2015 Startup Canada Award National Winners revealed

8 December 2015
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 “Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Startup Canada Awards, each of whom embody the spirit of entrepreneurship and who have exemplified excellence, integrity and exceptional  impact through their efforts, enterprises and ethos.”

Victoria Lennox, co-founder and CEO of Startup Canada.
Read the full press release.

The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin is the founder of the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (MAEI) and the Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship (CAPE) Fund. Click here to watch the video.

“Entrepreneurs are by definition innovators. The countries that lead in innovation, the countries that lead in entrepreneurship, the countries that essentially understand the degree to which change is affecting the economy are the countries that are going to benefit.” Read the Q&A

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Iain Klugman is the CEO of Communitech, an accelerator complex in Waterloo, ON dedicated to helping tech companies start, grow and succeed. Click here to watch the video.

“[We are a] community of engaged and creative entrepreneurs who are working hard – and often, collaboratively – to solve real and relevant problems quickly, across all industries.” Read Klugman’s article on the Communitech corporate innovation model. 



Victory Square Labs is a Vancouver-based venture builder that supports start-ups in the web, mobile, gaming and film spaces. Click here to watch the video.
“Entrepreneurs are the spark plug in the economy’s engine.” Read the Q&A.
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Natalie Dakers is the President and CEO of Accel-Rx, a health sciences accelerator supporting the creation and development of early-stage health sciences companies. Click here to watch the video.
“We have remarkable science in this country and we need as Canadians to ensure we capture the value that it contains.”Read the Q&A.
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Alex Gillis is the 17-year-old co-founder and CEO of Bitness.io, a location analytics tool revolutionizing how retail stores learn about their customers. Click here to watch the video.

“The end goal is perfect predictability allowing for both the retailers and shoppers to benefit from improved service, cost savings, and increased revenues.” Read the Q&A

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Tom Fath is the President of The Fath Group, which has six operating companies under its umbrella, including O’Hanlon Paving. Click here to watch the video.

My father instilled in me the desire to succeed, which has been coupled with my love of learning new things – especially with results that better society and the planet.Read the Q&A.

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Since 1983, Medicine Hat-based Weddingstar has grown and evolved to become a designer, manufacturer, distributor and e-commerce seller of wedding related products worldwide. Click here to watch the video.
“The wedding industry has undergone many changes over the years. We pride ourselves in our ability to meet these changes head on and adjust our strategy accordingly.” Read the Q&A
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Entomo Farms is a pioneer the production and processing of insect and insect powder for human consumption. Click here to watch the video.

“We are looking forward to working with our global partners to continue to innovate and find ways for this superfood ingredient to be part of ordinary everyday food, enhancing the nutritional profile.” Read the Q&A.

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RtTech Software is one of the first companies to offer cloud-based industrial software apps for operational intelligence. Click here to watch the video.

“We live and die for our clients – if a client is having an issue with our software everybody that is needed gets involved to make sure the issue is resolved right away and we do not stop until it is.” Read the Q&A