Entrepreneurs Pick 10 Canadian Tech Companies to Watch This Year

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

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
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:
Scribble Technologies
Website:
http://www.scribblelive.com
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, CNET and hundreds of... more

Company:
HootSuite Media, Inc.
Website:
http://www.hootsuite.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

HootSuite is a social relationship platform for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute social media strategies across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audience, and distribute targeted messages using HootSuite’s unique social media dashboard. Streamline team workflow with scheduling and assignment tools and reach audiences... more

Company:
Mobify
Website:
http://www.mobify.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mobify is an open platform to adapt any website for mobile devices: smartphones, tablets and more. We help businesses solve the complex design and performance challenges of today's multi-screen web by providing tools and APIs for launching fast, responsive websites. Mobify is built on standard web technologies: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Our platform includes powerful features for remixing any existing site... more

Company:
Thinkific
Website:
http://www.thinkific.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Thinkific is a web and mobile education company focused on delivering a truly amazing learning experience. We offer continuing education courses by partnering with established experts to produce, market and deliver highly engaging content accessible on all platforms. Currently we are focusing on creating courses for entrepreneurs, test prep and professionals. 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 playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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