May 4th, 2018 – UPS Canada, a leading logistics partner for entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses, has joined Startup Canada, the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s entrepreneurs, to recognize leading global entrepreneurs at the Fifth Annual Startup Canada Awards. UPS is the title sponsor for the Global Entrepreneurship Award, which is awarded to Canadian companies exhibiting excellence in their global orientation and business practices.
The Startup Canada Awards are the hallmark event celebrating outstanding achievements in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation 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 UPS Canada to share the successes of Canada’s leading global entrepreneurs in 2018.”
“UPS Canada remains committed to helping Canadian entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed. We have invested time and capital in our services to provide small business owners with the help they need to grow, both in Canada and globally,” says Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business, UPS Canada. “In partnership with Startup Canada, we look forward to connecting with entrepreneurs, to learn more about how we can continue to support.”
Grassroots Regional Awards ceremonies will be hosted by entrepreneur support partners in cities across Canada this Spring. The Awards ceremony schedule is as follows:
- May 25 | Prairies Region, hosted by North Forge Technology Exchange in Winnipeg, MB
- May 30 | British Columbia Region, hosted by Startup Canada at the Imperial Theater in Vancouver, BC
- June 7 | Atlantic Region, hosted by Startup Miramichi in Miramichi, NB
- June 13 | Québec Region, hosted by La Gare in Montreal, QC
- June 20 | Ontario Region, hosted by Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation in Sault Ste Marie, ON
- October 18 | Grand Finale hosted by Startup Canada in Ottawa, ON
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.
UPS Canada has been a proud supporter of Startup Canada since 2014. Together, UPS Canada and Startup Canada have provided entrepreneurs with mentorship, skills and tools to grow global businesses through programs such as #StartupChats, Startup Canada Day on the Hill, and the Startup Canada Awards.
For more information, please contact:
Media Relations, Startup Canada
613-627-0787 ext. 101
905 676 1708
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 UPS Canada
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_Canada on Twitter.