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The 2015 CIX Top 20

© 2015 Article, Photos and Layout TorontoArtsandEvents

Achilles Media held the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 17, 2015.  CIX is a technology innovation conference where investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs and facilitators meet “to drive economic growth and accelerate the development and implementation of new ideas.”  This conference attracts the key players behind Canada’s innovative technology products and services in order to learn, network, and pursue partnerships and investment relationships. 

The jewel of the event is the CIX Top 20, a showcase that celebrates Canada’s best innovations and the people behind them.

The Top Twenty

The 2015 Top Twenty roster of 20 innovative technology companies that have been inducted into the annual CIX Top 20 program are chosen by a selection committee made up of technology experts and investors from across the country from hundreds of profiles that were submitted this year from all regions of Canada.  These companies are chosen based on a number of key factors including product/service offering, depth of management, market opportunity, and business model.

The 2015 CIX Top 20 are (in alphabetical order):

Aislelabs Inc., Toronto
Beagle Inc., Kitchener
Control, Vancouver
LeadSift, Halifax
Miovision, Kitchener
PiinPoint, Kitchener
Plooto, Toronto
Plum.io, Waterloo
Q4 Web Systems, Toronto
Redtree Robotics, Waterloo
RtTech Software, Moncton
Rubikloud Technologies, Toronto
SilkStart Technology Inc., Victoria
SkySquirrel Technologies, Halifax
Statflo Inc., Toronto
Synbiota Inc., Toronto
Thalmic Labs, Kitchener
ThinkData Works Inc., Toronto
Trulioo, Vancouver
Venzee Inc., Vancouver
CIX 2015 Innovator of the Year

This award is given annually to a Canadian firm that disrupts and transforms an industry in profound ways.  The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) selected Shopify as CIX 2015 Innovator of the Year.  “Shopify , which recently raised $131 million in its initial public offering — allows merchants to connect with their customers online and in person with one transformative e-platform. With over $10 billion in sales, and 175,000 active stores the e-commerce software has been steadily growing since its inception in 2006.”
 
“Shopify is one of the great Canadian corporate stories of the last decade. Tobias Lutke and his team have shown a commitment to building a world class company in Canada. They’ve changed the playing field for retailers around the globe when it comes to commerce. We could not be happier for their success and are honoured to present Shopify with this award,” said John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures and Co-Chair of CIX.

“We are honoured to be named the CIX Innovator of the Year for 2015,” said Harley Finkelstein, Chief Platform Officer at Shopify. “We’re a proud Canadian company and understand the importance of creating a collaborative and supportive environment for emerging companies, helping them build and create the best products.”

About Canadian Innovation Exchange:

The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is a showcase for great Canadian innovation while catalyzing strategic relationships and transactions across this dynamic sector. CIX is attended by the people behind the innovative technologies: entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, service providers, government and media. Its objective is to bring together the key leaders and protagonists of technology-based innovation in order to learn from each other and to showcase and celebrate the tremendous innovative products, services and technologies that exist today and are providing the fuel for our economy to grow.

Canadian Innovation Exchange 2015 was an interesting event that did bring together important players in technology from across Canada.  Investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs and facilitators meet to discuss deals and companies were looking for financing.  Look back here for next year’s CIX!

© 2015 Article, Photos and Layout TorontoArtsandEvents

Category: Business Events
Start Date: 2015-11-17
End Date: 2015-11-17
Venue: MARS Toronto 101 College Street

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