CIX names winners of CIX Accelerator at Plug and Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley

by Rob Lewis

Today the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced the winners of the CIX Canadian Technology Accelerator program.

Launched in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada and the Consulate General in San Francisco earlier this year, the CIX Accelerator will give two employees from the three selected technology companies the chance to work for three months rent-free in the Plug and Play Tech Center in the heart of Silicon Valley.

The CIX Accelerator winners are:

  • Montreal's DokDok – The creators of, an email API that turns inboxes into data sources that can be leveraged by application developers.
  • Toronto's Fuse Powered – A digital mobile game publisher, partnering with elite game studios to bring top next-generation games to mobile users.
  • Barrie's gShift Labs – An organic SEO service helping marketers gain control of their entire web presence, including sites, blogs, press releases, social channels and analytics.

"We are very pleased with the level of entrants to our first CIX Accelerator," said Chris Arsenault, co-Chair of CIX and Managing Partner, iNovia Capital. "The single hardest decision the selection committee had to make was to choose only three startups from among so many amazing companies that would benefit the most from their three-month experience in the Valley."

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Your mailbox contains years of important conversations and business information yet there are no easy ways for developers to find and use that information. This is what we do. We turn mailboxes into a data source developers can leverage. more

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

gShift’s industry leading Web Presence Analytics platform helps Digital Agencies and Brands efficiently understand and improve on the impact and engagement of a company’s content marketing across SEO and Social Media. gShift’s software infrastructure has been collecting and storing web presence data since 2009. More than 10,000 brands in 24 countries benefit from gShift’s insight data and... more

Fuse Powered
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fuse is a digital mobile game publisher, representing the world's best content developers to deliver great games to casual mobile gamers everywhere. Fuse increases the value of games by managing their exposure throughout their lifecycle in the Apple App Store. Fuse combines industry knowledge, a proprietary library, a real-time game performance dashboard and an ecosystem of users, internal and... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  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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