Three hot startups with Waterloo roots have won Deloitte’s Companies-to-Watch Award, accounting for more than a quarter of this year’s 11 recipients nationwide.

The annual awards, announced today, recognize promising tech companies that have been in business for less than five years.

The three locally connected recipients are:

–         Sweet Tooth, a Waterloo-based company that develops points and rewards apps for eCommerce stores.

–         Dejero, a Waterloo-based developer of a platform that enables live video broadcasting over cellular, wifi and Ethernet connections.

–         Top Hat Monocle, a Toronto-based educational technology company founded in Waterloo, which enables interactive learning in classrooms using mobile devices.