CIX announces Canada’s 20 most innovative tech companies


Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), Toronto, 2010; Copyright: Achilles Media/Brunico Communications

The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) has announced this year’s roster of 20 innovative companies to be inducted into the annual 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 the CIX 2016 event in Toronto on November 22nd. They are: Blue J Legal, CareGuide, Drop Loyalty, Exact Media, Finn.ai, Gemba Software Solutions, Instant Financial, Landr, League, Medella Health, Overbond, Repayable, SweetIQ, TritonWear, TrustPoint Innovation Technologies, Unata, Wantoo, Zeitdice, Zensurance and Zoom.ai.

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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 5, 2016 – Today, the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced the 2016 roster of innovative Canadian 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 2016 CIX Top 20 are (in alphabetical order):

Blue J Legal, Toronto
CareGuide Inc. , Toronto
Drop Loyalty Inc. , Toronto
Exact Media, Toronto
Finn.ai, Vancouver
Gemba Software Solutions Inc., Saint John
Instant Financial, Vancouver
LANDR, Montreal
LEAGUE Inc. , Toronto
Medella Health, Kitchener
Overbond, Toronto
Repable Inc. , Toronto
SweetIQ, Montreal
TritonWear Inc. , Toronto
TrustPoint Innovation Technologies, Ltd., Waterloo
Unata Inc, Toronto
Wantoo, Vancouver
ZEITDICE INC. , Toronto
Zensurance, Toronto
Zoom.ai Inc. , Toronto

“The CIX Top 20 Program had a record number of applications this year, with a high proportion of early-stage companies with less than $100k in revenue,” said Alison Nankivell, Co-Chair of CIX and Vice President, Funds and Co-investments at BDC Capital. “It is exciting to see so many young tech companies with such great potential to contribute to Canada’s success as a global innovation leader.”

The CEO of each CIX Top 20 company will present at CIX 2016 on November 22 and share their story and unique innovation to a crowd of over 750 investors and peers in the Canadian technology ecosystem. Alongside these showcases will be interactive sessions led by Canada’s top tech business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs.
For a detailed description of each company, visit http://www.canadianinnovationexchange.com/top-20

These businesses join an elite list of hot Canadian tech companies that have made up the CIX Top 20 over the past decade. Past Top 20 alumni include Achievers, Axonify, Breather, Busbud, Chango, D-Wave, Figure 1, Frank & Oak, Hubba, IGLOO, Influitive, Kobo Books, Nuology, ScribbleLive, Thalmic Labs, UrtheCast, Vidyard, Wattpad, and Wealthsimple, to name just a few.

CEO of the Top 20 companies will be present at the TMX market opening on Friday October 7, alongside other key players in the CIX community. Video will be available on Friday at http://www.tsx.com/news/market-opens?lang=en

Media wishing to set up interviews, learn more about the CIX Top 20 Program, or attend CIX on November 22nd in Toronto should reach out to Scott Benzie, Director of Marketing at [email protected]

Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX)
The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is the ‘must attend’ event for leaders in Canada’s innovative economy. In its 9th year, CIX repeatedly attracts 750+ 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.

Photo courtesy of the Canadian Innovation Exchange

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