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Advolve qualifies as a finalist for Get in the Ring Canada
Advolve Media is the latest Winnipeg startup to help confirm that this city has become a hotbed of new company activity.
The makers of custom displays that offers brand advertising through their proprietary Mirage Mirrors has qualified as a finalist for Get in the Ring Canada.
It’s one of five Canadian startups that will head to Kansas City on Nov. 6, 2014 to compete for a chance to pitch at a global competition in the Netherlands with all expenses paid.
Futurpreneur Canada (formerly Canada Youth Business Foundation) is the Canadian sponsor of this program based out of the Netherlands.
Advolve’s partners Bryce North and Kris Luinenburg also recently competed against 15 other startups from across Canada for the title of Canada’s Most Promising Startup and narrowly missed making it to the top five.
That honour was taken by another Manitoba startup, Chris Johnson’s Permission Click, which won the overall competition.
Get in the Ring refers to itself as “the Olympics for Startups.” The event give startups a global podium from which to connect with investors and create a fan base.