Two Canadian startups place in Top 4 at Plug and Play Tech Center EXPO

by Rob Lewis

Two canadian startups fared very well at yesterday's EXPO at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California.

A total of 36 companies presented at the EXPO and 100 VCs and investors cast their votes. There were a total of eleven Canada companies participating thanks to their participation in the C100's 48 Hours in the Valley.

Three winners were announced and Toronto's XYZ Interactive was included on that list (XYZ Interactive CEO Michael Kosic is pictured). Montreal's Praized Media (Needium) was the other Canadian startup that was recognized and picked up 4th place.

The other Canadian companies presenting at EXPO were:

Congrats to everyone involved.

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Introducing Needium, the social lead generation tool for SMBs. Needium monitors social media sources and detects business opportunities based on local user needs and life events. It also listens for merchant name mentions (reputation management). Needium aggregates and structures that information in a Web-based dashboard where merchants can log-in to easily join conversations (and more) without... more

XYZ Interactive Technologies Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We believe that our technology, due to its lowest cost position and technical performance advantages over competing technologies, will play a significant role in the emergence of ubiquitous embedded sensors in our surroundings and as 3D input to our systems and machines. XYZ Interactive Technologies Inc. provides a low-cost method to identify the absolute x, y, and z position of an object in... more

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Rob Lewis

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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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