What is CIX?
“The CIX Top 20 is an elite index of the most forward-looking companies in the Canadian innovation ecosystem, and connects the key players driving technology-based business both in Canada and beyond.”
Who should apply?
“The CIX Top 20 is open to any Canadian company working in Digital Media or Information and Communication Technology with annual revenues under $10 million.”
Why do you care?
These are some of the leading companies in Canada. Don’t believe me, past participants include:
- Dayforce acquired by Ceridian
- Cognovision acquired by Intel
- Wattpad raised $17MM
- PostRank acquired by Google
- WaveAccounting raised $12MM
- TribeHR raised $2.5MM
- Achievers raised $24.5MM
- Rypple acquired by Salesforce
Alright, there probably is a correlation between the success of these companies and their CIX submission and attendance. But CIX is an amazing opportunity for Canadian startups to generate attention, drive awareness with investors and media, get input and feedback in a safe environment and start to build connections.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
Nothing is foregone conclusion, as in past performance is not an indicator of future success. But you can’t win if you don’t apply (follow the directions on the bottom of the page).