48 Hrs in the Valley Names December 2013 Cohort

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48 Hours in the Valley,  C100′s flagship mentorship program put on in conjunction with the Canadian Consulate of San Francisco and Palo Alto, has named its December 2013 cohort of “Canada’s most promising startups”.

Twice a year the C100 invites companies to Silicon Valley for two days of mentorship, workshops, investor meetings, strategic partner visits and networking.

The companies heading south for the December 2-4 session this year are:

iPowow is an interactive media company on the leading edge of the global shift towards Participation Television and Second Screen content.

ITManager.net, which allows network administrators to securely manage their servers from anywhere.

Horizn, a platform engages, trains and rewards sales teams.

SendtoNews, which syndicates exclusive premium sports video highlights to broadcasters, “newspaper.coms” and pure digital publishers across North America and Europe.

JUICE Mobile, an award-winning mobile marketing and technology firm.

Guardly, which provides mobile safety and security solutions for large enterprises, campuses, cities and countries.

FranchiseBlast, which empowers franchise owners to run a successful franchise business with easy-to-use operational software.

Vast Studios, a gaming company that specializes in multi-platform, premium-casual games.

Jostle, which created the People Engagement platform — a new kind of intranet that helps organizations around the globe enable their employees and drive their culture.

500px, a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs.

Bionym, the creator of the Nymi, a wearable technology that continuously identifies and authenticates the owner using their unique cardiac rhythm.

Busbud, which makes bus travel easy. By connecting travellers to bus operators, Busbud makes it a breeze to search, compare and book city-to-city bus tickets, anywhere in the world.

TitanFile, a startup focused on creating better ways for people to communicate and collaborate online without having to worry about security and privacy.

MyShoebox, which unifies fragmented photo collections across multiple devices.

Fuse Powered Inc., which helps app publishers acquire, retain and monetize users with a FREE, integrated mobile publishing platform called Fuseboxx™.

WhatsNexx provides a SaaS platform and solutions to companies of all sizes for their cross-channel campaign automation and analytics.

Figure 1 is a privacy-conscious photo sharing app for healthcare professionals.

Meanwhile, a list of speakers at the event has been released as well, featuring some big names in both Canadian and US startups:

Speakers include:

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Joseph Czikk is Managing Editor at Betakit. Prior to Betakit Joseph wrote for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Regina Leader Post, Techvibes and BC Business Online. Joseph often goes crazy on twitter during NHL and NFL games.