathan, Managing Director, Kensington Capital, John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures, Chris Arsenault, Managing Partner, iNovia Capital and Paul Lee, Managing Partner, VanEdge Capital. Link to CIX Advisory Board .
CEO/Founders of the Top 20 companies opened the TMX market this morning – link to the video.
Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX)
The Canadian Innovation Exchange is the ‘must attend’ event for leaders in Canada’s innovative economy. In its 8th year, the CIX repeatedly attracts 650+ technology industry leaders, tech entrepreneurs and investors (VCs, angels and accredited investors) from across the Canada and the United States. This exclusive event showcases Canada’s most innovative and promising young tech companies and provides the tools to networking, build new relationships and increase deal flow. CIX facilitates hundreds of new relationships and has fostered hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions.
Media wishing to set up interviews, learn more about the CIX Innovator of the Year Award or attend CIX on November 17th in Toronto should reach out to Borjana Slipicevic, contact information below.
(778) 858 2595
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