We’ve written about the work that CIX is doing in building Canadian Technology Accelerator with ties to the US. They continue to build a showcase for Canadian startups in a variety of emerging fields. They have recently announced the nomination process for companies to the Top 20 competition for 2011.
Robert Montgomery (LinkedIn), Mark Greenspan (LinkedIn, @markgreenspan) and the team at Achilles Media has been working hard to deliver value to the startups that participate in CIX. And we’re seeing a number of past winners have success, traction and exits. Cognovision, the 2009 winner, was acquired by Intel. The 2010 winners included:
- Digital Media: gShift Labs (Barrie, ON)
- Information and Communications Technology: BlueCat Networks (Toronto, ON)
It’s a great opportunity to get access to some of the movers and shakers in digital media and ICT in Canada. And hey, the press coverage doesn’t hurt either. The 2010 short list of 20 companies included an impressive set of digital media and software (ICT in larger player lingo), including:
- Chango (Toronto)
- Chaordix (Calgary, AB)
- Ethoca (Toronto)
- GestureTek Inc. (Toronto)
- Kobo Books Inc. (Toronto)
- Locationary (Toronto)
- Social Game Universe (Toronto)
- Tungle Corp. (Montreal, QC)
- Xtreme Labs (Toronto)
Hopefully the entrants for the 2011 cohort will be just as impressive. If you are a Canadian startup working in Digital Media or Technology and have less than Cdn$10MM in revenue, you should consider applying.