Recapping Metabridge 2016 (& Why I Love Kelowna, BC)

Each year, Metabridge selects 15 Top Tech Start-ups to take part in the Metabridge program.  Metabridge is a non-profit supporting the Start-up eco-system, powered by Accelerate Okanagan.  Metabridge hosts collaborative programs for top Tech entrepreneurs to enable them to connect with mentors and serial entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley. Their flagship event in Kelowna, BC provides networking opportunities for the Top 15 founders giving them untethered access to VC’s and investors over 48 hours, enabling them to make meaningful connections and taking them one step closer to a successful exit. Credit to Metabridge – Visit:

RentMoola is Top Startup in 2016:

Here are the Top 15:

Brightsquid: Brightsquid was founded 7 years ago with a vision to help securely share patient information between doctors and their patients. helps teachers and administrators make sense of the classroom. is currently used by over 150,000 teachers.

Community Sift: Community Sift is a reputation-driven platform for managing user-generated content, helping businesses to protect free speech and foster healthy online communities.

Dive Networks: Dive Networks is a Bloomberg type output for a brands data.  Dive Networks creates real-time news networks for all businesses and organizations.

Drop Loyalty Inc.: Drop is an intelligent mobile rewards platform targeting the millennial demographic.

Flytographer: Flytographer is an online marketplace that connects travelers with local photographers around the world.

Lynk Jobs: Lynk was born in response to the massive challenges that face the informal economy in Kenya, a sector that represents nearly 80% of national unemployment.

Nobal Technologies: Nobal Technologies is a hardware and software development company that produces the iMirror, in interactive touch display mirror that allows users to access and interact with digital content and applications.

OpenChannel: OpenChannel allows any company to easily create their own app marketplace for partners and developers.

RentMoola: RentMoola is an online global payment network that allows tenants and owners to pay rent and other payments by credit card, debit card, RM Direct Debit, or RM Cash, while earning rewards.

Ring Partner: Ring Partner is a pay-per-call exchange.

Silstart: Silkstart help not-for-profit, trade, an multi-chapter organizations create a modern, mobile friendly web presence, and manage members, memberships, event tickets, donations, job boards, invoicing, payments, and communication in a single system.

TalentClick: TalentClick is a B2B SaaS company in the human capital management space.  TalentClick is in over 40 countries worldwide.

TappLock: TappLock is the world’s first smart fingerprint padlock that is smart enough to access without a key, combination code, or smartphone.

Turnstyle Solutions: Turnstyle Solutions is a marketing and analytics platform that utilizes public wi-fi to attract, retain and reward customers.

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