CIX Top 20 – Showcase your Innovation

CIX Top 20 Submissions are open

We covered CIX in the past, and the Achilles Media team are hosting another great event in

CIX conducts an exhaustive search for the most innovative ideas, products, services and companies in the country. Each year 20 technology and clean technologies are selected via a qualified Selection Committee to showcase their innovative product and services in front of the CIX community. Each of the selected 20 will be asked to deliver a seven-minute presentation live on stage at CIX.  Recognized industry experts will act as Judges, evaluating the merit of their product or service and giving constructive feedback and guidance. The CIX community present at the event will vote for the CIX 2009 Award for “Canadian Innovation Leader”.

I’ve written a lot about CIX (Exchanging Innovations Canadian style, CIX Survey Says). This is a similar discussion on the 2 different models presented by TechCrunch50 and by Demo. CIX is a great event to connect later stage startups, investors, and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Canada and the US at a local venue.

CaseCampToronto7 + StartupCampToronto2

Eli has announced CaseCampToronto7 (or check out the Facebook event). It’s happening the same day as StartupCampToronto2, so you’ll just have to self segment, Social Media Mavens versus Entrepreneurs. Though, it looks like both events are going to be homeruns!

What: CaseCampToronto7
CaseCamp is a free social media participant-driven conference. Fantastic networking in the bar followed by four 15 minute case-studies. At this camp the case studies will be: 1. The TD Canada Trust Facebook Story Sue McVey, VP Marketing Planning, TD Canada Trust 2. Canada’s Boxing Day Hub, 2007 at RedFlagDeals.com Derek Szeto, Founder of RFD.com 3. Story2Oh!, Evolving TV Storytelling to Social Networks Jill Golick, Executive Producer 4. Radiothon Diaries, Harnessing YouTube for the Hospital for Sick Children
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: CiRCA

126 John Street
Toronto, Ontario M4V 2E3   Canada

StartupCampToronto2 is happening at The Canadian Innovation Exchange conference. Jevon summarizes my feelings nicely about the role of conferences the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX). Whether this is a beauty contest (or not), it’s been an interesting conversation about the perceived value to both entrepreneurs and venture capitalists about having companies pay to present. There has been a lot of changes made by the team at CIX in response to feedback on blogs and Twitter.

What: StartupCampToronto2
StartupCamp Toronto is an evening focused on helping Toronto’s early stage startups move to the next stage by putting them in the spotlight, and then by giving them pragmatic and un-filtered feedback on their business.
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: The Carlu

444 Yonge Street (College Park & Yonge Street) www thecarlu com
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H4

The list of 20 presenting companies at CIX includes: