Startup Calgary announces winning Showcase companies

Local startups will compete for $60k in prizes at Launch Party on Dec 1, 2011

Nine Showcase companies have been selected from an application pool of 37 local tech startups to be part of the StartUp Calgary Launch Party 2011 Showcase.  The winning companies are: Opryx, Minigroup, Hubblr, Kudos, Vision Player, New Panda, Transithub, Community Point, and Core Connect.

In addition to the announcement of the Showcase winners, there is over $60,000 in prizes available to all of the startups who applied, regardless if they were selected to showcase or not.
Along with their participation at the evening Launch Party, the nine Showcase winners  will  take part in a pitch boot camp and pitch to a VIP group of VC’s, A100 members and other highly engaged and influential individuals within the tech community.

The nine Showcase winners will give informal demos of their cutting edge technologies and products sharing their stories with the audience at the evening Launch Party. In addition, the top three startups, chosen by a pre-selected industry panel, will present their pitches on stage at the event.

Victoria McLean, StartUp Calgary Director commented, “Launch Party 2011 is set to be a great success, building on last year’s sold out event and once again helping the Calgary startup community showcase their accomplishments. To learn more about two of last year’s Showcase winners, Insight Emissionsand Gridly’s,achievements and where they are now go to the StartUp Calgary blog.”

StartUp Calgary Launch Party 2011 takes place on December 1st from 6:30pm – 9 pm and will be held at the Roderick Mah centre for Continuous Learning on the Mount Royal University Campus.  Early Bird tickets are available online for $20 plus GST and processing fees before November 24th, 2011 at

For more information about StartUp Calgary Launch Party 2011 visit


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