101 Top Retail Startups and Companies in Toronto (2021)

June 19, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Toronto based Retail companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Retail 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 Toronto Retail Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

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Creative Destruction Lab delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies.

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Avison Young is a commercial real estate services firm.

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Drop Technologies

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Intelligent mobile rewards platform

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Sensibill

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Sensibill is a digital receipts ecosystem that allows customers to access receipts directly from bank accounts.

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Flipp

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Flipp is a free app that delivers your favorite weekly ads to your fingertips.

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Tulip Retail

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Tulip Retail is a mobile app platform built exclusively for next generation store associates to offer a world-class omnichannel experience.

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Hubba

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Hubba is a software company that uses a combination of machine learning and personal curation to match brands with buyers.

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BlackCart

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BlackCart is a try-before-you-buy platform for eCommerce stores.

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Bonsai

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Bonsai allows users to transact natively within the content that’s inspiring them to buy.

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Statflo

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Statflo builds a profitable customer relationships with a leading 1:1 outreach solution for wireless and tech retail.

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Rubikloud

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Rubikloud uses AI to deliver intelligent decision automation to enterprise retailers through its cloud-native platform.

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Rx Drug Mart

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A pharmacy retail organization.

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MetaVRse

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The MetaVRse Engine is a universal 3D/XR creation and deployment platform.

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Love Good Fats

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Love Good Fats is the manufacturer of delicious new snack bars! Made with healthy and good fats, low sugar.

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Give and Go

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A manufacturer of baked goods based in Toronto

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Herve Edibles

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Herve Edibles produces exquisite desserts, macarons, candies and chocolates that combine contemporary design with spectacular flavors.

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triMirror

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3D virtual fitting room that uses real-time cloth simulation and animation. Try it online, in-store, on mobile, and for 3D garment design.

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Aislelabs

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Aislelabs is a technology firm assisting retailers to achieve better and increased sales using the big data analytics.

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Unata

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Unata is a platform that provides Omni-commerce for retailers, connecting digital touchpoints to personalize shoppers’ experiences.

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Rover

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Rover iBeacon platform helps retailers deliver a better customer experience by transforming their mobile apps.

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Rebelstork

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Rebelstork is enabling the buying and selling of overstock, open-boxed, and used baby gear at a reduced price.

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Teabot

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Teabot is creating a retail platform for customized grab-and go tea.

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Askuity

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Askuity connects retailers and product suppliers with insight and analytics for improved collaboration, planning and retail execution.

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Turnstyle Solutions

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Turnstyle Solutions provides customer analytics and location-based marketing solutions for brick-and-mortar retail stores.

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Browze

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Browze is a marketplace that curates low-cost products from factories overseas without having to compromise on quality.

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Lift & Co.

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A media and technology company.

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TAKU Retail

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TAKU is the most flexible and cost-effective all-in-one commerce platform for established or growing retailers.

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SHOP.CA

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SHOP.CA, a Canadian multi-merchant marketplace, offers brands, products and services from trusted retailers, manufacturers and providers

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krippit

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Krippit is a 3D Printing FashionTech company for Women High Heel Accessories

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Rent frock Repeat

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Rent frock Repeat delivers high-end fashion from the runway to your wardrobe.

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Sampler

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The Leader in Direct-To-Consumer Product Sampling

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Vanhawks

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Vanhawks making the smart carbon fibre commuting bike and platform for smart bikes.

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Rockwell Razors

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Rockwell Razor makes eco-friendly shaving and personal grooming products.

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ForeverSpin

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ForeverSpin is a Canadian company dedicated to making the world’s finest tops.

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Digital Retail Apps

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Digital Retail Apps is a mobile application that enables users to scan, view, and purchase items through their smartphones.

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Ribitt

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Ribitt is a mobile rewards application that discovers local shops in every neighborhood.

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Happy Pops

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Happy Pops is the manufacturer of natural ice pops.

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Remdyfy Inc.

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Turnkey Solution provider to create and launch SAAS products

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Datenight Babysitting

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Connecting Parents with Experienced, Local Babysitters

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MFMG Cosmetics

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MFMG is a direct-to-consumer beauty brand that leverages community feedback to develop cosmetics tailored to multiethnic beauty consumers.

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Korsall.com

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Korsall.com is a proprietary Ecommerce technology platform that connects fashion designers to consumers from around the world.

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Blynk

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Your personal stylist in your pocket

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Canadian Tire Corp.

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Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited is a Canadian retail company which sells a wide range of automotive, sports goods.

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Arcestra

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Arcestra is a mobile application that assists users with commercial real estate marketing.

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Wuxly

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Wuxly is a lifestyle brand that designs outerwear made to perform in the coldest forecast using animal friendly new age technical materials.

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Boro

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Boro offers a peer-to-peer marketplace for women to list, discover, and borrow clothing.

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Canada Goose

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Canada Goose is an apparel and fashion company that specializes in manufacturing authentic outerwear.

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Simplista

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Simplista is a listing service that gets products from supplier to shelf in one tenth of the time.

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Red Peach Gifts

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Red Peach Gifts is an online shopping platform that offers inventory control services and multichannel selling solutions.

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Kobo

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Kobo offers an open platform for e-reading.

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ProPerforma

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ProPerforma works with growth-oriented business owners to increase their business revenue.

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Toni Marlow

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Toni Marlow is a premium clothing brand that focuses on undergarments that are gender inclusive.

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Standard Luggage Co.

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Standard Luggage Co. is a designer and online retailer of fine luggage and travel products

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RetailCommon

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Retailcommon isa Toronto based social shopping network company

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Swiggle Inc

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Save money on your online purchases when prices drop after you buy

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LoyaltyOne

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LoyaltyOne, Inc. is a global provider of loyalty marketing and programs to enterprises in the retail, financial services

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Roots

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A Toronto-based lifestyle brand and retailer and with 220 stores in North America and Asia

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StoreForce

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StoreForce develops a SaaS platform that provides a suite of scheduling, timekeeping, performance management, and execution tools.

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Mercatus Technologies

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Mercatus provides solutions to the grocery retail industry that enable and enhance engagement between retailers and customers across all

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Precima

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Precima provides tailored, data-driven solutions that drive sales, boost profitability, and build customer loyalty.

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Rewardly

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Rewardly is a cash back app, that rewards customers for sharing their purchase on social media.

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Indigo Books & Music

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Indigo Books & Music operates as a book retailer.

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Mama Earth Organics

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Mama Earth Organics is a health food store in Toronto, Ontario

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Zipette

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Zipette is children fashion brand that makes dresses that un-zip at the waist and are interchangeable with both styles and color.

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Beam.city

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Cut ad waste & Boost Your ROI automatically

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Torinit Technologies Inc.

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Torinit is a team of technology enthusiasts operating from Pune, India and Toronto, Canada.

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Encircled

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Encircled is an ethical clothing line that aims to provide comfortable clothes that can adapt to multiple settings.

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Shomigo

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Shomigo bridges the gap between social media and e-commerce by consolidating the e-commerce market and fostering social interactions.

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LCBO

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LCBO is one of the world’s largest purchasers of beverage alcohol and a world-class retailer.

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Wazo Furniture

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Specializing in mid-century modern furniture, Wazo Furniture offers sofas, tables, chairs, bar stools and a whole range of home accessories.

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Grafton Apparel

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Grafton Apparel is a men’s specialty apparel retailer.

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Kinetic Commerce

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Kinetic Commerce is a retail design and technology firm with offices in Toronto and New York City.

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Mastermind Toys

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Mastermind Toys is a toy, games, and book store for kids.

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Shifthub

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We are a cloud based social staff scheduling application, targeting the 4.

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RHI Group

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RHI Group is a developer of a retail marketing technology platform to help offline retailers thrive in the digital era.

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TVape

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TVAPE is one of the world’s largest vaporizer retailers and distributors, linking brands to businesses and consumers worldwide

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Intelliware Development

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Intelliware Development is a software developer focusing on products tailored for specific consumer needs.

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Holt Renfrew

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A visual diary of images inspiring the Holt Renfrew team! Inspiring customers with an extraordinary retail experience.

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Lunardo Media Inc. DBA Dauphine Magazine

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Bridal and Fashion Crossover Magazine

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Envision Sales

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Envision transforms environments to deliver exceptional branded experiences to some of North America’s best known companies.

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SYNNEX Canada

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SYNNEX Canada Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), is a leading distributor of technology products to

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Lucova Inc.

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To make commerce a more personal, seamless and connected experience by disrupting the point-of-sale with a Point-of-Experience (POE)

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Portfolio Aid Inc.

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Provides suitability and other compliance surveillance solutions for retail brokerages.

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Stylekick

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Stylekick is a site to discover and shop for different and new fashions.

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CreditGenie

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CreditGenie provides a digital solution to businesses in the retail and medical sectors to extend financing to their customers at POS.

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Pineridge Bakery

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Pineridge Bakery manufactures and markets frozen and fresh baked goods.

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Commerce Dynamics Inc.

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Commerce Dynamics helps iconic brands “grow differently” with the world’s leading end-to-end enterprise Marketplace solution.

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First Capital Reality

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First Capital Reality is a devoloper of retail stores connected to grocery stores.

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Opterus

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Simplifying Retail Communication.

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Uther Supply

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Uther Supply is a premium lifestyle brand that makes high quality golf accessories.

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MOOD

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Premium Cannabis Packaging and Storage

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Weedbox

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Weedbox ia a lifestyle and distribution brand in the cannabis space.

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VoiceGenie Technologies

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VoiceGenie Technologies is the provider of open VoiceXML platform solutions, development environments, and tools.

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Kitchen Stuff Plus

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Kitchen Stuff Plus is a housewares and home decor retaliler company.

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Klothed

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Klothed is an online platform that enables users to find, fit, style, and purchase clothes from a virtual shopping mall.

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Nōwn

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Nōwn is the complete POS that puts the focus on the person behind the purchase.

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iCustomBoxes

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Custom printed packaging and displaying boxes are available in all shapes, sizes, style and designs by iCustomBoxes.

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Friendly Stranger

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Friendly Stranger has been a champion of cannabis devoted to activism, community and culture.

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XR Ignite

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XR Ignite is a community hub and virtual accelerator for startups, studios, and developers to connect with corporate customers.

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Avid Apparel

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AA is a an apparel company specializes in offering high quality custom apparel design, production, manufacturing, and distribution.

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Teknion

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Teknion is an online platform that expertise in designing and manufacturing office and home furnishing products to various customers.

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