When many people hear the words “technology startup” these days, they likely imagine a company working out of Silicon Valley in California. It’s understandable, because some of these companies—such as Facebook and Uber—have emerged as worldwide leaders.

But thanks to companies like Vendasta Technologies based in Saskatoon, the province is taking steps toward being known as the “Saskatchewan Valley.” Since forming in 2008, Vendasta—which sells digital solutions to local businesses—has grown by at least 50 per cent per year and works with 13 of the top 15 media companies in the U.S. and 1,700 total resellers, marketing to over 600,000 local businesses.