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metabridge 2015 Top 15 Tech Startups Announced

The metabridge Top 15 Tech Startups have been selected to attend one of Canada's premier technology events to establish opportunities for investment and strategic partnerships.

The metabridge 2015 Top 15 Canadian Startups have been selected from a list of nationwide applicants representing Canada’s most promising technology startup companies.

One of Canada’s premier technology events, metabridge is a 1.5 day VIP, invitation only retreat in beautiful Kelowna, BC, that provides focused and interactive events, allowing emerging technology companies to establish opportunities for investment, strategic partnerships, and mentorship.

The Top 15 Startups will get front-of-the-line access to top corporate executives, venture capitalists, and key technology entrepreneurs from California’s Silicon Valley and beyond. One of these Startups will be awarded $50,000 of in-kind services to participate in the Plug & Play Startup Camp, a 10-week program designed to immerse startups and entrepreneurs into the Silicon Valley environment.

“metabridge has always been about the quality over quantity,” says Steve Wandler, metabridge Founder.

“Filling the room with a lot of people has never been the intent of metabridge, it’s about filling the room with the right people and putting them in a beautiful and relaxing environment like Kelowna to make meaningful connections. This makes every year a fantastic challenge for our team to only choose 15 startups from across Canada and limit our VIP's to 25-30 Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs and C Level Executives.”

The metabridge 2015 Top 15 Canadian Startup companies are:

AskforTask Inc. (Toronto)
Avanti Commerce (Vancouver)
Control (Vancouver)
Curatio (Vancouver)
FarmLead (Saskatoon)
Fatigue Science (Vancouver)
Latergramme (Vancouver)
LoginRadius (Edmonton)
Mover (Edmonton)
Optigo Networks (Vancouver)
Payso (Vancouver)
Qwalify (Kitchener)
RateHub (Toronto)
Rosterbot, Inc. (Vancouver)
Showbie (Edmonton)

“This year's applicants really raised the bar," said Pilar Portela, CEO of Accelerate Okanagan. "Companies from all across Canada, representing very diverse technologies applied, making it a challenge to select just 15. It's always impressive to see what these startups have already achieved and where they are going. We'd like to thank everyone who applied this year, and we look forward to a high quality networking, very content driven metabridge 2015.” 

An additional Top 5 Startups from BC have been selected to be highlighted at metabridge 2015. These companies will get an opportunity to pitch on Friday, June 12th, and attend the VIP dinner following the conference.

The metabridge 2015 Top 5 BC Startup companies are:

Change Heroes (Vancouver)
Guusto (Vancouver)
Riipen (Vancouver)
Soil Mate (Kelowna)
Timely Networks Inc (Nelson)

According to Stuart Bowness, CEO at MediaCore, the winners of the Judges’ Choice at metabridge 2014, "metabridge was the one event that changed the entire trajectory of our company and made our whole Series A a reality. Every CEO should attend.”

metabridge 2015 marks the 7th year for this annual event and will take place June 11th and 12th in Kelowna, British Columbia.