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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
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
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
Pixieset is the best way for pro photographers to show off, deliver, and sell their work to clients. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Driving-tests.org lets you practice permit tests from the comfort of your home. For free. Read more
Ada is a computer software company that features a chatbot-based platform that helps enterprise businesses to automate customer experience. 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
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
We provide investment services through several affiliates. Our Invest and Smart Savings products are offered by Wealthsimple Inc., a registered portfolio manager in each province and territory of Canada. Our Trade and Save products are offered by Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc. (ShareOwner), a registered investment dealer in each province and territory of Canada. Some clients of Wealthsimple for Advisors have accounts with Wealthsimple Advisor Services Inc. (WASI), a registered mutual fund dealer in each province and territory of Canada. Read more
SnapTravel offers hotel deals over SMS, Messenger, WhatsApp and Alexa. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Amilia’s e-commerce platform is designed to increase revenue and streamline operations for community, sports and non-profit organizations as well as professional and business associations and any other group needing an always-on virtual storefront that allows visitors to register for classes and activities, renew memberships, purchase tickets for events, or buy merchandise – all in one convenient, online location. Amilia also features a built-in merchant account, a robust client/Customer Relationship Management database, a flexible reporting engine, and a collection of superior marketing tools like www.amilia.com the Amilia e-directory designed to help organizations increase their reach. Read more
Off2Class uses SAAS tool for ESL teachers that combines content to teach lessons with a student management system. Read more
Easily search, compare and analyze millions of SEC filings for better investments. Read more
Joist is a new tool for contractors that allows them to estimate, invoice, and manage projects from an iPad, iPhone, and the web. Read more
Chronogolf facilitate interactions between golf courses and golf players by letting them book and manage online there tee times. 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
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
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
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
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
Crowdmark has developed a patent-pending, ultra-scalable web application, with a paper-to-cloud bridge and a marking workflow that streamlines academic assessment on a massive scale. Crowdmark converts grading from a logistical nightmare into an efficient, easy, game-like activity. For the 28 million instructors worldwide, an annual subscription to Crowdmark lets them cut their grading time, while providing better feedback to improve learning outcomes. 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
inkbox provides customers with the ability to have the look & feel of a traditional tattoo for 2 weeks. Read more
Close helps you stay in touch with your close friends and family. Rediscover what it means to be Close Read more
Agendrix is designed to optimize employee scheduling in a cost-effective manner. All the tools and interfaces included in Agendrix have been tailor-made to solve complex scheduling problems. As an example, employees submit approval requests for leave, shift transfers, and availability directly through Agendrix. This is much more efficient and reliable than trying to keep straight the multiple channels of communication that different employees are accustomed to. This is one of the many useful features in Agendrix that helps schedule managers. Read more
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More bookings, less hassle. Grow your revenues and distribute your listings seamlessly, with Hostaway. Read more
Planswell operates as a financial technology firm that offers online financial planning services. 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
BusyTeacher.org is a place where teachers share their printable worksheets, lesson plans and awesome lesson activities with colleagues for free - just to make the world a better place! - 441460 registered users - 8208 free worksheets - 758 teaching articles Read more
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
Mejuri is a direct to consumer fine jewelry brand that introduces handcrafted, everyday jewelry without the traditional retail markup. Read more
At Larian, we strive to create games that we want to play ourselves: we give our developers the freedom to find new ideas to make our games even more fun and fantastic. The formula that makes our games so unique is the freedom to innovate and the willingness to iterate. Read more
ilearnulearn is a social learning platform that allows you to effectively manage your classes in a safe online environment. It's easier to use than Facebook. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Canada Ranked by StartupBlink

StartupBlink ranks the startup ecosystems of 100 countries and 1,000 cities. Download our latest Global Ecosystem Report.
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4.604
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