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101 Best Ontario Events Startups – The Future of Events

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Ontario based Events companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Events industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Ontario Events Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Parkbench.com

Parkbench.com

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Parkbench is an all-in-one sales & marketing platform for realtors who want to build their brand & get more clients in a neighborhood

Thriver

Thriver

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Thriver is a food and culture platform providing workplace culture programs aimed at promoting employee engagement and wellness.

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The Happenin Company

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The Happenin Company is an app for users to easily discover new local experiences and plan them with friends.

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Elevate

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Elevate holds tech and innovation festival, uniting innovators in their mission to build a better future.

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Bench Brewing Co.

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Bench Brewing Co. is an award-winning craft brewery company.

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Esports Tickets

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Esports Tickets is a free-to-use event platform for gaming and esports events, and esports tickets.

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Golf 4 Millions

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Golf 4 Millions is a nationwide Closest to the Pin competition that begins at your club.

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Brüha

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An event marketplace. Innovating the event industry with Brüha Promoter.

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FillSpaces

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FillSpaces allows you to find the perfect short-term rental to suit your needs.

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PheedLoop

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PheedLoop is an events services company that offers one stop shop conference and meeting engagement, management and planning tool.

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Wild Apricot

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Wild Apricot is web-based software for small associations and non-profits to help manage membership, website, events and other activities.

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ProjectSpeaker

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ProjectSpeaker is a management tool that helps event planners manage the speaker selection process.

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InsideScientific

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InsideScientific is an online educational platform for life science researchers.

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InitLive Inc.

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InitLive is a revolutionary staff & volunteer scheduling tool for events, programs and CSR.

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Nascent Digital

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Nascent Digital is a company that aids businesses in producing better digital content.

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Calester

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Create groups, discover events, make pla

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Rational Group

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The Rational Group operates gaming and related businesses and brands including PokerStars,

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Comic Reply

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Comic Reply is an online contest platform that enables their fans to create ‘fan art.’

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FMAV

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FMAV is a company specializing in audiovisual and event-driven technologies.

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RedPine

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RedPine is an application specially designed and developed for artists to manage and organizes their own shows and concerts.

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Ticketgateway

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Ticketgateway is event publishing platform, which acts as a smart and advanced intermediate between ticket buyer and poster

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PowerUp Sports

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PowerUp Sports provides online sports registration and club management services.

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Demand Metric

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Agile project management software built for Marketers powered by 1,000+ practical tools & resources.

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Tasttlig

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Tasttlig is an online food festival platform that engages in creating and hosting multicultural food festivals.

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EventFlex

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Flexible Venues. Flexible Rates. Fast Experience.

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Maclean’s magazine

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Maclean’s Magazine offers articles about international affairs, social issues, national politics, business, and culture.

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DUUO

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DUUO provides on-demand insurance products and services online.

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TicketBreak

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TicketBreak, the ticketing service company owned by MapleCore Ltd., a leading Canadian independent music company.

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Event Caddy

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Golf Tournament Software for Event Organizers

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Eventelis

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Better Events for People and Planets

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LMK Technologies, LLC

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Chunky’s Cinema Pub is an entertainment company that organizes functions, birthday parties, and corporate functions.

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CAASA

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CAASA is a trade association that represents Canadian alternative investment managers, investors, and service providers across globally.

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Happ Social

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Experiences marketplace transforming industry from ad-based to transactional

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Laser Quest

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Laser Quest offers a professional team building program, developed by a corporate training professional.

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Guestlist

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Guestlist is an online event registration service that helps users sell tickets.

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Broad Reach Communications

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Broad Reach offers a full range of services including social media, media relations, event management, writing, and editing.

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Namevine

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Namevine is the easiest way to search for a domain name and matching social media profiles.

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Waveform

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Waveform is a full-service agency established with the core focus of providing clients with guidance and access to the gaming industry.

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QuickStaff

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Schedule your event staff in minutes. Bring order and clarity to your staff scheduling with QuickStaff.

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etickets.ca

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etickets, concerts, music, sports, theatre, broadway, musicals

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Exposoft Solutions

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Exposoft Solutions is a Provider of innovative online, offline and onsite data management solutions for the event industry.

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Sport-Travel

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Sport-Travel specializes in offering complete solutions of tournament management and event accommodations.

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Inspirapps

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Inspirapps offers polltogo, an application that enables its users to get instant feedback from friends, clients, and others.

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Shaftesbury Films

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Shaftesbury is a global thought leader and innovator of original content for all platforms in more than 120 countries.

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Speakers Spotlight

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Speakers’​ Spotlight is a trailblazing international speakers bureau representing extraordinary speakers.

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emall.ca, Inc.

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domain names, domain investment, tickets, travel, concerts, sports, theatre, broadway, development

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Casa Blanca Media

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Casablanca provide domestic and foreign music publishing administration services to copyright owners around the globe.

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Toyota Arena

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Toyota Arena is a pioneering platform that is expertise in hosting a variety of concessions, concerts, family shows and refreshment stands.

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Your Brand Integrated Marketing Communications

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YOUR BRAND is an integrated marketing communications agency that delivers the message of your brand directly to your consumers.

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Pearl Hospitality

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Pearl Hospitality providing guests with genuine and thoughtful experiences, and a dedication to delivering memorable moments.

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The Streaming Network

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The Streaming Network (TSN) is Canada’s leading provider of Webinars, Webcasts and Virtual Events.

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INK Entertainment

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INK Entertainment is a lifestyle and entertainment company.

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ITW Construction Canada

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ITW Construction Canada is a construction company that specializes in manufacturer of products used in the automotive industries.

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Macgregor Communications

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Macgregor Communications is an events producing company.

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Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

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Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre provides equipment rentals, fitness assessments, corporate events, merchandise & nutrition counseling services.

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Event Holler

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Event Holler is an online network that enables the promotion and organization of events through social media.

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TechToronto

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TechToronto is the best way to expand your knowledge and network within Toronto’s technology community.​

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Earth to Table Bread Bar

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Earth to Table Bread Bar is a living extension of the food philosophy that began when we were writing the Earth to Table cookbook.

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Waterloo Innovation Network

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Waterloo Innovation Network

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Forest Of Flowers

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Forest of Flowers is a full service florist headquartered in London, Ontario.

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Liberty Entertainment Group

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Liberty Entertainment Group provides hospitality, restaurants, nightlife and event services.

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2life

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2life is a mobile platform that help couples stay inspired and organized as they plan their wedding and life together.

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Miramir

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Alternative social network and portal

Thriver

Barcraft United

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Barcraft United brings competitive gaming broadcasts to venues all around the globe.

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WristCoin

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SaaS, Cashless Payments, Fintech, NFC, Contactless

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The Event Rental Group

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The Event Rental Group is a leading party and events equipment rental company.

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Hart Entertainment

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Specializing in corporate events, picnics, Christmas parties, trade shows, schools, promotions, and social occasions.

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York Region Arts Council

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York Region Arts Council is your connection to the York Region arts & tourism community.

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Even Matchup Gaming

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Even Matchup Gaming is an esports events production and broadcast company.

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WayPoint Golf

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WayPoint is a is a web based, mobile friendly solution built to address the needs of the golf tournament industry.

Thriver

FaveQuest

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FaveQuest develops and provides mobile apps that inform, engage and entertain.

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NUVO Network

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NUVO Network is a reimagined workspace housing a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and collaboration.

Thriver

HIGGINS EVENT RENTALS

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Higgins is the place to hire from for your parties, business events, and weddings, among other things, provide tents, linens, tables, etc.

Thriver

WeddingHero

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WeddingHero is a wedding planning website that makes wedding preparations easier for couples who are getting married.

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AS Special Events Party & Tent Rentals

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AS Special Events is a premium party equipment rental and tent rental supplier in Toronto, ON.

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Woodbridge Center

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Visit Woodbridge Center is a two-level shopping mall, has 200 retail establishments and shops plus 5 department stores.

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Focus Photography

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Focus Photography is wedding photographer and videographer company that provides photography and cinematography services.

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Inorbital

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A Toronto Web Design and Development Company Serving the Globe

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Simply Appointments

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Online Appointment Scheduling Software

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FITC

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FITC produces design and technology events worldwide which inspire, educate and challenge attendees.

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Eventbit Inc.

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Online event management & ticketing

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System 4 Productions

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System 4 Productions Inc. is a provider of photography services for commercial, sports, and corporate events.

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DevTO

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DevTO is an organization that runs events and workshops through technology.

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Electric Runway

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Electric Runway is a future fashion event series and platform for covering & discovering fashion tech.

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Deer Ridge Golf Club

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Deer Ridge Golf Club is a premium golf club that offers luxurious experience of game and food.

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Querity software

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Querity software is a enterprise productivity improvement software.

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PUNCH CANADA

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PUNCH is a public relations agency that offers strategic communications, media relations and digital programs service.

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Canadian National Exhibition

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Canadian National Exhibition promotes the largest annual fair program such as concerts, international performances and family entertainment.

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Dx3 Canada

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Dx3 Canada operates as a conference and trade show dedicated to digital marketing, retail, and advertising.

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Documentary Organization of Canada

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Documentary Organization of Canada is a non profit organization that deals with production and distribution of documentaries.

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Lucidlife

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Lucidlife is your only source for the hottest current events and parties happening in your local area.

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OldMill

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OldMill provides picturesque settings for events, meetings, dining, wedding venue and for outdoor ceremonies.

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HackerNest

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HackerNest is a global nonprofit that gets more people into tech so they can afford to be healthier & happier.

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Ottawa Business Journal

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OBJ is the leading source of news, information and events for Canada’s national capital.

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Luxe Modern Rentals

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LUXE Rentals is a service provider of high-end rental furniture for the meeting and events industry.

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Craft Public Relations

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Craft Public Relations offers communication strategy, media relations, social media marketing, event planning and branding services.

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TLAC

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TLAC is an innovative 2D/3D Design, Digital & Print Publishing technology company

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Panvista

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Welcome to Panvista’s page on LinkedIn! Our mission is to provide clear and meaningful insight into your customers’ behaviour.

Thriver

National Event Management

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National Event Management provided development, production and management of consumer events.

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Galaxy Photoz

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Galaxy Photoz is a Toronto based photography firm specializing in event & fashion photography.

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ISDOP Inc.

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An event-based social networking app that helps people meet offline more effectively and efficiently.

Written by Warren Tesla

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