Four Canadian companies up for International Startup of the Year award


Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail) has posted the finalists for its International Startup of the Year competition, as part of its Celebrate 2015 event in Las Vegas this October. The competition features 25 startups from around the globe, four of whom are from Canada (the most of any nation on the list), including Kitchener-Waterloo’s Suncayr, which BetaKit interviewed back in February.

Here’s the full list:

    Brakers Early Warning Systems INC.: Short for Broadcasting to Radios Ahead Keeps Emergency Responders Safe, they are in the business of saving lives. Specifically, they attempt to prevent incidents involving motorists and any traffic anomaly via their app.

    Reforges: A magnetic power adapter that accelerates the plug-in process for all devices. Essentially Reforges turns any phone charger into a high speed capable charger.

    Sitata: They aim to keep travelers safe with real-time health and safety info by connecting users to a local doctor in an emergency.

    Suncayr: The team is making sun safety simple with a color changing marker that alerts you when your sunscreen is no longer protecting you.

Tech.Co is running an online vote to determine the victor, with the voting window staying open until August 31st at midnight. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 1st.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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