While Canuck firms might not be getting as much coverage on “Techcrunch”:http://www.techcrunch.com and other Web 2.0 watchers as silicon valley dotcoms, that doesn’t mean the Great White North isn’t pushing out its own upstart start-ups.
“BarCamp Toronto”:http://barcamp.org/TorCamp “instigator”:http://www.onedegree.ca/2005/10/28/5-questions-for-david-crow-instigator-torcamp “David Crow”:http://davidcrow.ca/ has done a great job of rounding up links to any Canadian company with a whiff of 2.0 about them.
His “Web 2.0 Innovation Map”:http://davidcrow.ca/article/888/web-20-innovation-map is a must bookmark page that currently lists over 30 Canadian companies worth knowing.
When people ask why there is no Net innovation in Canada – say “pshaw” and point them to David’s list.
Also worth reviewing are Mark Evan’s “Where’s Canada’s Web 2.0 Party?”:http://evans.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2006/1/21/1717501.html and Michael McDerment’s “Canadian Web 2.0 Companies”:http://www.michaelmcderment.com/article/Canadian-Web-2-Companies.html.