2015 regional Startup Canada Awards winners announced

The movers and shakers of  Canada’s entrepreneurship movement to be celebrated nationwide

October 2, 2015, OTTAWA, ON – Today, Startup Canada announced the regional winners and runners-up of the second annual Startup Canada Awards. Winners will be celebrated and recognized during special grassroots events featuring a reception, ceremony, and fireside chats in communities across Canada this fall.

“These winners are architects of a better future for Canada for entrepreneurs,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “As champions of the entrepreneurship movement, they deserve to be celebrated to the highest degree. Thank you and congratulations to all nominees and winners for elevating the efforts, ambitions, and standards of success for the entrepreneurship community locally and across Canada.”

Click on the links below to see the winners from each region:

The Startup Canada Awards can be likened to the Oscars for the Canadian entrepreneurship community – celebrating and recognizing the individuals, communities and institutions that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

The names of the regional winners will be pushed forward to the National Adjudication Committee and the national winners will be celebrated at the Startup Canada Awards Grand Finale at the CN Tower in Toronto on Dec. 1.

Regional events will be held throughout Startup Canada’s #EveryEntrepreneur Tour, which launches Oct. 14 in Halifax, N.S., and will land in six major cities before concluding in Toronto on Dec. 14. The national tour will provide on-site inspiration, mentorship and training to thousands of entrepreneurs.

The community can join in the celebration and conversation by attending one of the upcoming grassroots events:

The Startup Canada Awards are proudly supported by Intuit CanadaTruShield Insurance,UPS CanadaWolf BlassMNP LLPScotiabankBDC, and TELUSThe Startup Canada Awards are also supported by Fluid Review by Survey Monkey and Rideau Hall.

For more information on the Startup Canada Awards, visit www.startupaward.ca.

Press Contact:

Kathryn Forrest

Communications and Marketing Manager, Startup Canada

1-844-782-7801 ext. 106