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2016 STARTUP CANADA AWARD WINNERS – PRAIRIES

1 September 2016
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS! REGISTER NOW FOR THE PRAIRIES REGION AWARDS RECEPTION AND CEREMONY ON OCTOBER 25, 2016 FROM 5.00 PM – 8.00 PM.

 

FOR OUTSTANDING IMPACT AND ENDURING LEGACY IN CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ADAM CHOWANIEC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, PRESENTED BY WOLF BLASS

WINNER:   Randy Yatscoff | Executive Vice President – Business Development, TEC Edmonton

 

FOR EXEMPLIFYING THE SPIRIT OF CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

STARTUP CANADA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD, PRESENTED BY SCOTIABANK

WINNER:   Pieter Boekhoff | CEO, Nobal Technologies & Founder, the Collective 12 | 12

 

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

WINNER:   Dr. Nancy Markley | President & CEO, MPowrx

 

STARTUP CANADA SENIOR ENTREPRENEUR AWARD, PRESENTED BY EAST VALLEY VENTURES

WINNER:   Alison Kennedy | Founder & CEO, Kennedy Cognitive Services

 

STARTUP CANADA YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

WINNER:   Swarochish Goswami | Co-founder & CEO, RafikiMedia and Founder & CEO, FoodShare

 

FOR ENTREPRENEUR-LED BUSINESSES DEMONSTRATING EXCELLENCE 

STARTUP CANADA GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD, PRESENTED BY UPS CANADA

WINNER:   Surface Medical Inc. 

 

STARTUP CANADA INNOVATION AWARD, PRESENTED BY INTUIT CANADA

WINNER:   Exciton Technologies Inc.

 

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

WINNER:   Aki Energy 

 

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

WINNER:   7shifts

 

FOR ADVANCING THE ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN CANADA

STARTUP CANADA ENTREPRENEUR PROMOTION AWARD 

WINNER:   Shaheel Hooda | President, Intellis Strategic Advisory and Executive in Residence, TEC Edmonton

 

STARTUP CANADA ENTREPRENEUR SUPPORT AWARD

WINNER:   North Forge Technology Exchange

 

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 Prairies Region Startup Canada Awards reception and ceremony are brought to you in partnership with Startup Edmonton and TEC Edmonton.

 

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.