Startup Canada (www.startupcan.ca), the national rallying community for Canadian entrepreneurs, today named sixteen outstanding entrepreneurs, businesses and support organizations as winners of the third annual National Startup Canada Awards (www.startupaward.ca). The winners were announced at a ceremony in Toronto attended by leading Canadian investors, innovators and anchor company executives.
“Congratulations to the 2016 Startup Canada Awards winners, each of whom have been recognized by their peers as strong role models for Canadians of all ages and entrepreneurs across all sectors for championing a culture of entrepreneurship,” said Brenda Halloran, Chair of the Startup Canada Board of Directors. “Each recipient is driving impact in Canada and globally, and represent the greatness and diversity of Canada’s entrepreneur community.”
After hundreds of nominations poured in from across the country this Summer, over 50 regional winners were celebrated at special ceremonies in Fredericton, NB; Montreal, QC; Waterloo, ON; Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, AB before facing a National Adjudication Committee comprised of some of Canada’s leading entrepreneurship and industry experts.
The 2016 National Startup Canada Award winners are:
Category 1 – Advancing The Environment and Culture for Entrepreneurship in Canada
Meredith J. Powell, Co-Founder, The Next Big Thing | Startup Canada Entrepreneur Promotion Award
TheStartup Canada Awards Grand Finale is the hallmark event and the largest celebration of the Canadian entrepreneurship community – recognizing the individuals, communities, and institutions that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement, and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.
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Startup Canada is the national rallying community for Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs. Through flagship programs, digital platforms, and cross sector partnerships between entrepreneurs, private sector, and government, Startup Canada offers training, resources, and a peer network to give every entrepreneur equal opportunity for success. As members of Startup Canada, entrepreneurs are championed by the community and are given a national voice to media, industry and government. For more information, visit www.startupcan.ca.
Over 50 of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators, companies and changemakers have been named regional winners of the third annual Startup Canada Awards. Startup Canada announced the regional winners of the 2016 awards this week, and will celebrate their accomplishments at red carpet events in startup spaces across Canada this Autumn.
“Through their innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism, the 2016 Startup Canada Awards winners are driving impact not just in their local communities but also across Canada and the world,” said Startup Canada CEO Victoria Lennox. “As leaders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, they are each making Canada a better place to start and scale companies. Thank you and congratulations to all of the nominees and winners. Your accomplishments prove that entrepreneurs can make it in Canada.”
Click on the links below to see the winners from each region:
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.
Regional events will be held throughout the Autumn in five Canadian cities before the names of the regional winners are pushed forward to the National Adjudication Committee. National winners will be celebrated at the Startup Canada Awards Grand Finale in Toronto on Nov. 29.
The local community can join in the celebration by attending one of the upcoming grassroots events:
The annual Startup Canada Awards are the hallmark event that celebrate and recognize those driving impact and demonstrating excellence in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community. The objectives of the Startup Canada Awards are to:
Celebrate those working to advance entrepreneurship in Canada;
Increase awareness of the importance of strengthening Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and culture; and,
Incentivize efforts and elevate the ambitions of the Canadian entrepreneurial and innovation community.
Startup Canada is the leading national social enterprise supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, and partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country. For more information, visit www.startupcan.ca.