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startup name: Pixton Comics Inc.

founded: 2010

number of employees: 2

lead product: An online comic-making tool with a click-and-drag interface that allows users to adapt the program’s graphics to their own characters and stories.

milestone: The 2012 B.C. Innovation Council New Ventures Competition regional grand prize of $30,000.

The world needs this product because: Founder and creator Clive Goodinson says “people need better ways to express themselves and communicate in a graphical format.”