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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
38.4
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 1385 Education startups in Canada, 552 Energy & Environment startups in Canada and 455 Health startups in Canada, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 4323 startups in Canada, 58 accelerators in Canada, 60 coworking spaces in Canada, 66 organizations in Canada and 28 leaders in Canada.

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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
Unsplash is a platform dedicated to sharing copyright-free photography under the Unsplash license. Read more
Vidyard is a video marketing platform, enabling customers to derive information on viewer-behavior for marketing automation systems and CRM. Read more
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
Ada is a computer software company that features a chatbot-based platform that helps enterprise businesses to automate customer experience. Read more
Sample provider for online surveys, closed group surveys, online research and focus groups. Read more
Presearch is an open, decentralized search engine that rewards community members with Presearch Tokens for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform. Read more
Bonsai allows users to transact natively within the content that’s inspiring them to buy. 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
The Noibu software platform detects critical errors on eCommerce websites for an enhanced customer experience and to prevent lost revenue. 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
Prodigy Education connects students, parents, teachers and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning. Read more
Pixieset is the best way for pro photographers to show off, deliver, and sell their work to clients. Read more
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
Shoplazza is a cloud-based and multi-channel commerce platform design for online brands to go borderless Read more
Tapstream is a marketing dashboard for app makers that solves their user acquisition pain. By using Tapstream to track acquisition, retention, and ROI across hundreds of channels, app makers gain complete clarity of marketing ROI, reducing their cost of customer acquisition and letting them focus on channels with high customer lifetime value. Tapstream's customers use us to manage and measure tens of millions of dollars of ad spend, content marketing, and app improvements. 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
The Institute for Quantum Computing is a scientific research institute at the University of Waterloo. Read more
LifeLabs is a Canadian-owned company that has been serving the healthcare needs of Canadians for more than 50 years. Read more
Driving-tests.org lets you practice permit tests from the comfort of your home. For free. Read more
Property management firm focused on bringing together corporate housing HR departments and individual and institutional investors of condo units in Toronto, Canada. Development of online, Saas/Mobile platform for reservations, property management, reservations planning, check-in, check-out, billing, video walkthrough and streaming to enable corporate HR, recruiters and relocation counsellors manage inventory and their staff. 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
Develop new traffic and engagement on your website and Facebook Page with viral apps that power 1,000,000+ pages in over 130 countries every day. Influence your online community by combining your entire social network into one simple, manageable Stream of relevant content about your brand. Earn intelligence about your fans each time they interact on the Tradable Bits Platform by accessing their interests, locations and friends with Fan CRM as they participate. Read more
TrendMD Inc. is an academic content discovery platform, that instantly delivers personalized, high-impact articles. With over 2,000 new publications added across 33,000 journals daily, it has become impossible for readers to discover relevant academic content. Similarly, for researchers, it has become equally as difficult to get their content discovered. TrendMD solves this by monitoring Twitter for top-trending medical articles and filtering it it by specialty. Think of TrendMD as the Reddit for medical articles. We are a simple, efficient, and fun way for researchers to amplify their great content and for busy physicians to discover trending medical research in their field. Read more
Battlefy is the simplest way to find and manage esports competitions. Read more
I'm looking for help financing a tractor trailer. It defiantly is not a great investment to have someone back up one single truck. Ten trucks is a different ball game. For now I would really appreciate any support I can get.  Read more
Hyper-local and global tech-powered logistics. Read more
Stay22 makes it easy for event organizers to have their own Hotel and Apartment booking solution directly embedded on their website/app Read more
Wishpond is an all-in-one marketing suite that enables users to generate and nurture leads. Read more
DrugBank is a provider of drug information and insight generation tools that accelerate drug research and improve healthcare delivery. 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
The Université de Montréal is a public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Read more
AlayaCare is a provider of revolutionary cloud-based home health care software. Read more
Makeship can help you design cool custom merchandise and get them straight to your fans through kick-starter style campaigns. 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
SnapTravel offers hotel deals over SMS, Messenger, WhatsApp and Alexa. 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
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
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
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
FeaturePoints.com - Earn amazing rewards for simply trying free apps. Developers can reach high volume of new mobile users with a quick and easy to use online portal. Multiple easy promotion options including non-SDK. Read more
Connecting students to professional online tutors. Read more
LANDR is a company that empowers musicians to create and get heard. Read more
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
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
The Leader in Direct-To-Consumer Product Sampling Read more
Our most popular product is called Protection Pro http://www.dmca.com/ProtectionPro.aspx. It is a DIY online content protection and enforcement service. Although it is primarily designed, built and sold to website owners worldwide it is also used by content owners, creators, distributors and copyright holders everywhere. This service is easily identified by the DMCA.com Protection Badge shown on 100's of millions of webpages worldwide. We provide this service: Free Monthly Subscription Yearly Subscription Protection Pro clients get all the features and toolkits they need to protect and enforce their website content. Which they manage and monitor through the secure DMCA.com Protection Portal client login. DMCA.com also provides a managed content takedown service for business and personal content. Besides being a invaluable service for content companies everywhere, this managed service provides the enforcement backstop to the Protection Pro DIY subscription service detailed above.  Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Canada Ranked by StartupBlink

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