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Ten Web Startups to Watch

Technology Review has published a list of Ten Web Startups to Watch.

  1. Pinger
  2. Pownce
  3. Qik
  4. Dash Navigation
  5. Ushahidi.com
  6. QTech
  7. 33Across
  8. Peer39
  9. Mashery
  10. Anagran

Interesting list of companies. There is a mix from social networking platforms to packet filtering. It started me wondering who were the top ten web startups in Canada. Who were the companies that were building businesses around market opportunities and technologies that should succeed. And in true Nigel Tufnel logic my top ten list goes to eleven. None of these companies are listed on the Fast 50, yet. And the list doesn?t include non-Web companies like Rapid Mind or xkoto. But they are an outstanding group of Canadian ventures.

  1. Idée Inc.
  2. Crowd Science
  3. Octopz
  4. FreshBooks
  5. ConceptShare
  6. Viigo
  7. NowPublic
  8. Acquisio
  9. Agoracom
  10. radian6
  11. LearnHub 

17 Comments

  1. Would love to see your reasons behind your picks for top Canadian startups explained a little more.
    The Crowd Science website seems to crash firefox when I try to visit it.

  2. Would love to see your reasons behind your picks for top Canadian startups explained a little more.
    The Crowd Science website seems to crash firefox when I try to visit it.

  3. Great list David! Though Octopz wasn’t on the Fast 50, it did make the Deloitte Companies-to-Watch list last year. I’d suggest that most of these companies should be on that list this year!

  4. Great list David! Though Octopz wasn’t on the Fast 50, it did make the Deloitte Companies-to-Watch list last year. I’d suggest that most of these companies should be on that list this year!

  5. Going through the list one can see that user generated content is surely on the rise. I have been saying that for YEARS!!! and have been applying that to quite some success.

    People have gotten jaded of sitting back and watch; they need to be engaged and interact with their environments.

    Really exciting times we are living in as human potential is really begining to shine through.

    Conceptshare and AGORACOM stand out in particular…I really see how they have added a new and unique twist to their respective Web 2.0 environments. Octopz appears to be somewhat of an innovator and if their path continues as such they could be close to a significant breakthrough

    Happy 4th to those who celebrate it!

  6. Going through the list one can see that user generated content is surely on the rise. I have been saying that for YEARS!!! and have been applying that to quite some success.

    People have gotten jaded of sitting back and watch; they need to be engaged and interact with their environments.

    Really exciting times we are living in as human potential is really begining to shine through.

    Conceptshare and AGORACOM stand out in particular…I really see how they have added a new and unique twist to their respective Web 2.0 environments. Octopz appears to be somewhat of an innovator and if their path continues as such they could be close to a significant breakthrough

    Happy 4th to those who celebrate it!

  7. David, thank-you very much for inclusion in your list. That is some great company, so I’ll make sure to keep delivering results worthy of future inclusions.

    Finally, I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say thanks for the work you do to highlight Canadian companies. I especially like the fact you have placed an emphasis on companies with real business models.

    Regards,
    George

  8. David, thank-you very much for inclusion in your list. That is some great company, so I’ll make sure to keep delivering results worthy of future inclusions.

    Finally, I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say thanks for the work you do to highlight Canadian companies. I especially like the fact you have placed an emphasis on companies with real business models.

    Regards,
    George

  9. Awesome David. Again, thanks for highlighting Radian6 with such a great list of companies in Canada.

    Cheers.
    David Alston
    Radian6

  10. Awesome David. Again, thanks for highlighting Radian6 with such a great list of companies in Canada.

    Cheers.
    David Alston
    Radian6

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