Digital Wayfinding Firm Jibestream Wins Canadian Innovation Honour
November 29, 2012 by Dave Haynes
Toronto-based wayfinding software firm Jibestream won a competition that saw the small firm dubbed one of Canada’s most innovative companies. The contest involved an audience of more than 500 investors, entrepreneurs, and business analysts at a Canadian Innovation Exchange event Wednesday in Toronto.
The CIX event was a real-time stock trading game that involved raising virtual investment dollars based on the product and service pitches from some 20 companies.
Jibestream topped the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) category while online menswear retailer Frank and Oak won for digital media.
Jibestream does interactive wayfinding for everyone from hospitals to out of home media companies. If you have passed through Toronto’s Pearson Airport – at least Terminal 1 – you likely saw one of the GIANT digital ad panels bankrolled by ClearChannel and flanked by a Jibestream-powered directory screen.
I did some business plan work with them a couple of years ago, so it’s great to see it go from a pretty early stage to where the company is now positioned.