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:
- Atlantic Awards
- Quebec Awards
- Ontario Awards
- B.C. and the North Awards (Runner-up: Our very own Todd Dunlop, President & CEO of Ring Partner and VIATEC's Executive in Residence!)
- Prairies Awards
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:
- Atlantic Awards Reception | | Halifax
- Quebec Awards Reception | | Montreal
- Ontario Awards (Location TBA)| Pre-Registration Open
- B.C. & the North Awards Reception | | Vancouver
- Prairies Awards Reception | | Calgary
The Startup Canada Awards are proudly supported by Intuit Canada, TruShield Insurance,UPS Canada, Wolf Blass, MNP LLP, Scotiabank, BDC, and TELUS. The 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.
Communications and Marketing Manager, Startup Canada