Ninja Edit: This post focuses on last years group of Vancouver startups, and the 2012 companies have yet to be announced.
48 Hours in the Valley is an event organized by The C100, a group of Entrepreneurs and CEOs from Canada supporting technology startups. The event takes 20 different Canadian startups down to Silicon Valley for 2 days of mentorship, workshops and networking.
We’d like to share with you some of our local neighbors from Vancouver:
Tingle is a mobile online dating service which connects locals through their smartphones. By using tools available on your smartphone, you can connect with others in your area or make a free phone call to other users. Using features commonly found on Social Media websites, the app allows for many interesting ways to connect and meet people.
While they’ve recently been acquired by Twitter, Summify is a news consolidation service. Using your social media streams, Summify emails a daily “news” update with what it considers the most important stories in your feeds.
Payfirma is an online payment processor, with a new product allowing for payments to be made directly through a smartphone. Their mobile payment accessory attaches to the top of your smartphone and will accept all major credit cards. Receipts can be customized and sent to the customer by email in real-time. Payfirma also offers online payment processing and point-of-sale solutions for businesses.
Fundrazr is a social fundraising platform for anyone. By using existing social media channels, people looking to raise money for a cause can easily share their stories and causes.
Most recently, a professional video gamer named Athene raised over $1 million for children in Africa using the platform through a campaign called “Operation Sharecraft”.
Considering captchas are everywhere on the internet, Nucaptcha attempts to improve them so that they are less frustrating to complete. Using animated captchas, they request less work to complete and attempt to streamline the process. Nucaptcha aims to try and lower captcha completion time while still ensuring 100% human pass rates.
Lemonstand is a scalable e-commerce solution for businesses. Combining both a CMS and an e-commerce platform, Lemonstand aims to reduce the amount of work involved in managing an e-commerce website.
We’re excited to see so many local companies represented in SF! Keep an eye out for updates to these exciting startups.