Three Canadian Startups Are Finalists for Mashable Awards [UPDATED]

Mashable recently announced the finalists of the 2011 Mashable Awards. Among them are three Canadian-born startups.

Edmonton-based Empire Avenue, a social influence stock market, is a finalist in the category "Up-and-Coming Social Media Service," which "honors the readers’ choice for the social media service that is currently experiencing major growth but has not yet received massive mainstream attention." Summify, based in Vancouver, is also a finalist in this category. Summify takes the oceans of content flooding users' various social networks and turns it into a short digestable summary of relevant stories.

Last but not least, Toronto's XMG Studio is the maker of Cows vs Aliens, which is a finalist for "Best Mobile Game," which "honors the readers’ choice for the best game designed for play on either a smartphone or tablet."

If you want to support Canadian startups, you can vote until December 16th. Winners will be announced on December 19th.

EDITOR'S NOTE: post updated with third Canadian startup.

Empire Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Empire Avenue is a revolutionary online influence stock exchange combined with an advertising platform that allows individuals and organizations to convert their online influence and reach into revenue. To this end we will be connecting advertisers, consumers and influencers in a manner not as yet undertaken in the online space. Through the Empire Avenue influence stock exchange and its... more

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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... more

XMG Studio Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

XMG Studio Inc. is an award-winning developer and publisher of mobile games. Founded in late 2009, XMG has developed a track record for innovation excellence in mobile gaming including the release of critically acclaimed games downloadable on your iOS, Android, and Windows Phone device. Based in Toronto, XMG is one of the largest indie mobile game studios in Canada. Named as one of the top... more

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