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Vancouver Startup Ecosystem Overview

City Ranking
National Ranking
2nd
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in Canada
Regional Ranking
17th
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2
in North America
Global Ranking
42nd
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5
worldwide

top industries
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Energy & Environment
#15 worldwide
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Education
#22 worldwide
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Marketing & Sales
#27 worldwide

notable startups
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ecosystem description

The Startup Ecosystem of Vancouver is ranked at number 42 globally, and shows a negative momentum decreasing -5 spots since 2020. Vancouver also ranks at number 2 in Canada, and 17 in North America.

Vancouver is an ideal place to locate for Energy & Environment, Education and Marketing & Sales startups. As the most popular industries in Vancouver, there is a sample of 223 Energy & Environment startups in Vancouver, 111 Education startups in Vancouver, and 90 Marketing & Sales startups in Vancouver, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 748 startups in Vancouver, 8 accelerators in Vancouver, 2 coworking spaces in Vancouver, 2 organizations in Vancouver and no leaders in Vancouver.

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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
Second largest Canadian telecommunications company. Provides wireless phone service, high speed Internet, IPTV, home phone, long distance, Read more
Pixieset is the best way for pro photographers to show off, deliver, and sell their work to clients. 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
Canada Drives has been transforming car shopping in Canada since 2010, with the mission to be the easiest place to buy and sell your car. Read more
iGMS is a vacation rental software that helps hosts to effectively handle day-to-day short-term rental management tasks. The software enables users to operate all Airbnb, HomeAway & Vrbo accounts via a single interface, with access to the same advanced functionality through the mobile app. There’s automated messaging for easier guest communication and reviews, templates, tools for team management and pricing management, and much more besides. iGMS is free for up to 4 property listings and a free 14-day trial is available (no credit card required) for hosts with 5+ properties. Read more
Clio is a suite of web-based tools that help law firms in practice management and client collaboration. Read more
Battlefy is the simplest way to find and manage esports competitions. 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
Lighthouse Labs is an immersive coding bootcamp where students learn to become junior developers through an intense 8 week course. We focus on creating developers that can add value from day one, which is why we are the only bootcamp to make a minimum 4 week co-op a core part of our curriculum.  Read more
Wishpond is an all-in-one marketing suite that enables users to generate and nurture leads. 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
A&W is a restaurant that serves a delicious combination of great-tasting burgers, onion rings and frosted mugs of famous A&W root beer. 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
LoginRadius is a SaaS-based CIAM platform that manages consumer identity and privacy, allowing businesses to customize a secure and delightful digital experience their consumers will love. Read more
Edvisor.io is the "Sabre" for the $100B Education travel industry. Booking education abroad today resembles hotel and flight reservations from 20+ years ago: brick-and-mortar agencies, 1-to-1 communication with suppliers, manual business processes, and no centralized data aggregation. Edvisor.io is a Global Distribution System (GDS) that aggregates school and course information, pricing, and availability, and distributes to the agents in other countries that sell their programs. This does not exist. 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
Push Operations is a full workforce management software specializing in time attendance, scheduling and payroll Enterprise level sales and labour analytics for multi-unit retailers Get real-time bird’s eye view analysis on your entire enterprise. We’ll sort out the data and highlight what’s important to you. Detailed information is just one click away! Read more
Lumen5 is an A.I. driven video creation platform that can transform articles and blog posts into social videos through a simple interface. Read more
InputHealth offers a secure, mobile platform for patient data collection in clinic, hospital and remote-based settings. Ranging from patient satisfaction surveys to history taking tools, we offer an all-inclusive modality for efficient data capture and analysis. Our target customers span across the healthcare spectrum, sharing a common desire to conquer the quagmire of medical data collection through patient engagement. We are currently working within hospital clinics, outpatient clinics and remote monitoring contexts. By empowering patients with the ability to intelligently self-generate their own data, we increase patient engagement, reduce redundancy, promote patient retention, and allow providers to communicate more information in less time. Through our inclusive, first-of-its-kind content store, providers can now access a rich library and onload relevant content into their iPad with little effort. Providers and patients are simultaneously empowered. Read more
We help Canadian employers attract the best foreign talent to help their business. Canada is experience an aging population and subsequent labour shortage. Read more
Mogo is a consumer finance company that helps in managing and controlling finances. Read more
Irving Resources is a mineral exploration company focused on precious metal projects. Read more
Push Operations is a full workforce management software specializing in time attendance, scheduling and payroll Read more
Dropshipping marketplace serving 40,000 merchants Read more
ToursByLocals is an online marketplace connecting tourists with local tour guides who create customized, private tours. Read more
VanHack is simply the fastest way for companies to hire tech talent. Over 100,000 verified developers from 100+ countries Read more
Global Catalog is the fastest growing and most efficient online global business network. Continually expanding to nearly every country around the world and already available in 55 languages. FREE! http://globalcatalog.com/ Read more
CryptoKitties is a game that enables users to collect and breed virtual cats on the blockchain. Read more
Fantuan provides food delivery, reviews, e-commerce and other life services for local communities in north America. Read more
BuildDirect is an innovative platform for purchasing and selling quality home improvement materials online Read more
Medimap.ca is largest and fastest growing online resource for connecting patients with same-day access to care Read more
AFC Wimbledon is to help finance its return to a new stadium on Plough Lane. Read more
Automated website change alerts for consumers and enterprise with more than 1 million personal and business users in all verticals. Read more
Fresh Prep Foods is a weeknight dinner solution providing meal kit delivery service for busy people. Read more
Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery is an internet grocer of organic and natural foods. Read more
We believe taxes should be easy and transparent enough to do them yourself. We believe the cost to prepare your return should be fair. Read more
Covalent is a technology company that is solving the huge infrastructure problems inhibiting blockchain adoption. Read more
Read by QxMD is a personalized medical/scientific journal for iPad, iPhone and web. Physicians and scientists use it to keep up with new research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed. It's like Flipboard for healthcare. Hospitals, governments, insurers, and industry partners pay to use the platform to disseminate knowledge and change practice at the point of care. Read more
7Geese eliminates the performance review with a new, social approach to performance management. Track Objectives and key results (OKRs), recognize colleagues, conduct reflections, track 1-on-1s, and gather valuable feedback all in a continuous, real-time environment. The way we work has changed and 7Geese aims to be the most innovative, empowering, and forward-thinking talent management platform in the market.  Read more
Rezgo makes it easy and affordable for tour, activity, event, and attraction companies to sell online like the big boys and manage their business better. Read more
API-first eCommerce platform. Stripe/Contentful for eCommerce. Read more
Procurify is an online spend management solution that gives you control and visibility into your company spending. It helps streamline the entire purchasing process to drive higher compliance with contracts, maintain control, assign accountability, and increase visibility into your organization.  Read more
Orangedox shows you how people engage with your Dropbox attachments. When you send a file with Orangedox, you get real time insights into how much of your content a customer has viewed, and even how much time they spent on each page. This helps marketers measure how engaging their content is, and helps sales professionals know when customers are ready to close a deal, and forecast future revenue. Read more
Routific is a practical and scalable solution to the Vehicle Routing Problem. Logistics companies struggle with this challenge every day; most of them are still manually scheduling their fleet with a team of dispatchers. Routific can automate this process, and optimize it. The savings are tremendous: less fuel, and fewer vehicles, drivers and dispatchers. In the U.S., 1/8th of all fuel is consumed by trucks - that's 50 billion gallons a year. Our optimization algorithms will reduce that number by 20%! Read more
Slumberkins is a line of cuddly creatures, designed to promote positive attachments.  Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Canada Ranked by StartupBlink

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