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2016 STARTUP CANADA AWARD WINNERS – BC & THE NORTH

1 September 2016
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS! REGISTER NOW FOR THE BRITISH COLUMBIA & THE NORTH REGION AWARDS RECEPTION AND CEREMONY ON OCTOBER 24, 2016 FROM 5.30 PM – 8.30 PM IN VANCOUVER.

 

FOR OUTSTANDING IMPACT AND ENDURING LEGACY IN CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ADAM CHOWANIEC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, PRESENTED BY WOLF BLASS

WINNER:   John Zubak | EIR, Kamloops Innovation

 

FOR EXEMPLIFYING THE SPIRIT OF CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

STARTUP CANADA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD, PRESENTED BY SCOTIABANK

WINNER:   Jack Kobayashi and Tony Zedda | Founders, KZA Architects and Horwoods Mall Whitehorse

 

STARTUP CANADA WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD, PRESENTED BY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA

WINNER:   Jennifer LeBrun | Founder, ULAT Dryer Balls

 

STARTUP CANADA SENIOR ENTREPRENEUR AWARD, PRESENTED BY EAST VALLEY VENTURES

WINNER:   Karen Flavelle | CEO, Purdy’s Chocolatier

 

STARTUP CANADA YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

WINNER:   Andrea Palmer-Boroski | Founder & CEO, Awake Labs

 

FOR ENTREPRENEUR-LED BUSINESSES DEMONSTRATING EXCELLENCE 

STARTUP CANADA GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD, PRESENTED BY UPS CANADA

WINNER:   Noel Asmar Group 

 

STARTUP CANADA INNOVATION AWARD, PRESENTED BY INTUIT CANADA

WINNER:   Trulioo

 

STARTUP CANADA SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD, PRESENTED BY CENTRE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION

WINNER:   Mealshare

 

STARTUP CANADA HIGH-GROWTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD, PRESENTED BY MNP LLP

WINNER:   iTel

 

FOR ADVANCING THE ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN CANADA

STARTUP CANADA ENTREPRENEUR PROMOTION AWARD 

WINNER:   Meredith Powell | Founder, The Next Big Thing

 

STARTUP CANADA ENTREPRENEUR SUPPORT AWARD

WINNER:   Cold Climate Innovation

 

Please note that the following Startup Canada Awards will only be presented at the Grand Finale in Toronto on November 29, 2016:

  • Startup Canada Newcomer Entrepreneur Award, presented by Freshdesk
  • Startup Canada Indigenous Entrepreneur Award
  • Startup Canada Resilient Entrepreneur Award
  • Startup Canada Community of the Year
  • Startup Canada Policy Prize

These winners will be announced in November. 

 


 

The British Columbia and North Region Startup Canada Awards reception and ceremony are brought to you in partnership with SpringU.is.

 

The 2016 Startup Canada Awards are proudly supported by major industry partners including UPS Canada, Intuit Canada, Wolf Blass, Scotiabank, Business Development Bank of Canada, MNP LLP, East Valley Ventures, Freshdesk, the Centre for Social Innovation, and FluidReview.