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Finalists Announced for Cantech Letter TSX Venture Exchange Tech Stock of the Year; Executive of the Year

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/17/13 -- Cantech Letter today announced the finalists in two categories for the 2013 Cantech Letter Awards.

The Fourth Annual Cantech Letter Awards will be presented at a gala dinner sponsored by Difference Capital and the TSX that will follow the Cantech Investment Conference on January 16th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Canadian icon Commander Chris Hadfield will keynote the first annual conference.

Winners will join Cantech Letter in ringing the opening bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange the following morning, January 17th.

This year's awards feature six categories; Cantech Letter TSX Tech Stock of the Year, Cantech Letter TSX Tech Executive of the Year, Cantech Letter TSX Venture Exchange Tech Stock of the Year, Cantech Letter TSX Venture Exchange Tech Executive of the Year, and two new awards; Cantech Letter Canadian Cleantech Stock of the Year and Cantech Letter Canadian Life Sciences Stock of the Year.

METHODOLOGY

A panel of Canada's top technology analysts were asked to name their top three picks in each of four categories. Judges will then be asked to rank the consensus picks. Special panels were assembled for the Canadian Cleantech Stock of the Year and the Canadian Life Sciences Stock of the Year. Each judge's picks counted for one vote, and in each of the four technology awards, the readers of Cantech Letter will be given one vote in online voting that will close December 31st.

For the first time ever, the Cantech Letter Awards will be open to the public. The gala awards dinner will immediately follow the First Annual Cantech Investment Conference on January 16th, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Tickets to the Cantech Letter Awards, including a limited number of VIP tables for ten, are still available online or contact Karen Renaud, Cambridge House International at karen@cambridgehouse.com or 604-398-5356. For tickets to the Cantech Investment Conference, which will feature a collection of the top technology companies and thought leaders from Canada's sizzling tech sector, visit our registration page.

To view the three finalists for 2013 Cantech Letter TSX Venture Exchange Tech Stock of the Year and the three finalists for 2013 Cantech Letter TSX Venture Exchange Tech Stock Executive of the Year, go to www.cantechletter.com.

About Cantech Letter

Founded in 2008 by Nick Waddell, Cantech Letter is an online magazine dedicated to Canadian tech stocks and startups. The site features contributions from some of Canada's top technology analysts and thought leaders.

About Cambridge House International Inc.

Founded in 1995 Cambridge House International Inc. has grown to be the world leader in producing investment conferences held throughout North America. Cambridge House Conferences bring industries together for impactful two-day events where attendance includes novice to expert retail, accredited and institutional investors. The conferences are a monumental place for networking, education and investment discovery.

About Difference Capital Financial Inc.

Difference Capital Financial Inc. is a publicly listed specialty finance company focused on creating shareholder value through strategic investment and advisory services in growth companies. We provide debt and equity growth capital to technology, media, and healthcare-related companies to help them create long-term shareholder value. We focus primarily on later-stage companies (post or near-commercialization) with significant intellectual property and with strong visibility to over $10m in annual revenues.

Contacts:
Cambridge House International Inc.
Karen Renaud
Media Contact
1-877-363-3356/604-398-5356
karen@cambridgehouse.com
www.cambridgehouse.com

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