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Six Canadian companies make WEF’s list of tech pioneers

World Economic Forum's 100 companies include leaders in carbon capture, alternative meat and circular economies, food security and more

June 23, 2020  The Canadian Press

NEW YORK — The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named six Canadian companies to its annual list of tech pioneers.

The 100 companies named to the list join a WEF program that aims to give next-generation innovators a voice in solving global issues and exploring how new technologies transform business models and society.

Artificial intelligence-powered content moderation company Two Hat, identification verification service Truiloo and air-capture technology company Carbon Engineering represented BC on the list.

Ontario was represented by software company Axonify and MindBridge, a business that uses artificial intelligence to aid the finance and accounting sector.

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Polystyrene recycling company Polystyvert was the lone Quebec business to make the list.

Companies that have made the list in previous years include international tech giants Airbnb, Google, Twitter, Spotify and Kickstarter.