Exploring Canada’s Rising Stars: Innovative App-Based Startups Headquartered Locally

December 19, 2023

Canada stands as a strong player in the global startup scene due to its resilient economy, thriving tech scene, and abundance of talent and innovation. Several noteworthy startups have been born in Canada in recent years, particularly in the Apps industry where companies are using advanced technology to solve real-world problems and enhance the user experience. In this article, we spotlight several Canadian startups with an inception of 2020 or later, operating in the Apps industry with their headquarters located in the maple country.

The companies featured in this piece are not only employing cutting-edge applications to offer unique solutions, but they are also having a positive impact on various industries such as IT, education, e-commerce, music, and more. These innovative startups are redefining the way we interact with technology and how it benefits us in our everyday lives.

The aim of this article is to provide a deeper understanding of these emerging Canadian startups, provide key information about them, and highlight their unique offerings. Let’s take a closer look.


Located in Toronto, Ontario, Nuula is an application that provides tools for small businesses to easily manage key business KPIs. Founded by Mark Ruddock, their platform allows users to connect cloud accounting, business bank accounts, and commerce platforms, to monitor their financial health actively. Nuula makes it easier for small enterprises to keep track of their business metrics and anticipate possible issues.
Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Areto Labs

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Areto Labs is a software company that creates culture-building apps and bots, designed to be integrated into digital community platforms. Areto Labs, founded by Jacqueline Comer, Kasey Machin, and Lana Cuthbertson, is paving the way for better online communities through innovation and technology.
Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Fyyne, a Toronto-based startup, connects users with the best beauty artists in their locality with less than 5 clicks. Founded by Al-Ameen Ogundiran, Jeffrey Fasegha, and Olugbenga Olubanjo, Fyyne also acts as a platform for independent beauty artists to build their brands and process payments.
Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Renaissance, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an application designed to help artists amplify their streaming traction and connect with their super fans. Its founders, Arpan Deol, Devon Ulrich, and Kiki Jaspal, have created an innovative platform for musicians and their followers.
Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


B4Grad, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is a rapidly growing study platform that connects students by school, classroom, and geographic location. Founded by Anthony Giugno and Joseph Giugno, B4Grad is reimagining how students collaborate on their studies. Find them on Twitter.


Glissner’s CleanPhone™ device is a touchless UV-C light sanitation device that kills 99.99% of viruses and bacteria on a mobile phone in 10 seconds. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company, founded by Daniel Benin and Ronen Benin, adds a layer of safety and hygiene assurance in shared spaces.
Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


NextCheck offers cloud-based maintenance tracking software for aircraft. Located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, NextCheck was founded by Eoin Seviour and Marty Whelan. The software automates flight data entry to reduce errors and provides real-time status of aircraft components.
Connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.


LEGIT APP based in Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a service to authenticate collector items. Their team of experts helps resellers and buyers authenticate items by reviewing photos, ensuring accurate results.
Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Offering a unique solution to everyday troubles, PickEasy is a fun mobile app that helps users decide where to dine. Based in Markham, Ontario, PickEasy aims to take the stress out of meal decisions.
Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Story City

Story City, based in Edmonton, Alberta, offers a no-code platform and app for location-based content and games. The startup, founded by Emily Craven, presents a new twist on storytelling and presents a unique business opportunity for local talents.
Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Based in Montréal, Quebec, Woopen is a social media platform for the real estate industry. Founded by Jerome Verdier, Woopen provides a network for real estate professionals to connect and collaborate.
Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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