B.C. Startups Worth Watching

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Four B.C. companies have made Mattermark’s list of top 10 Canadian startups to watch

A handful of tech startups out of B.C. are being lauded as worthy of being watched. Tech analysis website Mattermark released a list of 10 Hardware Startups on the Rise earlier this month, which featured Vancouver’s Recon Instruments in third place.

On the newest list, 10 Canadian Startups To Watch, Recon ranked second. The company’s Heads-Up Display technology is primarily used in sports goggles and glasses. Recon Instruments sold out of pre-orders for their sports smart glasses called the Recon Jet (due out later this year) a day before its scheduled close in July. Average week-over-week growth for traffic to Recon’s website is 172 per cent, according to betakit.com.

Online food ordering service Lazymeal came in fifth with average weekly traffic growth of 10 per cent. The company was founded in 2011 and services the greater Vancouver area with over 300 restaurant partners. Lazymeal is currently working to finalize its tablet technology, dubbed “lazytab,” which digitally streamlines all orders from the cloud to all its partner restaurants.

Coming in at No. 6 is the goal-setting and tracking software GoalsOnTrack, which was founded in 2008. The company has average weekly traffic growth of 11 per cent and in 2011 started working on mobile versions of its software.

Rounding out the B.C. companies on the Mattermark list is Medeo, the Vancouver-based company that provides secure video conferencing between B.C. medical patients and doctors. Launched in June, Medeo is open to beneficiaries of the provincial medical services plan and is available via computer or by iPhone or iPad. The company has seen an average weekly traffic growth of 31 per cent.