This is modelled after NY Tech Meetup’s Made page.

  1. Dayforce, Toronto
  2. Freshbooks, Toronto
  3. Idee, Toronto
  4. Maintenance Assistant, Toronto
  5. Rypple, Toronto
  6. ScribbleLive, Toronto
  7. TribeHR, Waterloo
  8. Upverter, Toronto
  9. Vidyard, Waterloo
  10. Wave Accounting, Toronto
  11., Guelph


1. What do these companies have in common?

  1. They are mostly coded in Toronto (broadly described as the GTA + Waterloo + Guelph + Hamilton)
  2. They have 10K+ people use or visit their site monthly
  3. They display “Made in TO”, “Made in GTA” or “Made in Canada” as prominently as its copyright — and it links to this page ( [Optionally, (a) spell out “Toronto and/or (b) precede with an adverb/verb (see #10 below for some examples)]

2. How can we be added to the list?

If you meet criteria, submit this form and expect response in about a week.

3. What does “mostly coded in Toronto” mean?

Over 50% of the front & backend code for the website or application was written in the GTA

4. How do you verify that participants meet the “mostly coded in nyc” and “10K+ people” rules?

For now, honor system. Maybe later, verification TBD. Violations will be made public.

5. My company is based in GTA but our technology is mostly made (coded) elsewhere. Can we be listed?

No. Many great companies and projects are certainly being conceived and managed and funded in Toronto, but that doesn’t mean they’re made in Toronto. This is for internet that’s made in Toronto.

6. Why the strict “mostly coded in Toronto” rule?

Because tech is coded, so made means made. Made doesn’t mean funded or managed. Like a shirt that’s designed/licensed/funded in USA, and made in China: It’s Made in China, not Made in USA. Made means made.

7. Is there a “Made in NYC” logo that we can display?

We don’t have an official logo, but see #10 for what you should display on your site

8. Who’s behind this?

This is a project of StartupNorth modelled after the leadership of NY Tech Meetup.

9.  What’s the point?

If Toronto is to thrive in the 21st century, Toronto needs to make more internet. Thankfully and excitingly, Toronto is now (2011) finally making some of the best internet in the world (see list above). So let’s proudly show ourselves off in the hope that everyone everywhere (including software engineers who don’t live in the world’s greatest city) know what internet is made in Toronto.

10. Adverb or verb? What kind of adverb or verb?

Here are some examples:

Foursquare says “Lovingly Made in New York” says “Meetup is Proudly Made in NYC”

Aviary says “Hatched in NYC”

11. Where should I send suggestions for improving this page?

Send to