Vote Now for Your Favourite 2015 Canadian Startup Awards Finalists

Voting closes at midnight PST on January 17, 2015.

With so many talented entrepreneurs and innovative startups in Canada, Techvibes deemed it a necessity to recognize and celebrate these people and their companies.

For five years now the Canadian Startup Awards have been doing just that.

This year, Techvibes received more than 4,000 nominations across six categories via comments, email, tweets, and our nomination form.

The winners will be determined by you.

 

STARTUP of THE YEAR 2015


ENTREPRENEUR of THE YEAR 2015

  • Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake, cofounders, Bridgit

 

EMPLOYER of THE YEAR 2015


ANGEL of THE YEAR 2015

  • Markus Frind
  • Shafin Diamond Tejani

 

VENTURE CAPITAL FIRM of THE YEAR 2015

 

 

Voting is open until midnight PST on Sunday, January 17 and the winners will be announced on Monday, January 18. One vote per person.

Company:
PlentyOfFish (POF.com)
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

PlentyOfFish is the world’s largest online dating site, with over 80 million registered users. Beginning as a small start-up out of CEO and founder Markus Frind’s apartment in 2003, it soon revolutionized the online dating industry as the first free site. Since its inception, PlentyOfFish has offered the first and most advanced matching system in the industry and a series of personalized... more

Company:
Wattpad
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... more

Company:
Real Ventures
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

We look for inspiring entrepreneurs who exhibit unique insight and appreciation of their target market and industry. You can be first time or seasoned. If you have passion, vision and a big opportunity we want to work with you. We’ve had our successes and failures, so we should know what you’re going through and so we look for entrepreneurs who want our input and are open to this collaborative... more

Company:
Jobber
Location:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Jobber's cloud-based software helps service businesses get organized. Complete with mobile apps, powerful scheduling, online invoicing, and simple customer management, Jobber is the easiest way to run a service business. Founded in 2011 and proudly Canadian, Jobber has helped thousands of users around the world manage over 5.6 million customer visits and send nearly $600 million in invoices.... more

Company:
OMERS Ventures
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We're OMERS Ventures and we are as passionate about your success as you are about your company. We are looking for like-minded partners who have a shared vision of building a vibrant and successful Canadian knowledge economy. OMERS Ventures is the venture capital arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension funds with over $53 billion in net assets. more

Company:
Clearpath
Location:
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Clearpath specializes in the design and manufacture of unmanned vehicle systems, software, and components for academic, industrial and military research and development. Our clients range from small local businesses to some of the best known technical institutions on the planet. Based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Clearpath Robotics employs highly talented people who live and breathe robotics. We... more

Company:
Version One Ventures
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Above everything else we invest in entrepreneurs, not businesses. We love passionate entrepreneurs with deep domain knowledge. Entrepreneurs with great product and design instincts. Entrepreneurs who want to change the world but know that in order to do so, they need help. And yes, we love to help, when and where ever we can. Besides the founder team we look for a few more things when... more

Company:
Vidyard
Location:
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Vidyard is the world’s leading video marketing platform and we are passionate about helping companies grow their business with video. Our fun, dynamic, fast-paced environment is where the magic happens as we build the category, push our service to new levels and win over and support our awesome customers. If you are a high performer who enjoys being part of something big then we’d love to have... more

Company:
Bridgit
Location:
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Bridgit is bringing the power and flexibility of mobile devices to the construction site. By improving communication between contractors through trackable, and tagged multimedia messages, Bridgit will eliminate many of the costly delays that result from miscommunication on site. Bridgit boasts the title of the only Canadian company building mobile tech to better connect onsite and offsite teams. more

Company:
Grow Financial
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Grow is the new generation of finance, leveraging the power of technology to give Canadians a better way to borrow -- one that is faster, easier, and more affordable than getting a loan from a bank or carrying a balance on a credit card. We are building modern banking using cutting-edge software and data science to reinvent lending. more

Company:
Breather
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Find a Breather near you Find and reserve Breather spaces by using our mobile app. You can book rooms for 30 minutes, a few hours, or an entire day. Unlock the door Check in with a simple tap on your phone and you'll receive a peronalized PIN code for your reservation. Not to worry; we'll only charge you for the length of your booking. Make yourself at home The space is yours for as long as you... more

Company:
Wealthsimple
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wealthsimple is a simple yet sophisticated technology-driven investment manager. Our investors are diversified across 10 asset classes including international equities, US and Canadian equities, fixed income, and real estate. We simplify our investors' lives by automatically rebalancing portfolios on a daily basis and optimizing for tax benefits, all at ultra-competitive fee levels of... more

Company:
SoapBox
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SoapBox provides easy to use software and services empowering organizations to generate real business value from employee ideas. SoapBox transforms how organizations achieve results by improving collaboration across typical organizational barriers that plague progress. It connects leaders and front-line employees, different functional teams and geographically distributed teams around feedback... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. 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 hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more




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