Scotiabank joins Startup Canada to recognize top entrepreneurs at the Fifth Annual Startup Canada Awards

Scotiabank joins Startup Canada to recognize top entrepreneurs at the Fifth Annual Startup Canada Awards

May 4th, 2018Scotiabank has joined Startup Canada, the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s entrepreneurs, to celebrate and champion Canada’s leading entrepreneurs at the Fifth Annual Startup Canada Awards. Scotiabank is the title sponsor for the Startup Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Award, awarded to individual entrepreneurs who have impacted Canadian entrepreneurship through the leadership of their companies and their engagement in the entrepreneurship community.

Every year, the Awards attract hundreds of nominations; celebrate dozens of entrepreneurs, innovators, and support organizations from coast-to-coast-to-coast; and attract more than 1,500 attendees and 4,000 online viewers at regional and national ceremonies.

“Over the last five years, the Startup Canada Awards have recognized hundreds of leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and support providers who have worked relentlessly to grow their companies, and invested time to support and champion up-and-coming leaders,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO and Co-Founder of Startup Canada. “We are proud to work with Scotiabank to amplify a new cohort of winners in 2018.”

“Scotiabank is proud to partner with Startup Canada in recognizing outstanding achievements and innovation by Canadian entrepreneurs,” said Laurent Mareschal, Senior Vice President, Small Business Banking. “Entrepreneurs play a critical role in the Canadian economy and we are committed to helping support their development by providing relevant resources, insightful advice, and innovative products and services.

Every year, the Startup Canada Awards attract hundreds of nominations; celebrate dozens of entrepreneurs, innovators, and support organizations from coast-to-coast-to-coast; and attract more than 1,500 attendees and 4,000 online viewers at regional and national ceremonies.

Grassroots Regional Awards ceremonies will be hosted by entrepreneur support partners in cities across Canada this Spring. The Awards ceremony schedule is as follows:

Startup Canada will also travel across Northern Canada to celebrate the winners of the Startup Canada Awards in the Territories.

Recipients join the prestigious Startup Canada Awards Alumni Network, a platform to elevate winners’ ongoing impact for Canada and to provide inspiration for the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs.

Among others, past recipients include Anne Whelan, President & CEO of Seafair Capital Inc.; the Right Honourable David Johnston, former Governor General of Canada; the Hadhad Family, founders of Peace by Chocolate; Nicole Verkindt, founder of Offset Market Exchange; Clearbanc; Hootsuite; Patrice Mousseau, founder of Satya Organics Inc.; and, Shawn Smith, founder of Don’t Dis-my-ability Consultation Services Inc.

Scotiabank has been a proud supporter of Startup Canada since 2015. Together, Scotiabank and Startup Canada have provided entrepreneurs with mentorship, skills and tools to grow their businesses, and given entrepreneurs a voice to government through programs such as #StartupChats, #StartupWomen, Startup Canada Day on the Hill, and the Startup Canada Podcast.

For more information, please contact:

Maddie Stiles
Media Relations, Startup Canada
maddie.stiles@startupcan.ca
613-627-0787 ext. 101

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.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and business banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 89,000 employees and assets of over $923 billion (as at January 31, 2018), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit http://www.scotiabank.com/ and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.