Statflo CEO Kevin Gervais, with the rest of the CIX Top 20 winners at the opening of the TSX.
Startups are chosen by an all-star panel of some of Canada's most prominent technology experts and investors, who select companies based on their product/service offering, depth of management, market opportunity, and business model.
“This year’s Top 20 is one of our most impressive cohorts to date,” said Robert Montgomery, co-Chair of CIX. “We have many industries represented and we believe – especially in an election year – that these companies personify the potential Canada has to become a global innovation leader.”
The 2015 CIX Top 20 winners are:
Vancouver: Trulioo, Venzee, Control
Toronto: Statflo, Aislelabs, Plooto, Q4 Web Systems, Rubikloud Technologies, Synbiota Inc., ThinkData Works
Victoria: SilkStart Technology
Kitchner: Thalmic Labs
Halifax: Beagle, LeadSift, SkySquirrel Technologies
Waterloo: Plum.io, Redtree Robotics
Moncton: RtTech Software
Each company will be at CIX 2015 on November 17 where their CEO/Founder will present why their product/service is so innovative to a crowd of over 650 investors and peers in the Canadian technology ecosystem. Alongside these showcases will be interactive sessions led by some of Canada’s top business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.
These companies join an elite list of hot Canadian tech companies, many of which were first discovered at CIX. Past Top 20 alumni include Achievers, Axonify, Breather, Busbud, Chango, D-Wave, Figure 1, Frank & Oak, Hubba, IGLOO, Influitive, Kobo Books, Nuology, ScribbleLive, UrtheCast, Vidyard, Wattpad and Wealthsimple to name just a few. Click here to check out the CIX Top 20 Alumni.