Adjudicators

The Startup Canada Awards are adjudicated by some of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs and public figures. The internal Preliminary Adjudication Committee shortlists candidates. Regional and National Adjudication Committees play a vital role in reviewing and evaluating shortlisted submissions and determining the results of the Awards.

 

National Adjudication Committee


Appointed to evaluate shortlisted national award nominees.

Shauna Harper

Shauna Harper

Startup Prince George

Andy Nulman

Andy Nulman

Play the Future

Frank O’Dea

Frank O’Dea

YP-IT Ltd

Gerry Pond

Gerry Pond

East Valley Ventures

Dr. James Bowen

Dr. James Bowen

National Adjudication Committee Chair

Renee Tavares

Renee Tavares

Startup Canada Advisor

    JP Gladu

    JP Gladu

    Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

    Janice McDonald

    Janice McDonald

    Startup Canada Ambassador for Women

    Sean Wise

    Sean Wise

    Startup Canada Ambassador for Communities

    Rivers Corbett

    Rivers Corbett

    Startup Canada Community Advisor

    Camille McInnis

    Camille McInnis

    Startup Canada Community Advisor

    Jill Earthy

    Jill Earthy

    FrontFundr

    Waneek Horn-Miller

    Waneek Horn-Miller

    Olympic Athlete

      Devon Brooks

      Devon Brooks

      Founder, Blo, Blow Dry Bar

        Anne Whelan

        Anne Whelan

        CEO, Seafair Capital

          Paul Chaput

          Paul Chaput

          PhD, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur

            Tareq Hadhad

            Tareq Hadhad

            GM, Peace by Chocolate

              Alex Barrette

              Alex Barrette

              Analyst, iNovia

                Patrice Mousseau

                Patrice Mousseau

                Founder, Satya Organic

                  Swish Goswami

                  Swish Goswami

                  Founder, SuperFan

                    Maayan Ziv

                    Maayan Ziv

                    Founder, AccessNow

                      Lindsay McPhee

                      Lindsay McPhee

                      External Comms, BDC

                      Regional Adjudication Committee


                      Appointed to evaluate shortlisted nomiees in each region.

                      Shauna Harper

                      Shauna Harper

                      Startup Prince George

                      John Hamblin

                      John Hamblin

                      Startup Halifax

                      Peter Moreira

                      Peter Moreira

                      Entrevestor

                      Sergio Escobar

                      Sergio Escobar

                      TechStars

                      Monsef Derraji

                      Monsef Derraji

                      RJCCQ

                      Kerlande Mibel

                      Kerlande Mibel

                      Forum économique international des Noirs

                      Sunshine Tenasco

                      Sunshine Tenasco

                      Her Braids

                      Lincoln Smith

                      Lincoln Smith

                      Kamloops Innovation

                      Shafin Diamond Tejani

                      Shafin Diamond Tejani

                      Victory Square

                      Meredith Powell

                      Meredith Powell

                      The Next Big Thing

                      Jill Earthy

                      Jill Earthy

                      FrontFundr

                      Jaret Slipp

                      Jaret Slipp

                      Startup Whitehorse

                      Madeleine Redfern

                      Madeleine Redfern

                      Mayor of Iqaluit

                      Kari Gordon

                      Kari Gordon

                      Startup Calgary

                      Jeff Ryzner

                      Jeff Ryzner

                      North Forge Technology Exchange

                      Chris Lumb

                      Chris Lumb

                      TEC Edmonton

                      Devon Fiddler

                      Devon Fiddler

                      SheNative Goods Inc

                      Heather Abbey

                      Heather Abbey

                      ShopIndig.ca

                      Randy Yatscoff

                      Randy Yatscoff

                      TEC Edmonton

                      Melloney Campbell

                      Melloney Campbell

                      Startup Peel Region

                      Emile Salem

                      Emile Salem

                      Collab Space

                      Shyra Barberstock

                      Shyra Barberstock

                      Okwaho International Inc.

                      Nevin Buconjic

                      Nevin Buconjic

                      Startup Sault Ste Marie

                      Jack Kobayashi

                      Jack Kobayashi

                      Kobayashi + Zedda Architects Ltd

                      Antonio Zedda

                      Antonio Zedda

                      Kobayashi + Zedda Architects Ltd

                      Kayley Reed

                      Kayley Reed

                      Wear Your Label

                      Larry Shaw

                      Larry Shaw

                        Joelle Foster

                        Joelle Foster

                          Catherine Dahl

                          Catherine Dahl

                            Chris Johnson

                            Chris Johnson

                              Stephanie Yong

                              Stephanie Yong

                              Principal, Stephanie Yong Consulting

                                Lauren Manekin

                                Lauren Manekin

                                Coworking Director, YuKonstruct

                                  Suzanne Grant

                                  Suzanne Grant

                                  Co-Founder & CEO, iBionics