CIX Crowd Names Canada's Two Hottest Companies

Posted by Rob Lewis

The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) annual forum took place in Toronto today and 20 of Canada's Hottest Innovation Companies presented to an audience of 500 Canada’s top business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.

Attendees picked the People's Choice Awards with Montreal's Frank & Oak taking the top spot in the Digital Media category and Toronto's Jibestream named the fan favorite of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) finalists.

Last year Toronto's Wave Accounting won the CIX's people's choice award as most innovative ICT company and Wattpad took the digital media category prize. Wave Accounting went on to raise a $12 million Series B round six months later and Wattpad raised a $17 million Series B round seven months later.

So look out for Frank & Oak and Jibestream in 2013!

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:
Wattpad
Website:
http://www.wattpad.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Great stories bring people together! Wattpad is the world's largest community for discovering and sharing stories. It's a new form of entertainment connecting readers and writers through storytelling, and best of all, it's entirely free. With thousands of new stories added every day, an incredibly active community of readers, and the ability to read on your computer, phone, or tablet, Wattpad is the only place... 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:
Jibestream
Website:
http://www.jibestream.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jibestream is an award winning software company that develops real-time, data-driven digital wayfinding applications for virtually any touchscreen. Powered by NovoMap, our installations help visitors navigate complex public spaces, while facilitating and supporting mapping, messaging, advertising, data mining, live video and customer service engagement strategies. The result is a better experience for visitors and... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media 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 be... more




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