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About Founded in Canada

About Founded in Canada

It’s fair to say Canada has produced more than it’s fair share of innovators over the years.Reginald Fessenden developed the world’s first practical, publicly demonstrated wireless radio transmission, whilstAlexander Graham Bell is credited as inventing the first practical telephone. All this before we considerJames Gosling (Java),Frederick Banting (Insulin),James Naismith (Basketball), John Hopps (The Pacemaker),Charles Fenerty(Newsprint)Alfred J. Gross (Pager),Sandford Fleming (Standard Time) and countless other Canadian innovators who have helped make the world what it is today.

There has been quite a startup revolution in the last few years in Canada; more and more people are choosing entrepreneurship instead of traditional employment. Some Canadian entrepreneurs have achieved success on an international scale. Companies such as Shopify, 500px Inc, Plenty Of Fish, and HootSuite Media are proof of our high quality entrepreneurship. Canada is quickly becoming a world-renowned startup hub.

Founded X is a leading startup platform, curating the most innovative startups with the iconic Maple Leaf as the most recognisable symbol for Canadian identity. With a global mission to uncover local startup scenes worldwide, Founded X is active in nearly 100 countries for maximum reach within even the most remote startup ecosystems.

As part of Founded X, we aim to highlight innovative startups with Canadian roots and showcase our nation’s latest entrepreneurial ventures. We also wish to inspire people within our nation to see what’s possible, and to honour the Canadian entrepreneurs who have pursued their own venture instead of staying in the safe-zone of employment.

Do you want to support this initiative? You can submit a Canadian startup that meets the criteria, or follow us on Twitter to get notifications of new additions.

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