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Seven innovative Canadian startups you don’t know about, but should

There’s a tendency to think that Canada’s startups are insulated in the tech corridors of Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver. But there’s lots of innovation happening beyond those established hubs. An analysis of Crunchbase data shows that $5.1 billion was raised by companies headquartered outside of those cities—58 per cent of the total raised within Canada in the past five years.

The Logic reached out to economic development agencies across the 13 provinces and territories and asked them to highlight new startups taking off in their region.

We chose seven innovative companies you likely don’t know about—but should. Presenting The Logic’s 2018 list of Canada’s most unique startups.

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