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Finalists have been selected for this year’s Canadian Startup Awards and voting is now open.

Here’s a quick rundown of the six finalists competing for the title of Best Overall Canadian Startup of 2012.

SHOPIFY

Shopify, based in Ottawa, is an ecommerce platform that allows individuals and businesses to create online stores. Recently named Canada’s smartest company. Has raised $22 million in funding.

INDOCHINO

Indochino, based in Vancouver, sells tailored men’s clothing online. Has partnered with Canadian sports legend Steve Nash. Was named one of BC’s most innovative companies in 2011.

500PX

500px, based in Toronto, is an online community built for discovering, sharing, buying, and selling photographs. Ranked number one in the last Canadian Startup Index. Has been steadily winning users from Flickr.

PAYFIRMA

Payfirma, based in Vancouver, helps businesses accept payments in their store, online, and on their mobile devices. Won Best New Canadian Startup last year. Doesn’t neglect the BlackBerry platform.

WAVE

Wave, based in Toronto, is a cloud-based accounting solution for small businesses. The startup expanded into the US very quickly. Recently rebranded.

VIDYARD

Vidyard, based in Waterloo, helps people and companies put video on their websites. Platform sees one million plays per day. Raised money from a cofounder of YouTube.