Update (February 13, 2016): A few more additions:
Update: Not surprisingly, I have received a flurry of suggestions about startups not on the list. They include: Sortable, 360incentives, AppDirect, Benevity, BuildDirect, ChargeSpot, Clearpath Robotics, D2L, Ecobee, Eyecarrot, Feast, Flipp, Honk Mobile, Hootsuite, Hubba, Interaxon, Jobber, Kinetic Cafe, KnowRoaming, LEAGUE, Lucova, Nulogy, Paysavvy, Pressly, Ranovus, TimeHero, Stackadapt, Touchbistro, TopHat Monocle, Turnstyle Solutions, Wattpad and Wave.
Who are Canada’s hottest startups?
It is a challenging (impossible?) question to answer because “hot” can be defined in many ways: revenue growth, capital raised, awards won, media coverage, the disruptive potential of a product or technology, etc. Another variable is how to define a “startup”. At what stage does a business graduate from startup to small business?
In other words, it can be a fool’s game to create a definitive “hot startup” list, which may or may not have much value other than giving startups the opportunity to wave the flag.
Nevertheless, let’s collectively create a list of Canada’s hottest startups. I have bravely ventured into the fray by tapping into a variety of sources: Metabridge, Branham’s Up & Coming ICT, Deloitte’s Companies to Watch, PWC’s Vision to Reality Awards and 48 Hours in Valley’s 2015 cohort, and adding some personal choices.
If there is a startup that should be on the list, leave a comment or drop me a note.
1QB Information Technologies
Better Software Co.
Big Bang ERP
Dynamic Owl Consulting
Smart Skin Technologies
To see who supports and finances Canadian startups, check out this interactive infographic.
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