Here are the top ten entries in the Index:
Greg Andrews has been compiling Start-Up Index lists at the tech news site TechVibes for the past half year for nine cities and regions in Canada, including Accordion City. They rank companies not on profit or market share, but on much easier to collect data: web traffic to their sites, based on data from Alexa and Compete. It’s not the best measure of the performance of a company, but it might be a decent indicator of mindshare. The Start-Up Index Canada for July 2008 is his first such index compiled for Canada as a whole.
To qualify for inclusion on the list, a company has to meet the following criteria:
- Located in Canada
- Less than 5 years old
- Not a public company
- Is a tech company; either hardware, software, web app/service, or mobile
Congrats to my fellow coworkers and b5 bloggers!
Bonus Useless Data
If you were to treat my personal blog, The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century as a startup, its average score, based on its Alexa ranking of 54,924 and Compete ranking of 48770, would put it in 21st place on the Start-Up Canada Index.