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2014 Startup Canada Awards Results

12 June 2014
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Please find below the results of the 2014 Startup Canada Awards.

 

Investor of the Year

Winner: Randy Thompson

 

Wolfblass Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Gerry Pond

Runner-Up: Gary Will

Honourable Mention: Allan Scott

 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Winner: Linda Manziaris

Runner Up: Boris Martin

Honourable Mention: William Zhou

 

Media Person of the Year

Winner: Rick Spence (Ontario)

Runner-Up: Rob Lewis (BC)

Honourable Mention: Peter Moreira

 

Educator of the Year

Winner: Dr. Mary Kilfoil

Runner-Ups: Ajay Agrawal & Howard Armitage

Honourable Mentions: Michael Avedesian and Brent Mainprize

 

Mentor of the Year

Winner: Sean Wise

Runner-Up: LP Maurice

Honourable Mentions: Randy Yatscoff, Cathy Kuzel & Robert Zed

 

Ecosystem Builder of the Year

Winner: Chris Johnson

Runner-Ups: Dan Gunn & Phil Telio

Honourable Mention: Joel Adams & Bob Pelley

 

Non-Profit Organization of the Year

Winner: MaRS Discovery District

Runner-Up: Launch Academy

Honourable Mentions: La Fondation Montreal, Northern Alberta Business Incubator and Ladies Learning Code

 

Entrepreneurial Effect Awards

Winner: International Startup Festival

Runner-Up: Fundica

Honourable Mentions: Entrepreneur 101 at the MaRS Discovery District, Clarity.fm and HumberLaunch

 

Startup Community of the Year

Winner: Startup Calgary

Runner-Ups: Startup Fredericton  & Startup Winnipeg

Honourable Mentions: Startup Prince George, Startup Waterloo Region & Quebec Startup

 

Post-Secondary Institution of the Year

Winner: University of New Brunswick

Runner-Up: Ryerson University (Ontario)

Honourable Mention: University of Waterloo

 

Government Organization of the Year

Winner: Build in Canada Innovation Program

Runner-Up: BC Innovation Council

Honourable Mention: Women’s Enterprise Initiative

 

Anchor Company of the Year

Winner: Microsoft

Runner-Up: Shopify

Honourable Mention: Hootsuite

 

Incubator of the Year

Winner: TEC Edmonton

Runner-Up: Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

 

Accelerator of the Year

Winner: Wavefront

Runner-Up: FounderFuel

 

Professional Services Organization of the Year

Winner: EY Canada

Runner-Up: McInnes Cooper

Honourable Mention: Boast Capital



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Since 2012, Startup Canada has launched 20 Startup Communities, built a network of more than 60,000 Canadians, worked with 400 partner organizations and 300 volunteers, and has become a leading catalyst in the global entrepreneurship movement as the secretariat of the Startup Nations and the founding investor in Startup Generation. To find out more, visit www.startupcan.ca.