Canada’s economic future is dependent on our entrepreneurs from coast to coast. As our worlds have become significantly more digital, virtually over night, Canadian tech entrepreneurs are in the spotlight. In this time of crisis, showcasing and supporting our Canadian startups is needed now more than ever before.

For over 14 years, CIX Top awards program has identified Canada's most innovative startups from coast to coast. The 250+ alumni are an impressive list of Canada's fastest growing startups. Each year, investors and corporates rely on the CIX awards program to find companies to invest and partner.


Global Pandemic:

The 2021 CIX Selection Committee will need to know how the global pandemic is impacting your business. In this application, you will have the opportunity to describe your pre-covid-19 business model outlook current situation how you have adapted and building your business to succeed. We understand that there is significant uncertainty.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

Diversity, equity and inclusion continue to be priorities in CIX’s content and this year we will be after the crisisdo better to champion meaningful change and support underrepresented communities in Canada's startup industry through our annual awards program. As such, we have added a DE&I measure to the judging criteria for the 2021 CIX Top 20 Early and CIX Top 10 Growth awards program.

Entry is FREE and easy. We encourage ALL Canadian early and growth-stage startups apply.


CIX has two awards categories:

CIX TOP 20 Early program for companies with net revenue less than CA $5 million or who have raised less than $10 million and the CIX TOP 10 Growth program for later stage companies.

CIX TOP programs are Canada’s largest national showcase of the hottest and most innovative tech companies. Hundreds of applications are submitted each year from across Canada and the CIX Selection Committee evaluates and selects the final companies based on 6 criteria: Business Model, Quality of Product and Service Offering, Innovation, Market Opportunity, Depth of Management and DE&I of its Leadership.

Every year hundreds of investors and corporates globally eagerly await the announcement of the CIX TOP companies!



The deadline to apply is: 11:59 PM July 30, 2021