The Startup Canada Award nominations are live!

Startup Canada places the national spotlight on Canadian entrepreneurs, celebrating outstanding achievement in Canada’s startup ecosystem.

The Startup Canada Awards celebrate and distinguish outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

The objectives of the 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 community.

In 2014, more than 250 nominations poured in from across Canada, more than 2,500 Canadians participated in online voting and hundreds joined the celebration at regional events across Canada.

If you or someone you know is making Canada a better place to start and grow a business, nominate them for one of the many award categories.

Nominations are now open and will be accepted until August 15, 2015.

Full award descriptions and criteria are available at