The Canadian Innovation Exchange will be back and better than ever November 27 at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for more details on Canada’s most important technology innovation gathering. Important players are already confirming their participation. CIX was a sold out event in 2011 – registration for CIX 2012 will be launching soon.
OMERS Ventures CEO John Ruffolo and Vanedge Capital Managing Partner Paul Lee have been appointed Co-Chairs of the Canadian Innovation Exchange, joining Chris Arsenault, Rick Nathan and Robert Montgomery as CIX continues to develop into a truly national community. Ruffolo and Lee are champions of innovation in Canada and as overseers of large venture capital funds are dedicated to supporting emerging technology companies.
After an illustrious career with the Canadian government as a key advocate for the innovation economy, CIX is pleased to announce that Sunil Sharma, Managing Director and Chief Connector of Extreme Startups will assume the role of Chief Evangelist for CIX. Sunil will be working with key players from Canada and around the world, enabling CIX to surface more hot companies and optimize its role in facilitating new relationships and transactions.
Start considering if your company should be in The CIX Top 20 – a unique program designed to showcase Canada’s hottest innovative companies working in Digital Media and Information and Communication Technology. The CIX Top 20 is open to any Canadian company working in Digital Media or Information and Communication Technology with annual reveunes under $10 million.
An expert panel of innovation leaders will select 20 technology companies from across Canada to be featured in a live showcase at CIX 2012, serving as an elite index of the most forward-looking companies in the Canadian innovation ecosystem, and work to connect the key players driving technology-based business both in Canada and beyond.
Selected companies will be chosen based on the entrants’ demonstration of excellence in innovation, growth potential, competitive advantage and strength of business model.