Selection Committee

The CIX Top 20 Selection Committee is a confidential list of 25+ technology and innovation experts, academics, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Their mandate is to evaluate a random group of submissions against the criteria via online tools, meetings and research. The main criteria include Business Model, Quality of Product, Service Offering, Market Opportunity and Depth of Management.

Before the review process has begun, committee members must make the CIX Content Producer aware of any conflicts of interest with the assigned applications. A conflict of interest exists if there are circumstances with any of the assigned companies that might reasonably be believed to create a risk that the committee member’s decisions may be unduly influenced by secondary interests.


Being recognised as a CIX Top 20 helped us with meeting new investors and close a round of funding.Phil LeBlanc, Co-Founder, CEO of Flixel Photos
2014 CIX Top 20


Being part of the CIX Top 20 brought Zoom.ai a lot of exposure, which is exactly what we needed since as a 9-month old startup we were still not yet well known. Since then, our brand awareness has shot up and we’ve recently closed our seed round of financing, due to that extra exposure from the CIX Top 20.Roy Pereira, CEO & Founder, Zoom.ai
2016 CIX Top 20


CIX Top 20 provided excellent media and brand exposure for Plum. Investors and potential customers often remarked that they noticed our company through the CIX Top 20. It provided excellent recognition and credibility as a growing company.Caitlin MacGregor, CEO, Plum
2015 CIX Top 20


CIX Top 20 recognition has helped us develop valuable partnerships within Toronto's innovation ecosystem and gain international exposure as a fast-growing capital markets fintech firm.Vuk Magdelinic, Co-Founder and CEO, Overbond
2016 CIX Top 20


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