2018 British Columbia Award Winners Celebrated in Vancouver

Vancouver Startup Canada Award Winners with trophies
Startup Canada Award winners celebrate in Vancouver

2018 British Columbia Award Winners
Celebrated in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – May 30th | Startup Canada, the national rallying community and voice for Canadian entrepreneurs today named nine outstanding entrepreneurs, businesses and support organizations from British Columbia as winners of the fifth annual Startup Canada Awards. These awards are the hallmark event celebrating outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community.

The winners were announced today at a ceremony in Vancouver, attended by leading Canadian investors, innovators, and anchor company executives.

“Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Startup Canada Awards,” said Victoria Lennox, Co-Founder, and CEO of Startup Canada. “These winners represent the very essence of entrepreneurship. We are proud to celebrate their success with Canadians and our partners around the world.”

The 2018 British Columbia Regional Award Winners are:

Jill Earthy, Katrina Carroll-Foster, Genevieve Pinto, Sana Kapadia
(Vancouver, BC)
Founders of The Raise Collective
Entrepreneur’s Choice Award
presented by Intuit QuickBooks

Hans Peter Meyer (Comox Valley, BC)
Founder and CEO of LIFT Startups
Entrepreneur Promotion Award
presented by Intuit QuickBooks

Volition (Vancouver, BC)
Entrepreneur Support Award
presented by Intuit QuickBooks

  Trulioo (Vancouver, BC)
Global Entrepreneurship Award
presented by UPS

Hyperlight Systems (Vancouver, BC)
Innovation Award
presented by Intuit Quickbooks

Abeego (Victoria, BC)
Social Enterprise Award
presented by The Centre for Social Innovation

Bench (Vancouver, BC)
High-Growth Award
presented by Mastercard

Dr. Alexandra Greenhill (Vancouver, BC)
Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Careteam Technologies
Woman Entrepreneur Award
presented by BDC

Brady Lumsden (Surrey, BC)
Founder & CEO of Weekend Fuelbag
Young Entrepreneur Award
presented by BDC

Aamir Baig, Fraser Hall, Andy Prochazka, Sam Prochazka (Vancouver, BC)
Founders of Article
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
presented by Scotiabank

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 Ottawa on October 18, 2017 following Startup Canada Day on the Hill. Startup Canada Day on the Hill is Canada’s largest national entrepreneurship event convening leading entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, industry executives, and government representatives annually to raise the bar for Canada as a globally competitive innovation nation.

The Startup Canada Awards are proudly presented by Intuit Quickbooks, in partnership with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Mastercard Canada, Scotiabank, UPS Canada, Rogers, and the Centre for Social Innovation.

For more information and to schedule interviews, please contact:

Maddie Stiles
Media Relations, Startup Canada

About the Startup Canada Awards

The annual Startup Canada Awards are the hallmark event that celebrate and recognize those driving impact and demonstrating excellence in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community. The objectives of the Startup Canada 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 and innovation community.

For more information, visit www.startupaward.ca.

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs. Since launching in 2012, Startup Canada has grown to represent more than 200,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots communities from coast to coast to coast. Through digital programs and flagship events, Startup Canada is the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations. For more information, visit www.startupcan.ca.