2015 Startup Canada Awards Winners for BC Region AnnouncedFriday, October 2, 2015
The movers and shakers of Canada's entrepreneurship movement to be celebrated nationwide
Vancouver, BC, October 2, 2015--(T-Net)--Startup Canada today announced the regional winners and runners-up of the second annual Startup Canada Awards.
Winners will be celebrated and recognized during special grassroots events featuring a reception, ceremony, and fireside chats in communities across Canada this fall.
“These winners are architects of a better future for Canada for entrepreneurs,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “As champions of the entrepreneurship movement, they deserve to be celebrated to the highest degree. Thank you and congratulations to all nominees and winners for elevating the efforts, ambitions, and standards of success for the entrepreneurship community locally and across Canada.”
The winners from the "BC and the North" Region included:
Adam Chowaniec Life Time Achievement Award presented by Wolf Blass
Winner: George Hunter, CEO of Small Business BC
Startup Canada Award for Entrepreneur Promotion presented by TruShield Insurance
Startup Canada Award for Entrepreneur Support presented by BDC
Startup Canada Senior Entrepreneur Award presented by Gerry Pond
Winner: David Snell, CEO & Chairman FusionPupe Software
Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, presented by MNP LLP
Winner: Robert Atwood, President & CEO of Hummingbird Drones Inc.
Startup Canada Entrepreneur of the Year presented by Scotiabank
Runner-Up: Todd Dunlop, President & CEO of RingPartner
Startup Canada Award for International Trade presented by UPS
Winner: Kit and Ace
Startup Canada Award for Innovation presented by Intuit Canada
Winner: Aspect Biosystems
Startup Canada Award for Sustainable Development presented by TELUS
Winner: Arterran Renewables
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.
The names of the regional winners will be pushed forward to the National Adjudication Committee and the national winners will be celebrated at the Startup Canada Awards Grand Finale at the CN Tower in Toronto on Dec. 1.
Regional events will be held throughout Startup Canada's #EveryEntrepreneur Tour, which launches Oct. 14 in Halifax, N.S., and will land in six major cities before concluding in Toronto on Dec. 14. The national tour will provide on-site inspiration, mentorship and training to thousands of entrepreneurs.
The community can join in the celebration and conversation by attending one of the upcoming grassroots events:
The Startup Canada Awards are proudly supported by Intuit Canada, TruShield Insurance, UPS Canada, Wolf Blass, MNP LLP,Scotiabank, BDC, and TELUS. The Startup Canada Awards are also supported by Fluid Review by Survey Monkey and Rideau Hall.
For more information on the Startup Canada Awards, visit www.startupaward.ca.
Communications and Marketing Manager, Startup Canada
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