The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) annual forum took place in Toronto today and 20 of Canada’s Hottest Innovation Companies presented to an audience of 500 Canada’s top business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.
Attendees picked the People’s Choice Awards with Montreal’s Frank & Oak taking the top spot in the Digital Media category and Toronto’s Jibestream named the fan favorite of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) finalists.
Last year Toronto’s Wave Accounting won the CIX’s people’s choice award as most innovative ICT company and Wattpad took the digital media category prize. Wave Accounting went on to raise a $12 million Series B round six months later and Wattpad raised a $17 million Series B round seven months later.
So look out for Frank & Oak and Jibestream in 2013!