Canadian Innovation Exchange Launches CIX TOP 20 Program


The CIX Top 20 is a showcase of Canada’s hottest and most innovative technology companies. The annual forum will take place on November 17, 2015 in Toronto at the MaRS Discovery District.

The CIX Top 20 is chosen by a selection committee of noted industry experts including leading players from the investment and technology community looking to identify the very best innovative companies creating technology-based products and services to showcase to the world. The program is open to Canadian technology companies who are truly innovating in their field.

The CIX Top 20 companies are chosen out of a field of hundreds of companies who submit profiles. The CEOs /Founders of the twenty companies selected are then invited to present in front of 650+ who’s who of the innovation economy at CIX on November 17.

“The CIX Top 20 provides an opportunity to recognize innovative technology and serves as a valuable resource both within Canada and around the globe searching for the next big thing”, said Paul Lee, Managing Partner at Vanedge Capital and CIX Co-Chair.

The CIX Top 20 is open to Canadian technology companies who are innovating in their field. Selected companies will be chosen based on the entrant’s demonstration of excellence in innovation, growth potential, competitive advantage and strength of business model.

All applicants will be reviewed by a group of who’s who of tech investors and corporate service providers. Benefits of a CIX Top 20 company include:

  • Two complimentary passes to the 2015 Canadian Innovation Exchange, Canada’s premier forum for key leaders in the innovation economy;
  • Mentorship, which includes advice on fine-tuning pitches by investment leaders and corporate partners;
  • Present the company’s innovative product or service live at CIX 2015 to a crowd of over 650 investors and peers
  • Connections with potential partners and investors during networking events and facilitated meetings throughout CIX
  • Dedicated exhibit booth during 2015 CIX at the MaRS Discovery District
  • Broad media and industry recognition with the CIX Top 20 Media Package, consisting of:
    • A press release announcing your company as part of the CIX Top 20
    • An online profile for your company on the CIX website
    • Inclusion in a CIX Top 20 announcement to the entire CIX database, which includes leaders in the innovation sector
    • A featured sponsor story and ad in the CIX Source

Deadline for entries for the CIX Top 20 is Friday, September 18, 2015, 5pm EST.

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