2018 Startup Canada Awards Ontario Come to the Sault


StartUP Sault and the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (SSMEDC) have partnered with Startup Canada to host the 2018 Startup Canada Awards – Ontario Region. The event, which launched in 2014 and is now marking its fifth year, is the hallmark forum celebrating outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community.

The awards celebration is taking place on Wednesday, June 20 at the Machine Shop from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The evening includes networking and appetizers.

It’s free to attend, though registration is required. Space is limited. Register at www.startupsault.ca/2018-ontario-regional-startup-canada-awards.

“Startup Canada is proud to partner with StartUP Sault and the SSMEDC to celebrate the incredible entrepreneurs and innovators in Ontario who are growing our economy and building entrepreneurial culture and success in Canada,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO & Co-Founder of Startup Canada.

“We’re excited to team up with StartUP Sault to bring this event to Sault Ste. Marie,” said Dan Hollingsworth, Executive Director of Business Development for the SSMEDC. “We wanted the opportunity to bring Ontario’s best and brightest entrepreneurs right here to Sault Ste. Marie to celebrate their achievements.”

“This event is a perfect way to celebrate StartUP Sault’s four years of building a supportive ecosystem for entrepreneurs and startups in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Nevin Buconjic, Founder and Community Lead of StartUP Sault. “I look forward to hosting Ontario’s top entrepreneurs, business leaders and special guests at this amazing event.”

Every year, the Startup Canada Awards attract hundreds of nominations and celebrate more than 60 entrepreneurs, innovators and support organizations from coast-to-coast-to-coast. The events draw over 1,500 attendees at regional and national ceremonies.

The 2018 regional recipients will also be contenders for the National Startup Canada Awards, which will be announced at a Grand Finale ceremony in Ottawa on Thursday, October 18.

The 2018 Startup Canada Awards – Ontario Region is supported by the following local sponsors: Acclaim Ability Management, Maximus Rose Living Benefits, BDO, Sootoday.com, YouLaunch, Social Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Northern Region Partnership, Community First/Your Neighbourhood Credit Union, and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.