Who is the Best Canadian Startup of 2012?

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Finalists have been selected for this year's Canadian Startup Awards and voting is now open.

Here's a quick rundown of the six finalists competing for the title of Best Overall Canadian Startup of 2012.

SHOPIFY

Shopify, based in Ottawa, is an ecommerce platform that allows individuals and businesses to create online stores. Recently named Canada's smartest company. Has raised $22 million in funding.

INDOCHINO

Indochino, based in Vancouver, sells tailored men's clothing online. Has partnered with Canadian sports legend Steve Nash. Was named one of BC's most innovative companies in 2011.

500PX

500px, based in Toronto, is an online community built for discovering, sharing, buying, and selling photographs. Ranked number one in the last Canadian Startup Index. Has been steadily winning users from Flickr.

PAYFIRMA

Payfirma, based in Vancouver, helps businesses accept payments in their store, online, and on their mobile devices. Won Best New Canadian Startup last year. Doesn't neglect the BlackBerry platform.

WAVE

Wave, based in Toronto, is a cloud-based accounting solution for small businesses. The startup expanded into the US very quickly. Recently rebranded.

VIDYARD

Vidyard, based in Waterloo, helps people and companies put video on their websites. Platform sees one million plays per day. Raised money from a cofounder of YouTube.

 

Company:
Indochino Apparel Inc.
Website:
http://www.indochino.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Indochino is the leader in custom online menswear. We provide the modern gentleman with high quality menswear that fits your body perfectly. Our quick 10 minute measurement process can be done from the comfort of your own home; no tailor required. All of our products are hand tailored and delivered to any part of the world within 4 weeks. Indochino makes it easy and affordable for customers to get custom tailored... more

Company:
Shopify
Website:
http://www.shopify.ca
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shopify is an Ottawa based commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, a point of sale system to power retail sales and a card reader to accept payments through a mobile phone. Shopify currently powers over 80,000 active online stores around the world,... more

Company:
Wave
Website:
http://www.waveapps.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wave makes it easy to be your own boss. Just do what you're good at, and lean on Wave's smart online software for help with invoicing, accounting and payroll. Wave makes your money-related task easy with: • unlimited invoicing, absolutely free! • accept credit cards on your invoices with our "pay now" feature with a super-low, easy-to-understand flat fee • expense tracking with no more manual entry! Connect with... more

Company:
500px Inc.
Website:
http://www.500px.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. The first version of 500px came to light in the early days of digital photography. At that time, everything was slightly different — the Internet was slower, 3.2 megapixel cameras were the latest buzz, digital photographers were just getting acquainted with their tools, and 500 pixels... more


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