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Judging is underway to select Canada's hottest early and scaling startups, so book your seat now to see these award winners take the stage at CIX, as well as meet the top investors who gave them high scores.

Thank you to our judges who are evaluating companies from their homes, offices, backyards, cottages, and boats.

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Announcing CIX's 2022 Innovator of the Year

ApplyBoard is the world's largest online platform for international student recruitment. The company has built partnerships with over 1,500 primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, and works with over 10,000 recruitment partners to drive diversity on campuses across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

At the core of ApplyBoard's mission is to make education more inclusive by breaking down barriers for international students.

ApplyBoard was founded by three brothers, Martin, Massi and Meti Basiri, all of whom travelled to Waterloo Region from Iran for their post-secondary education. Based on their own experiences, they saw an opportunity to streamline the search, application and acceptance processes for students wanting to pursue their high school and post-secondary education in a foreign country.

"This is a tremendous honour and vote of confidence from the Canadian tech and innovation community." said ApplyBoard's co-founder and CEO Martin Basiri. "Every single day ApplyBoard is dedicated to our mission to educate the world as we develop new ways to serve the millions of students around the world who are searching for a better education. The trajectory of my brothers' lives and I changed drastically thanks to the power of education and the world of opportunity that it opened up. We can't wait to create more positive change as a proudly Canadian company."

"ApplyBoard was recognized as a CIX Top 10 Growth company in 2019 and we have been proudly following ApplyBoard remarkable growth," said Lauren Linton, Executive Director of CIX. "Martin and the ApplyBoard team absolutely deserve this recognition and are role models for our industry."

The Honourable Mary Ng, Canada's Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, has been invited to present the award to Martin Basiri at CIX on November 1 in downtown Toronto, followed by a keynote fireside chat.

Register now to meet Martin at CIX

STARTUPS: Improve your Pitch: Free Interactive workshop to help you with your CIX application

We know that supporting Canadian tech entrepreneurs is needed now, more than ever, and we want to support you.

Applications are now open for the CIX Top 20 EARLY and CIX Top 10 GROWTH awards program and here are the reasons you should apply:

• The opportunity to join the impressive alumni of 300+ of Canada's most promising startups including Axonify, Dialogue, Vendasta, Vidyard, Wattpad, Wave, Wealthsimple,...
• Your company will be seen by 100+ investors who are the judges.
• Selected companies will present to over 650 at CIX, including over 250 investors and corporates.
• CIX Top 20 Early companies are the short-list for Canada for the Startup World Cup global competition.
• Guaranteed 1:1 meeting with investors
• In the past two years, 38% of CIX Top 20 recipients received funding as a result

You may start the application now, and edit up until 11:59 PM on July 29 2022.

CIX TOP programs are Canada's largest national showcase of the hottest and most innovative tech companies.


CIX in the Media

ApplyBoard Named CIX’s 2022 ‘Innovator of the Year’

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Trulioo Named CIX’s 2021 ‘Innovator of the Year’

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CIX Selected by Startup World Cup to Host Canadian Regional Competition Again

Boston Herald - August 19, 2021: news/read/41717570

Evening Leader - August 19, 2021: read/41717570/CIX_Selected_by_Startup_World_Cup_to_Host_ Canadian_Regional_Competition_Again

The CIX Canadian Innovation Exchange Virtually Closes the Market

Newswire - October 20, 2021: innovation-exchange-virtually-closes-themarket- 818810156.html

CIX TOP 20 Early and CIX TOP 10 Growth Announced: Canada’s Most Innovative Technology Companies

BayStreet - September 23, 2021: WallStreetSelect - September 23, 2021: read/41842290

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Observer News Enterprise - September 23, 2021: read/41842290/CIX_TOP_20_Early_and_CIX_TOP_10_Growth_Announced

CIX Top 20 Company, Lumen5, Wins Canadian Regional Competition for Startup World Cup 2021

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Boston Herald - October 28, 2021: news/read/41936844

Daily Herald (Chicago) - October 28, 2021: read/41936844/CIX_Top_20_Company

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The Daily Courier - October 28, 2021: kelownadailycourier/news/read/41936844

Menlo - October 28, 2021: news/read/41936844/CIX_Top_20_Company

Deer Park Tribune - October 28, 2021: read/41936844

Daily Press - October 28, 2021: read/41936844/CIX_Top_20_Company

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