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b5media: #5 on TechVibes’ Start-Up Canada Index

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b5media, where I hold the position of Nerd Wrangler, has the #5 position on TechVibes’ Start-Up Index Canada for July 2008.

Here are the top ten entries in the Index:

Rank Site Alexa Compete Average City/Region
1 MetroLyrics 492 381 437 Vancouver
2 Suite101 2,350 491 1,421 Vancouver
3 AbeBooks 6,274 2,428 4,351 Victoria
4 Wikitravel 4,596 4,925 4,761 Montreal
5 b5media 7,071 4,080 5,576 Toronto
6 NowPublic 7,954 6,396 7,175 Vancouver
7 TravelPod 7,997 7,384 7,691 Ottawa
8 Weblo 11,647 10,809 11,228 Montreal
9 amung.us 5,914 20,427 13,171 Alberta
10 iBegin 28,861 13,086 20,974 Toronto

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.

b5media and Start-Up Index Canada logos

b5media, where I hold the position of Nerd Wrangler, has the #5 position on TechVibes’ Start-Up Index Canada for July 2008.

Here are the top ten entries in the Index:

Rank Site Alexa Compete Average City/Region
1 MetroLyrics 492 381 437 Vancouver
2 Suite101 2,350 491 1,421 Vancouver
3 AbeBooks 6,274 2,428 4,351 Victoria
4 Wikitravel 4,596 4,925 4,761 Montreal
5 b5media 7,071 4,080 5,576 Toronto
6 NowPublic 7,954 6,396 7,175 Vancouver
7 TravelPod 7,997 7,384 7,691 Ottawa
8 Weblo 11,647 10,809 11,228 Montreal
9 amung.us 5,914 20,427 13,171 Alberta
10 iBegin 28,861 13,086 20,974 Toronto

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.

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