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StarFish Medical places on The Globe and Mail’s ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

September 27, 2019

Canada’s Top Growing Companies


VICTORIA BC (September 27, 2019) StarFish Medical announced it placed No. 266 on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.

Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth.

StarFish Medical earned its spot with a three-year growth of 123%.

“We’re proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. This year is particularly special to us because it’s our 20th anniversary. To still be growing at a rate that places us in the 400 top growing Canadian companies is something we’re very proud of,” said Scott Phillips, StarFish Medical CEO and Founder.

“Little did I realize 20 years ago that we would have created the leading company in our (medical device design, development and manufacturing) industry. It’s been an adventure and we look forward to the next year.”

“My advice to other entrepreneurs is to always be reflecting and learning.  Because the situation keeps changing.  Things that work at one scale don’t work at the next.  You always have to be willing to break the things that were once enabling growth and be open to new insights that will help you continue to scale.”

Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking program aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 400 companies made the ranking this year.

The full list of 2019 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine — out now — and online.

“We created the Canada’s Top Growing Companies program because we believe there is much Report on Business readers can learn from the successes of the country’s best entrepreneurs,” says Derek DeCloet, Editor of Report on Business and Executive Editor at The Globe and Mail. “We’re excited to be telling their stories.”

“The 400 companies on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking demonstrate ambition, innovation and tremendous business acumen,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their contributions to the economy help to make Canada a better place, and warrant commendation.”

About The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With our award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.6 million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 1.8 million readers in print and digital every issue. Our investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.

About StarFish Medical

Empowering Medtech Innovation®
StarFish Medical is a full service Medical Device Design company offering design, development, and manufacturing services based in Toronto and Victoria. We use our Pathfinder™ process to reduce wasted effort and increase success for medical device product definition, technical engineering, and product development. Prototype and volume production are delivered within an ISO 13485 certified Quality Management System and an FDA registered manufacturing and clean room facility.

StarFish Medical media contact:

Mike Camplin

250.388.3537 x210

[email protected]

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