Entrepreneurs Pick 10 Canadian Tech Companies to Watch This Year

Four entrepreneurs of successful Canadian startups offered up a list of 10 tech companies to watch this year.

In a recent story published by CBC, HootSuite's Ryan Holmes, FreshBooks' Mike McDerment, Shopcaster's Judy Sims, and Shopify's Tobias Lutke revealed 2013's Canadian tech companies worth watching.

1. Montreal's Lightspeed, founded in 2005, sells software for Apple devices that retailers use to provide customer service and manage their business.

2. Vancouver's Mobify, founded in 2007, developers responsive mobile-optimized websites for clients (including our own).

3. Moncton's Clarity, founded in 2012, connects advice-seeking business people with advice-giving experts and mentors via phone.

4. Montreal's Frank & Oak, founded in 2012, is an online men's clothing company that both designs and manufacturers its own apparel.

5. Toronto's Wave Accounting, founded in 2010, specializes in online accounting software and tools.

6. Toronto's Polar Mobile, founded in 2007, crafts mobile products for media brands around the world.

7. Ottawa's Chide.it is the creator of FluidSurveys, an online survey company with big-name customers.

8. Toronto's ScribbleLive offers liveblogging software used by media companies.

9. Vancouver's Thinkific, founded in 2012, is an education startup that developers online courses that can be taken on smartphones.

10. Toronto's Eloqua, which went public in 2012, provided online marketing automation software. It was acquired by Oracle last year for $810 million.

Company:
Shopify
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 165,000 active online stores... more

Company:
Scribble Technologies
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scribble is the leading end-to-end content engagement platform that enables brands, sports organizations and media companies to drive engagement on their digital assets resulting in improved retention and acquisition of customers. Scribble has an international network of customers including world-class brands CNN, The Associated Press, Reuters, Rogers, Samsung, ESPN, Mashable, Fast Company,... more

Company:
Hootsuite Media, Inc.
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hootsuite is the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform. More than 10 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies, trust Hootsuite to manage their social media programs across multiple social networks from one integrated dashboard. Learn more about how Hootsuite is revolutionizing communication at http://www.hootsuite.com. more

Company:
Mobify
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mobify powers the mobile shopping experiences of leading global retailers like Ann Taylor, Crocs, Superdry, Eddie Bauer and Beyond the Rack. Our platform enables online retailers to use all their existing digital commerce tools across smartphones, tablets, apps and in-store technology in a way that is fast to implement, easy to manage, and accelerates business growth. Established in 2007,... more

Company:
Thinkific
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Thinkific is a turn-key online course platform that makes it easy for independent experts and companies to quickly create and deliver stunning courses on their own sites. Thinkific currently powers thousands of online courses offered by universities, global corporations, professional associations and coaches, trainers and educational entrepreneurs in over 70 countries. more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more




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