The sixth annual Startup Canada Awards presented by Intuit QuickBooks and Sovereign Insurance, celebrate excellence in Canadian entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurs, businesses, and enterprise support organizations from across Canada will be honoured at regional ceremonies this Spring in Whitehorse, Vancouver, Edmonton, Mississauga, Montreal, and Fredericton, with a finale event taking place in Toronto in October.

Individuals, businesses, and organizations are invited to apply for awards recognizing diversity, business achievement, and the business support ecosystem. In addition to national recognition, recipients join an esteemed Alumni Network of former recipients, including entrepreneur and philanthropist W. Brett Wilson, former Governor General the Rt. Hon. David Johnston, Wattpad Founder Allen Lau, Seafair Capital Founder Anne Whelan, Peace by Chocolate Founder Tareq Hadhad, and AccessNow Founder Maayan Ziv, amongst other leaders advancing and exemplifying Canadian entrepreneurship.

Objectives of the Startup Canada Awards:

  • 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 community.