"As a new startup, it was validating to have the CIX Top 20 Program recognize integrate.ai as a top innovator and our potential to become a global leader. The Canadian technology ecosystem is so vibrant and it's programs like CIX that provide yet another platform to showcase our country's talent."
• Steve Irvine, Founder and CEO, integrate.ai
"CIX is where you'll connect with the best Canadian tech talent from coast to coast. It's a critical event for anyone in the innovation ecosystem — it's where deals are made."
• Brenda Hogan, Senior Investment Manager, Ontario Capital Growth Corporation
"CIX is a must attend event! Provides a great pulse on the fintech industry and fantastic networking opportunities."
• Peggy Van De Plassche, VP - Innovation Engagement, Technology and Enterprise Innovation, CIBC
"CIX is viewed as a key event in the VC calendar, bringing together Canada's leading technology start ups with a broad range of investors and ecosystem partners."
• Alison Nankivell, Vice President, Global Scaling, BDC Capital
"CIX is one of the best conference for the tech ecosystem in Canada - it brings together investors and entrepreneurs from all over the country and beyond!"
• Boris Wertz, Founding Partner, Version One Ventures
"CIX is a favourite annual event that allows me to reconnect with contacts representing all aspects of the Canadian technology landscape – startups, the established players, other investors and service providers. It's also a great place to make new connections and learn more about new innovators emerging in the community."
• Kerri Golden, Partner/CFO, Information Venture Partners
"The premiere event that in one day you can meet everyone under one roof"
• Mark MacLeod, Founder, Surepath Capital Partners
"Ability to network with multitude of players across North America"
• Shawn Rosenzweig, Partner, Richter
"I have literally not left the hallway, meeting and I have been talking to a lot of great entrepreneurs and venture investors that represent Canada's entire tech eco-system"
• Scott Bonham, Co-Founder, Granite Global Ventures
"CIX Top 20 is an important way to recognize entrepreneurs onto something big. CIX is a fantastic full day experience both for the investors and the entrepreneurs"
• Sunil Sharma, Managing Partner, Extreme Venture Partners
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"CIX Top 20 gave us the recognition that tealbook is among an impressive group of startup companies that are truly innovative. It was great visibility to our customers, investors and future employees."
• Stephany Lapierre, CEO, tealbook
"Being recognized as one of the CIX Top 20 propelled Litmus Automation's reputation and visibility within the tech scene in Canada. We were extremely proud to receive one of the most prestigious awards for tech innovation in Canada."
• Sacha Sawaya, Co-Founder and CEO, Litmus Automation
"To accept the CIX Innovator of the Year award in 2016 was a truly humbling experience. The award helped validate our work and inspire the team transforming how people around the world create, experience, and share stories."
• Allen Lau, Co-Founder and CEO, Wattpad
"When CIX announced ZEITDICE as one of the most innovative companies in Canada, we started getting interesting inquiries from potential clients and investors. Presenting on stage at the event and the conversations after helped us build great relationships."
• Michael Schwanzer, Founder and CEO, ZEITDICE Inc.
"At the same time that TrustPoint Innovation was named CIX Top 20 for 2016, we were deep in negotiations with ETAS Canada, a Robert Bosch company, for a potential acquisition. The whole process had taken more than a year, and we were getting down to the nitty gritty of the final details. Just days after being named a CIX Top 20, the letter of indication of interest was finalized. We reached an agreement on a purchase price that fairly compensated the shareholders and option holders, which included all of TrustPoint Innovation's employees. Being named as CIX Top 20 gave me the confidence to hold firm on my purchase price and not deviate from it during the negotiations."
• Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, CEO, TrustPoint Innovation Technologies, Ltd.
"Being recognised as a CIX Top 20 helped us with meeting new investors and close a round of funding."
• Phil LeBlanc, Co-Founder and CEO of Flixel Photos
"CIX Top 20 recognition has helped us develop valuable partnerships within Toronto's innovation ecosystem and gain international exposure as a fast-growing capital markets fintech firm."
• Vuk Magdelinic, Co-Founder and CEO, Overbond
"Being part of the CIX Top 20 most innovative companies in Canada in 2016 brought Zoom.ai a lot of exposure which is exactly what we needed since as a 9-month old startup we were still not yet well known. Since then, our brand awareness has shot up and we've recently closed our seed round of financing, in part due to that extra exposure from CIX 20."
• Roy Pereira, Founder and CEO, Zoom.ai
"CIX Top 20 provided excellent media and brand exposure for Plum. Investors and potential customers often remarked that they noticed our company through the CIX Top 20. It provided excellent recognition and credibility as a growing company."
• Caitlin MacGregor, CEO, Plum