Startup Canada joined forces with Startup Peel to celebrate and recognize the top entrepreneurs, businesses and support organizations in Ontario at the 2019 Startup Canada Awards – Ontario Region ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by two of Toronto’s top startup community builders – Edwin Frondozo, Host and Founder of the Award-winning The Business Leadership Podcast and Community Leader for Startup Toronto, and Theresa Laurico, Founder and Partner of SociaLIGHT Conference.
Ten winners from across the province were announced at the highly-anticipated ceremony held at The International Conference Centre. The evening’s guests included leading Canadian investors, innovators, anchor company executives, and government officials.
LatAm Startups CEO Myriam Lazarte received the Entrepreneur Promotion Award.
“Congratulations to all our 2019 Startup Canada winners,” said Anastasia Valentine, Chief Executive Director of Startup Canada. “We are honoured to recognize vibrant entrepreneurs and disruptors across Canada. Each recipient is highly contributing to building our nation’s economy and to strengthening the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. It makes me proud to celebrate the talent and achievements of each one of our winners. Thank you for being community builders, and role models for future generations.”
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2019 Ontario Regional Startup Canada Awards.” said Melloney Campbell Community Leader and Mentor for Startup Peel. “Ontario is brimming with talent from social enterprise to cleantech innovation that will greatly benefit Canada and enable you to scale Worldwide. It is a privilege and honour to support the journey of these amazing entrepreneurs through Startup Peel, our partners and the Regional Startup Canada Communities collectively. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your success story, and I look forward to your continued success as you accomplish your vision.”
In addition to the regional winners, the Startup Canada Awards Adjudication Committee also recognized twenty other outstanding entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations as honourable mentions during the ceremony. Honourable mentions went to: Jamie Hoobanoff, Janet Bannister, Arthur Barbut, Innovation Guelph, Creative Destruction Lab, Birch Bark Coffee Company, Diva Cup International, Siempre Spirits Limited, KA Imaging, Mindbridge AI, SAFAROMA, SnapClarity, Canopy Growth, RVezy, Terri Storey, Giovanna Mingarelli, Komal Minhas, Genevieve Merz, Anmol Dhalla, and Ariel Mashiyev.
The regional winners will now be evaluated by the National Adjudication Committee; comprised of some of Canada’s leading entrepreneurship and industry experts. The national winners will be celebrated at the Startup Canada Awards Grand Finale in Toronto in October 2019.