CIX Top 20 Innovators Competition

The Canadian Innovation Exchange Announces
the CIX Top 20 Innovators Competition

(September 1, 2009  –  Toronto, ON) If necessity is the mother of invention, the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is proud to be its new step-father.

CIX today announced a call for entries for the CIX Top 20 – a new honorific ranking that will showcase Canada’s hottest innovation companies. Firms on the hunt for funding or strategic partnerships can apply for “CIX Top 20” status and pitch themselves live in front of some of the most important investors in North America. Ultimately at stake: the coveted title of “Canada’s Innovation Leader”.
“The CIX Top 20 will define Canada as a global leader in technology and innovation,” says Robert Montgomery, CEO of Achilles Media Ltd., the producers of Innovation Week 2009. “And we are excited to showcase the best and brightest minds in emerging technology at the Canadian Innovation Exchange.”

The CIX Top 20 is open to Canadian technology-based companies who consider themselves INNOVATORS in the fields of clean technologies, information and communication technology (ICT) and digital media.  Entrants are invited to apply to highlight and share their innovative technology-based product or service with key companies, investors and other key representatives in the market of innovation.

Applications must be submitted online through our website no later than October 2, 2009 in order to be eligible, and it is FREE to enter!  The Canadian Innovation Exchange takes place during Innovation Week on December 2, 2009 at The Design Exchange in Toronto.


About the Canadian Innovation Exchange
The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is the must attend event for all Canadian entrepreneurs and start-ups, attracting the most prestigious investors and institutions looking to make connections in Canadian technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship. Returning in November for its sophomore year, the CIX will once again focus on connecting the visionary ideas of innovative companies with investors, and all participants can expect high level keynotes, facilitated networking, and – most importantly – opportunities for Canada’s most innovative companies to present their business to key funders in both public and private settings.

About Innovation Week 2009
Innovation Week (IW09) was founded to provide a rallying point and platform for key present and future players in Canada‘s innovation economy.  This ground-breaking event merges nextMEDIA, the Canadian New Media Awards and Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX). It was created to integrate the communities from Canada‘s technology and digital media industries, key technology and media companies, entrepreneurs and investors.

For information on how to enter the CIX Top 20, please visit http://www.