Who are Ontario’s hottest startups?

It’s an increasingly difficult question to answer given the growing amount of activity and the emergence of more startups that have rock-solid, high-potential products.

Nevertheless, Mike Fox and I decided to take on the challenge. Along the way, our vision of a simple infographic evolved in a pretty cool interactive application that we hope makes it easy to navigate Ontario’s startup landscape by region and category. To use the app, click on the image below.

Using a variety of sources and our insight into the startup community, the list features more than 180 startups. While we used a benchmark to assess startups, “hot” is, at best, an arbitrary, subjective and loose term.

It also goes without saying there are a bunch of hot startups we overlooked, so please send us suggestions, as well as ideas and feedback.

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