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Crash Course on Canadian Startups: Famous Startups, Incubators, and Resources

What are the best tech startups in Canada?

The ones that most tech people in the US I think would know about are: RIM (originally) Hootsuite Freshbooks Shopify Kik Pair (YC)

Then I found ClearFit and TribeHR and And more and more. I found two big lists of top startups.

First, the list by C100, most of which were showcased in their Silicon Valley Tour. Second, a Top 100 Canadian Startups list compiled by Techvibes.

Update: Startupnorth also has a list of respected Canadian startups.

Some are also based in the US now: AeroFS - Secure Cloud Storage without the servers. Hopper - Travel startup. Kontagent - Analytics startup.

What are some Canadian Accelerator Programs?

There are many Canadian Accelerator Programs: Grow Lab HYPERDRIVE MaRS Incubator Extreme Startups Driven INcubes Canadian Technology Accelerator FounderFuel JOLT - a technology accelerator dedicated to building high-growth web and mobile companies DMZ - Ryerson's Incubator Velocity - University of Waterloo's Incubator Program Next36 - program for student entrepreneurs

Resources for Canadian Entrepreneurs

C100 - Mentorship, partnership and investment for Canadian technology entrepreneurs. Sign up for C100 newsletter. MaRS - Organisation for science, technology and social entrepreneurs. Startup Digest - Curated Startup News including Toronto and Vancouver Techvibes Canadian Startup Acquisition Index Startup North Startup Drinks Impact - Startup and Tech news Talent Egg - Good place to find jobs for students and recent grads Waterloo Jobs - Job board

Some Famous Canadian Entrepreneurs: Brian Wong - Kiip Yuri Sagalov - aeroFS Michael Buhr - StumbleUpon Ranjith Kumaran - YouSendIt Jeffrey Skoll - eBay Jonathan Abrams - Friendster

I'm just learning about the Canadian startup scene so I'm sure this post will be improved and updated over time as I research more. Feel free to comment and let me know if I've missed any great startups, incubators, or resources!



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