Who is Canada's Best New Startup?

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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 three finalists competing for the title of Best New Canadian Startup of 2012.

FRANK & OAK

Montreal-based Frank & Oak is an online retail startup that launched in February 2011. The company designs and manufactures its own clothing and offers a savvy subscription service featuring free shipping and returns. Frank & Oak said in October that it has experienced double-digit, month-over-month growth since launch. Has raised $5 million.

CINEMAGRAM

Montreal-born Cinemagram is an iOS app that turns photos into animated GIFs in a matter of seconds. The startup raised $8.5 million in a Series A round. Real Ventures' JS Cournoyer suggested that the startup could be the next Instagram, which Facebook acquired last year for more than $1 billion. Cinegram was adding 100,000 new users per day in late 2012.

HUBBA

Toronto-based Hubba has been flying under the radar since its launch last year. The understated startup provides a data sharing platform that gives brands, retailers, and agencies the power to manage and share their consumer-ready product information. Hubba recognizes that consumers want and expect to know more about products than ever before, which the startup enables through its comprehensive platform.

Company:
Hubba
Website:
http://www.hubba.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hubba’s Data Sharing Platform gives brands and retailers the power to manage and share their consumer-ready product information ensuring that the RIGHT message gets to the RIGHT consumers at exactly RIGHT moment in the purchase decision process. Hubba works in 3 simple steps: 1) Pull together a product story of exactly what you would like to tell a consumer at the final moment before a purchase decision. 2) Curate... more

Company:
Frank & Oak
Website:
http://www.frankandoak.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Frank & Oak is a vertically integrated online menswear brand with premium clothing and a simple, personalized shopping experience. Every month, Frank & Oak designs, manufactures, and sells a limited feed of modern apparel and accessories. The brand acts as a lifestyle partner, offering style advice, personalized product suggestions, and an easy-to-use shopping platform, among other members-only benefits. Frank &... more

Company:
Cinemagram
Website:
http://cinemagr.am
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Cinemagram is a social network where people share short real life animations called cines. It's ridiculously easy to use. Simply record a short video, pick the area you want to animate with your finger, and make it look beautiful with one of our filters. more


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