Announcing the Canadian Startup Award Finalists: Vote for Your Favourite
With so many talented entrepreneurs and innovative startups in Canada, Techvibes deemed it a necessity to recognize, honour, and celebrate these people and their companies. Presented by KPMG, the Canadian Startup Awards do just that.
This year, Techvibes received well over 1,200 nominations across the six categories via comments, email, tweets, and our nomination form. Finalists were determined by you, our readers, with guidance from the editorial team. In the case of the Best Overall Startup category, we allowed six finalists.
Voting is open until 11:59pm PST on Friday, January 25 and the winners will be announced on Monday, January 28. One vote per person.
Indochino - is the world’s premier online custom clothier, making fashion accessible for every man. Indochino makes it easy for any man to explore fashion, regardless of size, budget or location. Taking high fashion and making it matter to the general public, Indochino provides stylish suits in fine fabrics, at the best price, with the fastest delivery time. Indochino features an ever-changing assortment of both...
Shopify is an Ottawa based ecommerce platform that allows individuals and businesses to create online stores. Shopify currently powers over 50,000 active online stores around the world, including: Gatorade, Amnesty International, General Electric, Tesla Motors, LMFAO, Encyclopedia Britannica, Evisu, Evernote, and more.
Shopify has raised $22 million in Series A and B funding from Bessemer Venture Partners,...
iNovia partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build successful companies in high-growth sectors. The team is comprised of entrepreneurs and sector experts focused on Mobile, Internet and Digital Media. iNovia has offices in Montreal, New York City and Calgary and invests across North America.
iNovia has $275M under management across three seed and early-stage funds. For more information, visit www.inovia.vc...
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...
Summify is a "social news reader" that helps you consume your river of news in minutes, rather than hours.
People are increasingly getting their news mainly from the social networks they're part of, but this is rapidly getting overwhelming. If you're connected with a few hundred people and companies it's hard to stay on top of the news they share. There's currently no way to get the important stuff without going...
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...
We look for inspiring entrepreneurs who exhibit unique insight and appreciation of their target market and industry. You can be first time or seasoned. If you have passion, vision and a big opportunity we want to work with you.
We’ve had our successes and failures, so we should know what you’re going through and so we look for entrepreneurs who want our input and are open to this collaborative approach.
We look to...
Payfirma helps businesses accept payments in their store, online, and on their mobile devices.
Payfirma developed Canada's first integrated and mobile point of sale solution for iOS, Blackberry, and Android devices, enabling business to instantly accept credit cards anytime, anywhere.
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.
GoInstant brings you, your customer and your product together within seconds, so you can focus on what's really important.For sales, GoInstant lets you put the prospect in front of your product faster than anything else. For Customer support, it means you can solve problems faster and make customers happier by turning a bad situation in to a positive one. GoInstant allows you to engage your customers on your...
We're OMERS Ventures and we are as passionate about your success as you are about your company. We are looking for like-minded partners who have a shared vision of building a vibrant and successful Canadian knowledge economy.
OMERS Ventures is the venture capital arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension funds with over $53 billion in net assets.
We solve the problem of failed parcel deliveries by leveraging automated, self-serve locker kiosks. Welcome to the world of receiving packages on your schedule! The company was recently acquired by Google (11/2012).
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.
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.
Vidyard is the world’s leading video marketing platform and we are passionate about helping companies grow their business with video. Our fun, dynamic, fast-paced environment is where the magic happens as we build the category, push our service to new levels and win over and support our awesome customers. At Vidyard we count on and trust each other to do great work and to have each other’s back. If you are a...
Rob is the President of Techvibes Media Inc. and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.
His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University.
When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can...