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Canada Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Regional Ranking
2nd
0
in North America
Global Ranking
4th
0
worldwide
Population
37.6
million

top industries
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Education
#3 worldwide
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Energy & Environment
#3 worldwide
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Health
#4 worldwide

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The Canada Startup Ecosystem is World’s Leading Innovation Hubs, ranked at number 4 globally, and shows a strong hold by 0 spots since 2020. Canada also ranks at number 2 for startups in North America.

There are 30 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Canada and the top ranked city in Canada is Toronto at 26 globally. Toronto is followed by Vancouver at 42 and Montreal at 46.

Canada is an ideal place to locate for Education, Energy & Environment and Health startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 1072 Education startups in Canada, 400 Energy & Environment startups in Canada and 297 Health startups in Canada, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 3003 startups in Canada, 40 accelerators in Canada, 48 coworking spaces in Canada, 53 organizations in Canada and 16 leaders in Canada.

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Start meeting new people in Vancouver with POF! Start browsing and messaging more singles by registering to POF, the largest dating site in the world. Read more
Unsplash is a platform dedicated to sharing copyright-free photography under the Unsplash license. Read more
We take large, bloated animated gifs and compress them to a video format. This allows us to reduces the size 10-20 times smaller (on average). We were the first to bring this to html5, we became a global top 1000 website within 6 months and are growing fast. The customer is anyone on the internet that uses or consumes animated gifs. Our main market right now is reddit and we've become very popular as an alternative to straight gif delivery.  Read more
Manage all your social media in one place. From finding prospects to serving customers, Hootsuite helps you do more with your social media. Read more
TextNow - www.textnow.com TextNow offers a free cell phone service alternative for consumers. TextNow, gives the user their own phone number just like a normal cell phone plan would to text an call with, but it’s completely free and works over WiFi on your iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android device, and computer (Check it out at TextNow.com). Our service has wide adoption with millions of active users across US and Canada. The company is profitable with a team of 22 employees in Canada and the US. Read more
Wave changes the way small business owners make money, track money and move money. Wave offers award-winning free software for invoicing, accounting, receipt scanning and personal finance, complemented by financial services like payment processing, payroll and lending. As of January 2018, more than 3 million businesses around the world have registered with Wave to run their business better. Read more
Small Business Accounting Software Designed for You, The Non-Accountant FreshBooks is the only accounting software designed exclusively for service-based small businesses. With FreshBooks, create professional-looking invoices complete with your own logo. When you’re ready to bill your client, simply send your invoice via email, download a PDF or print it with a single click. Accept Credit Cards on Your Invoices Know When Your Invoice is Viewed Create Estimates and Quotes Send Recurring Invoices to Clients Read more
Pixieset is the best way for pro photographers to show off, deliver, and sell their work to clients. Read more
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500px is a premium photo sharing platform for aspiring and professional photographers. It is powered by creative people worldwide and lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photos. 500px was founded in late 2009 by two acclaimed photographers and entrepreneurs, Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotarev and has grown to become the premier platform with the highest quality photography worldwide. Read more
Busbud makes bus travel easy. Busbud makes it a breeze to search, compare and book city-to-city bus tickets, anywhere in the world. Busbud.com and the free mobile application are the most comprehensive source of city-to-city bus schedules and tickets around the world, gathering schedules for over 4000 cities in 70 countries, in 10 languages and 15 currencies. Founded in October 2011, the company is privately funded by angel and venture capital investors. Our team is based in Montreal, Canada and New York City, USA.  Read more
Driving-tests.org lets you practice permit tests from the comfort of your home. For free. Read more
We are the tool that allows all the human resources departments the small and medium companies to automate their processes without the need of an IT department, we make the recruitment process easy automating all the repetitive tasks (such as opening several accounts online, gathering the resumes, having access to an online bank of candidates and automatically matching the best candidates with the best offers with Artificial Intelligence algorithms) Read more
Windscribe is not just a VPN, it’s a desktop application and browser extension that work together to protect your online privacy, unblock websites, and remove ads and trackers that follow you across the websites you visit every day. Never mess with confusing settings and options menus again, our minimalist applications are designed to be turned on once, and forgotten about. Read more
We use mobile devices to make the classroom more engaging. Students use their own devices to respond to quizzes, engage in live discussions, and manipulate interactive simulations. Professors get real-time feedback on student comprehension to adjust their lectures on the fly. Read more
LyricFind is the back end for everyone using song lyrics online, legally. With licenses from over 3,000 music publishers and worldwide deals, we're pretty much powering everyone using lyrics. Read more
Only Kik lets you connect with friends, groups, and the world around you through chat. Just ask, “What’s your Kik?” JOIN THE CONVERSATION Looking for a new and engaging way to interact with your audience? Have amazing content or a cool experience you'd love to get discovered? Kik offers brands and content providers unique ways to talk with their fans, and find new followers too! Read more
What our product does: Jobber is the simplest, most efficient way for mobile service businesses to schedule, invoice and manage their mobile team. Read more
MakeaGif.com enables users to create GIF's using a variety of methods online for free. Static Pictures, Webcam or Youtube Videos can be used as feeds to quickly create entertainment content that goes viral. Users wanting a Photoshop free process to create a GIF quickly is our target market. Read more
Altitude-sports.com aims to be the biggest online retailer in Canada for technical clothing. We are curators of quality brands and our job is to help our clients find the product that suits them best. The business also owns TheLastHunt.com, Canada’s only website entirely dedicated to discounted outdoor gear and apparel, as well as two brick-and-mortar stores, one in Montreal and the other in the ski resort town of Mont-Tremblant. In the end, our business is about providing the proper products to our customers on time, without any hassle, no matter the period of year, conveniently and efficiently. We focus on the details and make sure our customer service is a cut above Read more
SnapTravel offers hotel deals over SMS, Messenger, WhatsApp and Alexa. Read more
Borrowell helps consumers make great choices about their credit. With its free credit score monitoring, personal loans and product recommendations, Borrowell empowers Canadians to improve their financial well-being and be the hero of their credit. Read more
Sokanu is a place to discover your passion in life. We help connect people with the career they are meant to be in. Currently, guidance is typically given from parents, friends and career counselors about what path to take in life. Those sources contain bias, and currently there is no single, unbiased brand that represents "careers" online. We at Sokanu believe that every single person put on this planet is able to do something amazing. We help you find that something amazing, online. Read more
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The Unbounce Landing Page Platform provides marketers the easiest way to create, publish and A/B test targeted landing pages for online advertising without relying on IT or web developers. Companies using unique landing pages for each campaign & traffic source are able to produce more focused post-click messaging, translating directly into better conversion rates and higher ROI for marketers doing paid search, display, email or social media marketing.  Read more
Sirved is an all in one platform, allowing you to discover relevant restaurant information including menus, photos and ratings to help you choose your next dining experience. Read more
Bench is a financial statement factory. We're lean manufacturing meets bookkeeping. We take on the mess of receipts, bank statements, and invoices, and run them through our bookkeeping assembly line to produce a clean, monthly P&L and balance sheet for small businesses. The time and cost of every step in our factory is carefully measured and controlled, whether it's a human process or an automated one. The result is a highly scalable business that replaces traditional bookkeepers. Read more
Using Showbie, students can share pictures, video, podcasts, presentations and other work from thousands of apps. Teachers and peers can easily review school work and provide rich feedback with document mark up annotations and voicenotes. Showbie unlocks the creative potential of tablets and mobile devices to engage students in learning. Read more
Mejuri is a direct to consumer fine jewelry brand that introduces handcrafted, everyday jewelry without the traditional retail markup. Read more
Sync is a fully encrypted, zero-knowledge cloud service that makes it easy to store, share and access your files from everywhere - your privacy guaranteed. Read more
Our mission is to help people: Find Better Ideas, Faster! Trend Hunter is the world's largest trend spotting community with 3,000,000 fans, 120,000 contributors and 45 million pageviews / month. Every day, leading brands like Nestle, Intel, and Kellogg's rely on our "unrivaled trend platform" to filter opportunity. Instead of relying on gut instinct, they leverage the collective insight of our 123,000 Trend Hunters and over ONE BILLION views of market testing. Imagine having 6 stadiums of people finding your ideas, and a monthly focus group with 100 stadiums of people rating those ideas. That's Trend Hunter! Read more
National Digital Asset Exchange is Canada's fastest growing Cryptocurrency exchange Read more
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We are bringing cities and communities to life by powering independent businesses. We're more than just a high-tech point of sale. We provide our customers with a simple way to build, manage and grow their retail, restaurant or eCommerce business, and create a best-in-class customer experience. Our end-to-end solutions unify inventory, customer management, sales and analytics across all channels, in-store and online. Read more
BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing platform. Read more
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HomeStars has built a successful social directory and community review site for home homeowners and improvement companies. With listings of 2M home service companies and hundreds of thousands of reviews and comments on the site, HomeStars is already helping over 200k homeowners per month find great contractors, feeding over 250,000 leads based on their reviews. With 10k engaged companies, revenue over $1M, HomeStars has proved that homeowners need help solving the challenges in hiring.  Read more
Penzu is an online diary and personal journal that is focused on privacy. With a unique and compelling user experience, it makes writing online as easy and intuitive as writing on a pad of paper. Read more
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We are the leading online news source for e-reader and digital publishing news. Our store shopereaders.com is the largest pure e-reader store on the internet with annunal sales of $200,000. Our website has received 11,859,650 visits since Jan 1st 2012 vs this time last year where we received 2,009,359. We are looking for a single investor to kick in 200k for more staff, gear and travel. In order to facilitate further growth we need access to more events and equipment to cover them properly. Read more
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Pinshape is a community marketplace showcasing the very best 3D designs from the world’s most respected 3D designers. Pinterest + Dribbble + Etsy for 3D models. We're focused on experience, and make exploring, sharing, selling, downloading, and ordering 3D prints simple & fun. Quality and relevance are important. Soon, millions of models will be uploaded to the web... users can't page click through millions of disorganized and irrelevant models. Our pinboard platform is community curated and prioritizes models for each individual user based on behaviour, social interaction, relevance, quality and popularity. We're working for designers to protect IP, help them sell digital downloads, maximize sales by funnelling content to the right customers, and providing a tight feedback loop to help create relevant and interesting content for the Pinshape community. demo access code: pinshape3D on pinshape.com Over 300 landing page signups (1 week after launch) Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Canada Ranked by StartupBlink

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